BMI Weekly News- July 19, 2021

BMI Weekly News                                                          

July 19, 2021 


• Congratulations to Aliza Fatema, from the He lab, for successfully defending her MS thesis in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, "Mechanism of P2X7R mediated NLRP3 inflammasome activation."

• The ChemiDoc imaging system has been installed in the shared equipment room 7241 and is fully operational. A training session has been scheduled for Monday 7/26 at 10 am. Please contact Nathan Kelley if you are interested in attending so he may coordinate with the training technician. 

Event This Week:  

• No events scheduled for this week. 

Upcoming Events: 

Dissertation Notice of Public Lecture Presentation for the degree of Master of Science in Immunology and Microbiology: IMM Student, Emma Graffice, presents “Identifying and Isolating Microbes Commonly Associated with Microbial Invasion of the Amniotic Cavity”., Tuesday, July 27, 2-4 PM. 

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Theis  

Zoom link:  Meeting ID: 936 0992 1623 

Passcode: 020211  

• The BMI Department Picnic is Friday, August 27th (the Friday before classes start). It will be at Belle Isle  

Park, Shelter 12, the same large shelter that was used for the 2019 picnic.  Any questions or concerns contact Jillian Green or Taylor Vensko More details to come as we get closer to the event.  

  ♥ For some Belle Isle history:​  

  ♥ Belle Isle official website:    

• BMI Retreat is Friday, September 24th, ̴ 8:00am-5:00pm.  More details to come closer to the date. 

Return to Campus:   

• For Latest Updates and InformationWarrior Safe is Warrior Strong - School of Medicine - Wayne State University 

• StudentsStudents - School of Medicine - Wayne State University  

◦ August 17, 2020 – From Office of Student Affairs:  

Coronavirus updates - School of Medicine - Wayne State University 

• Employees

◦ Faculty & Staff Training Support Human Resources Link 

• Everyone must complete the Campus Daily Screener Campus Daily Screener - Wayne State University  

before coming to campus. All visitors and guests must complete the Guest Campus Screener Guest Campus Screener - Wayne State University.  

◦ Masks are not required indoors for fully vaccinated individuals. Masks are not required outdoors for any  


◦ Outdoor gatherings are welcome and encouraged with no size limitations. Masks are not required for  

outdoor gatherings. 

◦ Large indoor gatherings (more than 30 people) require the consent of the Public Health Committee.  

Please have a contingency plan for inclement weather; gatherings will not be permitted to move indoors. 

• Message from SOM Vice Dean Thane Peterson (7/1/2021) – Return to campus:  

Coronavirus updates - School of Medicine - Wayne State University 

• Campus Health Center (CHC) – The COVID-19 Vaccine:  

The COVID-19 Vaccine - Campus Health Center ( 

• Information on the COVID-19 VaccinesVaccines for COVID-19 | CDC 

• To schedule a vaccine appointment, click on link:  

Links (as embedded in items above): 

Return to Campus – Faculty & Staff Training Support: 

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