Susan R. Ross is appointed Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Ross is internationally recognized for her expertise in genetic approaches to the study of host-virus interactions, susceptibility and immune response to virus infection
Congratulations to graduate student Kayleigh Tovar on her selection for the 2016-17 Abraham Lincoln Fellowship.
In a recently published study in eLife, Dr. Linda Kenney and collaborators have identified a key regulator that determines whether Salmonella forms biofilms or exists in the disease-causing state. The article can be found at the following link:
Congratulations to graduate student Alex Agelidis, who
was recently awarded an NIH F30 fellowshipe entitled " Heparanase in
Herpetic Keratitis". Alex will use herpes virus infection of the eye as
a model system to study the contributions of the enzyme heparanase to
inflammation, tissue damage and disease.
Dr. Nancy Freitag was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. This honor recognizes Dr. Freitag's contributions to research, service, teaching and training in the microbiological sciences.