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Christian Cervantes Elected SGA President

April 15, 2022

Christian Cervantes was recently elected as President of the Student Government Association (SGA). Christian is a 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Zhenming Xu. As President. Christian represents the institutional student body, comprising of the Medical, Dental, Health Professions, Graduate, and Nursing schools. The SGA is a collective of students representing their individual […]


April 13, 2022

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) hosts a yearly conference where the world’s most prominent scientists and emerging young scholars meet to present and discuss cutting-edge research and developments in the field of Immunology. Each year, trainees from all over the world submit abstracts to AAI in hopes of being selected to present their research […]

MIMG Trainees selected for 2022 Rice Alliance Ignite Entrepreneurship Trek

March 31, 2022

Travis Shute, a 5th-year MIM PhD Candidate, and Carlo Vanz, a 3rd-Year MIM PhD Candidate, were selected to attend the 2022 Rice Alliance Ignite Entrepreneurship Trek held in Palo Alto, California. This year’s Ignite Trek invited trainees to travel to Silicon Valley for a four-day event where they met with entrepreneurs from successful Silicon Valley […]

Raphael Reyes Awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award

March 31, 2022

Raphael Reyes, 4th-year MIM Ph.D. Candidate and member of Dr. Evelien Bunnik’s laboratory, was recently awarded the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award. This highly competitive award allows Raphael to travel to the ACTS Translational Science 2022 conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 20-22, 2022. In addition to receiving a travel award, Raphael was selected […]

Nu Zhang, PhD, Provides Expert Analysis

March 21, 2022

In a recent news publication by Science, Dr. Nu Zhang provided expert analysis on a recent study regarding a new class of killer T cells. Dr. Zhang is quoted by Science in their article, “New class of killer T cells may prevent autoimmune diseases: Study identifies human counterparts to mouse cells that quell rogue immune response,” stating: “The […]

In Remembrance: Xiangzhi Meng, M.D., Ph.D.

March 21, 2022

MIMG lost an exceptional colleague, researcher, and friend, Dr. Xiangzhi Meng, on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Over the past three years, Xiangzhi fought a heroic battle with metastatic lung cancer. The courage and strength she summoned to endure treatments while maintaining her professional responsibilities and her duties as a wife and mother, is an inspiration […]

Raphael Reyes receives Keystone T4 Scholarship

March 7, 2022

Congratulations to MIM Ph.D. Candidate, Raphael Reyes! Raphael is a 4th-year student in the MIM disciple and a member of Dr. Evelien Bunnik’s laboratory, where he researches natural immunity to severe malaria by studying the b cell and antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum. ​ Raphael was recently awarded a Keystone T4 travel award. This competitive award funds […]