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.
A new post-doc position is now available in the Wolfgang Lab!
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Evan Drage has selected the Wolfgang Lab for his spring rotation. We are excited to see him learn in the 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 has passed his oral preliminary exam and had his thesis topic has been approved. He now advances to a Ph.D. Candidate!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wolfgang lab is now on Twitter. Check us out @mwolfganglab
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 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.
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.