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Dr. Wilusz has received this honor for his distinguished contributions to the field of molecular biology, particularly for elucidating mechanisms that control the stability of messenger RNA in mammalian cells. Dr. Wilusz will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, February 14 at the AAAS Fellows Forum at the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science (<a href="www.sciencemag.org">www.sciencemag.org</a>). Way to go Jeff!</p> <hr> <div align="center"><font color="#990000" size="+2"><strong>Congratulations Graduates!</strong></font><br> <img src="../newsletter/images/mortarboard.gif"><br> <img src="../newsletter/images/mortarboard-mini.gif"> <font color="#990000" size="+1">Micro Majors that will receive their B.S. Degree on December 20<sup>th</sup>...</font><br/> Brittany Barnett<br> Shanna Beecher<br> Marissa Castillo<br> Huntington Davis<br> Megan Duperreault<br> Samantha Egger<br> Janna Fair<br> Michael Gentry<br> Alison Grice<br> Meagan Heckers<br> Jonathan Higgins <br> Kelly Hollar<br> Suzanna Leckman <br> Ian Moreau<br> Madeleine Murray<br> Jeanette Rodriguez<br> Megan Royer<br> Jennifer Ryan<br> Shannon Slaughter<br> Corina Stark<br> Kristina Tafoya<br> Amber Troy <p>Jonathan Higgins is a candidate for <strong>Summa Cum Laude</strong> and Suzanna Leckman is a candidate for <strong>Cum Laude</strong></p> <p><strong>Students completing the University Honors Program include:</strong><br> Jonathan Higgins<br> Madeleine Murray</p> <p> Madeleine Murray is the only graduating senior inducted into <strong>Phi Beta Kappa</strong>. Madeline, by the way, is the daughter of MIP staff alumnus Paula Murray.</p> <p>The <strong>Outstanding Student Award</strong> goes to...<br> (to be announced at the fall CVMBS College Commencement in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on Saturday, December 20th. The ceremony will begin at 9:00am.)</p> <img src="../newsletter/images/mortarboard-mini.gif"> <font color="#990000" size="+1">MIP Graduate Students that will receive their M.S. Degree on <br> December 19<sup>th</sup>...</font> <p>David Higgins, Advisor: Mercedes Gonzalez<br> (David by the way, is the brother of summa cum laude graduate Jonathan)<br> Erin Robinson, Advisor: Jonathan Carlson</p> <img src="../newsletter/images/mortarboard-mini.gif"> <font color="#990000" size="+1">MIP Graduate Students that will receive their PhD Degree on <br/>December 19<sup>th</sup>...</font> <p>Christopher Cirimotich, Advisor: Ken Olson<br> Tina Daniels, Advisor: Sandra Quackenbush<br> Carolina Lopez, Advisor: Herbert Schweizer<br> Tracy Lehman, Advisor: Paul Avery<br> Debora Stump, Advisor: Sue VandeWoude</p> </div> <hr> <p><img src="../newsletter/images/afsti.jpg" width="125" height="96" align="right" hspace="15">Congratulations to <strong>Dr. Suresh Bhamidi</strong>, a post doc with the McNeil Laboratory, for being awarded &quot;2008 Young Scientist&quot; from AFSTI (Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India).</p> <hr> <p> <img src="../newsletter/photos/calisher-microbe08.jpg" width="122" height="150" align="left" hspace="5"><strong>Charlie Calisher</strong> was featured in the November Issue of <em>Microbe</em> in an article entitled, &quot;Calisher's Interest in Bat-Borne Viruses Is in Addition to His Lifelong Love of Baseball. <a href="mipnews-dec2008-p2.htm">Read the Article</a>.</p> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/asm2.gif" width="85" height="35" align="left" hspace="10"/> <p>The Publications Board of the American Society for Microbiology has asked <strong>Angelo Izzo</strong> to serve a three year term on their <em>Infection and Immunity </em>editorial board. </p> <hr> <font face="Courier New, Courier, monospace" size="+3"><strong> In the News...</strong></font> <ul> <li><strong>John Spencer</strong> was highlighted in the Dec 1 Issue of the <em>Coloradoan</em> in the article, &quot;CSU researcher, Texas colleauges identify rare, lethal form of leprosy&quot;. <a href="coloradoan-1dec08.pdf">Read the article</a>. </li> <li><strong>John Spencer </strong>was highlighted in <em>Today @ CSU</em> on Nov 29 in the article entitled, &quot;Research helps identify new bacterium causing rare form of leprosy&quot;. <a href="http://today.colostate.edu/index.asp?url=display_story&story_id=1006037" target="_blank">Read the article</a></li> <li><strong>Andrea Cooper</strong>, former Orme Laboratory Postdoc, was the subject of a Nov 24 <em>Journal of Experimental Medicine</em> article entitled, &quot;Andrea Cooper: Using pathogens to probe the immune response&quot;. <a href="CooperJEM.pdf">Read the article</a>. </ul> <hr> <div align="center"> <img src="../newsletter/images/dfence.gif" width="138" height="52"/> </div> <br> <p><img src="../newsletter/images/bullet.gif" width="17" height="15" hspace="5"/> Airn Tolnay presented her final seminar and defended her master's thesis on Tuesday, December 2, entitled &quot;Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Dynamics in Cynomolgus Macaques Compared to H1N1 Virus with 2 or 3 Genes from the Spanish Flu&quot;. Her advisor is Dr. Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann.</p> <hr> <p><img src="../newsletter/images/bullet.gif"><font size="+1"><strong> MIP Publications Late November - Early December 2008 </strong></font> </p> <ul> <li>Dewell GA, Simpson CA, Dewell RD, Hyatt DR, Belk KE, Scanga JA, Morley PS, Grandin T, Smith GC, Dargatz DA, Wagner BA, Salman MD.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19044266?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Risk associated with transportation and lairage on hide contamination with Salmonella enterica in finished beef cattle at slaughter.</a>&nbsp; J Food Prot. 2008 Nov;71(11):2228-32</li> <li>El Kasmi KC, Qualls JE, Pesce JT, Smith AM, Thompson RW, Henao-Tamayo M, Basaraba RJ, K&ouml;nig T, Schleicher U, Koo MS, Kaplan G, Fitzgerald KA, Tuomanen EI, Orme IM, Kanneganti TD, Bogdan C, Wynn TA, Murray PJ.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18978793?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Toll-like receptor-induced arginase 1 in macrophages thwarts effective immunity against intracellular pathogens.</a>&nbsp; Nat Immunol. 2008 Dec;9(12):1399-406.</li> <li>Elmslie RE, Glawe P, Dow SW.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18976288?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Metronomic therapy with cyclophosphamide and piroxicam effectively delays tumor recurrence in dogs with incompletely resected soft tissue sarcomas.</a>&nbsp; J Vet Intern Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;22(6):1373-9.</li> <li>Garcia-Rejon J, Loro&ntilde;o-Pino MA, Farfan-Ale JA, Flores-Flores L, Rosado-Paredes ED, Rivero-Cardenas N, Najera-Vazquez R, Gomez-Carro S, Lira-Zumbardo V, Gonzalez-Martinez P, Lozano-Fuentes S, Elizondo-Quiroga D, Beaty BJ, Eisen L.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19052309?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Dengue Virus-Infected Aedes aegypti in the Home Environment.</a>&nbsp; Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Dec;79(6):940-950.</li> <li>Gardiner DW, Teifke JP, Podell BK, Kamstock DA.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18987237?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Fibropapilloma of the glans penis in a horse.</a>&nbsp; J Vet Diagn Invest. 2008 Nov;20(6):816-9.</li> <li>Gest P, Kaur D, Pham HT, van der Woerd M, Hansen E, Brennan PJ, Jackson M, Guerin ME.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19052364?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Preliminary crystallographic analysis of GpgS, a key glucosyltransferase involved in methylglucose lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.</a>&nbsp; Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2008 Dec 1;64(Pt 12):1121-4.</li> <li>Ginn JA, Kumar MS, McKiernan BC, Powers BE.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18762560?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Nasopharyngeal turbinates in brachycephalic dogs and cats.</a>&nbsp; J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2008 Sep-Oct;44(5):243-9</li> <li>Grzegorzewicz AE, Ma Y, Jones V, Crick D, Liav A, McNeil MR.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19047740?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Development of a microtitre plate-based assay for lipid-linked glycosyltransferase products using the mycobacterial cell wall rhamnosyltransferase WbbL.</a>&nbsp; Microbiology. 2008 Dec;154(Pt 12):3724-30.</li> <li> Hall JS, Bentler KT, Landolt G, Elmore SA, Minnis RB, Campbell TA, Barras SC, Root JJ, Pilon J, Pabilonia K, Driscoll C, Slate D, Sullivan H, McLean RG.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19046505?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Influenza infection in wild raccoons.</a>&nbsp; Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Dec;14(12):1842-8.</li> <li>Han XY, Seo YH, Sizer KC, Schoberle T, May GS, Spencer JS, Li W, Nair RG.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19019760?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">A new Mycobacterium species causing diffuse lepromatous leprosy.</a>&nbsp; Am J Clin Pathol. 2008 Dec;130(6):856-64.</li> <li>Kaur D, Obreg&oacute;n-Henao A, Pham H, Chatterjee D, Brennan PJ, Jackson M.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19004785?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Lipoarabinomannan of Mycobacterium: mannose capping by a multifunctional terminal mannosyltransferase.</a>&nbsp; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 18;105(46):17973-7.</li> <li>Martinez LR, Harris B, Black WC 4th, Meyer RM, Brennan PJ, Vissa VD, Jones RL.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18987219?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Genotyping North American animal Mycobacterium bovis isolates using multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis.</a>&nbsp; J Vet Diagn Invest. 2008 Nov;20(6):707-15.</li> <li>Meyerett C, Michel B, Pulford B, Spraker TR, Nichols TA, Johnson T, Kurt T, Hoover EA, Telling GC, Zabel MD.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18952250?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">In vitro strain adaptation of CWD prions by serial protein misfolding cyclic amplification.</a>&nbsp; Virology. 2008 Dec 20;382(2):267-76.</li> <li>Qiu D, Damron FH, Mima T, Schweizer HP, Yu HD. <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18849445?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">PBAD-based shuttle vectors for functional analysis of toxic and highly regulated genes in Pseudomonas and Burkholderia spp. and other bacteria.</a>&nbsp; Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Dec;74(23):7422-6.</li> <li>Rajatileka S, Black WC 4th, Saavedra-Rodriguez K, Trongtokit Y, Apiwathnasorn C, McCall PJ, Ranson H.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801327?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Development and application of a simple colorimetric assay reveals widespread distribution of sodium channel mutations in Thai populations of Aedes aegypti.</a>&nbsp; Acta Trop. 2008 Oct;108(1):54-7.</li> <li>Sambou T, Dinadayala P, Stadthagen G, Barilone N, Bordat Y, Constant P, Levillain F, Neyrolles O, Gicquel B, Lemassu A, Daff&eacute; M, Jackson M.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18808383?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Capsular glucan and intracellular glycogen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: biosynthesis and impact on the persistence in mice.</a>&nbsp; Mol Microbiol. 2008 Nov;70(3):762-74</li> <li>Tamhane M, Akkina R.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18667075?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Stable gene transfer of CCR5 and CXCR4 siRNAs by sleeping beauty transposon system to confer HIV-1 resistance.</a>&nbsp; AIDS Res Ther. 2008 Jul 30;5:1</li> <li>Torrelles JB, Knaup R, Kolareth A, Slepushkina T, Kaufman TM, Kang P, Hill PJ, Brennan PJ, Chatterjee D, Belisle JT, Musser JM, Schlesinger LS.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18784076?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates with altered phagocytosis by human macrophages due to a truncated lipoarabinomannan.</a>&nbsp; J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 14;283(46):31417-28.</li> <li>Williams MJ, Gardiner D, Seelig D, Olver CS.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19055579?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">What is your diagnosis? Pancytopenia in a dog.</a>&nbsp; Vet Clin Pathol. 2008 Dec;37(4):429-33</li> </ul></td> <!-- Begin Second Column --> <td valign="top"><div align="center"> <img src="../newsletter/images/happenings.gif" width="250" height="100" /> </div> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/adopt.gif" width="300" height="80" /><br> <img src="../newsletter/photos/adoptfamily.jpg" width="300" height="277"/> <p>The holidays are an especially tough time for those struggling to make ends meet, and this year things will be particularly hard for some families. MIP has adopted two families who would really appreciate some help getting through the holidays this year.</p> <p>Please sign up in the Pathology, Microbiology, or Foothills Offices to contribute a gift to help these families this holiday, or make a cash donation towards grocery store gift cards. Details of specific items needed and clothing sizes are also in the offices. Donations (preferably wrapped and labeled with the recipient s name) can be left in the Pathology, Microbiology &amp; Foothills offices any time before Dec 19th. </p> <hr> <div align="center"> <img src="../newsletter/images/closed.gif" width="95" height="71"></div> <p>Please note the following University Holiday Office Closures:</p> <ul><li>December 24, 25 &amp; 26</li> <li>January 1 &amp; 2</li> </ul> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/asm-fellowships.gif" width="300" height="100"/> <p>The American Society of Microbiology is currently accepting applications for their <strong>Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowships.</strong></p> <p>Applications are available at the <a href="http://www.asm.org/Education/index.asp?bid_4322" target="_blank">ASM Application Website</a>. The deadline is February 1, 2009.</p> <p>The goal of this program is to increase the number of historically excluded and underrepresented undergraduate students who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research at their home institution or at a sponsoring U.S. institution with an ASM member, and present research results at the 2010 ASM General Meeting.</p> <p>Last year, MIP undergraduate researchers received 4 of the ~40 of these fellowships awarded by ASM. This was the most of any institution in the country. Congratulations to last year s recipients (Danielle Cogswell, Petra Gest, Stephanie Lehman, and Katherine Mladinich) and best of luck to this year s applicants. </p> <hr> <div align="center"><img src="../newsletter/images/fas_coming.gif" width="280" height="176"/></div> <p>The new and improved <a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/fas/" target="_blank">Faculty Activity Reporting System (FAS)</a> is now ready for your 2008 data input. Be sure to contact <a href="mailto:Janet.Bebell@Colostate.edu" >Janet Bebell</a> or <a href="mailto:Erin.Napier@Colostate.edu">Erin Napier</a> if you have any questions or run into any problems.</p> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/asm-2009-confs.jpg" width="300" height="74"/> <p><strong>The 16th ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE)</strong> is scheduled to be held in Fort Collins, May 28-31 2009. Abstract submission deadline is February 20, 2009. More information is available at the <a href="http://www.asmcue.org" target="_blank">ASMCUE Website</a>.</p> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/baby_congrats.gif" width="300" height="127"/> <p><img src="../newsletter/photos/maibaby.jpg" width="150" height="181" align="left" hspace="10"/> Congratulations to Toby and Elizabeth Mai on the birth of their first child, Jude Gibson. The highlights of his birth include that his due date was 11/28/08. Being very rare that a baby is born on it's due date, especially for a first time Mom, Toby and Liz were very surprised when he was born at 10:09pm on 11/28/08, weighing 7 lbs 12 oz and was 21" long.</p> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/ug_research_opps.gif" width="300" height="188"/> <p>If you are interested in mentoring a student in your lab for Spring 2009, please contact Susan Deines.</p> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/crcprops.jpg" width="300" height="100"/> <p> Information is now available on the web at <a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/cvmbs/FacultyResource.htm">the CVMBS Website</a>. At this website, you will find the Call for Proposals information letter, as well as the CRC Face Sheet and signature page. Proposal deadline is 5:00pm on <strong>Monday, March 23, 2009</strong>.</p> <hr> <div align="center"> <img src="../newsletter/images/dmc_updates.gif" width="300" height="105"/> <br> One year after the groundbreaking, the DMC is almost complete....<br><br> <img src="../newsletter/photos/dmc-dec08-1.jpg" width="300" height="205"/><br> The south-facing wall.<br><br> <img src="../newsletter/photos/dmc-dec08-2.jpg" width="300" height="225"/><br> The west-facing wall.<br><br> <img src="../newsletter/photos/dmc-dec08-3.jpg" width="300" height="185"/> <br> The north-facing wall. </div> <!-- Begin Last Column --> <td width="35%" valign="top"><div align="center"><img src="../newsletter/images/bits.gif" width="160" height="50"></div> <hr> <div align="center"> <img src="../newsletter/images/quote_o_month.gif" width="238" height="47"> </div> <p align="center"> &quot;Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school. &quot;</p> <div align="right"><em>Albert Einstein~ </em></div> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/year_in_review-2008.gif" width="300" height="99"/> <ol> <li>The Department set a record of sorts this year by publishing over 173 research papers.&nbsp; Many of these papers (~30%) contain &gt;1 MIP faculty author, attesting to the high level of synergy we demonstrate in our scholarly activities.&nbsp; Synergy, by the way, is also a great word to use for your next game of hangman with your friends or family.</li> <li>In May we celebrated the granting of Select Agent Approval status for the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the rapidly evolving Foothills Campus.&nbsp; Ours was the first of the RBL projects in the country to attain CDC approval to start work on these agents.&nbsp; </li> <li>This year also brought an avalanche of changes in MIP Administration.&nbsp; First and foremost, a big THANK YOU is in order to Carol Blair for her service as interim Department Head.&nbsp;&nbsp; With our new head (Ed), two new Associate Heads (Gary &amp; Q) and a new Dept Administrator (Janet) now at the helm, we are all looking forward to boldly going where no Dept of Micro, Immuno and Path has gone before.</li> <li>MIP probably set a CSU record of sorts with 9 faculty gaining promotion and or tenure in July.&nbsp; In addition, Drs. Zabel and Slayden also switched from Special to Regular (tenure track) appointments.&nbsp; That should keep the CSU business card printers in business&hellip;.</li> <li>We also had a lot of changes in faculty ranks as well.&nbsp; Diane Ordway, Debra Kamstock, Jenny Taylor, Torsten Eckstein, Andre Torres and Colleen Duncan all accepted faculty positions in the Dept.&nbsp; We also unfortunately had to say goodbye to Karamjeet Pandher, Tian Wang and Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann. We wish everyone the best of luck in their new positions.</li> <li>2008 was also the year of both the DNC at Invesco as well as our own DMC right here off Drake Rd.&nbsp; We all look forward to the opening of the new Diagnostic Medicine Center in 2009.</li> <li>We mourned the passing of two valuable colleagues &ndash; Drs. Amol Amin and Dennis Knudson.&nbsp; They&rsquo;ll both surely live on in MIP&rsquo;s heart as well as its science as we continue to build upon the love and insights they left us.</li> <li>MIP researchers brought in 105 grant awards amounting to an impressive $24,738,000 for the fiscal year that ended June 30th (according to the VP for Research&rsquo;s database).&nbsp; While not quite as high a number as in previous years due largely to the overall downturn in federal funding, it still reflects the robust and vibrant research environment we have in the Dept.</li> <li>On the education front, MIP sent ~ 70 new BS-level microbiologists into the world and graduated its first ever ACVM Microbiology Board-certified residents (Drs. Pabilonia and Torres).&nbsp; Notably, our graduate students were recognized with grants/awards/honors 15 times in 2008.&nbsp; Not to be outdone, our undergraduates garnered a whopping 24 local, regional and national recognitions!&nbsp; Finally, since being good just isn&rsquo;t good enough for MIP, we overhauled our graduate topics course (MIP700), moved department seminars to Friday mornings and added a course in Bioanalytical Pathology (MIP581) to improve and expand our learning environment.&nbsp; </li> <li>Oh yeah &ndash; this newsletter that your reading (and hopefully enjoying) celebrated its 50th issue this past summer.&nbsp; As it enters its &rsquo;midlife crisis&rsquo; year, be sure to stay tuned.&nbsp; Who knows what shenanigans you&rsquo;ll see&hellip;.</li> </ol> <hr><div align="center"> <img src="../newsletter/photos/schultheiss-coldoffice.jpg" width="300" height="329"/> <br> Neither rain, nor snow, nor freezing temperatures in her office keep Pat Schultheiss from delivering the diagnosis</div> <ol>Alternative Captions: <li> Pat must be examining specimen slides from the Big Bad Wolf</li> <li>Wanted: Appropriately dressed faculty to be part of MIP s recreation of the Nativity Scene</li> <li>Dr. Schultheiss displays her method of hiding from students during Finals Week</li> <li>Pat models the latest Yves Saint Laurent collection for the fashion-conscious pathologist</li> <li>I know someone who ll be asking Santa for a wool hat this year</li> <li><a href="mailto:Erin.Napier@Colostate.edu">Submit</a> your own</li> </ol> <hr> <div align="center"><img src="../newsletter/images/mipuzzle.gif" width="207" height="42"/><br/> <strong>Focus on Finals Week</strong><br/><br/> <a href="mipnews-dec2008-p3.htm" target="_blank">Click Here</a> for the questions to MIPuzzle #37<br/> <a href="mipnews-dec2008-p4.htm" target="_blank">Click Here</a> or the answers to MIPuzzle #37<br/> <img src="../newsletter/images/mipuzzle_37.gif" width="300" height="301"/> </div> <hr> <div align="center"> <p> <font class="greenlg"> <strong>Who will serve as a role model for our profession s youth?</strong></font> </p> <p><font size="+1"><strong>Where have all the heroes gone?</strong></font></p> <p><strong>Look no further</strong></p> <p><strong>We proudly present to you Episode 1 of &quot;Captain Justice.&quot;</strong></p> <p>(that s pronounced <strong>juhs</strong>-tis; not &quot;Just Ice&quot;)</p> </div> <img src="../newsletter/images/captainj-1.jpg" width="300" height="770"/> <p>Art: Brooke Jarvie<br> Concept: Paul Moresco<br> Contributions by: Madeline Anna, Jolie Gallagher, Zarine Garcia, Eric Golike, Katriana Popichak, Brett Rosenberg, Brice Thompson, and many others<br> Thoroughly chagrined role model: Pete Justice</p> <p><a href="mipnews-dec2008-p5.htm">Click here</a> for the full history of the development of our new Captain Justice cartoon.</p> <hr> <img src="../newsletter/images/nihappenings.gif" width="286" height="61"/> <ul class="bullpurple"> <li><strong>Interested in Finding out more about NIH s Loan Repayment Programs? </strong> <p>Log onto: <a href="http://www.lrp.nih.gov/about/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lrp.nih.gov/about/index.htm</a> to find out what NIH is doing to attract health professionals to careers in clinical, pediatric, health disparities, or contraception and infertility research.</p></li></ul> <ul class="bullpurple"> <li><strong>nterdisciplinary Research Opportunity: Evolution of Infectious Diseases</strong> <p>In order to stimulate interdisciplinary research between quantitative/computational scientists and life scientists, NIH has re-issued a <a href="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-130.html" target="_blank"> call for R01 proposals</a>. Areas of particular interest include the evolution of pathogens, evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen systems, and the consequences of intervention strategies. So contact your favorite scientist associated with the <a href="http://www.bioinformatics.colostate.edu/index.html" target="_blank">CSU Center for Bioinformatics</a> and start writing!</p> </li> </ul> <ul class="bullpurple"> <li><strong>Administrative Supplements for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research</strong> <p>NIGMS grantees may apply for Administrative Supplements for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research (<a href="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-08-136.html" target="_blank">NOT-GM-08-136</a>) for up to $75,000 in direct costs for 1 year. Proposed studies must be related to the aims of the parent grant, which must have at least 1 year of funding remaining at the time of supplement award. NIGMS strongly encourages grantees to contact their program director to discuss eligibility and suitability of the proposed studies before submitting an application for the <strong>April 1, 2009</strong>, deadline.</p> </li> </ul> <hr> <div align="center"><font color="#FF0000" size="+1"><strong>New Grant Awards</strong></font></div> <p> <img src="../newsletter/images/bullet2.GIF" hspace="10"><strong>Mark Zabel</strong>, &quot;Development of an In Vitro Amplification Assay as a Diagnostic Tool for CWD&quot;, Morris Animal Foundation </p> <hr> <!-- Begin 1st Calendar --> <div align="center"><font color="#336633"><strong>DECEMBER 2008</strong></font></div> <table width="100%" border="3" bordercolor="#336633"> <tr> <td width="20%">Mon</td> <td width="22%">Tue</td> <td width="18%">Wed</td> <td width="20%">Thur</td> <td width="20%">Fri</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="80">1</td> <td>2<br/> <font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_gradstudent.htm" target="_blank">Grad Student Seminar, 12pm, Path 103 </a></font></td> <td>3<br/><font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_microscopy.htm" target="_blank">Microscope Seminar, 8am, Path 103</a></font></td> <td>4</td> <td>5<br/><font size="-1"> <a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_faculty.htm" target="_blank">Dept Seminar 9am, Path 103 </a></font></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="80">8</td> <td>9<br/> <font size="-1">Faculty Mtg 4pm Path 103 <br/><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_gradstudent.htm" target="_blank">Grad Student Seminar, 12pm, Path 103 </a></font></td> <td>10<br/> <font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_microscopy.htm" target="_blank">Microscope Seminar, 8am, Path 103</a></font></td> <td>11</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="80">15</td> <td>16<br/> <font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_gradstudent.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> <td>17<br/> <font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_microscopy.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> <td>18</td> <td>19<br/><font size="-1"> <a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_faculty.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="79">22</td> <td>23</td> <td>24<br><font size="-1">Univ Offices Closed</font></td> <td>25<br><font size="-1">Univ Offices Closed</font><br><img src="../newsletter/images/christmastree.gif"/></td> <td>26<br><font size="-1">Univ Offices Closed</font></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="79">29</td> <td>30</td> <td>31</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </table> <hr> <!--Begin 2nd Calendar--> <div align="center"><font color="#993333"><strong>JANUARY 2009</strong></font></div> <table width="100%" border="3" bordercolor="#993333"> <tr> <td width="20%">Mon</td> <td width="22%">Tue</td> <td width="18%">Wed</td> <td width="20%">Thur</td> <td width="20%">Fri</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="80">&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>1<br><font size="-1">Univ Offices Closed</font></td> <td>2<br><font size="-1">Univ Offices Closed</font></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="80">5</td> <td>6<br/></td> <td>7<font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_microscopy.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> <td>8</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="80">12</td> <td>13<font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_gradstudent.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> <td>14<font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_microscopy.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> <td>15</td> <td>16<font size="-1"><a href="http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/seminars/seminar_faculty.htm" target="_blank"></a></font></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="79">19<br><font size="-1">Univ Offices Closed</font></td> <td>20<br><font size="-1">Spring Semester Classes Begin</font></td> <td>21<font size="-1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td>22</td> <td>23<font size="-1">&nbsp;</font></td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td height="79">26</td> <td>27</td> <td>28</td> <td>29</td> <td>30</td> </tr> </table> <hr> <p><font size="+1" color="#CC0033">Do you have NEWS or PICTURES you would like to share?</font></p> <p> <a href="mailto:erin.napier@colostate.edu">Send In</a> your ideas or newsworthy items. 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