We study how immune responses are regulated within injured and infected tissues. The Bollyky lab is a part of the Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University.
The Bollyky lab congratulates Carlos Medina on winning the 2018 Stanford Community Impact Award. Carlos is recognized for his outstanding leadership and community building efforts within the Stanford community. His involvement in promoting gender and racial equality and engagement on campus and in the biosciences community is applauded.
Michelle Bach presented her research at the annual Wound Healing Society meeting in Charlotte, NC in May, 2018. As perhaps the only undergraduate presenting her research at a large, international conference, Michelle blew everyone away. She also won a travel award from the WHS, a Major Grant from Stanford University, and a UAR conference grant, also from Stanford. In short, Michelle crushed it. She also met Lightning McQueen at the NASCAR museum.
Hedwich will be an Assistant Professor of Neuroimmunology at the Cumming School of Medicine of the University of Calgary and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. She will be studying the role of astrocytes in neuroinflammation.
Nadine Nagy, Gernot Kaber, Mike Kratochvil and Koshika Yadava recent ly published their work entitled “Hyaluronan content governs tissue stiffness in pancreatic islet inflammation” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. This study is the first to measure the mechanical properties of an inflamed tissue and the first to link changes in tissue stiffness to hyaluronan content. Because tissue stiffness impacts insulin production by Beta cells, these findings may help explain how islet inflammation impacts glycemic control.
Gernot Kaber, a Research Associate in the Bollyky Lab, recently won the Immunology Department’s Award for Mentor of the Year. Gernot is a devoted and patient teacher, a talented molecular biologist, and a jack-of-all-trades who keeps the lab (and most of our equipment!) running. Gernot is the person who everyone goes to when they’re wondering what to try next. Congratulations Gernot on a well-deserved award!!!
The Bollyky Lab, together with our collaborators at the Ohio State University, the University of Montana, and Texas Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded a grant to develop novel therapies against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm infections of diabetic wounds.