Category: Lab News

November 2021: Alison participates in Facilitating Entering Mentoring training through CIMER


Alison joined colleagues from around the country to participate in the weeklong virtual “Facilitating Entering Mentoring” workshop by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Research Experiences at the at…

July 2021: New collaborative grant with UNC on vaccines against N. gonorrhoeae


The lab is excited to contribute to NIH U01 AI162457 (Alex Duncan and Marcia Hobbs, PIs, UNC-Chapel Hill) to explore cross-protection of the 4CMenB meningococcal vaccine against human infection with…

April 2021: Evan joins the lab


The Criss lab welcomes its newest member, MSTP graduate student Evan Lamb! This momentous event was captured on Zoom in the virtual BIMS Lab Coat Ceremony.

April 2021: New grant


The lab received new funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Grant NIH R21AI161302 is entitled “Neisseria gonorrhoeae central metabolism in the context of neutrophilic inflammation.”

Criss Lab presents at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting


After a year delay, the Criss lab is excited to participate in the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting at Wintergreen Resort. Aimee and Lacie were selected to give talks, and…

Criss Lab presents at the 2022 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Research Society Conference


The Criss Lab was well represented at the virtual Neisseria gonorrhoeae Research Society Conference held January 10-13, 2022. Jocelyn, Lacie, Allie, and Amaris gave talks, Aimee handled the Q&A for…

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.…