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Dr. Paul Stoodley of The Ohio State University was Interviewed by Cosmos Magazine


June 12, 2015

Dr. Paul Stoodley, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Orthopaedics, was interviewed for one hour in Cosmos Magazine, Australia's National Popular Science Magazine titled, "Microbial Monsters - Microbial Gangs are organised killers," in the April-May, 62:61-73 edition. Click on the link below to read the full article from Cosmos Magazine: https://cosmosmagazine.com/life-sciences/microbial-gangs-are-organised-killers? The rest of the story



Drs. Jian Zhang, MD and Wael Jarjour MD of The Ohio State University Received a Grant to Examine Ways to Fight Lupus


June 04, 2015

Click on the link below to see the full article from Megan Purcell of the Ohio State University College of Medicine: http://medicine.osu.edu/news/archive/2015/05/07/Grant-of-572000-to-Study-Ways-to-Fight-Lupus.aspx? The rest of the story



Doctors Dan Wozniak and Chandan Sen Received Funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research for their R01 Grant


May 26, 2015

Doctors Chandan Sen and Dan Wozniak of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery and the Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity at The Ohio State University respectively received funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research for their grant titled, "Wound healing endpoint and recurrence," and the length of funding is May 6, 2015 through February 29, 2020. In the United States, chronic wounds represent a major public health burden. Estimates put the number of chronic wounds cases at over 6.5 million with a cost burden of over $50 billion. The primary function of skin as an organ is to serve as a barrier preventing pathogen entry, protecting against chemical/physical insults and regulating permeability of water. This barrier is maintained by cutaneous lipids of which about 50% are ceramides. This proposal rests on our novel observation that biofilm infection of a wound may result in a state where the wound appears closed (visually, standard of care) but is actually not because barrier function has been compromised. The proposed rests on yet another finding demonstrating that biofilm infection disrupts skin ceramide homeostasis causing loss of barrier function. Furthermore, we defined a novel molecular mechanism describing the first two wound biofilm-inducible miRs. This proposal will therefore evaluate how biofilm infection poses twin threats to skin ceramide homeostasis by silencing skinceramide synthase and bolstering production of bacterial ceramidases resulting in the loss of barrier function and subsequent chronic wound infection. The rest of the story



Dr. Wozniak Lab Member Recognized as a 2015 Carol Basbaum Memorial Research Fellow


May 05, 2015

Valerie Ray (PI: Dan Wozniak) recognized as the 2015 Carol Basbaum Memorial Research Fellow. This is an honor bestowed annually to the top ranked awardee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Postdoctoral Fellowships. The rest of the story



Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity Discovery Themes Hires in Immunology and Host-Microbe Interactions


May 01, 2015

The Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity (MI&I) in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center College of Medicine, in partnership with the Departments of Microbiology (College of Arts and Sciences; microbiology.osu.edu) and Veterinary Biosciences (College of Veterinary Medicine; http://vet.osu.edu/biosciences) is soliciting applications for three tenure-track faculty positions. The areas of hire are: (1) Adaptive immune responses to pathogens and innate-adaptive immune cell interactions (Associate/Full Professor;Tenure Unit: MI&I) (2) Novel microbial vaccine strategies and technologies including adjuvants and mucosal delivery systems (Assistant/Associate Professor; Tenure Unit: MI&I, partner department: Veterinary Biosciences) (3) Microbial community research that focuses on physiologically relevant systems to interrogate biofilms, microbiota and mucosal immune responses (Assistant/Associate Professor; Tenure Unit: MI&I, partner department: Microbiology) Please read the advertisement below for further descriptions and instructions on applying for the three open faculty positions: Microbial Infection and Immunity Open Faculty Positions.pdf? The rest of the story



Jasmine Moshiri (PI: John Gunn), Sheshadri Hoque (PI: Amal Amer), and Hannah Rinehardt (PI: Ben Kopp) Receive Recognition for their Research


April 10, 2015

Congratulations to Jasmine Moshiri (PI: John Gunn) for winning 1st prize in the Health Professions category at the Ohio State University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Also congratulations to Sheshadri Hoque (PI: Amal Amer) and Hannah Rinehardt (PI: Benjamin Kopp) for receiving Honorable Mentions. The rest of the story



Dr. Paul Stoodley, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, Department of Orthopaedics had his Research Published in the Journal of Surgical Infections


April 09, 2015

Dr. Paul Stoodley, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, Department of Orthopaedics, had his research entitled, "Direct Demonstration of Bacterial Biofilms on Prosthetic Mesh after Ventral Herniorrhaphy," in the Journal of Surgical Infections in February 2015. Click on the link below to read the full publication: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/sur.2014.026 The rest of the story



Dr. Abul Azad and Dr. Larry Schlesinger Published a New Review Article in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Imaging


April 08, 2015

?Dr. Abul Azad,PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity and Dr. Larry Schlesinger, MD, Department Chair, Microbial Infection and Immunity, had their research entitled, "Mannose receptor (CD206)-mediated imaging in sentinel lymph node localization published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Imaging. Click on the link below to read the full publication: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40336-015-0117-z? The rest of the story



Lab Personnel Awarded Research Fellowships from the Ohio State University


April 07, 2015

Congratulations to undergrads Nicholas Farrar (Stoodley lab), Brad Eichar (Gunn lab), Joshua Keaton (Schlesinger lab), Kieran Tebben (Drew lab), and Victoria Soewarna (Yount lab) for being awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships from the Ohio State University Office of Undergraduate Research. The rest of the story



Dr. Jesse Kwiek, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity, Microbiology, had his Research on Breast Milk Receive National Media and Scientific Recognition


April 07, 2015

Dr. Jesse Kwiek, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity, Microbiology, and Dr. Sarah Keim, PhD, Center for Biobehavioral Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital had their research entitled, "Cow's milk contamination of human milk purchased via the Internet," recognized by national media and scientific organizations for their examination of online breast milk purchases. Click on the link below to read the full publication: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/03/31/peds.2014-3554.abstract Click on the link's below to read the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital Press releases on the research: http://700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org/cows-milk-in-online-breast-milk/ http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/nch-sfc040115.php Click on the link's below to read national news stories on the significance of the research: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/breast-milk-bought-online-diluted-cows-milk-researchers-find http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/04/06/breast-milk-purchased-online-may-be-topped-with-cows-milk-study-finds/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150406071040.htm http://www.wsj.com/articles/cows-milk-found-in-breast-milk-sold-online-1428293003 The rest of the story



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