Mike Kratochvil, our newest post-doc, had his previous work featured in the American Chemical Society’s weekly magazine. This work is right up our alley with engineering interventions of bacterial infections. Read about it here: Keeping bacterial infections at bay using peptide-containing nanofibers. Also be sure to check out the full article:
ACS Infect. Dis 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.6b00173
Congratulations to Dr. Hedwich Kupiers for receiving a Young Investigator Grant from the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection (ITI)! Hedwich’s work is on heparan sulfate – IL2 interactions in the control of autoimmunity.
Dr. Kuipers hopes that these findings will have broad implications for our understanding of immune tolerance in tissues and open up new avenues for the treatment of autoimmunity.
Dr. Gernot Kaber the all-knowing and “encyclopedia of scientific methods” won Employee of the Month. The lab wanted to recognized Gernot for all his hard work, devotion, and contribution to every project going on in the lab. “Underneath a gruff exterior he really is a kind hearted person, always willing to help out anyone in need, “says Dr. Yadava. Congrats!
The Bollyky lab has finally completed the move to the Beckman Center building. Fortunately (or unfortunately) we have more distractions because there are Pokemon running all over the lab!
Congratulations all around the Bollyky lab this summer!
Liz Burgener received a Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Clinical Trainee Grant for studying phage titers and clinical outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis patients.
Ben Danielson received a T32 Immunology Training Grant for continuing his postdoctoral work.
Koshika Yadava received a Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Postdoctoral Award for her work in potentiating tolerance to allergens in asthma.
Maria Birukova is a graduate student in the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). She is a member of the Bollyky lab with a research interest in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms and wound healing research. Congratulations to Maria.
The Bollyky Lab was recently awarded a Grand Challenges Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study Bacteriophage and the Physical Structure of the Microbiota. This funding was award to the Bollyky Lab together with our collaborators KC Huang in the Stanford Bioengineering Department and Eric Nelson in the Stanford Pediatric Infectious Disease Division. Further information on this project can be found here: http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/grant/bacteriophage-and-physical-structure-microbiota