July 2017 – Alison is Director of the new UVA Pan-University Global Infectious Diseases Institute

The UVA Pan-University Global Infectious Diseases Institute was established, with Alison as its founding Director. More information about the Institute is available HERE.

June 2017 – Gordon Research Conference on Phagocytes

Alison and Asya attended the Gordon Research Conference on Phagocytes in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Asya was selected to give a “high impact poster” presentation. Alison gave a talk and co-led the “Power Hour” for women in science.

May 2017 – Hutcheson Summer Research Fellowship for Katie

Congratulations to Katie, who received a Hutcheson Summer Research Fellowship to support her continued studies in the Criss lab!

May 2017 – UVA nanoSTAR Research Award for Rhea

Congratulations to rising second-year undergraduate Rhea Kapania, a Nanomedicine major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who received a UVA nanoSTAR Research Award to support her summer research in the Criss Lab. Welcome, Rhea!

May 2017 – Farewell Sam

We wish Sam well as he leaves the lab to embark on new adventures.

April 2017 – Welcome Jocelyn!

MSTP student Jocelyn Ray joined the Criss lab. Welcome, Jocelyn!

March 2017 – Jacqueline chairs Southeast Symposium for Advocates for Women in Science and Medicine

Congratulations to Jacqueline, who chaired the Southeast Symposium for Advocates for Women in Science and Medicine that was hosted at UVA! This very successful conference brought together junior scientists and medical professionals from the region and as far away as New York. Alison and former Criss lab graduate student Brittany Johnson served on the “Work-Life Balance” panel.

February 2017 – Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting at Wintergreen Resort

The Criss lab attended the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting at Wintergreen Resort. Stephanie was invited to give a talk, and Jacqueline, Asya, and Sam presented posters. Alison served on the organizing committe and is chair-elect of the 2019 meeting.

February 2017 – Welcome, Allie!

February 2017   Graduate student Allie Palmer joined the Criss lab. Welcome, Allie!

December 2016 – Asya publishes Current Protocols in Cytometry manuscript

Asya has had another great Imagestream publication accepted! “High-throughput particle uptake analysis using imaging flow cytometry” will be published in Current Protocols in Cytometry. The manuscript is coauthored by Alison as well as Joanne Lannigan and Mike Solga from the UVA Flow Cytometry Core Facility.