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Pat Schlievert awarded the 2016 ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award

Microbiology department head and Professor Pat Schlievert has been awarded the 2016 ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award  at the ASM conference in Boston which occurred in June.  It honors an indi...

Department involved in the 4th annual Health Sciences Visit Day

UI health sciences campus colleges and departments partnered with the UI Office of Admissions to host the 4th annual Health Sciences Visit Day which occurred on Saturday, June 18th for prospective hig...

Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2016-2017 awarded

Undergraduate microbiology student Juan Pablo Munoz has been awarded the  Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship for 2016-2017.The fellowship's purpose is to support undergraduates in pursuit of re...

Students from area schools visit microbiology labs

Twice this semester, Iowa middle school students have visited the University of Iowa campus and the Department of Microbiology labs to learn more about research at Iowa.  Discussions were led by Micro...

2016 Undergraduate Microbiology Research poster session

Ten undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Undergraduate Microbiology Research poster session, they included Alyssa Conrad (poster winner), Erika Feutz, Ariel Kleinschmidt, Paige Kies, Junlan...

Department announces poster winners

Department poster winners are Lauren Kinkead and Alyssa Conrad.

Katherine Doll Kanne defends PhD Thesis

On April 25, 2016, Katherine L. Doll Kane successfully defended her thesis titled, "CD8 T cell dependent and independent immunity against Plasmodium following vaccination". She is pictured with her me...

Graduate students present at 2016 Health Sciences Research Week

The 2016 Health Sciences Research Week is a three day event that focuses on graduate research.  The following Microbiology graduate students participated in the poster session: Ashley Cooney, Amber Fo...

Allison Christiaansen defends PhD thesis

Allison Christiaansen successfully defended her thesis on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Her dissertation is titled, “T Cell Regulation of Acute and Chronic Viral Infection.” She is pictured with her mento...

PhD candidate Wadie Mahauad Fernandez successfully defends thesis

Wadie Mahauad Fernandez successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Role of Bone Marrow Stromal Antigen 2 (BST-2) in Viral Pathogenesis and Breast Cancer Progression" on March 30, 2016. His mentor is Dr. C...

Jenna McCracken defends PhD thesis

Jenna McCracken successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Neutrophil Cell Death in F. tularensis Infection" on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Jenna is pictured with her mentor, Dr. Lee-Ann Allen.  

Schlievert talks to KCRG about toxic shock syndrome

Menstrual toxic shock syndrome is more common than you might think. That's according to one professor at the University of Iowa, who's been studying TSS for decades.

KCRG: UI Researchers Making Strides Toward Ebola Cure

Thanks to the Ebola epidemic last year, researchers at the UI are making strides toward a cure.

Gut microbes: Burning calories while you sleep?

The link between the gut microbiome and obesity seems clear, but just how changes to gut bacteria can cause weight gain is not.

Microbiology STEM Presentation

Graduate student Wadie Mahauad-Fernandez, who works in Dr. Chioma Okeoma's lab, recently presented an interactive, hands-on STEM session in Microbiology to a group of 7th-grade students.  A total of 1...

Drug Protects Mice from Ebola

A new study led by Dr. Wendy Maury , Professor of Microbiology, suggests that gamma interferon, which is an FDA-approved drug, may have potential as an antiviral therapy to prevent Ebola infection whe...

Okeoma Research Recognized

A special congratulation goes out to Dr. Chioma Okeoma, Assistant Professor of Microbiology. On November 10th,  Professor Okeoma was recognized with the Research Innovation & Leadership Award from The...

Bethany Rhein defends PhD thesis

Bethany Rhein successfully defended her PhD thesis, "The role of TIM-4 in Ebola virus infection," on Friday, October 23, 2015. Beth is pictured here with her mentor, Dr. Wendy Maury.