Our paper on the CrbS/R system in non-O1/non-O139 V. cholerae, as well as P. entomophila and P. aeruginosa is out in PLOS ONE here! Congrats to Anna Rasmussen '13, Paul Tyler '14, Mariah Servos '14, and Mariame Sylla '15, all of whom contributed data and V. cholerae strains to this manuscript!
Duy, Stephany, Jenny, Cecilia, Angelika and SabriAnan and I head over to UMass for the second annual Pioneer Valley Microbiology Symposium, held January 14, 2017. With three posters and a talk, the Purdy Lab was well represented!
And the Purdy Lab take a Selfie -- great pic everyone!!
The Purdy Lab gets out of the lab and heads to Oriental Flavors for a holiday lunch! A nice break over reading period...
Great poster by Cecilia and streaking for single colonies.... with icing! Thanks Cecilia for hosting!
The first paper from our lab, describing V. cholerae colonization of Musca domestica (house flies) in collaboration with John Stoffolano at UMass-Amherst and Ghada El-Bassiony at Cairo University, with contributions from Duy Nguyen '17 and Victoria Luizzi '17, is out in Medical and Veterinary Entomology! This was hard-fought, and we persevered through thick and thin to get this paper out the door! Good job everyone!
Kalle presenting her poster at the ASM Microbe 2016 meeting -- lots of folks stopped by, but we were too busy talking science to take pictures! Great job Kalle!
Awesome dinner out with Purdy lab alums (and honorary alums) Anna Rasmussen '13, Paul Tyler '14, and Caitlin Blank '14 in Harvard Square! Thanks guys for the awkward selfie :)
So proud to hear that Stephany Flores-Ramos '17 was awarded the Kauffman fellowship this year, providing funding for her to join a research lab this summer, hopefully in her home state at the University of Hawaii, before starting her thesis in the lab next year, and Anna Rasmussen '13 was awarded a very competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! These are such well-deserved honors that go to truly dedicated scientists and wonderful people! So, so proud of my awesome women in STEM students!
Kalle presenting her poster showcasing her promising results at the first PVMS meeting in January, 2016! Great job!
Graduation time is always bittersweet -- Franny graduated in May of 2015 and will start at MIT in the fall, and Mariame spent a few extra weeks in the lab wrapping up some experiments before leaving for the NIH. But it is also a time of new beginnings… Stephany is off and running in the lab and having tremendous luck with ligations!
The paper describing the CrbRS two component system and its effect in the fly -- work begun by Alix as a postdoctoral fellow with Paula Watnick at Boston Children's Hospital, and really spearheaded by Saiyu Hang and others in the Watnick Lab -- is out in Cell Host Microbe. There's also a nice write-up in Nature Reviews Microbiology. Great job everyone!