Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
I am Lisa Anaya, the new Office Manager for the IDA and AIDL facilities at the Foothills Campus. I have been employed with CSU for almost 12 years, beginning with a stint as an Admin Asst I in Equine Sciences in Dec 1996. I am grateful for having begun there as it was a great training ground in the complexity of production, processes and procedures within higher education. I left Equine Sciences as an Accounting Tech II in 2000, transferring to the Dean's Office in the Foothills Campus Research Support Center as an Acct Tech III. Linda Pundt and I worked together for 6 years in the basement of what's now IDA managing grants for the Foothills operations of multiple CVMBS departments. I joined the MIP staff in March 2007.
I have 2 children (18, 15) and 2 cats (3). I have 5 brothers, am the only girl and the baby of the family. I am a CHSAA/CVOA certified volleyball official and enjoy traveling. I'm also a blackjack player - so it's good to be in a Department where everyone is playing with a full deck.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Torres has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the department effective August 15. Her primary responsibilities include teaching microbiology coursework within the professional veterinary medicine curriculum and training of post-DVM residents within the microbiology residency program. Andy received her DVM from CSU in 1998. She worked in private practice until returning to CSU in 2000 when she entered the combined microbiology residency/PhD program. Her thesis work with mentor Ed Hoover focused on the examination of the pathogenesis of feline leukemia virus infection. Andy received her PhD and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in 2007. Andy and her husband Matt live in Lyons with their two daughters Maya and Emma. Welcome aboard Andy!
Meet the New HR Coordinator, Bev Meyer
Hi, I'm Beverly Meyer and I'm looking forward to assisting you in fulfilling your HR needs. My experience at Colorado State University for the past 28 years includes 9 years of Contract and Grants accounting and the last 18 years as Business Manager in Athletics.
I'm a native of Fort Collins, CO and grew up on a dairy farm on the east side of town. My husband Allan works for Poudre Valley Coop. Our family includes 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. Ron and his wife Shannon live in Freeland, MI with our two granddaughters Ashlyn (5) and Brianna (2). Brent and our grandson Brock (3) live in Wellington. Bradley is attending Front Range Community College in Fort Collins majoring in Horticulture.
My favorite pastime is spending time with my family (especially the grandchildren), working in the yard, and quilting.
Congratulations to the following MIP students who won awards for their presentations at the joint meeting of the Rocky Mountain ASM Branch / Virology Club meeting that took place October 5-7 in Pingree Park:
We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Rocky Mountain Branch of the ASM for their support of this meeting, particularly in terms of providing numerous student travel awards.
Undergraduates Natalia Reim and Peter Garza, both Micro Majors, will be presenting at the 2008 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Orlando Florida on November 7th. In addition, Natalia received an ABRCMS Travel Award which will fund her attendance at the meeting. Congratulations to both Natalia and Peter on these achievements!
On October 6th and 7th, the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research took place in Bozeman Montana. 80 attendees enjoyed an invigorating series of talks and posters, along with a keynote address by Dr. Albert Churilla, chief of the Medical Science and Technology Division of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the DoD. Some of the many highlights of the meeting included impressive talks on:
On the non-science front, several late night patrons of the hotel bar/restaurant were very disappointed that they did not win the drawing for a free trip from Bozeman to Denver for a Broncos Game. However they were left sitting with their mouths open at the site of Dr. Schweizer absorbing ~2.5 pints of Fat Tire in a split second. Instead of it going straight to his head as you might expect, much of it went straight to his right shoe…..
MIP Publications Late September - Early October 2008
John Spencer does the Can-Can-Can-Can-Can-Can-Can-Ca.....
Thanks to all members of the MIP family who participated in the recent "Cans Around the Oval" Food Drive. We would especially like to recognize Dr. John Spencer for donating ~400 pounds of canned foods this year. So if you were wondering why there were no Raman Noodles or Mac and Cheese on the shelves at King Soopers this weekend..
ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTDOCS and PROFS WHO CAN (or think that they can) DANCE:
Be sure to make a video of your ‘science dance’ and enter it in the AAAS Science Dance Contest! The human body is an excellent medium for communicating science--perhaps not as data-rich as a peer-reviewed article, but far more exciting. Check out all the details at the 2009 Science Dance Contest Web site. The deadline for submissions is Novemeber 16th (and don't forget to send a copy to the MIPnews!)
Jenny Harding (MIP) and Marci Stille (VTH) help Cam the Ram model his new "fashion jersey" that they designed and made.
Meet the New RMRCE Accounts Manager, Barb Andre
I am almost a Fort Collins native (we moved here in 1969) and have been working at CSU for the past three years. I have two wonderful teenage children and a terrific husband who is an Ironman. My children and I ran across the finish line with him in Hawaii last year. I love to garden and spend time with my family. I also have a penchant for taking math classes and am currently studying introduction to probability theory. I love learning about biology and try to glean bits of information whenever possible from the accounts that I help manage. When the opportunity presents itself, I like to travel. I've visited six of the seven continents, and have made my home in Japan, Zaire, and various South American countries. I hope some day to visit the Antarctic as well.
Meet the New IDA Accounts Manager, Kerry Grohman
I have been in Colorado for just over two years and am just getting settled in Fort Collins. I have spent most of my life in Texas, but have also logged some time in Michigan, Las Vegas, and the D.C. area. I received my BS in Accounting in 2001 from the University of North Texas. I am looking forward to learning more about working at CSU (including ALL the acronyms) and possibly continuing my education. In my free time I enjoy traveling, biking, and spending time with family.
Best Wishes Helle!
Dr. Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann will be leaving MIP to move to Australia at the end this month. We wish to thank her for her service to the department and wish her the best of luck in her future pursuits.
Congratulations to Karen Dobos-Elder, Mary Jackson, Ashley Linton, Jessica Prenni, and Jeff Wilusz for participating in the Crossroads Half Marathon race on September 21st.
Congratulations to the Scherman family on the birth of their son, Micah Garnchanok, on September 25. Upon delivery Micah weighed 6 lbs 7 ozs and measured 19 inches long.
The Colorado Combined Campaign is an annual statewide campaign that allows Colorado State University faculty and staff to contribute to charitable agencies across Colorado through payroll deduction and other convenient means. Colorado's charitable and human service organizations are facing greatly increased demand and need our support more than ever. Please reflect on the impact your contribution makes and consider donating again this year.
The Infectious Disease Research Center has a new website!
Check it out at idrc.colostate.edu
Do you know your Reps?
MIP has faculty representatives serving on the following College and University Committees:
Biomedical Curriculum Committee
Scholarship and Award Committee
Special Faculty Advisory Committee
Veterinary Admissions Committee
Veterinary Curriculum Committee
PVM Curriculum Committee
Foothills Research Advisory Committee
Close-up of north-facing wall and construction worker on third floor
Close-up of construction workers installing windows on west-facing stairwell.
Installing west-facing stairwell windows
South-facing wall and connection-hallway between DMC and VTH
"We believe that ‘to err is human.’ To blame it on someone else, is politics."
A Creative Addition to a Stairwell Sign in the Micro Facility
Focus on Fungus and Parasites
Click Here for the questions to MIPuzzle #35
Click Here for the answers to MIPuzzle #35
Can you guess the name of this MIP employee in this 1978 photo?
Submit your guesses
New Grant Awards
Ramesh Akkina , "Human Embryonic Stem (HES) Cells for Hematopietic and HIV/AIDS Therapies", NIH-Natl Heart, Lung & Blood
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