TB Research Group Receives $25 Million NIH Contract. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a research team at the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences a seven-year Vaccine Testing and Research Materials contract totaling $25,167,768 to support tuberculosis research. The contract is a renewal of an existing NIH contract initially awarded in 1992 and renewed in 1997.
Trick or Retreat! No tricks, just retreats happening around MIP this month. On September 23rd MIP held its annual retreat at the University Park Holiday Inn. Following opening remarks in which Dr. Perryman thanked the Department for all of its hard work and successes of the recent year, the Program largely focused on three topics- the setting of MIP budget and goals for the year, the current state and challenges ahead for the MIP service mission, and an in depth discussion of issues pertaining to our educational mission.
Programmatic Initiatives "R" Us
September was a busy month for MIP grant writers as we played a major role in four applications outlining large programmatic initiatives. These applications represent MIP efforts to take advantage of a variety of funding mechanisms to develop the department's vision to firmly establish itself as a world leader in infectious disease research. More >>
MIP Committee Election Results:
(3 year terms)
- Hana Van Campen
- Paul Avery
Promotion and Tenure Committee
(3 year term)
- William Black
- Julia Inamine
Undergraduate Education Committee
(3 year term)
Graduate Education Committee
(3 year term)
$650,000 D-Liteful Dollars
In late August, National Veterinary Services Laboratory sent an Email to the
CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CSU-VDL) indicating that the 2004
Agriculture Appropriations Bill from Congress had the following wording - "The
conference agreement provides an increase for veterinary diagnostics of which
$650,000 is to update equipment needed to test certain animals samples in
Colorado." USDA was unsure what this vague language meant, but quickly
assumed it must mean that the equipment was for CSU-VDL.
September/early October 2004
- Kraft SL, Dailey D, Kovach M, Stasiak KL, Bennett J, McFarland CT, McMurray DN, Izzo AA, Orme IM, Basaraba RJ. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pulmonary Lesions in Guinea Pigs Infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infect Immun. 2004 Oct;72(10):5963-71.
- Molina-Cruz A, de Merida AM, Mills K, Rodriguez F, Schoua C, Yurrita MM, Molina E, Palmieri M, Black WC 4th. Gene flow among Anopheles albimanus populations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean assessed by microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Sep;71(3):350-9.
- Torrelles JB, Khoo KH, Sieling PA, Modlin RL, Zhang N, Marques AM, Treumann A, Rithner CD, Brennan PJ, Chatterjee D. Truncated Structural Variants of Lipoarabinomannan in Mycobacterium leprae and an Ethambutol-resistant Strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Biol Chem. 2004 Sep 24;279(39):41227-39
- Saleh SM, Poidinger M, Mackenzie JS, Broom AK, Lindsay MD, Russell RC, Cloonan MJ, Calisher CH, Burgess GW, Hall RA. Antigenic and genetic typing of Whataroa viruses in Australia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Sep;71(3):262-7.
- Stokking LB, Ehrhart EJ, Lichtensteiger CA, Campbell KL. Pigmented epidermal plaques in three dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2004 Sep-Oct;40(5):411-7.
- Tangallapally RP, Yendapally R, Lee RE, Hevener K, Jones VC, Lenaerts AJ, McNeil MR, Wang Y, Franzblau S, Lee RE. Synthesis and Evaluation of Nitrofuranylamides as Novel Antituberculosis Agents. J Med Chem. 2004 Oct 7;47(21):5276-5283.
- Boshoff HI, Myers TG, Copp BR, McNeil MR, Wilson MA, Barry CE 3rd. The transcriptional responses of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to inhibitors of metabolism: novel insights into drug mechanisms of action. J Biol Chem. 2004 Sep 17;279(38):40174-84.
- Liptak JM, Dernell WS, Lascelles BD, Larue SM, Jameson VJ, Powers BE, Huber DJ, Withrow SJ. Intraoperative extracorporeal irradiation for limb sparing in 13 dogs.
Vet Surg. 2004 Sep-Oct;33(5):446-56.
- Schweizer. H.P. 2004. Fatty acid biosynthesis and biologically significant acyl transfer reactions in pseudomonads. The Pseudomonads, Vol. III. Biosynthesis of macromolecules and molecular metabolism. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 83-109.
- Schweizer. H.P. and V. de Lorenzo. 2004. Molecular tools for genetic analysis of pseudomonads. The Pseudomonads, Vol. I. Genomics, life style and molecular architecture. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 317-350.
- Aguzzi A, Sigurdson CJ. Antiprion immunotherapy: to suppress or to stimulate?
Nat Rev Immunol. 2004 Sep;4(9):725-36.
- Tonui WK, Mejia JS, Hochberg L, Mbow ML, Ryan JR, Chan AS, Martin SK, Titus RG.
Immunization with Leishmania major Exogenous Antigens Protects Susceptible BALB/c Mice against Challenge Infection with L. major. Infect Immun. 2004 Oct;72(10):5654-61.
- Wilusz CJ, Wilusz J. Bringing the role of mRNA decay in the control of gene expression into focus. Trends Genet. 2004 Oct;20(10):491-7.
The MIP Department acknowledges our newest diplomates who recently passed the American College of Veterinary Pathology board certification examinations;
Certified in Anatomic Pathology
Certified in Clinical Pathology
- Debra Kamstock
- Oliver Turner
- Jeremy Johnson
- Linda Vap
- Karen Zaks
Service Milestones Reception
Date: Friday, Oct 15
Place: 103 Pathology
Please join the department in recognizing the dedicated service to CSU from the individuals listed below:
** 10 years **
- Anne Avery, Asst Professor
- Paul Avery, Asst Professor
- Jenny Harding, Admin Asst
- Peter Justice, Coordinator
- Duane Lassen, Professor
- Christine Olver, Asst Professor
- Richard Titus, Prof
** 15 years **
- Julia Inamine, Professor
- Lisa McCann, Program Asst
- Kenneth Olson, Professor
** 20 years **
- Jonathan Carlson, Professor
- Valerie Romero, Office Manager
** 30 years **
- James DeMartini, Professor
** 35 years **
- Robert Norrdin, Professor
2004 Glover Gallery Honorees
- John T. Belisle
- Daniel H. Gould
- Erica L. Suchman
The George H. Glover Gallery was established as a focal point to recognize individuals who have been instrumental in the progress of the College. Displays have been designed to honor Past Distinguished College Faculty and Alumni, Honor Alumni, and Contemporary Distinguished Faculty and Alumni
The search for a new Clinical Pathologist has begun.
The search committee has received a formal charge from Jeff and position advertisements will be published by the end of November/first of December.
MIP is participating this fall in the University Staying Alive Program under the team name "ACID FAST". There are 27 departments across campus participating and MIP has the highest number of participants totaling 51!! The program lasts for 10 weeks, with October 16 marking the end of the 4th week. Keep Staying Alive Acid Fast!
The MIP Softball Team, "Infectious",
finished it's season with a record of 1-2. The last game was lost by one run in the last inning. The star of the game was Gopinath Palanisamy, a first year graduate student working under Orme and Basaraba. Gopinath has never played softball before, however he made many outs during the last game (including a fabulous catch in the 6th Inning) and 2 base hits!
Happy October Birthdays!
- Mary Hile, Oct 2
- Robert Norrdin, Oct 2
- Christine Johnson, Oct 4
- Erik Powers, Oct 4
- Karen Dobos-Elder, Oct 8
- Valerie Romero, Oct 9
- Nicole Marlenee, Oct 16
- Lesley Jones, Oct 17
- Wendy Sprague, Oct 19
- Sebabrata Mahapatra, Oct 20
- Hana Van Campen, Oct 20
- Duane Lassen, Oct 23
- Christine Ritter, Oct 24
- Victoria Jones, Oct 26
- Sandra Quackenbush, Oct 27
- Julia Inamine, Oct 28
- Jeffrey Wilusz, Oct 29
- Dennis Pierro, Oct 31
Welcome New Employees!
||Juan Camilo Beltran Alzate,
Visiting Scientist in Vissa Lab
Postdoc in Brennan Lab
Postdoc in McNeil Lab
|Ayush Kumar, |
Postdoc in Schweizer Lab
Research Associate in Orme and Basaraba Lab
Postdoc in Akkina Lab
Good Luck Andy!
MIP's very own Accounting Technician, Andy Reid, will be participating in the 22nd Athens Classic Marathon in Athens, Greece on November 7th. If you see Andy before he leaves be sure to wish him well!
Quote of the Month:
"There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something."
by Thomas Alva Edison
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