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Student Accomplishments

2018-2019

Awards and Fellowships

Program Award for Research Excellence in Microbiology: Abigail Armstrong

2018 Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Retreat, Best Student Poster: Rachel Neve

2018 Metabolism and Infectious Diseases Symposium, Student Travel Award: Rachel Neve

2018 RMB-ASM, Student Travel Scholarship: Frank Santoriello

2018 RMB-ASM (Fall), 1st Place PhD Best Poster: Norhan Alhajjar

2018 RMB-ASM (Fall), 1st Place PhD Best Oral Presentation: Frank Santoriello

2019 RMB-ASM (Spring), 1st Place PhD Best Oral Presentation: Frank Santoriello

2019 RMB-ASM (Spring), Award winner PhD Oral Presentation: Abigail Armstrong

2019 ASM Microbe, Student Travel Award: Rachel Neve

Thesis Defenses

Scott Seitz

-Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston University, laboratory of John H. Connor, Ph.D.

Publications

1. Pharmacologic Depletion of Microglia Increases Viral Load in the Brain and Enhances Mortality in Murine Models of Flavivirus-Induced Encephalitis. Seitz S, Clarke P, Tyler KL. J Virol. 2018 Jul 31;92(16). pii: e00525-18.

2. Antibiotic Lethality and Membrane Bioenergetics. Voskuil MI, Covey CR, Walter ND. Adv Microb Physiol. 2018;73:77-122.

3. Gut microbiota from high-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in gnotobiotic mice and in vitro HIV infection. Li SX, Sen S, Schneider JM, Xiong KN, Nusbacher NM, Moreno-Huizar N, Shaffer M, Armstrong AJS, Severs E, Kuhn K, Neff CP, McCarter M, Campbell T, Lozupone CA, Palmer BE. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr 4;15(4):e1007611.

4. An exploration of Prevotella-rich microbiomes in HIV and men who have sex with men. Armstrong AJS, Shaffer M, Nusbacher NM, Griesmer C, Fiorillo S, Schneider JM, Preston Neff C, Li SX, Fontenot AP, Campbell T, Palmer BE, Lozupone CA. Microbiome. 2018 Nov 5;6(1):198.

5. Repression of Nrf2/ARE regulated antioxidant genes and dysregulation of the cellular redox environment by the HIV Transactivator of Transcription. Simenauer A, Assefa B, Rios-Ochoa J, Geraci K, Hybertson B, Gao B, McCord J, Elajaili H, Nozik-Grayck E, Cota-Gomez A. Free Radic Biol Med. 2019 Jun 22;141:244-252.

6. SODB1 is essential for Leishmania major infection of macrophages and pathogenesis in mice. Davenport BJ, Martin CG, Beverley SM, Orlicky DJ, Vazquez-Torres A, Morrison TE. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Oct 29;12(10):e0006921.

7. Low diversity gut microbiota dysbiosis: drivers, functional implications and recovery. Kriss M, Hazleton KZ, Nusbacher NM, Martin CG, Lozupone CA. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2018 Aug;44:34-40.

8. Multidimensional analysis of Gammaherpesvirus RNA expression reveals unexpected heterogeneity of gene expression. Oko LM, Kimball AK, Kaspar RE, Knox AN, Coleman CB, Rochford R, Chang T, Alderete B, van Dyk LF, Clambey ET. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Jun 5;15(6):e1007849.

9. Commensal Staphylococci Influence Staphylococcus aureus Skin Colonization and Disease. Parlet CP, Brown MM, Horswill AR. Trends Microbiol. 2019 Jun;27(6):497-507.

10. Bacteriophage Resistance Alters Antibiotic-Mediated Intestinal Expansion of Enterococci. Chatterjee A, Johnson CN, Luong P, Hullahalli K, McBride SW, Schubert AM, Palmer KL, Carlson PE Jr, Duerkop BA. Infect Immun. 2019 May 21;87(6).

11. ation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress response impacts the NOD1 signaling pathway. Mendez JM, Kolora LD, Lemon JS, Dupree SL, Keestra-Gounder AM. Infect Immun. 2019 May 20

Presentations

Posters Presentations

1st Annual Front Range Microbiome Symposium: Abigail Armstrong

2018 Rocky Mountain Branch-ASM: Norhan Alhajjar

2018 Rocky Mountain Branch-ASM: Rachel Neve

2018 Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Retreat: Rachel Neve

Society for Investigative Dermatology 77th Annual Meeting: Morgan Brown

International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens: Morgan Brown

The 18th Rocky Mountain Virology Association Meeting: Sarah Stonedahl

2019 Rocky Mountain Branch-ASM: Haider Manzer

2019 Keystone Symposia-Host and Environment in IBD: Jonathan Mendez

2019 Gordon Research Conference-Salmonella Biology and Pathogenesis: Jonathan Mendez

2019 Keystone Symposia-Positive-Strand RNA Viruses (E2): Zoe O’Donoghue

2019 Colorado Biological Mass Spectrometry Society Meeting: Rachel Neve

2019 ASM Microbe: Frank Santoriello

2019 ASM Microbe: Rachel Neve

Oral Presentations

The 18th Rocky Mountain Virology Association Meeting: Jennifer Berger

The 18th Rocky Mountain Virology Association Meeting: Sarah Stonedahl

Simons Foundation – 3rd Workshop on Statistical and Algorithmic Challenges in Microbiome Data Analysis: Abigail Armstrong

2018 Rocky Mountain Branch-ASM: Haider Manzer

2018 Rocky Mountain Branch-ASM: Frank Santoriello

2018 Annual Colorado Immunology Conference: Sarah Born

2018 MPID Symposium: Sarah Born

2018 Metabolism and Infectious Diseases Symposium: Rachel Neve

2019 Rocky Mountain Branch-ASM: Frank Santoriello

2019 Rocky Mountain Branch ASM: Abigail Armstrong

2019 Rocky Mountain Branch ASM: Katie Arnolds

2019 Rocky Mountain Branch ASM: Rachel Neve

2019 ASM Microbe Rapid Fire Talk: Rachel Neve

Calvin College Biology Seminar: Abigail Armstrong

UC School of Medicine Research Symposium: Hadrian Sparks

Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology: Cydney Johnson

Comprehensive Exams Completed

Cydney Johnson

Norhan Alhajjar

Jonathan Mendez

Morgan Brown

Josh Frost

Brendan Monogue

Matthew Szucs

Monica Graham

New Thesis Laboratories

Haider Manzer – Kelly Doran

Hailey Kinsland – Vanessa Phelan

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