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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…

Bill SteinbachSteinbach wins top award from American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR)  William J. 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…

Bassler_McGinnis 38The McGinnis Lecture Committee is very excited to announce that Dr. Bonnie Bassler will be giving the 38th annual Jim McGinnis Memorial Lecture on Thursday 3/17/16 at 4:00pm in 103 Bryan Research. More…

 

Keisha Findley_Bouchet Dinner 2016Keisha Findley, PhD, MGM graduate student alumnus visited Duke on Saturday, February 13th as an invited guest speaker at the 3rd  Annual Ida Stephens Owens Black Tie dinner presented by Duke University’s Bouchet Society. The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports underrepresented minority graduate students in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math.  More…

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