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Undergraduate, graduate students, postdocs and research scientists along with graduate students affiliated with microbiology labs presented posters during the 2018 Health Sciences Research Week. Microbiology Graduate Students Tiffany Borbón | Gwendolyn Clay, Breanna Scorza, Alan Sariol, Yani Chen,...
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Ana Castro successfully defended her PhD thesis, "The role of the anti-sigma factor RsiV in stress response in Clostridium difficile and Bacillus subtilis ," on Monday, March 26, 2018. Ana is pictured here with her mentor, Dr. Craig Ellermeier. Research Extra cytoplasmic function (ECF) σ factors...
Undergraduate Microbiology student Evan Lamb has been awarded the Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2018-2019. 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 tuition for the next...
Mary E. Wilson, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and Microbiology & Immunology, has won the 2018 Distinguished Mentor Award. This award honors faculty members whose abilities as an educator and mentor have shaped students into remarkable careers of their own. Read the full story
Lee-Ann H. Allen, PhD, Professor in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology, has been elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). The AAM is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest life science...
On January 9, 2018 Ashley Cooney successfully defended her thesis titled, "Integrating viral vectors as a gene therapy approach for cystic fibrosis”. She is pictured with her mentor Dr. Patrick Sinn. Research Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects multiple organs in the body. People...
Professor Jon Houtman is the 2017 recipient of the J. P. Long Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. There is one such award given yearly in the Basic Sciences. The award is given to faculty members who have demonstrated commitment to teaching at the highest level. He will be honored at a February...
On November 17, 2017, Kayley H. Janssen successfully defended her thesis titled, "Post-transcriptional regulation of virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa”. Background It all began in 1989 when Kayley was born in Denver, Colorado. Her family soon realized that the great state of Iowa was...
The research of Dr. Hillel Haim and his team featured on the cover of the Fall issue of Medicine Iowa . The study was performed in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and applies samples from HIV-infected patients collected by Prof. Jack Stapleton since 1985.