The Cordy Lab recently hosted visiting researcher, Dr. Anthony Batte, who visited us from Uganda while in the U.S. for the ASTMH meeting. We had the pleasure of learning about his work on acute kidney injury in the context of malaria! It was wonderful meeting you, Dr. Batte, and hearing your presentation!
The team recently visited Chicago this past week for the annual American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting. Congratulations to Dinah and Tryphena who did an excellent job on their poster presentations as they explained their research to people for the entire afternoon. Also, an additional congrats to Dinah for leading the trainee committee of our subgroup ACMCIP—thank you for all of your hard work and leadership at this years meeting! Dr. Regina Cordy also encountered her two mentors and current and past presidents of the ASTMH, Drs. Linnie Golightly (Columbia) and Dyann Wirth (Harvard). That’s so awesome to see! Way to go Cordy Lab!!!
Oxygen-toting protein hemglobin is known for giving blood its characteristic red color, but not much is known regarding hemoglobin’s role in cells outside the bloodstream. However, recently, researchers from China have demonstrated that cartilage-making cells called chondrocytes can indeed manufacture and use hemoglobin for both physiological and survival purposes in oxygen-poor environments. Read the fascinating discovery here!
An event co-organized by our very own Dinah Nahid and featured a flash talk by PhD student Kevin Coffey, as well as poster presentations by Tryphena Adams and Dinah Nahid! We’re so proud of y’all!
Irene has recently left the lab to transition to a Masters Program in Biostatistics at the University of Washington. Good luck Irene, and we wish you all the best moving forward! The lab wouldn’t feel the same without you!
High school sophomore Schylar Canady, Dr. Regina Cordy’s cousin, recently visited the lab. During her time here, Schylar worked on optimizing techniques for pond water collection to visualize plant-parasitic nematodes for future parasitology labs. We can’t wait to have you back here again Schylar!
Lab PI Regina Cordy has been contributing to the PEERs in Parasitology paper which introduced the new name of the PiP(PEERs in Parasitology) group and provided an update on its achievement and future endeavors. The paper is available now and you can check it here!
Heather has been honored with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her innovative work in the Biology department, which focused on the investigation of amino acid supplementation in red blood cells and necessitated the establishment of new laboratory assays and the promotion of external collaborations. Check it here!
Cam has also received the Outstanding Contribution By A First-year Student Award in recognizing his remarkable progress in the Cordy lab, his persevering dedication in the classroom and his help with other teaching assistants throughout his first year of PhD studies.
You all are amazing and great work representing fabulously for the Cordy Lab!
A new paper on how amino acid supplementation confers protection to red blood cells has been published by several members of the lab! Read it here.
Congratulations on your graduation! Hope you all take advantage of the chance to celebrate this honorable achievement! Best wishes for a fulfilling future and may you all hold on to the knowledge gained and the friendships formed at Cordy lab!