Lab News

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.

September 2016 – Criss Lab at International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

The Criss Lab was well represented at the 20th International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, September 4-9 in Manchester, UK. Stephanie and Asya gave talks, Jacqueline presented a poster, and Stephanie and Jacqueline received Igor Stojilkovic Memorial Travel Awards. Alison served on the Scientific Organizing Committee.

August 2016 – Stephanie’s manuscript accepted at Cellular Microbiology

Congratulations to Stephanie, whose manuscript “Two lytic transglycosylases in Neisseria gonorrhoeae impart resistance to killing by lysozyme and human neutrophils” was accepted at Cellular Microbiology! The manuscript was coauthored by Alison and collaborators Ryan Schaub, Katie Hackett, and Joe Dillard, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The manuscript can be accessed HERE.

August 2016 – Becky Dunning

We wish Becky well as she embarks on new adventures at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she will work in cell biological Research and Development!