The Department of Microbiology and Iimmunology and Dr. Steven Hallam would like to congratulate Elena on the successful of her thesis titled " Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Symbiont Recognition in a Highly specific Sponge-Archael Symbiosis. Elena has continued teaching at UBC.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Bob Hancock wish to congratulate César on the defence of his thesis titled " A Broad-Spectrum Anti-Biofilm Peptide that Targets a Cellular Stress Response". César will continue as a Post-Doc working in Dr. Hancock's lab.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Ken Harder wish to congratulate Manreet who defended her thesis titled "Mammary Tumour-Induced Dysregulation in Hematopoiesis and DC Development and the Role of Lyn Tyrosine Kinase in DC Activation". Manreet has started a new job at Stem Cell.
The department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. John T Beatty would like to congratulate Rafael as he successfully defended his thesis titled "Structural and Functional Relationships of the Bacteriopheophytin Environment in Photosynthetic Reaction Center Protein." Rafael has started a postdoc in St.Louis Missouri. He will be using genome editing approaches to investigate energy transfer pathways in photosynthetic green sulfur bacteria.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. Rachel Fernandez wish to send congratulations to Nita who successfully defended her thesis titled, "Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Novel Bordetella Pertussis Lipid A Modifications." Nita has started a Postdoc at the laboratory of Prof. Adrian Goldman at the University of Leeds working on solving the structure and enzyme conformational changes through the reaction cycle of a Bacteroides. pyrophosphatase.