• Article
  • Jan 11 2023

While previous research has shown that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study by UK researchers finds that maternal vaccinations are an effective way to protect both mom AND baby until the baby becomes eligible for the vaccine.

  • Article
  • Dec 21 2022

Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics in the UK College of Medicine, shares ways to stay healthy during the holiday season.

  • Article
  • Oct 31 2022

Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., and Jamie Sturgill, Ph.D., are combining their areas of expertise to better understand how heavy alcohol use affects a specific group of immune cells and their function in the lungs.

  • Article
  • Jul 1 2022

Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry may lead to a new treatment against Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

  • Article
  • Jun 1 2022

University of Kentucky immunology and virology expert Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., answers questions about the monkeypox virus — including symptoms, risk, and treatment.

  • Podcast
  • May 31 2022

According to a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study, asymptomatic COVID-19 infection during pregnancy could still have potential long-term consequences for a developing baby.

  • Video
  • May 18 2022

UK College of Medicine researcher Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., has dedicated her career to developing a better understanding of how the immune system works, paving the way for improving how people respond to vaccines and infections.

  • Article
  • Jan 13 2022

The University of Kentucky is participating in a nationwide study that seeks to understand why some people have prolonged symptoms (long COVID) or develop new or returning symptoms after an acute bout of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

  • Article
  • Dec 16 2019

Subbarao Bondada, professor of microbiology in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Video
  • Jul 31 2019

A new clinical trial at the UK Transplant Center seeks to change how the body reacts to a newly transplanted kidney.