Book Club : Freakonomics

For February’s Lab Book Club discussion, the students chose the now “classic” from Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner – Freakonomics: : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. The book, originally published in 2005, has been […]

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New Funding for HIV relevant research

Together with Prof. Zvi Grossman (Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University), we just got funding from the Office of AIDS Research of the NIAID to study how basic mechanisms of Memory T cell homeostasis may be exploited to enhance […]

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Special Issue : Infection & Immunity Research at UMD

The FEMS Journal Pathogens & Disease has a special issue out that highlights some of the research done in our department, It features a collection of 22 articles, minireviews, and commentaries providing a time capsule of research from the University […]

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Top 40 papers of 2016

No.. no.. this is NOT a list of the best Immunology papers of 2016; Instead this is a very self-centered list of 40 papers that we really liked – i.e. they are directly or indirectly related to the areas of […]

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Book Club: Outliers

Our book choice for reading through the holiday season is Outliers: The story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. In the book Gladwell presents his thesis about the factors are make some people wildly more successful than others – using a […]

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Lab T shirt day 2016 !

We tried out our first lab T shirt design this year with digitally printed shirts from Uberprints. Everyone got their “presents” yesterday.. and here’s some pix of the gang opening presents to see the designs for the first time : […]

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Book Club: Emperor Of All Maladies

This month, our lab book club choice is “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The book chronicles the history of cancer from an young physician’s perpective. A PBS miniseries based on the book is […]

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Welcome (back) to the Lab, Rachel !

Rachel Bour just graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is spending a break year in the lab before she goes to Grad School. Rachel was a summer student in the lab in 2015 while she was a […]

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Publication : Perspective article in Pathogens & Disease

The FEMS journal Pathogens & Disease is coming out with a special issue focusing on research being done at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, here in the UMD school of Medicine. Our contribution to this is published online today […]

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Farewell to Ross !

Ross is leaving the lab, to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins. … and although he is just going to be across town, we will miss him in the lab. Ross is an avid   “ F […]

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