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PhD candidate Ellen Kiser passes her thesis entitled, “A “Meta” Analysis: The Proper Usage of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in Infectious Disease Research” on July 8, 2021. Her mentor is Mary Wilson, MD . Following graduation, she will be working at Epic, a healthcare software company...
Gail Bishop, PhD , professor of microbiology and immunology in the UI Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as a member of the Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research Committee of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of...
Inhaled COVID-19 vaccine prevents disease and transmission in animals In a new study assessing the potential of a single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, a team from the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia found that the vaccine fully protects mice against lethal COVID-19 infection...
Congratulations! Dr. Balaji Manicassamy has been invited to serve as a regular member of the Virology-A Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review, NIH, beginning July 2021 and ending June 2025. Membership on an NIH study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy...
Congratulations to the June 2021 funding awards for our Department faculty. Craig Ellermeier, PhD , (Contact PI) and David Weiss, PhD , (MPI). NIH R01 Title: Cell Envelope Biogenesis in Clostridioides difficile Project Summary: Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections of the colon strike...
Dr. Stanley Perlman was named one of two University Distinguished Chairs along with Michelle Scherer from the College of Engineering. The University of Iowa Distinguished Chair recognizes and rewards exceptional University of Iowa scholars of national and international distinction who are...
The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline.
Dr. Jack Stapleton is the first recipient of the DiBona Academics in Service of ICVA Veterans Award and honors the singular academic legacy of Dr. Gerald F. Dibona . The award is to honor those who have spent most of their careers at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System (ICVA) and has...
Awards Ceremony story Please join us in congratulating three faculty members in our Department on receiving three distinguished College Awards in 2021. We are extremely proud of our faculty’s accomplishments. Dr. Rich Roller received the Collegiate Teaching Award - This award is to annually...