LSU Health Shreveport- Department of Microbiology and Immunology

LSU Health Shreveport- Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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Happy Birthday to
Joseph Eniafe!
ROOM CHANGE: Cierra’s seminar will now be in C3-405.

Today at 4pm in Room 8-314, Junior student Cierra Word in Dr. Rohit Jangra's lab will present her first library seminar.

Cierra's seminar is titled "Targeting virulence factors of Bacillus anthracis for therapeutic intervention".
Good luck this afternoon, Cierra!
Today at 12pm in the FWCC Tiger Room, Dr. Elizabeth A. White will be presenting a seminar on her work titled "Mechanisms of human papillomavirus persistence and epithelial carcinogenesis".

Dr. White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery and Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Welcome to LSUHS, Dr. White!
Congratulations to Danielle Schaal for successfully defending her dissertation proposal last week.
Thank you again to Dr. Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh for visiting and serving as Danielle's outside reviewer!
Last week, senior students Anthony Domma and Ashley Wilkins and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Bailey Mosher gave short talks to prospective students about their dissertation research!
Nicely done guys!
Happy Birthday to
Dr. Lohit Khera!
It's that time of year again!!
We have a group of prospective Microbiology and Immunology students visiting with both faculty and students this week.
If you see them around, please make them feel welcome!
Today at 9am in Room B3-322, Senior student Danielle Schaal in Dr. Rona Scott's lab will present his Research Proposal.

Daniells's seminar is titled "Requirement of Rb/E2F interactions for progression of EBV lytic cycle in de novo epithelial infection".
Good luck this morning, Danielle!
Today at 4pm in 8-314, we have another Outside Reviewer presenting a seminar titled "Epstein-Barr virus short stories: DNA repair, genome silencing, viral replication".

Dr. Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh is an Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Shands Children's Hospital at the University of Florida.

She is also an Outside Reviewer for senior student Danielle Schaal in Dr. Rona Scott's lab.

Welcome to LSUHS, Dr. Bhaduri-McIntosh!
Happy Birthday to
Dr. Matthew Woolard!
Congratulations to Temitayo Bamgbose for successfully defending his dissertation proposal yesterday morning.
Thank you again to Dr. Amanda Doran for visiting and serving as Temitayo’s outside reviewer!

LSU Health Shreveport- Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Visit our website at https://www.lsuhs.edu/departments/school-of-graduate-studies/microbiology-and-immunology or contact us.

Operating as usual

06/09/2022

Danielle Schaal was awarded a Center for Emerging Viral Threats (CEVT) Predoctoral fellowship!

Danielle is a senior student in Dr. Rona Scott's lab and her research focuses on establishing a timeline of the cellular changes that occur that negatively impact EBV replication. Congrats, Danielle!

06/08/2022

Ashley Wilkins was awarded an Ike Muslow Predoctoral fellowship!

Ashley is a senior student in Dr. Stanimir Ivanov's lab and her research focuses on understanding the mechanism(s) which control the expansion of the Legionella-containing vacuole during intracellular replication. Congrats, Ashley!

06/07/2022

Lauren Henderson was awarded a Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology predoctoral fellowship!

Lauren is a senior student in Dr. Jeremy Kamil's lab and her research focuses on the cellular tropism and entry events of the human cytomegalovirus.

Congrats, Lauren!

06/06/2022

Happy Birthday to
Haniel Nkadi!

06/06/2022

Please join me in welcoming the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellows to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology today! This year's undergraduate Fellows are joining different labs in the Department for the summer!

Akajiugo Amucheazi (Scott Lab)
Emily Cox (Gestal Lab)
Anshuman Das (Bodily)
Caleb Helms (Guo Lab)
Damilola Iguwe (Kamil Lab)
Melissa Krzywanski (Yurochko Lab)
Annushki Noor (Jangra)
Adeyinka Sanusi (Ivanov)

If you see them around campus, stop them and say hi!

*Special thanks and recognition go to Dr. Matthew Woolard and Danielle Schaal for getting this program set up this summer!*

06/01/2022

Congratulations to Nick First in Dr. Monica Gestal's lab for successfully passing his qualifying and preliminary exams! Nick is officially a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology! Way to go, Nick!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport- Department of Microbiology and Immunology's post 05/27/2022

Congratulations to the following members of the department for being awarded Travel Awards!

Dr. Julia Myers (Scott Lab) - Willis Knighton Travel Award
BJ Ward (Scott Lab) - O'Callaghan Travel Award
Anthony Domma (Kamil Lab) - Mingyu Ding Travel Award

Way to go!!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport- Department of Microbiology and Immunology's post 05/26/2022

Congratulations to Drs. Rona Scott and Matthew Woolard for their recent promotion to full Professor of Microbiology and Immunology!

05/25/2022

This afternoon, senior student BJ Ward in Dr. Rona Scott's lab presented our final seminar of the semester over his research. His seminar was titled " Uncovering isoform-specific functions of the host transcription factor lymphoid enhancer factor 1 (LEF1) in EBV replication and latency".

Great job, BJ!

05/23/2022

Happy Birthday to
Dr. Ascencion Torres-Escobar!

05/21/2022

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Woolard for being selected for this year's Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching in Basic Sciences Award!

Well-deserved, Dr. Woolard!

05/21/2022

Congratulations to the following Microbiology and Immunology students whose degrees were officially conferred this morning.

Doctor of Philosophy
Cassidy Blackburn
Bailey Mosher
Julia Myers
Robert Schilke

Master of Science
Rebecca Lopez
Geetika Sruti Vutukuri Amarnath

Congratulations, Graduates!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post 05/21/2022

Congrats to all the newly-minted basic science graduates today!!!

05/18/2022

Congratulations to Jessica Trammel in Dr. Jason Bodily's lab for successfully passing her qualifying and preliminary exams! Jessica is officially a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology! Way to go, Jessica!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport- Department of Microbiology and Immunology's post 05/13/2022

Senior student in Dr. Woolard's lab Temitayo Bamgbose recently traveled to Portland, Oregon to attend IMMUNOLGY2022. Tayo was selected to give a talk and received an AAI Travel Award for this conference!

Way to go, Tayo!

05/12/2022

Congratulations to Joseph Eniafe for successfully defending his dissertation proposal this morning.
Thank you again to Dr. Daniel Streblow for visiting and serving as Joseph's outside reviewer!

05/12/2022

Today at 9am in Room B3-322, Senior student Joseph Eniafe in Dr. Andrew Yurochko’s lab will present his Research Proposal.

Joseph’s seminar is titled “Investigating the role of monocyte differentiation in the reactivation of HCMV from latency”.

Good luck this morning, Joseph!

05/11/2022

Today at 4pm in 8-314, Dr. Daniel Streblow will be presenting a seminar on his work titled "Preventing Alphavirus Infection and Disease". Dr. Streblow is at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University in Beaverton, Oregon.

He is also an Outside Reviewer for senior student Joseph Eniafe in Dr. Andrew Yurochko’s lab.

Welcome to LSUHS, Dr. Streblow!

Graduate Research Day 2022 05/10/2022

Graduate Research Day 2022

Graduate Research Day 2022 Students from the LSUHS School of Graduate Studies recently held their annual Graduate Research Day. It was a great opportunity to share their research with ...

05/08/2022

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Bodily for being selected as the next Associate Dean of Graduate Studies!

05/07/2022

Congratulations to the winners from Graduate Research Day today!

Cover Image Submission Winner:
Ashton Jorgensen from the Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience

Best Oral Presentation:
Christa Acosta from the Dept. of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Poster Presentations
SENIOR CATEGORY (Years 3+)
1st: Mychal Grames from the Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience
2nd: Brenna Pearson from the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

JUNIOR CATERGORY (Years 1-2)
1st: Megan Butler from the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
2nd: Clifton Haacker from the Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience

POSTDOC CATEGORY WINNER
Yingli Shi from the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

05/06/2022

Graduate Research Day is happening TODAY! Check out this flyer for the schedule of events.

There will be talks from a senior student in each department, as well as a single postdoc talk.
*Md Imtiaz Khalil (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
*Christina Acosta (Cell Biology & Anatomy)
*Billy Ward (Microbiology & Immunology)
*Ryan Mackay (Molecular & Cellular Physiology)
*Tyler Reekes (Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience)
*Md Maksudul Alam, Ph.D. (Otolaryngology)

05/05/2022

Congratulations to Lauren Henderson in Dr. Jeremy Kamil's lab for successfully passing her qualifying and preliminary exams! Lauren is officially a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology! Way to go, Lauren!

05/02/2022

Don't Forget!!

This Friday is Graduate Research Day!!

05/02/2022

Happy Birthday to
Sarah Soorya!

04/27/2022

Today at 4pm in 8-314, Dr. Nicholas Cianciotto will be presenting a seminar on his work. Dr. Cianciotto is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Feinburg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Cianciotto’s seminar is titled “Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, an emerging pathogen with a type IV secretion system that mediates interbacterial killing”.

Welcome to LSUHS, Dr. Cianciotto!

04/22/2022

Happy Hour is happening NOW!!!

04/20/2022

Today at 4pm in Room 8-314, Junior student Nahomi Guerra Pilaquinga in Dr. Rohit Jangra's lab will present her first library.

Nahomi's seminar is titled "MerTK+ CD206+ synovial macrophages: recently discovered modulators of synovial inflammatory responses in Rheumatoid Arthritis".
Good luck this afternoon, Nahomi!

04/19/2022

Don't forget!
This Friday is Happy Hour! Come out to the Student Union at 4pm for some good food, good drinks, and good company!

04/14/2022

Please join me in congratulating Julia Myers for successfully defending her dissertation this morning. Julia will be greatly missed when she moves on to bigger and better opportunities, so be sure to catch her before she leaves!

Congrats again, Dr. Julia Myers.
Go forth and do great science!

04/14/2022

This morning at 10:00 AM in Room 3-322, we have a Special Dissertation Seminar!

Julia Myers, a senior student in Dr. Rona Scott's lab, will present her dissertation seminar titled "Investigation of Human Papillomavirus E7 Inhibition of Ebstein-Barr Virus Replication in Differentiated Epithelia".

Good luck today, Julia!

**This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.**

04/13/2022

Today at 4pm in Room 8-314, Junior student Haniel Nkadi in Dr. Rona Scott's lab will present his first library.

Haniel's seminar is titled "Length-dependent cytoprotective effects of hyaluronan in mammalian cells".
Good luck this afternoon, Haniel!

04/05/2022

Happy Birthday to
Andria Buck!

04/04/2022
04/02/2022

Happy Birthday to
Dr. Seong Kim!

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