Medin one of six to receive STAC Collaborative Research Grant
Patrick Lowney

 iCubed Assistant Research Professor Dr. Carey Medin was recently awarded over $70,000 by the Rhode… Read More


  • Start-ups work on biotech drugs for pets

    August 19, 2014

    Courtesy: The New York Times Judging by some of the heavy action in the world of biotechnology, one could easily conclude that the industry is going to the dogs. Or cats, maybe. There are start-ups named Nexvet and VetDC, CanFel Therapeutics (as in canine and feline), and even Fetch Pharma. It’s a new ...

  • URI public health, infectious disease experts available to discuss Ebola

    August 6, 2014

    Courtesy: Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862 or Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 to arrange interviewsKINGSTON, R.I. – August 4, 2014 – University of Rhode Island Professors Jef Bratberg and Annie De Groot have been at the forefront of several public health emergencies during their careers, but they agree that in the United States, Ebola won’t ...

  • URI professor exploring vaccine for ebola virus

    August 5, 2014

    Courtesy:  A University of Rhode Island Professor who also runs a local bio-tech company believes her team can help create an effective Ebola vaccine. “We could definitely move forward in a moments notice.  We basically have technology that we think is pretty straight forward to help people design vaccines better,” said ...

  • Medin one of six to receive STAC Collaborative Research Grant

    August 5, 2014

     iCubed Assistant Research Professor Dr. Carey Medin was recently awarded over $70,000 by the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) to further her research on Dengue virus. Her award is one of six totaling $445,000 dedicated to different projects at institutions around Rhode Island. Dr. Medin’s project is titled “Antiviral ...

  • Experts see flaws in promising dengue fever vaccine candidate

    July 22, 2014

    Courtesy: Deutsche Welle The most advanced vaccine candidate against dengue fever could prevent many deaths, its developers say. But some experts warn that the substance could even make things worse rather than effectively treat it. “We are on course to make dengue the next vaccine-preventable disease,” John Shiver, senior vice president for ...

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  • Halfway around the world and one step closer

    August 4, 2014

    Becoming a board-certified physician in the United States has always been Mohab Ali’s dream. The Egypt native has been tirelessly working toward that goal, packing his bags in 2008 and traveling halfway around the world to continue his training and research. Fortunately for iCubed, his journey eventually landed him here ...

  • Jack-of-all-trades continues to shape new scientists

    May 21, 2014

    Around iCubed, Joe Desroisers is known as a jack-of-all-trades with a wealth of useful information. If there’s a question you have and you’re not quite sure what to do, “Go ask Joe” is the common refrain. It’s been a long, unconventional road for iCubed’s CMI Core lab manager. Before joining academia, ...

  • Workshop Fellow continues to excel in the lab

    April 16, 2014

    April’s Featured Researcher of the Month is no stranger to excelling in the laboratory. This month’s honor goes to Amy Boisvert, a research assistant in iCubed’s Cell Mediated Immunity Core laboratory. Amy is a senior at the University of Rhode Island and is scheduled to graduate this summer with a degree in ...

  • From Aristotle to analyst: New researcher makes impact on iCubed team

    March 13, 2014

    With its ever-expanding army of researchers, iCubed is proud to name the newest member of the team, Ryan Tassone, as its Featured Researcher of the Month for March 2014. Ryan is a project manager and data analyst at iCubed where he assists Dr. Rui Liu in her work on the H7N9 ...

  • Researcher explores realm of in utero HIV exposure

    February 13, 2014

    iCubed has named Dr. Barbara Payne it’s “Featured Researcher of the Month” for February 2014. Dr. Payne is a research assistant professor in the Laboratory of Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis (LVIP) and is one of newest members of the iCubed team, joining the institute in the fall of 2013. Dr. Payne’s core ...

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