The Colorado State University Alumni Association and its affiliate student group, the Student Alumni Connection, every year recognizes outstanding Colorado State University educators with Best Teacher Awards. The teachers are nominated by students and selected by a committee comprised of members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. "The Best Teacher Awards program provides a unique opportunity for students to express their appreciation for those who have positively impacted their academic and personal lives," said Rebecca Lang, Student Alumni Connection President. MIP is proud to have three of its faculty nominated for a Best Teacher Award in 2005: RoxAnn Karkhoff-Schweizer, Ralph Smith, and Ian Orme. Congratulations on this recognition and thanks for all of your hard work towards to the MIP teaching mission.
Plans are moving forward on an expansion of the Bioenvironmental Research Building on the Foothills Campus. The next project is to build a Discovery Suite, which is a 3,200 square foot addition to the existing building. This Suite will consist of three laboratories and two animal holding rooms capable of BSL-3 isolation (click on image to view larger floorplan details), the same level of containment as is being conduced in the existing Bioenvironmental Research Building. The Discovery Suite is for scientists to conduct short-term projects that require BSL-3 conditions, and the Suite will be an integral part of the emerging complex of sophisticated research buildings being planned on the Foothills Campus.
Mark Zabel, has accepted the Prion Molecular Biologist faculty position and will begin on July 1, 2005. Mark is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Adriano Aguzzi's lab at the Neuropathology Institute, University Hospital of Zurich studying peripheral prion pathogenesis.
Faculty/Postdoc Fellow: Basic Sciences
Natalia Smirnova, received First Place for her poster entitled, "Comparison of Receptor use of Nondomestic Feline Lentiviruses vs Domestic Feline Immunodeficiency Virus"
Graduate Student Division
- Lance U'ren, received Second Place for his poster entitled, "Vaccination against Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs using a Novel Liposome-Nucleic Acid Vaccine"
- Keith Nelson, received First Place for his oral presentation entitled, "Effective treatment of Leishmania major infection by Nanodisk-bound Amphotericin B"
- Karen Moraes, received Second Place for her oral presentation entitled, "A 5' poly(A) tract in poxvirus late mRNAs inhibits mRNA decay in vitro through a novel interaction with Lsm proteins"
- Tshidi Tsibane, received First Place for her poster presentation entitled, "OvHV-2 positive PBMC subsets and viral loads in clinically and latently infected animals"
- Emily Plampin, received First Place for her oral presentation entitled, "Detection of Clostridium perfrigens alpha, beta and beta-2 toxins in foal feces"
Veterinary Student Division
- Kerry Sondgeroth, received Second Place for her poster presentation entitled, "Assessing Viral Exposure in Free-Ranging Ringtailed Lemurs"
- Laura Thompson, received First Place for her oral presentation entitled, "Clinical and Laboratory Investigation of Ehrlichia canis Infection"
was elected to the Council of the American Biological Safety Association for a 3 year term. Officers are elected by the members of the American Biological Safety Association, which is the international organization most highly recognized for Biosafety activities. The ABSA home page is http://www.absa.org, and the Officers home page is http://www.absa.org/abocouncil.html.
Scott Irwin was chosen as the CVMBS representative on the Graduate Student Council. As part of the Graduate Education Strategic Plan, CSU is reconstituting the Graduate Student Council as a potentially integral part of moving graduate education forward on campus. The new constitution, submitted to ASCSU, requires official representation from each of the eight academic colleges.
January/early February 2005
- White DM, Wilson WC, Blair CD, Beaty BJ. Studies on overwintering of bluetongue viruses in insects. J Gen Virol. 2005 Feb;86(Pt 2):453-62.
- Ledermann JP, Suchman EL, Black WC 4th, Carlson JO. Infection and pathogenicity of the mosquito densoviruses AeDNV, HeDNV, and APeDNV in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). J Econ Entomol. 2004 Dec;97(6):1828-35.
- Mullins MN, Lana SE, Dernell WS, Ogilvie GK, Withrow SJ, Ehrhart EJ. Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in canine appendicular osteosarcomas. J Vet Intern Med. 2004 Nov-Dec;18(6):859-65.
- Torres AN, Mathiason CK, Hoover EA. Re-examination of feline leukemia virus: host relationships using real-time PCR. Virology. 2005 Feb 5;332(1):272-83.
- Izzo A, Brandt L, Lasco T, Kipnis AP, Orme I. NIH pre-clinical screening program: overview and current status. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2005;85(1-2):25-8.
- Orme IM. Mouse and guinea pig models for testing new tuberculosis vaccines.
Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2005;85(1-2):13-7. Epub 2005 Jan 22.
- Prithiviraj B, Weir T, Bais HP, Schweizer HP, Vivanco JM. Plant models for animal pathogenesis. Cell Microbiol. 2005 Mar;7(3):315-24.
- Vilcek S, Ridpath JF, Van Campen H, Cavender JL, Warg J. Characterization of a novel pestivirus originating from a pronghorn antelope. Virus Res. 2005 Mar;108(1-2):187-93.
- Seal R, Temperley R, Wilusz J, Lightowlers RN, Chrzanowska-Lightowlers ZM. Serum-deprivation stimulates cap-binding by PARN at the expense of eIF4E, consistent with the observed decrease in mRNA stability. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 14;33(1):376-87.
To everyone that participated in the MIP 'Adopt a Family' program in December 2004, the Larimer County Department of Human Services thanks you. A big thanks to Nancy DuTeau for bringing this program to the MIP Department! Read the letter from Larimer County Human Services.
Recruiting season for the MS/PhD program for Fall '05 is in full swing!
On Friday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 25, there will be groups of about 7 prospective graduate students visiting the department. They will be wearing name tags so please welcome them; if they look lost, please give them some assistance!
ACID FAST is Back On Track with having the most participants enrolled in the Spring Semester Staying Alive Program! Remember to log your Minutes or your Steps on the
CSU Staying Alive Website.
The College Research Council 2005 Call for Proposals information is now
available on the following web page:
Proposal deadline is Friday, April 1, 2005.
- Scott Bernhardt, Feb 2
- Dean Crick, Feb 3
- Karen Dobos-Elder, Feb 4
- Lorene Martinez, Feb 8
- Barbara Powers, Feb 10
- Abraham Lincoln, Feb 12
- Karen Martinez de Moraes, Feb 14
- Mark Goshorn, Feb 16
- Maximiliano Lopez, Feb 17
- Gavin Ryan, Feb 19
- Gwyneth Eliason, Feb 22
- George Washington, Feb 22
- Marcia Boggs, Feb 23
- Aimee Janusz, Feb 23
- Jeffrey Doty, Feb 25
- Lori Phelan, Feb 25
||Lars Eisen, Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology
||Lori Phelan, Research Associate in DuTeau Lab, and Course Coordinator for Biology of Disease Vectors.
||William Schroeder, Research Associate in the Schenkel Lab.|
||Bao-lin Wang, Postdoc in the Orme Lab.|
Quote of the Month:
"If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."
--Dr. W.C. Heuper of the National Cancer Institute, as quoted in the New York Times on April 14, 1954.
January 16, 2005
Above is a photo of Carol Blair and Patrick Brennan after the Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon. Carol finished the 13.1 mile Half-Marathon in the time of 2 hours 25 minutes and 52 seconds, 4th among 42 women in her age group. Patrick finished the Marathon in 4 hours 11 minutes and 28 seconds, 7th of 35 men in his age group. The time qualified Patrick to run in the Boston Marathon on April 18th.
January Grant Awards
- Biology of Disease Vectors Course 2005
PI: Barry Beaty
Dates: December 2004-December 2005
Sponser: World Health Organization
- Development of New Furanyl Anti-tuberculosis Inhibitors
PI: Anne Lenaerts
Dates: January 2005-July 2005
Sponsor: University of Tennessee
- CD99 Signaling and CD99 Deficient Mice
PI: Alan Schenkel
Dates: December 2004-July 2005
Sponsor: Cornell University
Draft Dept Code; please review and send comments to Jeff by Feb 23.
New MIP Committee web pages are online at; www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/committees.htm
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