Professor Rima McLeod was named a 2020 AAAS Fellow. Rima McLeod, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Pediatrics, is internationally recognized for her expertise and extensive research in toxoplasmosis—a disease caused by one of the world’s most common parasites.She specializes in the comprehensive care of congenital toxoplasmosis and other Toxoplasma gondii infections, and works to develop more effective screening, detection and treatment strategies for the disease.
Professor Anita S. Chong was named a 2020 AAAS Fellow. Anita Chong, Professor of Surgery, focuses her research on the immunology of how the body tolerates organ transplants, with a particular interest in understanding how inflammation, previous rejection or pregnancies affect tolerance.
On October 26th, the Committee on Immunology held a town hall meeting to discuss initiatives spearheaded by its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittee. Invited by the committee, Tobias Spears, director within BSD’s Diversity and Inclusion Office, and Cheryl R. Richardson, a director within the Chicago Center for Teaching, both spoke about resources available within their respective offices. The resources offered by the Diversity and Inclusion office include but are not limited to DEI sensitivity training offered on an individual basis or to lab groups.
An interactive discussion of research and student life in the Immunology PhD program at the University of Chicago
When: Monday, November 2nd, 1–3:45 pm CST
In Episode 3 of the Expand Your Perspective Podcast, "Coronavirus and COVID-19: Shifting Research Priorities" Immunology graduate student Chris Stamper talks about how his lab shifted the focus of their antibody research to deepen our understanding of the coronavirus and aid in the development of a vaccine.
The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.
Domenick Kennedy, a postdoctoral fellow in Marcus Clark Lab, was awarded an F32 fellowship entitled “BRWD1 and the molecular regulation of humoral immunity”. Domenick also received a perfect score on his fellowship application. Congratulations Domenick!
Graduate Student Akinola Olumide Emmanuel, paper titled " TCF-1 and HEB cooperate to establish the epigenetic and transcription profiles of CD4+CD8+ thymocytes" was published in the November 2018 issue of Nature Immunology. Akinola Olumide Emmanuel was a graduate student in Fotini Gournari lab. You can view the entire article here.
"Christine Miller, a graduate student in Peter Savage Lab, was awarded an NIH F30 fellowship entitled “Specificity and function of memory-phenotype CD8+ T cells in the tumor environment”.
Three University of Chicago scientists each have been awarded $1.5 million grants over five years from the National Institutes of Health in support of their innovative, high-impact biomedical research.