Whitney Manhart Receives F31 Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Whitney Manhart in the Mostoslavsky anMühlberger Labs who was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for her work characterizing Ebolavirus infection in iPSC-derived hepatocytes. Nice job, Whitney!

Florian Douam Awarded Peter Paul Career Development Professorship

We are pleased to announce that Florian Douam has been awarded a Peter Paul Career Development Professorship. One of the most prestigious awards bestowed by Boston University, the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship recognizes outstanding young faculty as future leaders within their field. Kudos to you, Florian!


2019 Corwin Award Winner

We are happy to announce that Matthew Gagne from Andy Henderson’s laboratory is the recipient of the 2019 Corwin Award. The Corwin Award was established in 1994 to recognize a Microbiology Graduate Student who displays the qualities of an outstanding departmental “citizen”, one whose exemplary scholarly and/or scientific achievement, values of collegiality and scientific integrity, and active participation in department and campus activities best epitomize the contributions of the former member of our department, Larry Corwin. I think you will all agree that Matt embodies all of these qualities and richly deserves this award.

2019 Russek Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the Microbiology Graduate Students who have won 2019 Russek Student Achievement Awards. Congratulations to:

1st Prize – Molly Braun (Fearns Lab)
2nd Prize – Whitney Manhart (Mostoslavsky and Mühlberger Labs)
Honorable Mention – Sarah Nodder (Gummuluru Lab)

Please note that the 25th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019.


Matthew Gagne Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Matthew Gagne in the Henderson Lab on the successful defense of his dissertation entitled “Cellular Mechanisms that Establish
HIV-1 Latency in CD4+ T Cells and the Potential for their Manipulation as a Therapeutic Strategy” on March 22, 2019. Well done, Matt!

2019 Microbiology Trainee Travel Awards

1st place: Alex Barron (graduate student – Browning lab) will be attending the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists in San Diego, CA from May 9-13, 2019.

2nd place: Molly Braun (graduate student – Fearns lab) will be attending the RNA Biology Symposium in Bethesda, MD from April 11-12, 2019.

2nd place: Kyle Pedro (graduate student– Henderson lab) will be attending the Keystone Symposia on Functional Cures and Eradication of HIV in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada from March 24-28, 2019.

Congratulations to Alex, Molly, and Kyle!

Alex Barron’s work makes Cover Image on Journal of Immunology

Congratulations to Alex Barron in the Browning Lab whose image of a human discoid lupus erythematosus skin lesion was used on the cover of the January 1, 2019 issue of the Journal of Immunology.  Nice work, Alex!


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