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MGM News_John Rawls (Jan 2015)A Little Dirt Won’t Hurt:  Lawrence David, John Rawls, Pat Seed, and other Duke microbiome researchers are featured in a Duke Magazine article. Read the article here.

 

Stacy Horner Assistant ProfessorHorner awarded the 2016 Young Investigator Award.  Stacy Horner, PhD, was awarded the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology.  this award is given to recognize and reward early career scientist for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease. Stacy was one of four awarded this prestigious award.

Coers, Jorn Coers named a 2016 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. Dr. Jörn Coers is one of ten recipients of the 2016 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award sharing the ranks with Audrey Odom, MD, PhD, Duke MSTP alum and Nels Edle, PhD, the 2015 invited MGM Retreat Lecturer.  More…

 

Ashley Gartin_Pickup LabGartin, awarded the 2016 Edward C. Horn Memorial Prize for Excellence in Biology.  Ashley Gartin, undergraduate research in Dr. David Pickup’s lab received the 2016 Edward C. Horn Memorial Prize for Excellence in Biology on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  This award is given each year to a graduating biology major who has shown the highest level of academic achievement and promise.  This prize is in memory of Edward C. Horn.

Bill Steinbach Steinbach award the top award from the American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR).  William Steinbach, MD, professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, will receive the American Federation for Medical Research’s (AFMR) highest honor for medical research, the Outstanding Investigator Award.  More…  

Blake Billmyre_Other Grad ProgramsFungal Pathogen sheds gene silencing machinery to become more dangerous Blake Billmyre, a UPGG Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Heitman, was recently featured in PHYS.ORG, Genomeweb, and Duke Today for his recently published article, “Gene network polymorphism illuminates loss and retention of novel RNAi silencing components in the Cryptococcus pathogenic species complex” in PLOS Genetics.

Joseph Heitman James B. Duke ProfessorHeitman awarded the F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award 2015  Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD, James. B Duke Professor and Chair of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, has received the 2015 F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award for the Microbiology Faculty. This is the 4th time he was awarded this honor.  He also received the award in 2011, 2013, and 2014. More…

Georgia Tomaras_Secondary FacultyTomaras selected for 2016 Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize Georgia Tomaras, PhD Professor in Surgery, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, has been selected to receive the 2016 Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize. Tomaras is being honored for her outstanding contributions in clinical science research. More…

Andrew Alspaugh_Secondary FacultyAlspaugh selected for 2016 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award Andrew Alspaugh, MD, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, has been selected to receive the 2016 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award. Alspaugh is being honored for his continuing excellence in teaching and mentoring and for his exemplary commitment to the education of graduate students. More…

Bill SteinbachAndrew Alspaugh_Secondary FacultyFloydWormleySteinbach, Alspaugh, and Wormley elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) William J. Steinbach, MD, professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Andrew Alspaugh, MD, professor of Infectious Diseases and professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and, Floyd Wormley, PhD, alumni of John Perfect’s lab and CHoMI were elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. More…

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