December 2018: Happy Holidays from the Criss Lab!

November 2018: Publication in Frontiers in Microbiology

The manuscript “The MtrCDE Efflux Pump Contributes to Survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae From Human Neutrophils and Their Antimicrobial Components” was accepted for publication in Frontiers in Microbiology. Congratulations to former graduate students Jonathan and Stephanie, and former undergraduate Urmila!

October 2018: Asya selected for Developmental Research Project Award

Congratulations to Asya, who was selected to receive a Developmental Research Project Award from the “Ecopathogenomics of Sexually Transmitted Infections” Cooperative Research Center! The CRC is funded by a NIH U19 grant and is led by Jacques Ravel and Patrik Bavoil of the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

September 2018: Asya and Alison at International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

Asya and Alison traveled to Asilomar, California to present at the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference. Asya presented a poster, and Alison gave talks in a plenary session and at a workshop.

September 2018: Stephanie Ragland, PhD

Congratulations to newly minted PhD Stephanie! We wish her all the best as she starts her postdoc with Jon Kagan at Harvard Medical School.

August 2018: Alison judges Pandemics Simulation at the Batten School

Alison served as an expert judge for the Pandemic Simulation, hosted by the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. More about the simulation is here: https://www.clsgbatten.org/posts/theres-no-better-icebreaker-than-a-pandemic-clsg-at-cibo-2018

July 2018: Alison receives tenure

Alison was awarded tenure at the University of Virginia School of Medicine!

July 2018 – Global Infectious Diseases Institute Faculty-Trainee Summer Social

Alison and the lab celebrated the first year of the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute at the Summer Social on July 24. Shown here is Director Alison and Associate Director Linda Columbus cutting the cake adorned with the institute’s logo.

July 2018 – Allie’s review article accepted at Trends in Microbiology

Congratulations to Allie, whose review article “Gonococcal defenses against antimicrobial activities of neutrophils” was accepted at Trends in Microbiology!

July 2018 – Research on lysozyme inhibitors in gonococci highlighted

Stephanie’s PLOS Pathogens manuscript on lysozyme inhibitors in N. gonorrhoeae was highlighted by UVAToday  and local news outlets.