Category: Lab News

UVA International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)

10/16/2013

October 2013 Congratulations to the UVA International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, which won a gold medal at the North America semifinal and competed in the Global iGEM Championship! Alison…

Alison receives UVA School of Medicine’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

9/16/2013

September 2013 Alison received the UVA School of Medicine’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research! Click here for the award poster.

Journal of Visualized Experiments video article published

9/16/2013

September 2013 The Journal of Visualized Experiments published Brittany and Alison’s video article, “Fluorescence microscopy methods for determining the viability of bacteria in association with mammalian cells.” The video and…

mBio Publication

7/16/2013

July 2013 Alison and former undergraduate Erin Dale contributed to “Neisseria gonorrhoeae metalloprotease NGO1686 is required for full piliation, and piliation is required for resistance to H2O2- and neutrophil-mediated killing,”…

2013 American Society for Microbiology’s Kadner Institute

7/16/2013

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

6/16/2013

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

5/16/2013

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

4/16/2013

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

3/16/2013

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

2/16/2013

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…