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Anne Marsden defends PhD thesis

Anne Dressler successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Characterization of ExsA self-association and DNA-binding as therapeutic targets to prevent expression of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secre...

Carolyn Ibberson defends PhD thesis

Carolyn Ibberson successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Hyaluronidase in Staphylococcus aureus physiology and pathogenesis," on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Carolyn is pictured here with her mentor, Dr. Ale...

Christopher Stach defends PhD thesis

Christopher Stach successfully defended his PhD thesis, "The Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin Gene Cluster in Infective Endocarditis," on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Chris is pictured here with his mento...

Abigail Berkebile defends MS thesis

Abigail Berkebile successfully defended her MS thesis, "Airway Surface Liquid Antiviral Activity in Cystic Fibrosis," on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Abbey is pictured here with her mentor, Dr. Paul McCra...

Eric Ransom defends PhD thesis

Eric Ransom successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Clostridium difficile: shedding light on pathogenesis," on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Eric is pictured here with his mentors, Dr. David Weiss and Dr. ...

Sarah Bahr defends PhD thesis

Sarah Bahr successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Characterization of risperidone-induced weight gain mediated by alterations of the gut microbiome and suppression of host energy expenditure," on Tues...

Bacteria may cause Type 2 diabetes

Findings suggest anti-bacterial therapy or vaccines may be able to prevent or treat Type 2 diabetes

Linda Johnson retires from the University of Iowa Department of Microbiology

Linda Johnson, Administrative Services Coordinator in the Department of Microbiology, is retiring June 5, 2015, after 44+ years of service to the Department. We wish her many happy years to come. Lind...

Dr. M. Nia Madison receives Minority Trainee Research Forum award

On March 9, 2015, Dr. M. Nia Madison, a postdoctoral fellow in the Okeoma Lab at The University of Iowa, received the Minority Trainee Research Forum (MTRF) Acres of Diamonds Award for her work titled...

Madison featured in national campaign

Dr. M. Nia Madison, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Microbiology, has recently been featured in a national campaign by L’Oreal USA For Women in Science. Dr. Madison was one of five p...

Gail Bishop named 2015 Bonazinga Award Winner

The Bonazinga award, named after Marie T. Bonazinga and whose profile is etched into the award, is presented annually to a society of Leukocyte Biology member for excellence in leukocyte biology resea...

Salgado-Pabón winner at 40th Anniversary Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center International Symposium poster session

Wilmara Salgado-Pabón, PhD, received the junior faculty first place prize for the poster she presented at the 40th Anniversary Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center International Symposium poster sess...