January 2021 News
Rob Unckless (assistant professor) was named an Associate Editor for the journal Evolution.
Berl Oakley (professor) has been appointed a Review Editor for Frontiers in Fungal Biology.
Zoe Dimond (PhD recipient, Hefty lab) successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Genome-wide Investigation into Chlamydial Factors Important in Host-Specific Pathogenesis” on Nov. 10, 2020. She has begun her post-doctoral position at the National Institutes of Health-Rocky Mountain Laboratories with Ted Hackstadt.
Thelma Chiremba (PhD recipient, Neufeld lab) successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Functional Characterization of Musashi1 in Mouse Postnatal Development and Intestinal Homeostasis” on December 10, 2020. In January, Thelma begins a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in the laboratory of Ron Yu.
Shivani JM (MS recipient, M Azuma lab) successfully defended her MS thesis on December 16, 2020.
Kade Townsend (undergraduate, Chandler lab) has been awarded a McNair Scholarship. Kade is a sophomore microbiology major.