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Congratulations to Dr. Kate Smigiel for successfully defending her dissertation on December 13, 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. John Errett for successfully defending his dissertation on December 12, 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Antony Raubitschek for successfully defending his dissertation on December 10, 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Campbell, Affiliate Associate Professor of Immunology, and lead author Kate Smigiel, graduate student in the Campbell Lab at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle, for their publication in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The article is entitled "CCR7 provides localized access to IL-2 and defines homeostatically distinct regulatory T cell subsets" and will appear in early 2014.
Congratulations to Phil Greenberg, one of the "founding members" of the UW Immunology Department, regarding his involvement with the recent launch of the biotech company Juno Therapeutics in Seattle. This $120 million biotech startup is aimed at using the immune system to treat cancer. Partners in this effort include Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Seattle Children's Research Institute. For more information, see online at the Seattle Times, article first published on December 4, 2013: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022396409_hutchstartupxml.html
Congratulations to Dr. Ram Savan, UW Assistant Professor of Immunology, collaborator Dr. Michael Gale, Jr, UW Professor of Immunology and lead author Adelle McFarland, Research Scientist of the Savan Lab, for their November 2013 publication in Nature Immunology entitled, “The favorable IFNL3 genotype escapes mRNA decay mediated by AU-rich elements and hepatitis C virus-induced microRNAs.”
Congratulations to Amina Negash for successfully defending her dissertation on August 21, 2013.
The presentation was entitled "Mechanism of hepatic inflammation during hepatitis C virus infection."
Congratulations to Alice Wiedeman for successfully defending her dissertation on August 9, 2013.
The presentation was entitled "Mechanisms of Interferon-α inhibition by intravenous immunoglobulin."
Dr. Wiedeman earned her PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Keith Elkon, UW Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Rheumatology, and Adjunct Professor of Immunology. Dr. Elkon's lab is located at the UW Medicine research hub in South Lake Union.
Congratulations to Marc Schwartz for successfully defending his dissertation on May 20, 2013.
The presentation was entitled "Signals Controlling Peripheral B Cell Development, Selection, and Activation".
Dr. Schwartz earned his PhD under the mentorship of Dr. David Rawlings, UW Pediatrics Professor and Adjunct Professor in Immunology. Dr. Rawlings directs the Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and the Division of Immunology at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Pamela Fink, Professor in the UW Department of Immunology, is the new Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology, the flagship journal of the American Association of Immunologists, Inc. at http://www.aai.org/. The JI is the most highly cited of all 135 immunology journals ranked by Journal Citation Research, and ranks 13th for Impact Factor among immunology journals publishing original research.
Further, Dr. Fink is the first woman to hold this position for the AAI. Dr. Fink assumed this responsibility in July 2013, and will continue as Editor-in-Chief for a five year tenure.
Congratulations to both Dr. Sarah Lee, recent graduate of Dr. Joan Goverman's lab and to Dr. Goverman, Professor and Chair of Immunology, for their publication in the May 15, 2013 issue of The Journal of Immunology , entitled "The Influence of T Cell Ig Mucin-3 Signaling on Central Nervous System Autoimmune Disease is Determined by the Effector Function of the Pathogenic T Cells."
The article was honored by being featured in the "In This Issue" section of the journal, which highlights the top 10% of articles published overall in The Journal of Immunology. The full article by Dr. Lee and Dr. Goverman may be found at: http://www.jimmunol.org/content/190/10/4991.full.pdf+html.
Congratulations to Sarah Y. Lee for successfully defending her dissertation on March 19, 2013.
Congratulations to Michael M. Miazgowicz for successfully defending his dissertation on February 28, 2013.
The presentation was entitled "The Regulation and Function of Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin Receptor (TSLPR) in the Airway Epithelium".
Dr. Miazgowicz earned his PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Ziegler, UW Immunology Affiliate Professor. Dr. Ziegler's lab is located at the Benaroya Research institute in Seattle.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Hamerman, Associate Member Benaroya Research Institute and Affiliate Associate Professor, Immunology, Dr. Keith Elkon, Professor, Medicine and Division Head, Rhuematology, and Matthew Buechler, 4th year graduate student in the Hamerman lab for their recent publication in The Journal of Immunology entitled, "Cutting Edge: Type I IFN Drives Emergency Myelopoiesis and Peripheral Myeloid Expansion during Chronic TLR7 Signaling".
Congratulations to Dr. Joan Goverman, Professor and Chair and Dr. Qingyong (John) Ji, postdoctoral fellow for their recent publication in Nature Immunology entitled, "MHC class I-restricted myelin epitopes are cross-presented by Tip-DCs that promote determinate spreading to CD8+ T cells". Access to the article may be found at http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ni.2513.html. Published January 2013.