Jessica is selected for a T32 Training Grant!
Jessica has been selected for the Infectious Disease/Basic Microbial Pathogenic Mechanisms T32 Training Program. Congratulations!
Jessica passes her qualifying exam
Gabi joins the lab!
Gabriela De Souza is a visiting student from Brazil who will be working in the lab for the next year studying CHIKV. Welcome!
Bria is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Congratulations to Bria!
Brad successfully defends his thesis!
Congratulations to Brad! He will be joining the lab of Dr. Joseph Mizgerd at Boston University as a post-doctoral research associate to study lung immunology during acute infection.
Bria passes her qualifying exam
Debbie is named a Pew Innovation Fund Investigator
Congratulations to Debbie who was recently named a Pew Innovation Fund Investigator!
Marissa successfully defends her thesis!
Congratulations to Marissa! She will be starting work as a Science Associate II at the American Association of Immunologists.
Jessica and Sachendra join the lab!
We are so excited to have two more new additions to the lab! Sachendra Bais will be a post-doctoral fellow and Jessica Carpenter will be a Ph.D. graduate student in the Immunology program. Welcome!
Bria joins the lab!
We are so excited to welcome Bria Dunlap to the lab! She will be a Ph.D. graduate student in the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis program.
Bria finished her rotation in the lab
Bria Dunlap worked on the CHIKV and Influenza projects. Great job Bria!
EJ hired at Pfizer!
Congratulations to EJ who is starting his new job as a Senior Scientist at Pfizer!
Marissa and Lindsey’s review is published in Frontiers in Immunology!
Congratulations Marissa and Lindsey! Their new review titled, “Context Is Key: Delineating the Unique Functions of IFNα and IFNβ in Disease” published in Frontiers in Immunology (Front. Immunol. 2020 Dec 21;11(606874): 10.3389/fimmu.2020.606874) covers the role of type I interferon subtypes in various infections and autoimmune diseases.
Marissa receives a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award F31 Fellowship!
Congratulations Marissa! This will fund her research in the lab for the next two years. Way to go!
Jessica finished her rotation in the lab
Jessica Carpenter participated in chronic CHIKV and ISG15 projects. Nice job Jessica!
Debbie gets promoted to Professor!
Congratulations Debbie! We are so proud of you and love working in your lab!
We received COVID-19 Research Funding from FBJH/ICTS to re-purposing current FDA-approved drugs against SARS CoV2
This 8-month grant will provide critical support to allow us to test two drugs (6TG and 6MP) which are medications currently used to treat cancer to determine if they will be effective against SARS-CoV2. We will test these drugs in vitro in human respiratory epithelial cultures and in a new mouse model to determine if they can protect against SARS-CoV2 induced disease.
Lindsey and Marissa receive scholarship and travel award to attend AAI IMMUNOLOGY 2020
Lindsey received a “2020 AAI Trainee Poster Award.” Marissa received an invitation to give an oral presentation and a “2020 AAI Trainee Abstract Award.” Both will attend AAI IMMUNOLOGY 2020 in Honolulu, HI. Congratulation Lindsey and Marissa!
Stephanie finished her rotation in the lab
Stephanie Crowley participated in chronic CHIKV and ISG15 projects. Nice job Stephanie!
Brad attends Biology of Acute Respiratory Infection Gordon Research Conference
Brad was invited to attend the Gordon Research Conference on host-pathogen interactions and novel therapies for acute respiratory infections in Galveston, TX. Congratulation Brad!
Lightsaber Journal Club!
Lindsey’s new paper is accepted by Journal of Virology!
Congratulations to Lindsey! Her research titled, “Distinct roles of interferon alpha and beta in controlling chikungunya virus replication and modulating neutrophil-mediated inflammation” is accepted by Journal of Virology.
Stay tuned for more details!
Marissa is invited to present her research at the annual Micro/Immuno Mini Retreat!
Congratulations to Marissa! She will present her research titled, “Dermal and muscle fibroblasts and skeletal myofibers survive chikungunya virus infection and harbor persistent RNA” at the Micro/Immuno Mini Retreat on November 8 in the FLTC Connor Auditorium.
Stay tuned for more details!
Marissa and Alissa’s new finding published on PLoS Pathogens!
Congratulations to Marissa and Alissa! Their new paper titled, “Dermal and muscle fibroblasts and skeletal myofibers survive chikungunya virus infection and harbor persistent RNA” published on PLoS Pathogens (PLoS Pathog. 2019 Aug 29;15(8):e1007993.) and was highlighted on the following science news media.
WashU Medical School News
Lindsey gets married!
Congratulations to Lindsey and her husband Gregg. We wish you all the happiness!
Brad presents his research at ASV 2019
Marissa presents her research at ASV 2019
Brad and Marissa attend ASV 2019
Brad and Marissa attend the American Society for Virology’s 38th Annual meeting at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. and are invited to the “Fields Dinner” honoring Bernie Fields. Congratulation Brad and Marissa!
Lindsey attends Positive-Strand RNA Viruses meeting
Lindsey attends the Keystone symposia conference on positive-strand RNA viruses in Killarney, Ireland and presents her research in the poster session. Congratulation Lindsey!
Debbie hoods Alissa at the Washington University Graduation Ceremony
Alissa visited from Boston, MA to participate in the hooding ceremony. Congratulations Alissa!
EJ attends Innate Immune Receptors meeting
EJ attends the Keystone symposia conference on innate immune receptors in Taipei, Taiwan and presents his research in the poster session. Congratulation EJ!
Brandon Tang joins the lab as an undergraduate student
Escape room fun!
From left: Mandy (rotation student), Brad, Lindsey, Debbie, Marissa, Alissa, Kristen, EJ
Alissa successfully defends her thesis!
Congratulations to Alissa. She will be moving to Boston, MA to become a Patent Specialist at Nixon Peabody LLP.
Marissa presents her research at the Immunology Departmental Retreat
EJ’s review published in Nature Reviews Microbiology!
Congratulations to EJ. The review describes the role of ISG15 in antiviral immunity.
Debbie hoods Lindsey at the Washington University Graduation Ceremony
Lindsey successfully defends her thesis!
Congratulations to Lindsey. She will be continuing her work in the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.