Department News

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is pleased to announce the winners of the Robert Emmanual & Mary Day Endowment Travel Award. This award provides funds for Graduate students to attend conferences related to Heart Lung and Cancer Research. The award winners are: Adam Plumb from Dr. Ninan Abraham's Lab Emma-Kate Loveday from Dr. Francois Jean's Lab Shannon Russell from Dr. Finlay's Lab Jennifer Geddes from Dr. Kronstad's Lab

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dr. Ellen Arena studied Salmonella Enterica Serovar Typhimuirium infection of the Gallbladder in Dr. Brett Finlay’s lab. She has recently accepted a post doc position with Dr. Philippe Sansonetti at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, where she will be investigating the interactions between Shigella and cells of the adaptive immune system. ubc_2011_spring_arena_ellen.pdf

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dr Jason Grigg, a recent PhD graduate from Dr. Michael Murphy’s lab studied iron-complex reception and transport in Staphylococcus aureus. He has agreed to commence his post doctoral fellow in Dr. Michael Murphy’s lab studying siderophore biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus. ubc_2010_fall_grigg_jason.pdf

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dr. Martin Richer completed his Ph.D. thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Horwitz studying the role of antigen presenting cells in coxsackievirus-mediated autoimmune diseases. He has been awarded a CIHR fellowship to pursue his postodoctoral research. Martin will be joining the laboratory of Dr. John Harty at the University of Iowa where he will be studying the effects of repeated infections on the survival and function of memory T cells. ubc_2010_spring_richer_martin.pdf

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dr. Stephanie Condotta completed her doctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Francois Jean studying the molecular and cellular characteristics of the West Nile virus protease. She has accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Iowa in the Department of Pathology with Dr. Vladimir Badovinac. Stephanie will study the immunology of sepsis with a particular emphasis on its effects on memory T cell function. ubc_2010_fall_condotta_stephanie.pdf