Category: Latest News

March 2022: Congratulations Rachel!


Rachel Ende was awarded a TUFTS IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellowship. She will be joining the Mecsas Lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts Medical School in Boston,…

April 2022: Double Hoo Award!


Eleanor and Samantha were awarded a Double Hoo Award to fund their research this summer. A big thank you to Rachel who has been mentoring Eleanor since she joined the…

February 2022: UVA Infectious Disease Research Day


Another exciting in-person event. Samantha hosted and introduced the keynote speaker Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sezma, and presented a poster. Clayton gave a talk. Rachel presented a poster.

February 2022: Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting


Rachel, Eugenia and Samantha attended their first in-person meeting in 2 years! Rachel presented a poster.

February 2022: Welcome Uyen!


We welcome first year undergraduate student, Uyen Tran, to the lab!

November 2021: R21 Funded!


Our lab is on a roll! Thrilled to be receiving additional funding to further characterize the role of membrane contact sites between the Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Chlamydia inclusion.

October 2021: Welcome Eleanor!


We welcome first year undergraduate student, Eleanor Steiner, to the lab!

August 2021: R01 Funded!


So excited to start a new project on host-pathogen interactions controlling Chlamydia developmental cycle.

July 2021: Happy Birthday Lab!


Our lab turned 6 this month. As per the Derré lab tradition, we sang, made wishes, blew up candles and enjoyed a slice of cake.

July 2021: Samantha is appointed to the ID training grant.


Congratulations to Samantha for being appointed to the NIH Infectious Disease Training Grant (T32 AI007046).