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Campus-wide Immunology Conference Oct. 26

The 9th Annual Immunology Conference will take place on Oct. 26 at the Blood Research Institute. It will focus on Systems Biology/Precision Immunology.

Annual Immunology Symposium: Immunology in Precision Medicine Oct. 25

The 11th Annual Immunology Symposium will take place Oct. 25 at the Blood Research Institute. The theme is “Immunology in Precision Medicine.”

Congratulations to the graduates of the MIMG program

David M. Anderson (Frank Lab), Jennifer A. Caine (Coburn Lab), Angela M. Henschel (Hessner Lab), Wadzanai P. Mboko (Tarakanova Lab), Allison E. Reeme (Robinson Lab), Tarin M. Bigley, PhD (Terhune Lab), Stephanie L. Rolsma, PhD (Frank Lab), Ishan Roy, PhD (Michael Dwinell Lab)

John R Kirby, PhD Appointed Chair of Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

The department is pleased to welcome John R. Kirby, PhD, as Professor and Chair, effective January 1, 2017. Since 2014, Dr. Kirby has served as Professor of Microbiology at the University of Iowa (Iowa City) and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Enduring pain for someone she loves

Nov. 18 - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics graduate student Kristen Westdorp had run two marathons in her life prior to 2016, but the second one was more than eight years in her past, and she was ok with that. She was diving in to her graduate studies, running a casual five miles three times per week, and doing the types of things other students do to fill their time. But then her mother, Cheryl, was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2014 at age 50, and, as can be expected, her perspective began to be shaped and colored by the human devastation taking place before her eyes.

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