Ziming Cao was selected as a Robert Gunn Student Award finalist by the American Physiology Society Cell & Molecular Physiology Section and was invited to present a poster at the Robert Gunn Student Award competition at the APS Summit 2023 in Long Beach, California. Ziming’s project in Dr. Zhichao Fan's lab is using single-cell RNA sequencing to understand the heterogeneity of neutrophils in cherubic mice. This work is a collaboration with the labs of Dr. Beiyan Zhou and Dr. I-Ping Chen.
Congratulations to Dr. Beiyan Zhou on her nomination to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Members are elected by the current membership on the basis of their accomplishments in science, engineering and/or technology.
Congratulations to Dr. Penghua Wang on the award of his NIH R21 grant through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases entitled, “UBXN1 Regulates Inflammasome Signaling.”
Congratulations to Alyssa Matz and Keaton Karlinsey for receiving Predoctoral Research Awards from the American Heart Association! These highly competitive awards provide two years of full stipend support to carry out their innovative projects. Alyssa will apply her newly developed computational program to decipher B cell function in obesity. Keaton will develop a supernetwork-guided prediction model for cardiovascular disease risks in the diabetic population. Alyssa (Ph.D. candidate) and Keaton (M.D./Ph.D. candidate) are members of Dr. Beiyan Zhou’s lab.
New England Immunology Conference held in Woods Hole, MA.
Timofey Karginov received the Charles Janeway Poster Award at the 2022 New England Immunology Conference held in Woods Hole, MA for his poster entitled “Splicing of ultraconserved poison exon elements in RNA binding proteins reprograms the T effector immune response”. His project is a significant joint effort by his thesis mentor Dr. Anthony Vella and Dr. Antoine Ménoret as well as the labs of Dr. Olga Anczuków, Dr. Linda Cauley, Dr. Beiyan Zhou, Dr. Adam Adler, and Dr. Patrick Murphy.
Congratulations to Dr. Jenna Bartley, Assistant Professor in the UConn Center on Aging and the Department of Immunology, as well as a UConn Pepper Center Scholar, for receiving a 9% percentile on her first ever R01 grant submission for a project entitled “Impact of Senolytics on Aged Vaccine Responses”. While official notification is pending, her percentile is well under the NIA interim pay line of 15% for New and Early Stage Investigators.
Congratulations to Dr. Beiyan Zhou for having her paper, AtheroSpectrum Reveals Novel Macrophage Foam Cell Gene Signatures Associated With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk, accepted for publication in the journal Circulation.
Congratulations to Dr. Joel Pachter on the award of his NIH R21 grant through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke entitled, Detailed molecular and structural characterization of the meninges: an approach combining proteomics and imaging mass cytometry.