Department of MMI News

  • Jenny Gumperz and Dana Baiu Win WARF Innovation Award!

    Source: WARF Selected from more than 400 innovation disclosures, two University of Wisconsin-Madison teams working at the frontiers of cancer immunotherapy and bioengineering have taken top honors from WARF. The 2020 WARF Innovation Award winners …

  • Undergraduate Emanuel Burgos (Mandel Lab) Selected as National Promega DOORS Scholarship Winner

    Undergraduate Emanuel Burgos, from the Mandel Lab, was selected as one of the 10 national winners of the Promega DOORS Scholarship. The goal of Promega’s Diversification of Our Research Scientists (D.O.O.R.S) Scholarship is to recognize …

  • New Antifungal Compound Discovered by David Andes and Colleagues

    Source: UW News By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice. …

  • Drs. Jenny Gumperz and Nick Hess Awarded UWICTR Pilot Grant

    Congratulations to Principal Investigator Jenny Gumperz, PhD, along with Co-PI Christian Capitini, MD, Department of Pediatrics, and Fellow Nicholas Hess, PhD, on the funding of their pilot grant entitled, “Uncovering Predictive Cellular Biomarkers of Graft-Versus-Host-Disease …

  • Nancy Keller Honored by Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

    Source: UW ECALS Nancy Keller, a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in SMPH and the Department of Bacteriology in CALS, has been selected to receive the Charles Thom Award, among the highest …

  • Mehle Lab Publishes Paper on Influenza Virus and IFIT2

    Abstract: Cells infected by influenza virus mount a large-scale antiviral response and most cells ultimately initiate cell-death pathways in an attempt to suppress viral replication. We performed a CRISPR–Cas9-knockout selection designed to identify host factors …

  • MMI Faculty and Students Receive Research Grants

    Joe Dillard was awarded a NIH NIAID R21 research grant. His grant is titled “Mechanisms regulating peptidoglycan and fragment production” and has been awarded from 2/8/2020-1/31/2022. Jenny Gumperz was awarded a Draper TIF award from …

  • Anna Huttenlocher Receives WARF Professorship

    Source: UW News Thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded faculty fellowships for 2020-21. The awardees span the four divisions on campus: arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological …

  • MMI Event Updates & Cancellations

    Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel the Perlman Symposium scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020. Department Leadership has also made the decision …

  • Dr. Laura Knoll Featured in Finding Genius Podcast!

    SOURCE: Finding Genius LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “Professor Laura Knoll is a parasitologist who joins the podcast today to discuss some of her research on a type of parasite called toxoplasma gondii. She explains the following: Where …

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