Dr. Jim Linden will be retiring in December after 30 years of exemplary service to CSU and an overall outstanding career. Jim was Greeley born and raised and received his BS from Colorado State in 1964, the same year some kid named Cassius Clay knocked out Sonny Liston and Jack Corey set the CSU record for most punts (14) in a football game. He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology from Iowa State. Following postdoctoral training, Jim spent several years in industry - working at the Great Western Sugar Company and Coors - before returning to academia (and CSU) for good in 1977. Jim moved up through the ranks and was promoted to full Professor of Microbiology and Chemical Engineering in 1997. Through his interests in Industrial Microbiology, Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, Jim brought a unique perspective and expertise to the department. He published over 75 peer reviewed articles on topics ranging from the liquid chromatography of saccharides, taxol production and innumerous aspects of fermentation. In many regards, his expertise will be sorely missed, particularly as the department continues to stress aspects of translational research and product development. We will also truly miss his calm demeanor, clever conversation and camaraderie. The entire MIP and CE communities wish Jim a happy retirement and thanks for 30 years of hard work!
Befitting his outstanding contributions to CSU over his career, we are also pleased to announce that Jim Linden has been awarded Emeritus Faculty Status by the Colorado Board of Governors
A reception to honor, thank and wish Jim well in his retirement will be held on:
Monday, December 3
Put away your microscopes and turn off the light in the necropsy suite! The groundbreaking ceremony for the Diagnostic Medicine Center will be Friday, December 7 (the day that will live in infamy) at 9:00am in ACC Room 118-120 of the James L. Voss VTH.
Kudos to Jamie Bush for receiving the AAVLD/ACVP Pathology Graduate Student/Resident Travel Award for Best Presentation entitled "Equine Giant Cell Tumor of Soft Parts: A Case Series of 21 Horses."
Jessica McPhaul, a senior microbiology major, was one of four CSU students selected this year for a prestigious 2007 Legacy Scholarship by the Alumni Association. In addition to her studies, Jessica also finds time to volunteer at the No Co Medical Center and work with special needs children. She's also known to kick back once in a while with a box of Milk Duds and a glass of chocolate milk. Congratulations Jessica on an outstanding college career and your impressive achievements!
Dr. Michelle Dennis presented her final PhD defense on Wednesday, November 7 entitled, "Surveillance and diagnosis of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in the United States". Her advisor is Mo Salman.
Mark Sartain presented his final PhD defense on Thursday, October 25 entitled, "Evaluation and Characterization of Tuberculosis Serodiagnostic Biomarkers". His advisor is John Belisle.
Mam Scherman presented her final PhD defense on Tuesday, October 30 entitled, "Novel mannysyltransferase involved in PIM and LAM biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis". Her advisor is Patrick Brennan.
In the News...
Good Job Microbiology Facility People!
MIP Publications Late October - early November 2007
.cause microbiologists, immunologists and pathologists don't live by just science alone.
CSU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni joined the MIP Department in the Glover Gallery on Friday, November 9, to wish Dan Gould well in his retirement and thank him for his 27 years of service. Check out the Photo Gallery.
In addition, Dan Gould has been given Emeritus Status by the Colorado Board of Governors. Congratulations Dan!
The MIP Department was joined by Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni from across Campus on Thursday, October 18, to recognize Linda Jones and her 25 years of service to CSU. Check out the Photo Gallery.
Cancer Supercluster Retreat
On November 9th, cancer researchers from CSU and around the state crammed into the Cherokee Park Ballroom for the 2007 NeoTREX/Cancer Supercluster Retreat. MIP was well-represented at the retreat, with oral presentations by Drs. Quackenbush, Dow, Avery and Wilusz. The goals of the event were to kick off the Supercluster, initiate discussions concerning new ideas and forge new collaborations for translational research endeavors into the detection, treatment and prevention of cancer. All indications are that the retreat was an unqualified success. Be sure to check out the Cancer Supercluster Website for more information on cancer research across our campus along with a recent call for grant proposals to be funded by the Supercluster.
If you are interested in mentoring a student in your lab for Spring 2008, please contact Susan Deines
Congratulations to the Jerry Tews Family for their newest addition, Sidney Rose. Sidney joined the family on November 2 as a healthy 7lbs 12oz, 21 inch long baby girl.
Please note: FAS will close for ALL Data entry on JANUARY 4, 2008 at 5PM!! You will NOT be able to access FAS after this date as you have been able to in previous years!
Be sure to check your emails for upcoming abstract submission deadlines and the exact meeting date/times.
Colorado Combined Campaign packets will be distributed on October 15 and the drive will run through November 16. Please reflect on the impact your contribution makes and consider donating again this year.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
~Thomas Alva Edison
The Microbiology Building was creepier than usual on October 31.
In October the Colorado Rockies brought the World Series to Denver, Colorado. Many MIP'ers were fortunate enough to attend one or both of the games played at Coors Field. Check out some photos from the history-making event!
Congratulations to Kevin and Erica who entered into wedded bliss on October 13th. Within only a few weeks, however, Kevin started to mutate.
New Grant Awards
Alexander Franz, "RNAi as a Modulator of Arbovirus Vector Competence in Aedes aegypti", NIAID
Notice that it takes MIP to make a Pilgrim out of a mixed-up girl
(Get it??? Allright, it's not the wittiest thing to ever appear in the MIPnews, but with the Hollywood writer's strike, it's the best we could do). Have a great H5N1-free Fowl..
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