Student News - 2019

October Dr. John Psonis, a student in Dr. David Thanassi's lab, is the recipient of the 2019 Irving Abrahams Award for Oustanding Scientific Achievement. The Abrahams Award si the highest honor bestowed by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology to a graduate student. Dr. Psonis graduated in August.

Undergraduate researcher Gabrielle Paniccia graduates with Honors in Biochemistry. Gabrielle worked three and a half semesters in Dr. Laurie Krug's laboratory on the development of a CRISPR-Cas9 system to block gammaherpesvirus replication. She received numerous awards including a National Science Foundation Fellowship, the Irwin Oster Award in Genetics, and the Provost Award for Academic Excellence and was a member of the SBU chapter of Women in Science and Education (WISE). Gabrielle is continuing her studies as a graduate student at Rockefeller University this coming fall.

Research performed by Matthew Simons, a graduate student in Erich Mackow's laboratory, on the regulation of interferon β production by the Andes virus nucleocapsid protein and published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of Virology was selected as an article of significant interest by the editors.