BMI Weekly News

BMI Weekly News

September 9, 2019


â- The Theis lab (Kevin, Jonathan, Osama, Andrew, and Madison), in collaboration with Danielle Whittaker at Michigan State University, has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The paper, titled "Experimental evidence that symbiotic bacteria produce chemical cues in a songbird," is the first such experimental demonstration of this hypothesis using antibiotics combined with molecular, culture, and biochemical techniques. This was one of the first projects Jonathan worked on when he joined the lab -- he did the microbial culture work for the paper. Congratulations Jonathan!

â- Welcome to Dr. Shengyi (Iris) Sun, our new retreat faculty member (CMMG). She is an expert in ERAD and inflammation and we look forward to her seminar she will be giving December 17, 2019 for our department.


â- BMI Departmental Retreat will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:30am-3:00pm, Margherio - Mazurek Education Commons. The program will include 15-minute talks from each lab given by a student, chosen by PI of the lab. These talks should focus on a full review of all research being done in the lab. There will also be keynote speaker, a talk from Dr. Phil Pellett regarding research and poster presentations. Detailed agenda to follow.

â- A symposium on Emerging Concepts and Technologies in Virology will be held at the University of Michigan Thursday September 12. All are welcome. There is no charge for attendees. Program information is in the attached flyer, and you can register via this link.

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