ITP News Archive

2015 Microbiology Trainee Travel Award Winners

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.

John Connor Featured in USAToday

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: http://usat.ly/1t2VzBw

ITP Welcomes Five New Trainees

The Immunology Training Program has welcomed five new trainees:

Postdoctoral Trainees:

Blanche Ip – Nikolajczyk Lab
Luis Agosto – Henderson Lab

Pre-doctoral Trainees:

Ian Francis – Microbiology, Wetzler Lab
Alicia Wooten – Molecular & Translational Medicine, Lafyatis Lab
Raquel Rodriguez – Molecular & Translational Medicine, Ingalls Lab

Munir Mosaheb Recieves FASEB MARC, Microbiology Travel Awards

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.

Kristie Hilliard and Emily Nelson Win 2014 Corwin Award

Congratulations to Kristie Hilliard and Emily Nelson, who both are recipients of the 2014 Corwin Award. The Corwin Award recognizes students who exemplify the characteristics of an outstanding departmental “citizen.” Values of collegiality, scientific integrity, commitment to scientific endeavor, and active participation in departmental activites are all components taken into account when the selection of the Corwin Award recipient is made. These values best epitomize the contributions of Dr. Larry Corwin, a former member of the Microbiology Department for whom the award is named.

Jennifer Schlezinger’s photo featured on the cover of JI

coverJI Cover PictureOn the cover: Bone marrow stromal cell monolayers were treated with a prototypic aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist, 7,12-dimethylbenz[a] anthracene (DMBA). Monolayers were washed, and cloned bone marrow pro/preB cells were centrifuged onto the monolayer. Fluorescent DMBA metabolites from stromal cells (pink) can be seen accumulating in adjacent B cells (blue), likely through membrane transfer. Teague, J. E., H-Y. Ryu,M. Kirber, D.H. Sherr, and J. J. Schlezinger. 2010. Proximal events in 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced, stromal cell-dependent bone marrow B cell apoptosis: stromal cell–B cell communication and apoptosis signaling. J. Immunol. 185: 3369–3378.

Dr. Gerald Denis featured in NIH publication!

Dr. Gerald Denis along with Dr. Catherine Costello are featured in the current issue of the National Center for Research Resources Reporter, an NIH publication that highlights interesting collaborations between researchers that have pushed the research frontier forward with instrument and scientific innovations. They are noted for their work on development of a proteomic signature for lymphoma, for which they designed and tested important new tools that will be widely applicable to diverse kinds of malignancies and immunological disorders.

The PDF can be found here:  NCRR Summer 2010

Welcome, Dr. Winandy, to ITP!

Dr. Susan Winandy, Nancy L.R. Bucher Assistant Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been elected to join our Immunology Training Program faculty!  Welcome, Dr. Winandy!

Welcome, Dr. Andrew Taylor, to ITP!!

Dr. Andrew Taylor, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, has been elected to join our Immunology Training Program faculty!  Welcome, Dr. Taylor!