Jennifer Rowland and Kathryn Doornbos, both graduate students in Dr. Michael Niederweis’s lab, received 2013 Ireland Research Travel Scholarships.
Rowland’s award will help cover some of the travel expenses for her trip this summer to Durban, South Africa, where she will participate in a summer internship program at K-RITH (KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV).
Doornbos will be doing an 8-week collaboration with Wilbert Bitter at VU (Vrije Universiteit) this summer. Her award will help fund her travel expenses to the University in Amsterdam.
Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin (TNT) IdentifiedMicrobiology professor Dr. Michael Niederweis and colleagues identify the first known toxin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a pathogen that infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million.
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Barnum Nominated for 2015 Argus AwardMicrobiology professor, Dr. Scott Barnum, is one of three outstanding professors nominated by students from the UAB School of Medicine in the category of Best Educator in Fundamentals 2 for this year’s School of Medicine Argus Awards.
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León-Ruiz Receives Dean’s Excellence Award in Research
Microbiology assistant professor Beatriz León-Ruiz, Ph.D., has been named the junior faculty winner of the 2015 Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. This honor recognizes exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.Read more ...
Save the Date
Susan Roberts Dubay Endowed Lecture
September 1, 2015 - 2 p.m.
Speaker: Eric Hunter, Ph.D.
Volker Hall, Lecture Room B (1670 University Blvd.)
Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library, 4th Floor (1700 University Blvd.)
24th Annual Microbiology Research Retreat
November 13 - 15, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Flavius Martin, M.D.
Bertram M. Marx Lecture
March 15, 2016
Speaker: Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D.
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