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Department of Microbiology graduate students, postdocs and research scientists along with graduate students affiliated with Microbiology professors presented posters during the 2017 Health Sciences Research Week. Five microbiology graduate students presented on Tuesday, April 18th including Tiffany...
Lauren Kinkead successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Mechanisms of human neutrophil apoptosis inhibition by Francisella" on Monday, April 17, 2017. She is pictured here with her mentor, Dr. Lee-Ann H. Allen. Research Francisella tularensis is a Gram-negative, facultative intracellular bacterium...
On April 7, 2017, Patrick Kelly successfully defended his thesis titled "A Punch to the Midgut: Leishmania Interactions with the Sand Fly Gut Microbiome:." He is pictured with his mentor Dr. Mary Wilson. Research The Leishmania spp. are kinetoplastid protozoan parasites that cause a spectrum of...
Microbiology and Pathology Professor John Harty, PhD, Mark Stinski Chair in Microbial Immunology, has been awarded the UI Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Postdoctoral Mentor Award 2016-2017! He is recognized as an embodiment of excellence and a mentor with extraordinary dedication to...
Undergraduate Microbiology students Emily Hoeper and Vishal Perera have been awarded the Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2017-2018. The fellowship's purpose is to support undergraduates in pursuit of research in the field of microbiology. Along with a monthly stipend, it covers full...
On March 22, 2017, Adam Bailin defended his master's thesis entitled, "Regulation of the type III secretion system by cyclic-di-GMP in Pseudomonas aeruginosa". Adam appears with his mentor Dr. Tim Yahr. Research Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a widely dispersed environmental bacterium that is a...
For excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences, Professor Tim Yahr has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. He will be recognized for this honor at the Academy Fellows Reception at ASM Microbe this summer in New Orleans. Academy Fellows...
Michael Zhang successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Characterizing how glycerol monolaurate (GML) affects human T cell signaling and function" on Monday, January 23, 2017. Michael appears with his mentor, Dr. Jon C.D. Houtman . T cells are a type of white blood cell that is an important part of...
Dr. Jack Stapleton is featured IowaNow article looking back on his clinical work and research in the HIV field.
Students from Louisa-Muscatine High School in Letts, Iowa visited the lab of Al Klingelhutz, Associate Professor in Microbiology recently. They viewed HeLa cells (originally derived from Henrietta Lacks) in his lab. The students are reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book discusses a range of subjects on ethics in research, informed consent, cervical cancer, HPV, and cell immortalization. Dr. Klingelhutz led an interactive discussion on these topics with the students. This was part of a visit to The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to learn about the field of medicine and basic sciences.