Bugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Awards

The Bugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Under the Texas Sky is the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics’ annual spring retreat. Scientific presentations are given by students and faculty as well as invited outside speakers. The retreat serves as an excellent opportunity to provide scientific and personal interchange between departmental members. The Bugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Retreat began in 2014 and continues to grow and expand.

2017 Bugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Under the Texas Sky

The 2017 Bugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Under the Texas Sky will be held April 20th and April 21st in the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute common area and auditorium. We hope to see you there!

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Awards at theBugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Under the Texas Sky are presented to students who give the best poster and oral presentations. Below we have listed past award winners!

2016 Bugs, Antibodies and Lymphocytes Under the Texas Sky

The 2016 retreat explored the exciting studies undertaken by our graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff.

It also provided an opportunity to showcase collaborative studies of exceptional breadth, from basic cellular and molecular immunology to microbial pathogenesis, vaccine design and autoimmunity, and from cell culture and molecular genetics to the clinic.

2016 Oral Presentation Winners:

First Place

Lisa Smith

“Antiviral Therapy by targeting Nanoparticles to CD4+ Cells for the Delivery of SIV-Specific RNA-Guided Cas9 Nucleases.”
Dr. Giavedoni’s Lab

Second Place

Sabrina Martinez-Anz

“Interspecies inhibition of C. albicans filamentation by C. glabrata.”
Dr. Kadosh’s Lab

Third Place

Tian Shen

“Sirt1 modulates AID and Blimp-1 expression, class switch DNA recombination and plasma cell differentiation by repressing NF-kB activity.”
Dr. Casali’s Lab

The 2016 Poster Presentation winners

2015 Oral Presentation Winners:

First Place

Veronica Obregon-Perko

“Identification Of Molecules Involved In Natural Resistance Of Baboons To Siv Infection”
Dr. Glavedoni’s Lab

Second Place

Anastasia Rugel

“Schistosomicidal Oxamniquine Derivative Drug Activity against Human Schistosomiasis”
Dr. LoVerde’s Lab

Third Place

Ryan Gilley

“Pneumolysin modulates the immune response during Streptococcus pneumoniae cardiac microlesion formation”
Dr. Orihuela’s Lab

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