Category: Lab News

September 2021: Lacie and Amaris present at Cold Spring Harbor Meeting

At the virtual Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response, Lacie was invited to give a talk, and Amaris presented a poster. Congratulations to both!

September 2021: Keena joins the lab

The Criss lab welcomes research specialist Keena Thomas! Keena previously worked in the Bouton Lab in the Department of MIC.

August 2021: Amaris awarded NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Amaris, who was awarded an F31 Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of NIH! Amaris is investigating how modification of lipooligosaccharide of Neisseria…

July 2021: Lacie awarded Wagner Fellowship

Congratulations to Lacie, who was awarded a Robert R. Wagner Fellowship! The fellowship is given to selected BIMS graduate students who exhibit exemplary research and contributions to the graduate community.…

July 2021: Alison promoted to Full Professor

Alison was promoted to Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology. She joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in 2008.

June 2021: Opinion/Hypothesis on gonococcal-neutrophil interactions published in mBio

Alison and colleagues at Uniformed Services University, University of Toronto, Tufts University, and Northwestern University published “Challenges and Controversies Concerning Neisseria gonorrhoeae-Neutrophil Interactions in Pathogenesis” in the American Society of…

May 2021: Congratulations x2 to Ian

Double congratulations to graduate student Ian Liyayi, who successfully passed his PhD qualifying exam and was reappointed to the Infectious Diseases T32 Training Grant!

April 2021: Aimee elected to Board of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae Research Society

Congratulations to postdoc Aimee Potter, who was elected as the inaugural trainee member of the Executive Board of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae Research Society (!

December 2020: Happy holidays from the Criss lab

We gathered by Zoom, as we have the past 9 months, to make some holiday-themed crafts, reflect on an eventful year, and look forward to healthy and happy times together…

December 2020: New grant

The lab received new funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Grant AI1R21AI157539 is entitled “Complement-independent role of C4 binding protein in gonococcal survival from human neutrophils.” …