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WVU School of Medicine undergrads showcase research

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=wvu-school-of-medicine-undergrads-showcase-research

WVU awarded grant Cell and Molecular Biology and Biomedical engineering programs

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=wvu-awarded-grant-for-cell-and-molecular-biology-and-biomedical-engineering-programs&utm_source=MOUNTAINEER+ENEWS&utm_campaign=4c87d3e20a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02ac3f7274-4c87d3e20a-136448565

WVU Researcher studies differences in the immune systems of men and women

https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2019/09/05/wvu-researcher-studies-differences-in-the-immune-systems-of-men-and-women?fbclid=IwAR0y976I6KjnjIWmtjbKUsl1BkhYiqsgQXeXoL4jJmN6XE8L69qt_ECGprA

Research Induction Ceremony honoring doctoral students at the HSC scheduled for October 18th

https://enews.wvu.edu/articles/2019/09/03/research-induction-ceremony-honoring-doctoral-students-at-the-hsc-scheduled?utm_source=MOUNTAINEER+ENEWS&utm_campaign=7d8856fa5a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02ac3f7274-7d8856fa5a-136448565

As whooping cough evolves, WVU researcher studies how to maintain vaccine's effectiveness

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=as-whooping-cough-evolves-wvu-researcher-studies-how-to-maintain-vaccine-s-effectiveness&fbclid=IwAR3zTS7OaLfcxMa-V6hBvkxRMpfEajF7FOFB2j7_E3On0G5_Oiwj5inNmL8

2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Awardees

https://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/whats-new/2019/07/26/2019-summer-undergraduate-research-symposium-awardees

Barbier awarded R01 to study improved pertussis vaccine

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=barbier-awarded-r01-to-study-improved-pertussis-vaccine

WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/news/story?headline=wvu-researcher-studies-new-treatment-for-pancreatic-cancer

Pair Earn Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship

https://wvusports.com/news/2019/6/4/rifle-pair-earn-gautt-postgraduate-scholarship.aspx?utm_source=MOUNTAINEER+ENEWS

WVU researchers study how brain cells stress each other out for their own good

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/news/story?headline=wvu-researchers-study-how-brain-cells-stress-each-other-out-for-their-own-good&fbclid=IwAR0_YKwxjiysd_b4uI8rtXwBXC9_rITIHQHGecISuZxSrVWkOuKHux58Gus

Researchers explore stroke's effects on microbiome

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190312123714.htm

WVU HSC Meet Our Grads: Matt Vero

http://health.wvu.edu/commencement/news/story?headline=meet-our-grads-matt-vero

WVU's top seniors named, eight honored with 2019 Order of Augusta

https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2019/04/29/wvu-s-top-seniors-named-eight-honored-with-2019-order-of-augusta

Immunology and Medical Microbiology snags honors at Undergraduate Spring Symposium

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=immunology-and-medical-microbiology-snags-honors-at-undergraduate-spring-symposium

First student accepted into new Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program in Immunology and Medical Microbiology

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=first-student-accepted-into-new-accelerated-bachelor-s-master-s-program-in-immunology-and-medical-mi

Immunology and Medical Microbiology students awarded research internships

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=immunology-and-medical-microbiology-students-awarded-research-internships_0

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis students awarded at Van Liere Research Day

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=immunology-and-microbial-pathogenesis-students-awarded-at-van-liere-research-day

Immunology and Medical Microbiology student wins first place at Van Liere Research Conference

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=immunology-and-medical-microbiology-student-wins-first-place-at-van-liere-research-conference_0

Immunology and Medical Microbiology students receive 2019 SURE Fellowships

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=immunology-and-medical-microbiology-students-receive-2019-sure-fellowships

Incoming immunology and medical microbiology student vies for the Foundation Scholarship

https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/news/story?headline=incoming-immunology-and-medical-microbiology-student-vies-forfoundation-scholarship

Life as a Mountaineer: Abby Rosiello

https://youtu.be/7Pko_MJ_TZ4

WVU Endorses five for nation's top scholarships

https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2018/10/05/wvu-endorses-five-for-nation-s-top-scholarships

WVU Researcher Awarded Collaborative R01 Grant to focus on the importance of iron during infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa - 2018

http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=wvu-researcher-awarded-collaborative-r01-grant-to-focus-onimportance-of-iron-during-infections-cause

Dr. Martinez Presents Research At Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes In Germany, Collaborations With Cancer Institute To Follow - 2018

http://www.wvucancer.org/news/story?headline=dr-martinez-presents-research-at-gottingen-university-max-planck-institutes-in-germany-collaboration

WVU fellow receives first Post-Doctoral Association research grant - 2018

http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=wvu-fellow-receives-first-post-doctoral-association-research-grant

WVU researcher explores connection between sepsis and dementia - 2018

https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2018/03/19/wvu-researcher-explores-connection-between-sepsis-and-dementia?utm_source=MOUNTAINEER+ENEWS&utm_campaign=3f339aad77-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02ac3f7274-3f339aad77-136448565

School of Medicine offers research internships for Immunology and Medical Microbiology students - 2018

http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=immunology-and-medical-microbiology-students-awarded-research-internships

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology Professors Heath Damron, Mariette Barbier, and Cory Robinson recognized for their contributions in developing the WVU Vaccine Development Center and awarded a Research Challenge Grant of $1.3 million over 5 years by EPSCoR.

https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2017/12/06/wvu-receives-4-million-to-commercialize-work-in-vaccinations-artificial-intelligence-and-shale-gas-energy

School of Medicine offers research internships for Immunology and Medical Microbiology students - 2017

http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/news/story?headline=school-of-medicine-offers-research-internships-for-immunology-and-medical-microbiology-students

Breanne Yingling wins 2017 Award for Best Overall Presenter

Breanne Yingling won the 2017 Award for Best Overall Presenter at the Allegheny-Erie regional chapter meeting of Society of Toxicology. She was voted as the best overall presenter by the judges.

“The Effects of Pulmonary CoExposure to Diesel Particulate Matter and Crystalline Silica in Rats using Two Models of Exposure”

https://www.toxicology.org/groups/rc/Allegheny/index.asp

The Class of 2019 has selected Dr. Slawomir Lukomski as this year’s recipient of the Percival L. MacLachlan Award. 

This award was established in 1963 and recognizes "a teacher who demonstrated unusual teaching ability and a sincere interest in the progress of the entire class." This award is selected by the second year in recognition for excellence in teaching basic medical sciences and is sponsored by the School of Medicine Alumni Association.

The award will be announced and presented at the annual School of Medicine Awards Convocation Thursday, May 11, 5:00 pm, Fukushima Auditorium. 

http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/md-student-services/awards/percival-l-maclachlan-award/

The 45th Annual Autumn Immunology Conference was held on November 18-21 in Chicago 

Two junior undergraduate students from the Immunology and Medical Microbiology Program attended with faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Franko.  Kensey Bergdorf was awarded The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Undergraduate Award for best abstract titled, "Inhibition of glioblastoma multiforme tumors following exposure to N-(3, 4-dichlorophenyl)-N-methylpropanamide (NMeDCPA)" (Authors: Kensey Bergdorf, John Barnett, PhD.).  John Nowery took home The Trends in Immunology Award for best undergraduate poster presentation titled, "Nitric Oxide Stimulates JAK1-dependent Inflammatory Gene Expression in Primary Astrocytes" (Authors: John Nowery, Gordon Meares, Ph.D.).

Beth Bachert successfully defended her P.h.D. dissertation on Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

“Streptococcal collagen-like protein 1, Scl1, modulates group A Streptococcus adhesion, biofilm formation and virulence”

IMMP and IMMB Students win awards at the American Society for Microbiology Meeting

The American Society for Microbiology Meeting was held on November 11-12 at Penn State Behrend, Erie PA.  This meeting was organized by the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis graduate student, Emel  Sen, received 2nd place in the graduate oral presentation titled, “FpvA Peptide Vaccine Confers Protection against P. aeruginosa Infections in Acute Murine Pneumonia.”  Emel is a second year graduate student in Dr. Mariette Barbier’s Laboratory.

Immunology and Medical Microbiology undergraduate student, Katherine DeRoos received 1st place in the undergraduate poster session category, “medical microbiology,”  titled,” “Evaluating the Role of Interleukin-17 in Bordetella pertussis Infection Using a GFP Mouse Model.’’  Katherine is a junior undergraduate student working in Dr. Heath Damron’s Laboratory.

Cynthia McMillen successfully defended her P.h.D. dissertation on Friday, November 11, 2016

Development of Inducible Anti-influenza Therapies