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July 2023

May 2023

  • Stevie presents his research at the European Virology Conference in Poland.

  • Evelyn, Ben, and Nate will all be attending Medical School at WSU-Spokane starting in the Fall - congrats all!

April 2023

  • Manish presents his work at the Keystone Symposia on Innate Immunity.

  • Peter and Stevie win awards for their research poster presentations at SURCA - well done!

March 2023

  • Stevie is awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship - congrats!

February 2023

  • Alan presents the lab's work on antiviral insulin signaling at the Keystone Symposia on Vector Biology.

November 2022

  • Stevie presents his research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists.

  • Chelsea, Chasity, and Stevie present their research at the American Society for Microbiology Northwest Branch meeting - Chasity gives an invited talk!

  • Ben, Evelyn, Dr. Guzman, and Dr. Trammell defend their Honors or PhD thesis.  Congrats on this big step in your careers!

July 2022

  • Chasity presents her research at the American Society for Virology meeting.

June 2022

May 2022

  • Chelsea receives a fellowship to support her research from the Poncin Trust - congrats!

  • Olivia receives word that she's moving to Okinawa, Japan to be a chemist for the Air Force as part of her ROTC responsibilities - thanks for all of your hard work!

April 2022

  • Chasity's paper is published at PLOS Pathogens, and she wins a 1st place poster award at the WSU NIH Biotech Symposium presenting on this research - double win!

March 2022

  • Chelsea is officially a Ph.D. candidate!

  • Chasity wins the CVM Three Minute Thesis competition and is selected to represent the college at the University-wide 3MT competition.

  • Evelyn and Olivia win "Crimson" Awards at the at the WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) - great job!

  • Aditya joins the lab for his Ph.D. studies.

February 2022

  • Manish's family welcomes their first child, Zion - congrats!!

January 2022

October 2021

  • Alan gives an invited presentation at the Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting in the insulin signaling session.

July 2021

  • Ben is accepted to the Honors College Pathway Program for the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine - congrats!

  • Evelyn receives funding for her summer research from the MedSURE program - way to go!

June 2021

  • Ezra joins the lab for his Ph.D. studies.

May 2021

  • Sophie's Honors Thesis received the Pass with Distinction recognition!

  • Ezra attends the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) meeting and receives a Young Scholars Award. 

April 2021

  • Chasity's review manuscript is published in Viruses.

March 2021

  • Marena presents her poster, which was selected for a "Poster Preview" at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference.

  • Olivia, Sophie, and Nate all win "Crimson" Awards for their presentations at the WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) - well done!

January 2021

  • Marena and Zach's paper is published in Genetics - woohoo!

  • Chasity gets 3rd place at our department's 3 Minute Thesis competition.

December 2020

November 2020

  • Ezra presents a poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and wins an award in the Immunology category - congrats!

October 2020

  • Chelsea successfully defends her First Proposal!

  • Alan gives invited talks to the WSU Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, and Fox Chase Cancer Center's Inflammation and Signaling Symposium - phew. 

August 2020

June 2020

  • Chasity receives a scholarship from the Poncin Trust - congrats!

  • Even though the ASV meeting was cancelled, Chasity presents her research virtually - the first from our lab to do this!

March 2020

  • Chelsea Osbron joins the lab to pursue her Master's degree.

February 2020

  • Manish Chauhan joins the lab for post-doctoral training.

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

  • Laura's paper is published in Cell Reports and receives nice press coverage from WSU News and Crosscut!

  • Our lab hosts Dr. Brad Blitvich from Iowa State University to visit WSU and present a seminar.

October 2019

  • Chasity successfully defends her Ph.D. candidacy exam - congrats!

  • Alan receives the "Dean's Award for Outstanding Research."  Can you spot the typo? :)

July 2019

  • The Research Topic that Dr. Angela Rasmussen and Alan organized for Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is finalized.  Ebook of all published articles is available!

  • Chasity and Laura each deliver oral presentations at the American Society for Virology meeting in Minneapolis in the Arboviruses workshop session.

  • The lab receives its first R01!  Focused on innate immune responses to Coxiella burnetii infection.

June 2019

  • Laura successfully defends her Ph.D - the lab's first Ph.D. graduate!  Next stop, NIH!

April 2019

  • Zach defends his Honor's Theses and receives "Pass with Distinction."

  • Dr. Tom Rutkowski visits the lab and presents a seminar on ER stress and liver disease to our department.

  • WSU's Vice President for Research, Dr. Chris Keane, tours the lab and we pose with safety glasses.

  • Alan receives the "Excellence in Support of Undergraduate Research" award from the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research.

  • Olivia receives a "Crimson" award in the Molecular, Cellular, and Chemical Biology category at SURCA!


March 2019

  • Laura receives 3rd place in the poster competition at the WSU NIH Protein Biotechnology Symposium - her 10th poster competition award as a grad student!

  • Keesha's signaling diagram is chosen as the book cover for the International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, volume 345 - available on Amazon!

  • Zach and Alan deliver platform presentations at the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference.

November 2018

  • Our collaborative work on mechanisms of sleep regulation is highlighted in WSU Insider.

October 2018

  • Laura is invited to give a talk at the American Society for Microbiology Northwest Branch meeting.

September 2018

  • A book chapter authored by Keesha and Marena is now online.

August 2018

  • Laura wins first place in our departmental retreat's poster competition - congrats!.

June 2018

  • Marina and Aoi have their paper on Drosophila STING published in Cell Reports.

May 2018

  • Grace and Keesha successfully defend their Honor's Theses and each receives "Pass with Distinction!"

  • Aoi publishes her hemocyte extraction and imaging technique in JoVE.

April 2018

  • Laura updates the Seattle Fly Club on her thesis project, wins first place at the Protein Biotechnology Symposium poster session, and publishes a review article on West Nile virus - what a month!

  • Grace wins a "Crimson" award in the Molecular, Cellular, and Chemical Biology category at SURCA - way to go!

  • Michael receives the Walter and Pauline Harris Scholarship from SMB.

March 2018

February 2018

  • Laura receives a 2nd year Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship.

January 2018

  • Ziying Liu, MPH joins the lab as our new lab manager - welcome!

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

  • Keesha presents her poster on Nipah virus and innate immunity at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Research Symposium and takes home a 2nd place award.

  • Laura, Keesha, and Chasity all present posters at the ASM Northwest Branch meeting.  Laura also gives a 3-minute lightning talk and wins a poster award!

  • Baby Nathan is born!

  • Dr. Harmit Malik visits our lab and delivers a departmental seminar. One faculty member later exclaimed - "Best. Seminar. Ever."

September 2017

  • Congrats to Keesha for receiving an award from the Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund!

August 2017

  • Our lab is awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

  • Laura wins the "best poster" award at our departmental retreat.

July 2017

  • Our paper published in Infection and Immunity is featured on the journal's cover - great images Aoi!

June 2017

April 2017

  • Three undergrads are awarded scholarships from SMB: Chasity receives the Melva Jean (Kinch) Breffeilh scholarship, Grace wins the Elizabeth Hall scholarship, and Zach wins the Youngman Science scholarship.

  • Laura presents her research at the Seattle Fly Club meeting.

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

  • Sam is awarded a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) research scholarship!

November 2016

October 2016

  • Laura successfully defends her preliminary exam and is officially a Ph.D. candidate!

  • Alan is invited to give a seminar to the Biology Department at Gonzaga University.

  • Marina and Grace present posters at the CVM Annual Symposium.  Marina is selected as a finalist!

July 2016

June 2016

  • Laura and Alan have their review paper published in Current Clinical Microbiology Reports.

April 2016

March 2016

  • Zach, Marina, and Grace each presented a poster at SURCA.  Zach and Marina won awards!

  • Laura presented a poster at the Graduate and Professional Student Association and won first place in the Medical and Life Sciences category!

February 2016

December 2015

  • Sara Cherry from the University of Pennsylvania visits SMB to give a seminar.


November 2015

  • Reg gives a talk at the Seattle Fly Club on Coxiella burnetii.

  • Sarah Hof successfully defends her Master's thesis - congrats Sarah!

September 2015

  • Owen McCarty from OHSU delivers a seminar to the SMB department.

July 2015

  • Laura receives two travel awards and gives a platform presentation at ASV 2015 in London, Ontario - great job!

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

  • Miles and Marina present their research at SURCA and win a Grey Award - congrats!


February 2015


November 2014

  • Goodman lab joins the Seattle Fly Club and Alan gives a lab overview presentation.

July 2014

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