Department News

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Congratulations to Stephanie who has accepted a position at Yale University working with Dr. Craig Roy as a post-doctoral research associate. Stephanie will be working on the obligate intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii and its interaction with host cells with a specific focus on the role of type IV effector proteins.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dr. Julian Davies, professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology has recently received two prestigious awards to honor his many groundbreaking contributions to the field of microbiology.  Early in his career, Julian and his colleagues identified how major classes of antibiotics kill bacteria.  Subsequently he has focused on isolating antibiotics from a variety of natural sources, understanding the functions of antibiotics in nature, and elucidating the mechanisms underlying the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics.   On May 30, 2011... Read More

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Congratulations to Emma-Kate Loveday who won Gold in the CSHRF 2011 National Student Research Poster competion at the University of Manitoba on her exciting research "MicroRNAs-Novel regulators involved in the pathogenesis of influenza A".

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Patrick Ho was awarded a President's Staff Award in the area of "Emerging Leadership" at a ceremony held on September 15th 2011. Congratulations to Patrick!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dr. Kyla Omilusik recently completed her PhD in Dr. Wilf Jefferies lab examining the trafficking of MHC 1 through the cross presentation as well as the role of calcium channels in T cell homeostasis. She has accepted a postdoctoral position at the university of California San Diego with Dr. Ananda Goldrath. In Dr Goldrath's lab she will be examining the transcriptional and signalling events that regulate the generation and maintenance of T Cell memory.