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Updates from the 2024 Woods Hole MA Immunoparasitology Conference…

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IFI celebrates T32 Awardees

The IFI celebrated the new Immunology T32 recipients with a reception on Wednesday, August 30th. Congratulations to Zena Del Mundo, Shannon Geels, Karl Liboro, Zach Wagoner and Hannah Debray (Immunology Fellowship Recipient). Please click read more to see photos from the event.

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Please join us in congratulating Alex Moshensky on his newly funded F31

Congratulations to Alex Moshensky (Marangoni Lab) on his newly funded F31 through NIAMS! His project “Disentangling the Epidermal Immune Crosstalk in Inflammatory Skin Disease” looks at excessive neutrophil recruitment due to a skin-specific knockout of OVOL1 in response to damage to the skin. This is a collaborative effort with Dr. Xing Dai.

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Please join us in congratulating Serena Abbondante on her newly published paper

Immunity to pathogenic fungi in the eye

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New Research Sheds Light on a Protein that Shapes the T Cell Response to Viral Infections

A recent study published in the Journal of Virology by a team from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry that includes Assistant Professor Roberto Tinoco, graduate student Julia DeRogatis and co-authors from the Tinoco lab, and Assistant Professor Dequina Nicholas has revealed a new discovery about how T cells respond to viral infections. The…

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Please join us in congratulating the Immunology Fair oral and poster competition prize winners!

Oral Presentation:
First Place – Boyoung Shin (Rothenberg Lab Caltech)
Second Place – Emily Neubert (Tinoco Lab UCI)
Third Place – Adiza Abass (Heung Lab Cedars-Sinai)
Poster Presentation:
First Place – Shannon Geels (Marangoni Lab UCI)
Second Place – Zach Wagoner (Wagar Lab UCI)
Third Place – Jake Coast/Cristina Velasquez (Jameson Lab CSUSM)

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Phil Felgner named Fellow by National Academy of Inventors

Phil Felgner, Professor in Residence, Physiology and Biophysics, is being honored for a series of discoveries based on biophysics principles and the structure and hydrodynamic properties of bilayer membranes.

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Please join us in Congratulating Alex Moshensky!

Congratulations to Alex Moshensky (Marangoni lab) on being awarded a T32 training grant slot from the Skin Diseases Research Center.

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Please join us in congratulating UCI Professor Philip Felgner who is a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Robert Koch Prize. This award is in recognition of Dr. Felgner’s groundbreaking research on the development of mRNA vaccines.

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Please Congratulate Rachel Sousa on her National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Rachel won a Graduate Research Fellowship sponsored by the National Science Foundation, a major nationwide academic achievement. Her proposal is entitled “The development of a spatiotemporal mathematical model of tumor-immune dynamics to investigate the mechanisms of tumor escape and control” and is one of only six project in Mathematical Biology funded this year in the US. Rachel…

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