Congratulations to our 2014 Microbiology Trainee Travel Award Winners

The 1st place winner receives an award of $750 and the 2nd place winners each receive an award of $500.

1st place – Anna Belkina, a postdoc in Barb Nikolajczyk’s laboratory. Anna will be attending and presenting a poster (B Cells Support a Dominant Th17 Cytokine Signature in Type 2 Diabetes) at the Association of Immunologists (AAI) Meeting in Pittsburg, May 2-6, 2014.

2nd placeMunir Mosaheb, a graduate student in Lee Wetzler’s laboratory. Munir will be attending and presenting an oral presentation (Examination of the Role of Dendritic Cells, Macrophages, and B Cells as a Function of Vaccine Adjuvants) in the Block Symposium entitled “Vaccines and Immunotherapy: Adjuvants and Immunotherapy at the American Association of Immunologists Meeting in Pittsburg, May 2-6, 2014. In addition, Munir will be displaying two posters at the meeting (Examination of the Role of Dendritic Cells, Macrophages and B Cells in the Function of Vaccine Adjuvant, and Expression of Micro RNAs in Response to a TLR Dependent Adjuvant PorB from Neisseria meningitides).

2nd place – Greg Wasserman, a graduate student in Matt Jones’ laboratory. Greg attended and presented a poster (The piRNA Binding Protein, MIWI@ is Induced during Infection to Enhance Cytokine Expression) at the Keystone Symposia on RNA Silencing in Seattle, WA, from Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2014. We will be scheduling Greg’s presentation about the meeting to the Department shortly. Look for the announcement.

Anna and Munir will be scheduled for a presentation to the Department after the AAI meeting.

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