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Rachel Fearns Receives Hartwell Foundation Award

March 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Rachel Fearns was awarded an Individual Biomedical Research Award from the The Hartwell Foundation for her research proposal entitled “Treating Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection by Targeting the Viral Polymerase.”  This competitive award is to fund early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research to benefit children. Bravo, Rachel.

2015 Microbiology Trainee Travel Award Winners

March 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Microbiology Trainee Travel Awards!

1stPlace:     Munir Mosaheb (graduate student, Wetzler Lab) who will attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Fundamental Immunology and Its Therapeutic Potential, in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, from April 14-18, 2015.

2ndPlace:    Michelle Fleury (graduate student, Dooms Lab) who will attend the Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies Meeting, in San Diego, CA, from June 24-27, 2015.

2ndPlace:   Suzanne Geer Kijewski (graduate student, Gummuluru lab) who attended the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, in Seattle, WA, from February 23-26, 2015.

Connor Lab featured in Live Science for research on early detection of Lassa and Marburg viruses

November 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Connor Lab, was featured in Live Science for studies published in BMC Genomics that may lead to detection of Lassa and Marburg viruses during the early stages of disease.

Thomas Kepler was Named 2014 Norman Letvin Scholars of the Duke CHAVI-ID

November 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to Thomas Kepler who was named one of the 2014 Norman Letvin Scholars of the Duke CHAVI-ID.

Dr. Elke Mühlberger interviewed on “How People Catch Ebola, and How they Don’t”

October 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dr. Elke Mühlberger, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Director of the Biomolecule Production Core at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, was interviewed about Ebola transmission on WBUR’s CommonHealth on October 22, 2014.

Read this article.

Thomas Kepler Featured in Boston Magazine

September 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Findings from a new study led by Dr. Thomas Kepler and colleagues at Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at Duke University School of Medicine, has significant implications for an HIV vaccine:

John Connor Featured in USAToday

September 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized

John Connor  is researching ways to quickly detect diseases and viruses using portable devices and LED lights. They are currently awaiting federal approval to test this method on Ebola.  You can read more about this in the USAToday article featuring Dr. Connor’s work here:

John Connor in WIRED

September 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dr. John Connor discussed research into Ebola treatments with WIRED Magazine.  The article can be viewed here:

Kristie Hilliard Gets First Place in 20th Russek Student Achievement Day

September 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Kristie Hilliard won the first place prize for the Microbiology Department at the 20th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day Friday May 2, 2014 for a presentation entitled “The Lung-Liver Axis Facilitates Innate Immunity and Survival During Pneumonia.”

Munir Mosaheb Recieves FASEB MARC, Microbiology Travel Awards

September 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Munir Mosaheb from Lee Wetzler’s lab was selected to receive a FASEB MARC Program Poster/Oral Presentation Travel Award, the Microbiology Department Travel Award, and the AAI 2014 Abstract Award to attend and present at Immunology 2014, The American Association of Immunologiests annual meeting from May 2-6, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. Munir will be presenting a talk entitled “Examination of the Role of Dendritic Cells, Macrophages, and B Cells as a Function of Vaccine Adjuvants”.  Munir will also be presenting two posters at the conference.