Graduate News

Welcome new IPID graduate students, 2018!


From left: Nicholas Wood, Amanda Stastny, Melissa Rosenthal, Itidal Reslane, Benjamin Girardo and Blake Bertrand

Maggie Bartlett awarded with NSF fellowship 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards fellowships based on a student's demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. Maggie Bartlett was awarded an NSF Fellowship (2018-2023) for her project entitled "The Egyptian fruit bat’s immunoglobulin repertoire." Her research will utilize novel methodology to extract Variable (V), Diversity (D), and Joining (J) regions of the Egyptian Rousette Bat's (ERB) B cell repertoire, as well as generate a bioinformatic pipeline to analyze ERB's B cell repertoire composition,  functionality, and diversity mechanism. 

Additionally,  Maggie received poster and oral presentation awards at The Spring Research Festival in 2018. Maggie presented on “The Egyptian Rousette Bat’s immunoglobulin heavy chain locus characterization and B-cell repertoire analysis.” The Spring Research Festival is an annual event for students, scientists, and the community to collaborate and to learn about research at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick.


Maggie Bartlett (left) with her advisor, Mariano Sanchez-Lockhart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, UNMC. 

Congratulations to Pathology and Microbiology Award Winners

Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease Graduate Program awarded outstanding graduate students and educators in the annual awards ceremony on May 8, 2018.


(From left) Mohammad Awaji - Outstanding Performance in PAMM 992 – Advanced Topics
Macy Olson – 1st Place Graduate Student Research Seminar Award and Outstanding Performance in PAMM 992 – Advanced Topics
Lisa Jorgenson – 2nd Place Graduate Student Research Seminar Award
Paul Fey - Outstanding Graduate Student Educator Award, with Rakesh Singh


Thandiwe Jere (with Drs. Rakesh Singh and Steven Hinrichs) - Pathology and Microbiology Cash Award for Excellence, Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF)

 
Kelsey Yamada (with Drs. Rakesh Singh and Steven Hinrichs) – Outstanding Performance in PAMM 992 – Advanced Topics

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Martens' research experience at USAMRIID
Matthew Martens, IPID graduate student, and Chancellor Gold discuss research opportunities at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in this video.

Woods discusses the founding of GRADS
Kathryn Woods, IPID graduate student, talks to Chancellor Gold about the establishment of Graduates & Professionals Representing Achievement, Diversity and Service (GRADS) on the UNMC campus in this video and in this UNMC Today article.

Incoming Graduate Students, 2017

Welcome the new Pathology and Microbiology & IPID graduate students!


From left: Kathryn Cole, Jonathan (Yoni) Herskovitz, Jian Li, Matthew Martens, Raina Barnes, Lisa Jorgenson, Jane Morwitzer, Macy Olson and Nowayer Alkhaldi

Our SURP students for the summer of 2017


Dylan George, Peru State College  (left)
Dylan George, Dianne Wellems M.S., St. Patrick Reid Ph.D.
“The Lipid Sphingosine Kinases are associating with Stress Granules”

Gunnar Orcutt, Peru State College (right)
Gunnar J. Orcutt, Pooja Roy, Fareha Razvi, and Paul D. Fey
“Catabolism Of Glucogenic Amino Acids In Staphylococcus aureus “


Don Nguyen, Michigan State University (MD/PhD SURP program)
Don Nguyen, McKenzie Lehman, PhD, and Paul Fey, PhD
“The Functional Importance of Proline Transporters in Staphylococcus
aureus

Congratulations to Pathology and Microbiology award Winners

2017 award group photo
from left):  Dr. Steven Hinrichs with Jiuli Shou – 1st Place Graduate Student Research Seminar Award; Julia Sommer – 2nd Place Graduate Student Research Seminar Award; Chunyi Zhou – Pathology and Microbiology Cash Award for Excellence, Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF); Dr. Vinai Chittezham Thomas – Outstanding Graduate Student Educator Award and Dr. Rakesh Singh

2016-2017 Student Awards

2016-2017 Student Publications

Maggie Bartlett UNMC PhD student & Madalyn McFarland present - TedxUNO
Parasitic Mind Control: Who's Really in Command? 

To find out who is really in control click the photo to watch the You tube video.

Incoming Graduate Students, 2016

Welcome the new Pathology and Microbiology & IPID graduate students!


From left: Anna Staudacher, Omalla (Allan) Olwenyi, Thandiwe Jere, Elizabeth Hutfless, Kholud Alharthi, Maggie Bartlett, Kathryn Woods and Stephen Luebker  Not pictures: Kelsey Yamada, Jennifer Endres

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