Dr. Perona-Wright was awarded a prestigious CIHR New Investigator Salary Award.
Both Dr. Harder and Dr. Finlay received 5-year CIHR operating grants in the latest competition. Dr. Harder's research grant is entitled "Phagocyte control of innate lymphocytes and adaptive immune responses". Dr. Finlay's research grant is entitled "The role of the microbiota in enteric infectious diseases".
Jessica successfully defended her thesis Diversity and evolution of ssDNA viruses in Marine environments in April 2013.and is currently working as a Post-Doc with Dr. Stepanauskas at the Bigelow laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
Brigitte successfully defended her thesis in April 2013 and will begin her new post-doc position at the University of Western Ontario in Dr. David Heinrichs' lab in August. She will be studying the mechanisms of iron acquisition by Staphylococcus aureus while inside the host.