Filiz Korkmaz Successfully Defends Dissertation

Filiz Korkmaz

January 9, 2018

Filiz Korkmaz, a CMB student in Dr. David Kerr's lab, successfully defended her thesis entitled "An Analysis of Between-Cow Variation in Innate Immunity in Relation to Mastitis Severity" on January 9, 2018. Congratulations, Filiz!

Students Win Awards at the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's Annual Meeting

SFRBM Awards

December 4, 2017

CMB students came back from Baltimore last weekend with awards from the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's (SFRBM) Annual Meeting. Chris Dustin in the van der Vliet lab won a travel award, and Evan Elko in the Jannsen-Heininger lab earned a young investigator award! Their mentors were actively involved in the meeting as well, and are shown with their students in the photo. A congratulations is in order for all!

Wallace Named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Susan Wallace

November 28, 2017

Susan Wallace, Ph.D., professor and chair of microbiology and molecular genetics at the Larner College of Medicine and CMB faculty member, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Celebrating Excellence in Research – 2017 Achievements and Awards

November 12, 2017

The CMB Program was well represented at this year's Celebrating Excellence in Research events through the Larner College of Medicine.

CMB students Dominique Lessard, Devin Champagne, Leslie Sepaniac, and Alex Thompson all received awards and honorable mentions in this year's Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainee Research Showcase.

CMB Director, Matthew Poynter, Ph.D., presented the Norman R. Alpert Research Prize to graduate student Jamie Stern. This annual prize recognizes the best peer-reviewed research article by a graduate student in the CMB Program and is announced at our annual Retreat.

And finally, CMB Faculty members Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D., Vikas Anathy, Ph.D., Christopher Huston, M.D., and Gary Stein, PhD all received faculty awards.

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UVM Co-Rec Intramural Football Champs

October 22, 2017

The Graduate Student Team (Factor Deuce) played the First-Year Medical Student Team (First, Do No Harm) for the championship in co-rec flag football Sunday night, and won in a defensive battle by a score of 6-0.

Shown in the photo from left to right are: 

Dillon Mccarthy (Chemistry), Karen Lounsbury (CMB faculty), Hannah Naughton (CMB), Gregory Johnson (Neuro), Kendal Castele (UVM undergrad), Andrew Lombardo (CMB), Maria Bravo (past CMB), Joshua Rose (CMB), JJ Bivona (CMB), Annalis Norman (CMB), Andrew Lounsbury (UVM undergrad), Noelle Gillis (CMB)

Not shown but also on the team are Rich Downing (UVM Software Engineer) and Anne Kelsen (MMG staff).

Way to go team!

Benjamin King Successfully Defends Dissertation

Benjamin King

October 10, 2017

Benjamin King, a CMB student in Dr. Jason Botten's lab, successfully defended his thesis, entitled "Arenavirus transcription, replication, and interaction with host-cellular components" on October 10, 2017. He has accepted a Post Doc position at NYU working with Dr. Timothée Lionnet. Congratulations, Ben!

Research Unlocks New Clue in the ‘Race Against Time’ Between Microbes and Immune Response

Eyal Amiel

September, 7, 2017

CMB Faculty member, Eyal Amiel, with graduate student, Phyu Thwe publish new findings in Cell Metabolism.

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Claire Brooks Receives Student Poster Award

Claire Brooks

August 30, 2017

Claire Brooks in the Ruiz and Radermacher Labs received an award at the 2017 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting for her poster entitled: "3D Structural Analysis and Classification of EmaA, a Collagen Binding Adhesin".  Congrats Claire!

Peibin Wo Successfully Defends Thesis

Peibin Wo

August 10, 2017

Peibin Wo in Dr. Karen Lounsbury's lab successfully defended his thesis, entitled "ASSESSMENT OF A FUNCTION FOR THREONYL-tRNA SYNTHETASE IN ANGIOGENESIS IN A MOUSE OVARIAN CANCER MODEL" on August 10, 2018. Congratulations, Peibin!

Andrew C. Little Successfully Defends Dissertation

Andrew Little Defense

August 9, 2017

Andrew C. Little, CMB student in Dr. Albert van der Vliet's lab, successfully defended his thesis, entitled "“FUNCTIONAL AND MECHANISTIC CONSEQUENCES OF DUAL OXIDASE 1 SUPPRESSION IN LUNG CANCER”" on August 9, 2017. Andrew has accepted a position at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Congratulations, Andrew!

Dr. Benedek Erdos Receives Inaugural Bloomfield Investiture

Benedek Erdos

July 31, 2017

CMB faculty, Dr. Benedek Erdos, was invested in a formal ceremony as the inaugural Martin E. Bloomfield ’56 M.D.’60 and Judith S. Bloomfield ’59 Early Career Professor in Cardiovascular Research. It is the first time ever at the University of Vermont that an early-career professorship has been endowed.

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Jason Botten's Team Recognized at Annual SPARK-VT Competition

Jason Botton

July 6, 2017

A research team led by CMB faculty, Dr. Jason Botten, was recognized for its work to create the first therapeutic for preventing and treating a life-threatening disease caused by hantaviruses. They were one of two University of Vermont-affiliated research teams awarded with SPARK-VT grants this year.

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Arvis Sulovari Successfully Defends Dissertation

Arvis Sulovari

June 14, 2017

Arvis Sulovari, a CMB student in Dr. Dawei Li's lab (MMG), successfully defended his thesis entitled "Integrating Human Population Genetics and Genomics to Elucidate the Etiology of Brain Disorders" on June 14, 2017. He is now working with Dr. Evan Eichler at the University of Washington as a postdoc. Congratulations, Arvis!

Students March for Science

March for Science

April 22, 2017

On April 22nd, CMB students attended marches in Burlington, Albany, Boston and Washington D.C. Read the article written by the first year students here.

Abbas Raza to receive AAI Poster Award

Abbas Raza

April 12, 2017

Congratulations to Abbas Raza, PhD Candidate in Dr. Cory Teuscher's Lab, for being selected for the American Association of Immunologist's (AAI) poster award at the annual meeting, Immunology 2017 on May 12-16 in Washington, DC. This award provides travel support to AAI trainees whose first author abstracts submitted to the AAI annual meeting are found to be exceptional by the AAI Abstract Programming Chairs. Selection is based on the originality and significance of the research being presented. Well done, Abbas!

Christopher Ziegler Successfully Defends Dissertation

Chris Ziegler

March 24, 2017

Christopher Ziegler, a CMB student in Dr. Jason Botten's lab, successfully defended his thesis, entitled "KEY VIRUS-HOST INTERACTIONS REQUIRED FOR ARENAVIRUS PARTICLE ASSEMBLY AND RELEASE" on March 24, 2017. Congratulations, Chris!

Miranda Redmond Successfully Defends Thesis

Miranda Redmond

March 17, 2017

Miranda Redmond  in Dr. Chris Berger's lab successfully defended her thesis, entitled "The role of N-terminal acidic inserts on the dynamics of Tau protein" on March 17, 2017. Congratulations, Miranda!

Luther Woodrow Pollard Successfully Defends Dissertation

Luther Pollard

December 14, 2016

Luther Woodrow Pollard, a CMB student in Dr. Susan Lowey's lab, successfully defended his thesis, entitled "MYO2 MOTOR FUNCTION IN THE CONTRACTILE RING AND THE REGULATION OF FISSION YEAST CYTOKINESIS" on December 14, 2016. Luther will now be going to Dr. Bruce Goode's lab at Brandeis University. Congratulations, Luther!

Joyce Kathleen Thompson Successfully Defends Dissertation

Joyce Thompson

December 13, 2016

Joyce Kathleen Thompson, a 5th year CMB student in Dr. Arti Shukla's lab, successfully defended her thesis, entitled "THE ROLE OF INFLAMMASOMES IN ASBESTOS-INDUCED MESOTHELIAL TO FIBROBLASTIC TRANSITION" on December 13, 2016. Joyce has accepted a position at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Congratulations, Joyce!