2019-20 Research in Progress

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"