Category: Lab News

2013 American Society for Microbiology’s Kadner Institute

July 2013: Brittany Johnson was selected to participate in the 2013 American Society for Microbiology’s Kadner Institute. The Kadner Institute provides guidance on preparation for careers in microbiology.  More information…

2013 Phagocytes Gordon Research Conference

June 2013: Alison was invited to speak at the 2013 Phagocytes Gordon Research Conference. Her talk was entitled "Survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae after primary human neutrophil challenge.”  More information on…

American Society for Microbiology 2013

May 2013: Alison gave the talk "Playing with fire: Neutrophils in the pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae" at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado.

Journal of Bacteriology Publication

April 2013: The manuscript “Constitutively Opa-expressing and Opa-deficient Neisseria gonorrhoeae differentially stimulate and survive exposure to human neutrophils,” by Louise and Alison, was accepted at the Journal of Bacteriology. It was…

Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition 2013

March 2013: Brittany Johnson and Kylene Daily were selected to present at the "Two Hoos" session of the Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition on March 27, 2013.  Their talk on "Mechanism…

2013 Harrison Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award

February 2013: Congratulations to Kylene Daily, who received a 2013 Harrison Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award!  Kylene's project will explore how unopsonized Neisseria gonorrhoeaeis internalized by primary human neutrophils.  More on…

New Graduate Student

January 2013: We welcome Stephanie Ragland to the Criss lab! Stephanie received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonweath University and worked in Jason Carlyon's lab at VCU prior to entering…

Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting 2013

January 2013: The Criss lab presented at the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, January 27-29.  Brittany Johnson was selected to give a talk and received a…

Published Manuscript

The manuscript “Neisseria gonorrhoeae phagosomes delay fusion with primary granules to enhance bacterial survival inside human neutrophils,” by Brittany and Alison, was accepted at Cellular Microbiology and was published in the…

UVA Infectious Diseases Training Grant!

2012: Congratulations to Jonathan Handing and Rick Juneau for appointment to the UVA Infectious Diseases Training Grant!