Fall Rotation Student

We are excited to have first-year BBSP graduate student Ida Alam join us for a fall lab rotation. Ida will be working on modeling and understanding viral infection induced pulmonary exacerbations in the context of preexisting chronic bacterial lung infections.

MAMPM 2023

The Wolfgang Lab had a blast at the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting in Wintergreen, VA! There were many outstanding talks and posters throughout the whole Meeting! We had excellent poster presentations from Taylor Franklin, Isaac Hughes, Matt Greenwald, and Matt Higgs. Cristian Roca also gave a great talk about understanding transcriptional heterogeneity of Pseudomonas in response to mucus. Additionally, Matt Greenwald was selected as this year’s recipient of the Mark Shirtliff Excellence in Biofilm Research Award!

Happy New Year!

The Wolfgang Lab wishes everyone a Happy New Year. To start out the new year, we tried our hand at some agar art. Not too bad for a first attempt, but thankfully we have all year to improve for next time! We are looking forward to a fun and productive science-filled 2023!

SOLAR Poster Session

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.

Pseudomonas Conference

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.

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.

2021-2022 UNC Creativity Hub Finalists

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!

Farewell Suzanne

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.