PhD Student Dinah Nahid and former undergraduate student Danielle Farinella (now current PhD student at UPitt) presented posters during the 2021 ASTMH annual meeting. It was an unusual virtual format, but they both did a fantastic job !
Heather presented her research in the form of a lightning talk at this year’s Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute’s Annual Future of Malaria Research Symposium. We had a great time participating in this free virtual event!
Heather Colvin’s abstract was accepted for a poster presentation at the 2021 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting! This will be the first time that we are attending the ASH meeting. Looking forward to learning new things and expanding our horizons.
Noelle Allen and Jordan Buzzett represented the Cordy Lab at WFU Undergraduate Research Day with two poster presentations that they put together on their summer projects. Congratulations to them on this accomplishment !
Heather visited the New York Blood Center, thanks to support from the Wake Forest Biology Department and the NIH PRIDE-FTG program! Much appreciation to Mohan Narla and Hongxia Yan for hosting her for a visit!
A vaccine mandate and mask mandate are currently in place on campus. We hope this will allow us to have a safe and productive school year. Thanks to all the #vaxxed and #masked Deacs out there! Let’s work together to have a good school year.
Lab PI Regina Cordy participated in the “Towards Gender and Racial Equality in Science” session at the British Society for Parasitology’s annual meeting, held virtually this year, summarizing themes from her recent Trends in Parasitology paper.
Danielle Farinella graduated with her B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and having completed her undergraduate thesis in the Cordy Lab. We wish her the very best in her next chapter, as a Ph.D. student at UPitt! Lab PI Regina Cordy was also honored at this year’s graduation ceremony with the Graduate Student Association Faculty Excellence Award.
The Cordy Lab participated in the 2020 American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) Meeting, held virtually this year due to COVID-19.
Mariko Peterson presented a poster entitled “Brain swelling in pediatric cerebral malaria is not associated with endotoxemia, however the gut may play an important role as a parasite reservoir” on Monday’s Poster session.
Lab PI Regina Cordy presented a talk entitled “A metabolomics approach identifies specific biomarkers of disease severity in human cases of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in Malaysia” during Wednesday’s ACMCIP Omics session.
Congratulations to PhD student Heather Colvin on the recently published review article “Insights into malaria pathogenesis gained from host metabolomics” in PLoS Pathogens.