College of Veterinary Medicine
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Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
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Dr. David Russell's paper "Infection of macrophages with Mycobacterium tuberculosis induces global modifications to phagosomal function" in Cellular Microbiology is the Editor's Choice for June. His postdoctoral associate Dr. Maria Podinovskaia is the first author. (Read more on the Cellular Microbiology web site) (May 2013)
Grad student in the department, Mr. Chavez Carter, winner of the Yale Diversity Conference for best oral presentation in a natural or physical science, was inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. (read more on the Chronicle) (May 2013)
Dr. Avery August's new findings were published in the Cutting Edge section of the Journal of Immunology in March, and featured in the Cornell Chronicle. His lab has found that small populations of pre-programmed immune cells can fight specific pathogens they have not yet encountered. .....(read more on the Chronicle). (April 2013)
Dr. Emily Cornwell in the Bowser Lab won the Best Overall presentation at the College’s first annual DVM Research Poster Symposium. Dr. Cornwell was a DVM-PhD dual degree program student, and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in August 2012. She is currently pursuing her DVM degree and conducts research s as a postdoc in the Boswer Lab. (read the article on the Best Presentation Award) (April 2013).
Dr. Rodney Dietert's lecture at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on June 25, 2012 about science and creativity can now be accessed on their web site, at: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/p5ngs3opt1g/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal.
He will also offer a new course on this topic (ANSC/BIOMS 4400 Tools for a Lifelong Career in Research) this fall. (June 2012)
Our Graduate Student Ms. Deeqa Mahamed has been awarded an NRSA predoctoral fellowship by the National Instition of Health for her research on the role of CD73 in toxoplasma gondii pathogenesis. Deeqa is a 5th year student in Dr. Bynoe's lab. (June 2012)
Dr. Margaret Bynoes's recent discovery was reorted on the Cornell Chronicle Online. He lab recently found that A2A adenosine receptor's control of the movement of immune cells across central nervous system barriers (including the blood-brain barrier) may hold the key to treating multiple sclerosis (MS), a neuroinflammatory disease of the central nervous system. ... (to read the full story, click here) (June 2012)
Ms. Nebiat Gebreselassie, graduate student in the Appleton Lab, won the AAI Young Investigator best oral presentation award. Her presentation at the recent 16th Annual Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Meeting was chosen as the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Young Investigator best oral presentation. Nebi’s talk, entitled “Eosinophils and STAT6 Signaling Regulate Trichinella spiralis Muscle Infection by Controlling Parasite Growth” dealt with her recent paradoxical findings that eosinophils are required for efficient growth of Trichinella, which is contrary to current dogma on the role of these cells in parasitic infections. Nebi works with Prof. Judy Appleton in the Baker Institute for Animal Health, who is also a member of the Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology. (Apr. 2012)
Dr. Rod Dietert's recent webinar lecture for the Partnerships in Environmental Public Health and the 2010 general-audience book are discussed in the The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences newsletter. For more details, visit the web newsletter.