BMI Weekly News- June 1, 2021

BMI Weekly News                                                          

June 1, 2021 


 The June Faculty meeting will be held at 11:30am on Wednesday, June 2. A link will be emailed. 

 Reminder to the BMI Department to complete & return the faculty candidate evaluation form attached.  Your completed form can be sent to or  

Event This Week:  

• Immunology Focus Group Seminar: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm via Zoom 

Speaker: Sherry Kurtz, MS, Research Biologist, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

Title: “Genetically diverse DO mice are a novel model for tuberculosis vaccine development and for  

defining genetic loci associated with protection against M. tuberculosis” 

Hosted by: Jennifer Jacob, PhD, Oncology Department, Wayne State University 

Zoom Link: 

Meeting ID: 975 5038 2315 

Password: 358952 

This is the third of three BMI Faculty Candidates’ virtual seminar.  

• BMI Faculty Candidate Seminar: Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:00noon – 1:00pm via Zoom 

Speaker: James Daley, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Structural  

Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio  

Title: "BRCA1-BARD1 Promotes End Resection of DNA Double-strand Breaks." 

Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra   

Zoom Link:  

Meeting ID: 986 6413 1108 

Passcode: 768953 

**After the seminar BMI students and post docs will have an opportunity to meet with the speaker in the same 

Zoom session.      

Upcoming Events: 

• Dissertation Public Lecture Presentation for Degree of Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1:00PM 

Presented by: IMM student, Dustin Farr 

Title: “Characterization of the Immune Response to Vibrio Cholerae Infection in a Natural Host  


Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Withey  

Zoom Link: 

Meeting ID: 968 9694 8390 

Password: 806270 

• Please see the attached flyer and registration information for a free upcoming virtual symposium about Alzheimer’s disease, which will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Thanks to Immunology and Microbiology Emerita Professor Judith Whittum-Hudson for sharing. 

•  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:​ or  

Belle Isle official website:   

Coronavirus Info:   

•  Website:  

▫ Campus Health Center – The COVID-19 Vaccine: The COVID-19 Vaccine 

♦ Public Health Committee – Reminder the COVID-19 vaccine is available to ALL Faculty, Staff and Students. For appointment process click link: Six Step-by-step process for COVID-19 vaccination appointment   

♦ Campus Health Center announces available appointments for J&J vaccine. Employees and students can call now for vaccine appointment. Click link for five-step process.  

▫ Campus Health Center – Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Recent updates:   

▫ WS students, faculty and staff eligible for COVID-19 testing for no out-of-pocket charge: COVID-19 Testing 

▫ Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts     

▫ Warrior Safe Training:  

▫ Campus Daily Screener:  

▫ Medical Campus operations:  

▫ Campus screener/follow-up process:    

•  Domestic and International Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Travel During COVID-19 | CDC 

•  Complete SOM guidelines:     

•  COVID-19 SOM return guidelines pdf:  

Links (as embedded in items above): 

CHC announces available appointments for J&J vaccine:   

Public Health Committee – Reminder the COVID-19 vaccine is available to ALL Faculty, Staff and Students:   

From the Office of the President: Covid-19 vaccination anonymous survey:  

Campus Health Center – COVID-19 Vaccination  

•  Campus Health Center – Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine   

•  Domestic & International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic:  

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