Summer undergraduate student, Claire Reist, concluded her time in the Wolfgang lab by presenting her research project at the UNC SOM Summer Undergraduate Symposium. Congratulations, Claire, on being an extremely hard worker and exceptional lab member. Claire will now return to her undergraduate studies at Rollins College for her senior year.
Mentoring High School Student
The Wolfgang lab is excited to have a local high school student shadow us in the lab to learn bacteriology techniques which he hopes to utilize in the future in order to investigate the use of Pseudomonas spp. for plastic degradation.
Shih-Wen Joins The Lab
Our team continues to grow! We are pleased to receive Dr. Shih-Wen Hu as part of the Wolfgang Lab. His public health and translational perspectives will be very valuable for the Wolfgang Lab projects.
Isaac Joins the Wolfgang Lab
Isaac Hughes joined us as a new technician in the Wolfgang Lab.
Cameron Accepted into Graduate School
Congratulations to Cameron Prince for his admission to graduate school at the great Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona! We are excited that one of our Lab members will be studying abroad. We wish all the best for Cameron in his next adventure!
Claire Reist – UNC SOLAR Summer Scholar Joins the Lab
We are excited to have Claire Reist join the Wolfgang Lab as an undergraduate summer student from Rollins College in Wintergreen, Fl. Claire will be working alongside Matt Greenwald to advance our understanding of biofilms and antibiotic tolerance in MADs.
Members of the Wolfgang lab attended The International Biennial Conference, Pseudomonas 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many Pseudomonas microbiologists. Matt Higgs and Cristian Roca gave outstanding oral talks and Matthew Greenwald fascinated the crowd with his poster.
Postdoc Position Available in the Wolfgang Lab
A new post-doc position is now available in the Wolfgang Lab!
For more information, send us a message using the contact section of our webpage.
New Rotation Student Joins the Wolfgang Lab
Evan Drage has selected the Wolfgang Lab for his spring rotation. We are excited to see him learn in the lab.
New Research Technician Joins the Wolfgang Lab
Cameron Prince has joined the Wolfgang Lab as a research technician. He will be assisting Taylor in the development of a murine model of chronic airway infection. We are thrilled to have him on our team.
Matt Greenwald Advances to Candidacy
Matt Greenwald has passed his oral preliminary exam and had his thesis topic has been approved. He now advances to a Ph.D. Candidate!
Proposal selected as finalist for the Creativity Hubs Pilot Award program
Our proposal to establish a Center for Therapeutic Systems Biology of Respiratory Infections Diseases (CTSB-RID) at UNC has been selected as a finalist for the Creativity Hubs Pilot Award program at UNC. The CTSB-RID will assist UNC researchers and clinicians in tackling the next pandemic. The Center aims to investigate the underlying cellular and molecular signaling pathways that account for respiratory viral disease and differential outcomes at the clinical level.
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC)
Matthew Greenwald and Taylor Franklin presented posters at the 2021 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC). While the conference was completely virtual it was a great opportunity to learn about cystic fibrosis research being performed across the country.
Matt Greenwald Awarded Fellowship
Ph.D. student Matthew Greenwald has been awarded a fellowship from the Synergy CF program! This fellowship provides 3 years of support for Matt to study how interactions between oral anaerobic bacteria and Pseudomonas aeruginosa impacts lung infection in early CF disease.
New Rotation Student
Ben Darwitz, a first-year PhD student, has entered the Wolfgang Lab for his first rotation. We are excited to have him in the lab.
Now on Twitter
The Wolfgang lab is now on Twitter. Check us out @mwolfganglab
Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony
Matthew Higgs and Cristian Roca were officially welcomed to the Microbiology and Immunology Department at the Graduate Student Welcome event and white coat ceremony.
Cristian Roca Accepted into T32
Cristian Roca has been accepted into the UNC Translational Medicine T32 from the NIGMS. This program is aimed at augmenting the student-research PI team with a clinical co-mentor who helps guide the student’s research and immerses the student in clinical experiences, vocabulary, and the overall culture of clinical research. Congratulations Cristian!
The Wolfgang Lab bids farewell to lab member Suzanne Meinig as she moves to an exciting new position at a local contract research organization (CRO). Suzanne was with the Wolfgang Lab for 5 years and will be incredibly missed, but we wish her the best in her next venture.
Two New Graduate Students Join the Wolfgang Lab
The Wolfgang lab welcomes two new graduate students, Matthew Higgs (left) and Cristian Roca Avendano (right). We are excited to have them in the lab and to see their research progress.