We are delighted to welcome back Ian Glomski to the Department of MIC! As Senior Scientist, Ian will be leading development of a biomimetic model of the human female genital…
Alison, Aimee, Jocelyn, Lacie, Amaris, Ian, and Evan traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to attend the 2022 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference. Alison gave a plenary talk, Aimee, Lacie, and…
Congratulations to Evan Lamb, the newest PhD candidate in the Criss lab! Evan is investigating interactions among Neisseria gonorrhoeae, complement, and neutrophils.
Alison was named a Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor. This endowed professorship recognizes faculty who have made outstanding commitments to education, research, and service at the University of Virginia.
Congratulations to grad student Ian Liyayi, who was awarded an F31 NRSA fellowship from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases! Ian’s project is entitled “Understanding the role of…
We welcome graduate student Amy Forehand to the Criss lab! Amy and Alison, along with Amy’s parents, celebrated the event at the BIMS Lab Coat Ceremony on April 15.
Allie Alcott successfully defended her PhD thesis on April 14, entitled “Opa protein mediated interactions with human neutrophils affect Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival.”
Aimee, Lacie, and Alison were thrilled to attend the in-person GRC and GRS on Phagocytes in Oxnard, California after two postponements due to COVID-19. Aimee gave a talk at the…
Jocelyn successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled “Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to nutritional immunity protein-mediated zinc limitation during epithelial infection,” on March 23. We wish Jocelyn all the best as…
Congratulations to Allie, Lacie, Chris, and collaborators Meagan Belcher Dufrisne and Linda Columbus on the publication of our manuscript entitled “Variable Expression of Opa Proteins by Neisseria gonorrhoeae Influences Bacterial…