Carlos Medina and Koshika Yadava publish in eLife

Hot off the presses! Work by graduate student Carlos Medina, former post-doc Koshika Yadava and the Bollyky lab is out in the journal eLife today.  They report that Tr1 cells, a key regulatory cell type that promotes IL-10-based immune tolerance to potential airway allergens, do not contribute to stable tolerogenic memory. This instability may limit effortsContinue reading “Carlos Medina and Koshika Yadava publish in eLife”

Welcome Dan!

We’re excited to welcome Dan Liu to the lab.  She is  a visiting PhD student from Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, China. In our lab she will be focused on the inflammation induced by neutrophils and macrophages during chronic wound healing and the interaction of phages with bacterial infection and immune response.  

All the best to Sim and Quynh our Summer Interns 2019

Sim Low ( John Hopkins University Class of 2023) My time in the Bollyky lab was both one of the most educational and fun experiences I’ve had. Each day had a new learning opportunity and coupled with the supportive and collaborative atmosphere, the lab and its members helped me develop the skills necessary to navigatingContinue reading “All the best to Sim and Quynh our Summer Interns 2019”

Liz Burgener, Carlos Milla, and the Bollyky Lab published in Science Translational Medicine

Hot off the presses – the next chapter in how filamentous phage affect bacterial infections in people.   We report that Pf phage are associated with antibiotic resistance and poor outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung infections.  These findings build on our previous report that filamentous phage serve as structural elements in biofilms and can prevent diffusionContinue reading “Liz Burgener, Carlos Milla, and the Bollyky Lab published in Science Translational Medicine”

Jolien Sweere and the Bollyky Lab published in Science

Just out in Science magazine, we report that phage PROMOTE bacterial infections by triggering maladaptive anti-viral responses in human cells and suppressing anti-bacterial ones. Pf, a phage produced by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa is taken up by human cells at sites of infection and triggers TLR3 and TRIF mediated suppression of phagocytosis and TNF production.  Conversely, aContinue reading “Jolien Sweere and the Bollyky Lab published in Science”

Dung Lam departing for graduate school at UC Santa Cruz

Dung, a technician in the Lab from 2018-2019, is leaving us to begin graduate school in the doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (PBSE) at the University of California Santa Cruz. She will be pursuing research in the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (MCD) track there.  Good luck Dung! We’ll miss you!

Dr. Suh Moving to The Mayo Clinic

Dr. Gina Suh is leaving Stanford to establish a clinical research program at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Her work there will focus on skin, joint, and orthopedic infections with a special emphasis on bacteriophage therapy.  At Stanford, Gina has been an outstanding colleague and collaborator, a wonderful mentor to innumerable fellows and students,Continue reading “Dr. Suh Moving to The Mayo Clinic”