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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!
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!
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.
Happy Birthday to
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!*
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!
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!!
Congratulations to Drs. Rona Scott and Matthew Woolard for their recent promotion to full Professor of Microbiology and Immunology!
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!
Happy Birthday to
Dr. Ascencion Torres-Escobar!
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!
Congratulations to the following Microbiology and Immunology students whose degrees were officially conferred this morning.
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science
Geetika Sruti Vutukuri Amarnath
Congrats to all the newly-minted basic science graduates today!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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 ...
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Bodily for being selected as the next Associate Dean of Graduate Studies!
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
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
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)
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!
This Friday is Graduate Research Day!!
Happy Birthday to
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!
Happy Hour is happening NOW!!!
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!
This Friday is Happy Hour! Come out to the Student Union at 4pm for some good food, good drinks, and good company!
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!
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.**
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!
Happy Birthday to
Happy Birthday to
Dr. Seong Kim!
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