Wagner Prize Recipients

Category: Wagner Prize Recipients

Laura A. Gonyar, Recipient of the 2015 Robert R. Wagner Prize

Laura A. Gonyar Ph.D. in Microbiology, December 2014 Kendall Laboratory Thesis:  Ethanolamine-regulated fimbriae in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 pathogenesis Research: Laura showed that ethanolamine (EA), which is abundant in the…

M. Brittany Johnson, Recipient of the 2014 Wagner Prize

M. Brittany Johnson Ph.D. in Microbiology,  May 2014 Criss Lab Thesis: Mechanisms of Neisseria gonorrhoeae intracellular survival inside primary human neutrophils Research: Brittany’s thesis research focuses on mechanisms of Neisseria…

Amelia E. Hufford, 2013 Wagner Prize Recipient

Amelia E. Hufford Ph.D. in Microbiology,  May 2013 Ravichandran Lab Thesis: “Phosphatidylserine recognition receptors: promoters of muscle development and apoptotic cell engulfment” Research In the laboratory of Dr. Kodi Ravichandran,…

George W. Liechti Receives 2012 Wagner Prize

George W. Liechti Ph.D. in Microbiology, Fall 2012 Goldberg Lab Thesis: “Purine acquisition and biosynthesis in Helicobacter pylori” Research George works with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, a causative agent of…

Matthew T. Hufford, 2011 Recipient of the Wagner Prize

Matthew T. Hufford Ph.D. in Microbiology, Spring 2011 Braciale Lab Thesis: “Regulation of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes Effector Function During Experimental Murine Influenza Infection” Research Matthew’s thesis research focused on the…

Derek Dube, 2010 Recipient of the Wagner Prize

Derek Dube Ph.D. in Microbiology, Spring 2010 Judy White Lab Thesis: “Ebolavirus Entry: Cell adhesion-dependent control of viral tropism” Research In the laboratory of Dr. Judith White, Derek’s work has…

Anna Maria Copeland, Recipient of the 2009 Wagner Prize

Anna Maria Copeland Ph.D. in Microbiology, May 2009 Jay Brown Lab Thesis: Herpes Simplex Virus Replication: Roles of Viral Proteins and Nucleoporins in Capsid-Nucleus Attachment. Research Replication of herpes simplex…