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Ten undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Undergraduate Microbiology Research poster session, they included Alyssa Conrad (poster winner), Erika Feutz, Ariel Kleinschmidt, Paige Kies, Junlan Ma, Kayla Ladd, Lincoln Lewerke, Vishal Perera, Carly Twigg, and Luisa Valente.
Department poster winners are Lauren Kinkead and Alyssa Conrad.
Katherine L. Doll Kane successfully defended her thesis titled, "CD8 T cell dependent and independent immunity against Plasmodium following vaccination". She is pictured with her mentor Dr. John Harty.
The 2016 Health Sciences Research Week is a three day event that focuses on graduate research. The following Microbiology graduate students participated in the poster session.
Allison Christiaansen successfully defended her thesis on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Her dissertation is titled, “T Cell Regulation of Acute and Chronic Viral Infection.” She is pictured with her mentor, Dr. Steven Varga.
Wadie Mahauad Fernandez successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Role of Bone Marrow Stromal Antigen 2 (BST-2) in Viral Pathogenesis and Breast Cancer Progression" on March 30, 2016. His mentor is Dr. Chioma Okeoma and he worked in her lab while completing his studies.
Jenna McCracken successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Neutrophil Cell Death in F. tularensis Infection" on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Jenna is pictured with her mentor, Dr. Lee-Ann Allen.
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