Research in Progress

Research-in-Progress (RIP) is a place for graduate students and postdocs to present their ongoing research results and to receive feedback from other researchers (i.e. students, postdocs, faculty). Questions and discussions provide technical solutions and help bring new ideas to current research. Lunch is provided.

Every Wednesday in MR6, Rm 3501, from 12pm to 1pm (unless otherwise indicated).

RIP Spring 2020

Jan. 15Marit Melssen
Engelhard Lab
title: "Biological significance of CD49a and CD49b expression on tumor infiltrating CD8 T cells"
Jan. 22QinLei Gu
Lorenz Lab
title: "The Role of Tyrosine Phosphatase SHP-1 in Regulatory T Cell Function and Immune Tolerance"
Jan. 29Tzu-Yu Feng
Rutkowski Lab
title: "Does tissue microenvironment influence early metastatic dissemination for HR+ breast tumor"
Feb. 5Morgan Simpson
Petri Lab
title: "Investigating the Role of TLR2 Signaling in Exacerbation of Clostridium difficile Colitis""
Feb. 12Ashley Bolte
Lukens Lab
title: "Meningeal lymphatic dysfunction exacerbates traumatic brain injury pathogenesis"
Feb. 26Marissa Gonzales
Bullock Lab
title: "CD8 Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte Metabolism"
Mar. 11Amanda Lulu
Engelhard Lab
title: "Evidence of ongoing immune surveillance to cancer-associated phosphopeptides in healthy individuals"
Mar. 25Michael Kovacs
Harris Lab
title: "Role of the meningeal lymphatic system during Toxoplasma gondii brain infection"
Apr. 1Jack Cronk
Brown Lab
title: "Role of paired self-MHC I receptors in resistance to cytomegalovirus infection"
Apr. 8Anthony Rodriguez
Engelhard Lab
title: "Immune mechanisms orchestrate tumor-associated tertiary lymphoid structure formation via cancer-associated fibroblasts"
Apr. 15Anupam Prakash
Luckey Lab
title: "Role of STAT6 in RBC Alloimmunization"
Apr. 22Samantha Lempke
Ewald Lab
title: "Harnessing the immune system to promote tissue resolution during wound healing"
Mitchell McGinty
Rutkowski Lab
title "Absence of TLR5 confers survival in mice bearing ovarian tumors treated with anti-PD-L1"
Apr. 29Xiaoyu Zhao
Ewald Lab
title: "Cell autonomous defense of Toxoplasma gondii infection revealed by novel AutoSTOMP"
May 20Shannon Kelley
Ravichandran Lab
title: "'Braking good': Inhibiting tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 relieves a brake on efferocytosis"
Jessica Annis
Brown Lab
title: "Potential Role of TIM3 in NK Cell Killing and Antiviral Immunity"
May 27Kasia Stasiak
Engelhard Lab
title: "T cell entry into intracranial melanomas"

RIP Fall 2019

Sept. 18Stephanie Melchor, Ewald Lab
title: "Cachexia is a cost of long-term reliance on an IL-1 driven tolerance strategy in T. gondii infected mice"
Sept. 25Cody Phelps
Brown Lab
title: “TTF-1/NKX2-1 Modulation of Intercellular Communication and Intracellular Signaling”
Oct. 2Maura Belanger
Pompano Lab
title: “Using Live Lymph Node Slices as an Experimental Platform”
Oct. 16Lyndsey Muehling
Woodfolk Lab
title: “Interrogating the Roles of Rhinovirus and TH1 Immune Responses in Human Disease”
Oct. 23Aaron Stevens
Bullock Lab
title: “Tumor vaccination can work through already infiltrating CD8 T cells”
Oct. 30Jhansi Leslie
Petri Lab
title: “Determining the Role of a ‘Western diet’ in Susceptibility to Clostridium difficile Infection”
Nov. 13Maureen Cowan
Harris Lab
title: “Brain-Resident Microglia Provide Protective Immunity During CNS Infection with Toxoplasma Gondii”
Nov. 20Robin Lindsay
Engelhard Lab
title: “NK cells effect on T cell presence and function within the early tumor microenvironment"
Dec. 4Allie Donlan
Petri Lab
title: “IL-13 Mediates Recovery from C. difficile infection“
Dec. 11Bocheng Yin
Ewald Lab
title: "Using spatially targeted optical micro proteomics (STOMP) to identify the proteome at the parasitophorous vacuole membrane (PVM) of Toxoplasma ME49
infected mBMDCs"