Jim DeMartini will be retiring in January after 31 years of service to Colorado State University. Born and raised in California, Jim received his BS, DVM and PhD degrees from UC-Davis. He was recruited to CSU in the summer of 1974 and has been a Full Professor in the Department since 1985. A highly curious, creative and active researcher, Jim's career has touched many different areas of infectious disease and comparative pathology, including the immunopathogenesis of sheep retroviruses, pathogenesis of SARS virus infection, molecular and pathogenesis analysis of ovine herpesvirus 2 (the agent responsible for malignant catarrhal fever) and a study of East Coast Fever (theileriosis) in Nairobi Kenya. This work has led to the publication of over 100 papers in scientific journals. Jim has trained 36 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, many of which have gone on to develop highly successful careers of their own. He was given the UC Davis Alumni Achievement Award in 2001 in recognition of his outstanding career. An avid outdoorsman and gardener, Jim will find plenty to keep him busy in the Colorado countryside. Rumor has it that he's also an aspiring musician! Jim, your hard work, insatiable scientific curiosity, insightful mind and overall dedication will surely be missed. Best of luck in your retirement!
On Wednesday, November 30, Senator Wayne Allard, Alicia Dombrowski (NIH) and a cast of local shovel-wielding celebrities helped break ground on the $22 million Research Biocontainment Laboratory on the Foothills Campus. > > More
Micro Majors that will receive their B.S. Degree on December 17...
The Outstanding Student Award goes to... (to be announced Saturday 12/16)MIP Graduate Students that will receive their Ph.D. Degree on
MIP Faculty and Staff are proud of our graduates and wish them all the best for the future!
Effective January 1, 2006 Christine Olver will be the new Clinical Pathology Section Chief. Congratulations Christine!
Congratulations to Jen Troyer for receiving the Young Investigator Award to attend the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections to be held February 5-9, 2006.
In The News...
Kristy Pabilonia has been quoted in several recent news articles regarding the Avian Bird Flu. Click on the images below to read the articles.
Kimberly Keene completed her PhD Defense entitled, "RNA interference as an antiviral response in the mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti" Advisor: Dr. Carol Blair.
Ma Isabel Salazar-Sanchez completed her PhD Defense entitled, "Determinants of dengue virus type 2 infection in the mosquito Aedes aegypti" Advisor: Dr. Barry Beaty.
Wendy Sprague completed her PhD Defense entitled, "Dendritic cells and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection" Advisor: Dr. Edward Hoover.
MIP Publications Late November early December 2005
MIP Sponsors two Families for the Holidays
In this Holiday Season, we can look back on all we are grateful for and open our hearts to those who have been less fortunate. As we did last year, we have the opportunity to sponsor two local families struggling this year. One family, who will be sponsored by the Microbiology and AIDL facilities, consists of a mother, grandmother and two children. The other family who consists of a mother and two children, will be sponsored by the Pathology and Diagnostic Lab facilities. There are sign-up sheets at the Micro, AIDL, Path, & D-Lab Office's to make sure each child is covered. Be sure to bring the wrapped gifts to either office by Wednesday, December 21st!
Approximately 200 MIP'ers attended our annual 'social event of the year' at the Fort Collins Hilton on December 2nd. The dinner was great and the deserts delicious -- but the highlights of the evening were of course the good conversation and dancing! Check out the Party Pics!
Prion Pathobiologist candidate interviews;
Clinical Parasitologist candidate interviews;
The frigid weather in early December caused some uncomfortable temperatures both inside and outside our facilities. Erica Suchman in the photo above, was kind enough to model the standard office attire on December 6-8. It also took its toll on the Microbiology Building. On December 8, Emily Plampin came into the office concerned that a freezer was making a weird noise and leaking water in the Ellis lab. Upon inspection, it was discovered that a water pipe had burst and was spraying water behind the freezer at a rate of about five gallons every three minutes. The Micro staff sprang into action. While Emily Plampin, Mark Romero and Robert Sons created a bucket brigade to catch the water shooting from the wall, Paula Murray manned the mop until facilities was able to turn off the water.
University Offices will be closed December 26, 27 & 28, and January 2 & 16.
Here are this month's photos:
The future doorway from BRB into the Discovery suite.
The Media Prep space.
The Discovery suites Eastern hallway.
The 'box' that is being set by the crane is the generator for SARA.
Check out the late November Construction Photos.
Many thanks to Jerry Tews for the pictures and details!
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!
Vote which caption you think is best for this photo!
Check out the rest of the Thailand Photos.
New Grant Awards
Barbara Powers; "Classical Swine Fever Surveillance", USDA-APHIS.
MIP participated in this fall's Textbook order incentive program. The incentive program places credits in department accounts that can be used to buy office supplies. Accounts are credited $.95 for each text order turned in by the due date of October 15, 2005. MIP placed 25 Textbook Orders by the due date and therefore received a gift receipt totaling $27.31!
Click here for a rundown of some of MIP's accomplishments for 2005.
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