Current Students

Welcome to the Graduate Student News Page where we recognize and celebrate the successes of our students. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology averages a total of approximately 30 students and the number of students that enter the Department each year ranges from 4 to 8. 

Graduate Student News 2016

We would like to wish our recent graduates good luck on their future endeavors:

Eric Dumas, "Characterization of the Humoral Immune Response to Bacillus anthracis After Vaccination and Cutaneous Infection"

Binu Shrestha, "Identification and Characterization of Novel Borrelia burgdorferi Outer Membrane Proteins"

Vineet Patel, "Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Clades with Unique Functional and Gene Signatures Exist in Human Airways"

Ryan Zander, "Immunoregulation of Plasmodium-specific CD 4 T cells"

 Henna Iqbal, "Characterization of a Unique Translocation and Assembly Module B (TamB) Ortholog from Borellia burgdorferi"

Welcome to Our New Students:

Agnieshka Agasing           Mentor: Bob Axtell, PhD

Sarah Miller                        Mentor: Jimmy Ballard, PhD

Micaela Montgomery         Mentor: Daniel Carr, PhD

MD Huzzatul Mursalin       Mentor: Michelle Callegan, PhD

Congratulations to the following students for successfully completing their qualifying exams!!

Sapana Kadel                    Mentor: Susan Kovats, PhD

James Quinn                      Mentor:  Bob Axtell, PhD    

Awards and Honors:

Robert A. Patnode Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Research – Ryan Zander

Joseph Ferretti Outstanding Publication Award - Dererk Royer

Joseph Ferretti Travel Award - ​Christa DeVette and Nyssa Cullin

Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award (GREAT Award) - Ryan Zander

Provost's Award for Outstanding Research (GREAT Award) - Jenna Guthmiller