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A new book by faculty member Patrick Schlievert, Ph.D. , entitled "What Was I Thinking? Toxic Shock Syndrome" , was recently published. Dr. Patrick M. Schlievert received his bachelor’s (geology/general science) and Ph.D. (microbiology studying the first defensin) degrees from the University of...
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Angela Pack, PhD has been named on the Cell Press News list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America. Pack is one of twelve scientists recognized who work at the Carver College of Medicine. Read the story
Twelve University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty have received pilot grants from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust as part of a new COVID-19 research program. The pilot grants will fund eight research projects that aim to advance the novel coronavirus's fundamental aspects and biology...
Theresa Ho, PhD, will explain her role as a microbiologist during a pandemic as part of UI Health Care’s Kids Go STEM virtual program to be held Saturday, Jan. 30. Ho’s session is titled, “Inside Science and Small Wonders.” Access full The Loop story
Stanley Perlman, a professor of microbiology and immunology and a professor of pediatrics, has studied coronaviruses for 38 years. He published an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. The editorial, "Another Decade, Another Coronavirus". appears in the January, 24, 2020, online edition...
Graduate student Ryan Callahan passes his master's defense with his thesis entitled, "Using proteomics to study the Listeria monocytogenes secretome", on November 23, 2020. His mentor is Lilliana Radoshevich, PhD . For the time being, Callahan plans to work as a Clinical Lab Analyst with the Iowa...
A repurposed mouse model can develop symptoms of both severe COVID-19 (lung damage, blood clots, abnormal blood vessels, and death) and also of milder disease, including loss of the sense of smell, according to a new University of Iowa study published in Nature. Full CCOM story
Congratulations to PhD candidate Gabriela Kaus who successfully defended her thesis on November 12, 2020. Her thesis is entitled, "Lysozyme resistance in Clostridioides difficile”. Kaus worked in the Craig Ellermeier, PhD lab and will continue working in the Department as a Postdoctoral Research...
Dr. Vladimir Badovinac has been awarded the Pathology Professorship in Infection and Immunity Research. Vladimir joined the Department of Pathology in 2007 and is currently a tenured Professor and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Read CCOM article