Check it out! Tom Bollyky, an honorary Bollyky lab member, has published his first book! From the review on amazon.com (Plagues and the Paradox of Progress): “Plagues and parasites have played a central role in world affairs, shaping the evolution of the modern state, the growth of cities, and the disparate fortunes of national economies.Continue reading “Tom Bollyky -Plagues and the Paradox of Progress”
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,Continue reading “Michelle Bach Presents at WHS”
Congratulations and good luck to Hedwich Kuipers as she leaves Stanford and the Bollyky lab to take up a faculty position at the University of Calgary! 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 forContinue reading “Hedwich Kuipers joins University of Calgary Faculty!”
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 stiffnessContinue reading “Nadine Nagy and the Bollyky Lab published in JBC”
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 whenContinue reading “Gernot Kaber wins Mentor of the Year award!”
Zhenya Koliesnik recently joined the lab as our newest post-doctoral fellow after completing his doctoral work at the Liebniz Insitute in Jena, Germany. Zhenya will be studying the role of heparan sulfate in autoimmune diabetes. Welcome Zhenya!
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.
This year we had a fantastic bunch of summer students in the lab. Super big thanks to Michelle, Chloe, Esther and Jerry for keeping us energized and entertained this summer. As a special thanks, we have featured them in individual posts below!
Esther Wang was a go-getter and contacted us about a summer position in early 2017. We were impressed by her previous lab experience and were excited to have her join us. Esther has worked closely with Payton Marshall and Gernot Kaber. Payton forced her into becoming a morning person and she has spent countless hoursContinue reading “Thanks- Esther!”