"Cha-Ching!" - NIH has awarded 40 Million to CSU to establish a Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases research and training. Check out the CSU Online News Story. Here are some additional details...
Numerous major news outlets carried the Associated Press story which focused specifically on CSU and how the grant recognizes the University as having world-class expertise in infectious disease and biosecurity research. View the list of Major News Outlets.
The Award brings with it several new Job Opportunities.
Congratulations and Thank You to the Folks Who Made the RCE Happen!
RCE Project Awards.
On May 13, Nancy DuTeau received recognition from the University Honors Program at this year's Honors Luncheon. She received the Jack and June Richardson Scholar Honors Thesis Mentor Award.
Julie Inamine was nominated for the 2005 Outstanding Honors Academic Advisor Award. The award is a student-nominated, student-selected award given to an academic advisor who demonstrates excellent advising and a commitment to mentoring students in ways that have made a significant impact on their lives. Julie was among 10 CSU faculty nominated.
Doreene Hyatt received an International Professorship Award from the Amercian Society for Microbiology.
Monday, June 6, the Larmier County Courthouse office building was shut down for several hours for fear a white powder found on the clothing of a Dept of Motor Vehicle employee was Anthrax. Initial field tests of the powder were inconclusive, however further tests done by the CSU VTH Diagnostic Laboratory definitively showed no anthrax spores were found. Read more about the situation.
MIP Publications Late May/Early June 2005
- Strayer DS, Akkina R, Bunnell BA, Dropulic B, Planelles V, Pomerantz RJ, Rossi JJ, Zaia JA. Current status of gene therapy strategies to treat HIV/AIDS. Mol Ther. 2005 Jun;11(6):823-42.
- Perry JA, Olver CS, Burnett RC, Avery AC. Cutting edge: the acquisition of TLR tolerance during malaria infection impacts T cell activation. J Immunol. 2005 May 15;174(10):5921-5.
- Junqueira-Kipnis AP, Kipnis A, Henao Tamayo M, Harton M, Gonzalez Juarrero M, Basaraba RJ, Orme IM. Interleukin-10 production by lung macrophages in CBA xid mutant mice infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Immunology. 2005 Jun;115(2):246-52.
- Gorrochotegui-Escalante N, Lozano-Fuentes S, Bennett KE, Molina-Cruz A, Beaty BJ, Blackiv WC. Association mapping of segregating sites in the early trypsin gene and susceptibility to dengue-2 virus in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2005 Jul;35(7):771-88.
- Root JJ, Hall JS, McLean RG, Marlenee NL, Beaty BJ, Gansowski J, Clark L. Serologic Evidence of Exposure of Wild Mammals to Flaviviruses in the Central and Eastern United States.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 May;72(5):622-630.
- Gibbs SE, Hoffman DM, Stark LM, Marlenee NL, Blitvich BJ, Beaty BJ, Stallknecht DE. Persistence of Antibodies to West Nile Virus in Naturally Infected Rock Pigeons (Columba livia). Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2005 May;12(5):665-7.
- Sable SB, Kumar R, Kalra M, Verma I, Khuller GK, Dobos K, Belisle JT. Peripheral Blood and Pleural Fluid Mononuclear Cell Responses to Low-Molecular-Mass Secretory Polypeptides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Human Models of Immunity to Tuberculosis. Infect Immun. 2005 Jun;73(6):3547-58.
- Monot M, Honore N, Garnier T, Araoz R, Coppee JY, Lacroix C, Sow S, Spencer JS, Truman RW, Williams DL, Gelber R, Virmond M, Flageul B, Cho SN, Ji B, Paniz-Mondolfi A, Convit J, Young S, Fine PE, Rasolofo V, Brennan PJ, Cole ST. On the origin of leprosy. Science. 2005 May 13;308(5724):1040-2.
- Choi KH, Gaynor JB, White KG, Lopez C, Bosio CM, Karkhoff-Schweizer RR, Schweizer HP. A Tn7-based broad-range bacterial cloning and expression system. Nat Methods. 2005 Jun;2(6):443-8.
- Calisher, CH Persistent emergence of dengue. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 May;11(5):738-9.
- Krzywinska E, Bhatnagar S, Sweet L, Chatterjee D, Schorey JS. Mycobacterium avium 104 deleted of the methyltransferase D gene by allelic replacement lacks serotype-specific glycopeptidolipids and shows attenuated virulence in mice. Mol Microbiol. 2005 Jun;56(5):1262-73.
- Hoffman A, Blocker T, Dubielzig R, Ehrhart EJ. Feline periocular peripheral nerve sheath tumor: a case series. Vet Ophthalmol. 2005 May-Jun;8(3):153-8.
- Burkhard MJ, Hoover EA. IgG from acutely infected cats blocks mucosal feline immunodeficiency virus infection. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2005 Jun 15;106(1-2):87-95.
- Lenaerts AJ, Gruppo V, Marietta KS, Johnson CM, Driscoll DK, Tompkins NM, Rose JD, Reynolds RC, Orme IM. Preclinical testing of the nitroimidazopyran PA-824 for activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a series of in vitro and in vivo models. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jun;49(6):2294-301.
- Skeiky YA, Alderson MR, Ovendale PJ, Lobet Y, Dalemans W, Orme IM, Reed SG, Campos-Neto A. Protection of mice and guinea pigs against tuberculosis induced by immunization with a single Mycobacterium tuberculosis recombinant antigen, MTB41. Vaccine. 2005 Jun 10;23(30):3937-45.
- Choi KH, Schweizer HP. An improved method for rapid generation of unmarked Pseudomonas aeruginosa deletion mutants. BMC Microbiol. 2005 May 23;5(1):30
- Lyons ET, Delong RL, Spraker TR, Melin SR, Laake JL, Tolliver SC. Seasonal prevalence and intensity of hookworms (Uncinaria spp.) in California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) pups born in 2002 on San Miguel Island, California. Parasitol Res. 2005 May;96(2):127-32
- Zaks KL, Tan EO, Thrall MA. Heinz body anemia in a dog that had been sprayed with skunk musk. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 May 1;226(9):1516-8, 1500.
The 16th Annual Biology of Disease Vectors Course is being held at the Center for Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, from June 12-25, 2005. Students and faculty from different countries around the world participate, including Carol Blair, Bill Black, Barry Beaty, Nancy DuTeau, and Kim Keene from MIP. The majority of the PhD students are from 3rd World countries. The course is sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).
Faculty, Staff and Students from MIP, CVMBS, and CSU gathered in the Glover Gallery on Friday, June 10, to wish Steve well in his retirement and thank him for his 28 years of service.
Come on MRL...Get Over it!
On May 31, members of the MRL took part in a Ropes/Challenge Course at CSU. The experience was designed to build team skills by requiring participation from all attendants, as well as building leadership skills and allowing colleagues to participate in a challenging, off-site experience. Over 30 members of the MRL actively participated in the course, with many additional members present to cheer on their peers. The day was concluded with a potluck BBQ at Edora Park. Photo Gallery
The RCE Celebration Party was held on June 3 in Microbiology Room B120. Despite having to move the party inside because of thunderstorms, everyone who attended the party enjoyed the good food, drink, and time to socialize with coworkers. Check out the Party Pictures.
ACID FAST #1 AGAIN!
MIP took the Department lead again during the spring season with the most number of participants at 47!
The top MIP finalists who succeeded in exercising more than 8,000 steps/minutes were:
- Victoria Jones; 649,145 steps
- Bob Ellis; 494,570 steps
- Jennifer Troyer; 494,101 steps
- Esta Saffer; 445,257 steps
- Christine Olver; 442,346 steps
- Lance U'Ren; 305,098 steps
- Gary Mason; 208,219 steps
- Debra Kamstock; 103,772 steps
- James DeMartini; 8,105 minutes
- Ayush Kumar, June 1
- John Wydallis, June 1
- Daniel Konet, June 4
- Joseph Piper, June 6
- Kim Keene, June 7
- Thomas Keene, June 7
- Richard Titus, June 8
- Mary Sanders, June 9
- Atisaya Vimuktanon, June 9
- Michael Scherman, June 10
- Heather Blair, June 11
- Jennifer Mahaffey, June 11
- Brian Foy, June 12
- Paul Kaufmann, June 12
- Katy Bosio, June 13
- Hataichanok Scherman, June 13
- Ramesh Akkina, June 15
- Sriram Bandi, June 15
- Mark Romero, June 19
- Crystal Shanley, June 19
- John Spencer, June 20
- Rodman Tompkins, June 20
- Keith Nelson, June 24
- Matthew Williams, June 27
- Bob Ellis, June 28
- William Schroeder, June 28
Quote of the Month:
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing"
~ Andrew Carnegie
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- Jim Linden's lawyer didn't think he got a fair deal in this police line-up.
- Capping off another great academic year!
- 'Attired' faculty looking forward to summer break.
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New Grant Awards
Anne Avery, "Measurement of Acute Phase Reactants as a Diagnostic Tool in Shar-Pei Fever", Canine Health Foundation, Inc.
Sandra Quackenbush, "Regulation of Walleye Dermal Sarcoma Viral Gene Expression", American Cancer Society, Inc.
Richard Titus, "A Novel Recombinant Yeast Vaccine against Leishmania", MycoLogics
Richard Titus, "Anthropod Vector-based Vaccines for Leishmaniasis", HHS-NIH-NIAID-Allergy & Infect Diseases.
Jeffrey Wilusz, "Virus-Mosquito mRNA Stability", HHS-NIH-NIAID-Allergy & Infect Diseases.
RCE Party 4-8pm
Benjamin Retirement Party 3-5pm
Univ Offices Closed
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