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.
Congratulations to Dr. Beiyan Zhou for having her paper, A high OXPHOS CD8 T cell subset is predictive of immunotherapy resistance in melanoma patients, accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Congratulations to Dr. Sunitha Pulikkot on receiving an AAI Career Reentry Fellowship. This award will provide one year of salary support to study whether inhibiting b2 integrin activation by small molecular drugs will relieve psoriasis. Dr. Pulikkot is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Zhichao Fan.
Congratulations to Timofey “Tima” Karginov for receiving the AAI Young Investigator Award at the 2021 New England Immunology Conference. Tima is enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences (Immunology Concentration) working under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony Vella. Tima’s project, which has been a team effort with lab instructor Dr. Antoine Ménoret, is entitled “Optimal T cell immune responses require costimulation-induced RNA-binding proteins that reprogram the transcript isoform landscape.”