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Graduate Student Receives Teaching Award

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Congratulations to Taylor Moon who received this year’s Melville Hare Award for Excellence in Teaching for her outstanding contributions to teaching in MBI 473 in the Fall of 2017.

Thank you for your efforts on behalf of our students and faculty members.

Taylor Moon received the 2017 Peer Mentoring Award from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Taylor Moon received the 2017 Peer Mentoring Award from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. This is an annual award chosen by students in the department in recognition of a student who is a positive role model for other students, advocates for students, encourages others’ intellectual growth, and offers professional guidance.

We congratulate Taylor for receiving this well-deserved honor.

Elliott Lab receives University Research Award

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Elliott Lab received University Research Award to investigate the mechanisms and immunologic consequences of macrophage exhaustion resulting from immunotherapy-induced antibody-dependent cell phagocytosis. The project is entitled “Macrophage exhaustion as a novel mechanism of resistance to therapeutic mAbs,” and is a collaboration between the labs of Dr. Elliott and Dr. Clive S. Zent in the Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester.

Read More: Elliott Lab receives University Research Award

Taylor Moon and Kyle Koster Receive Awards at Local Meetings

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Congratulations to Taylor Moon and Kyle Koster for their award-winning presentations at two local scientific meetings. Taylor received the "Excellence in Scientific Presentation" award at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Retreat on October 6th 2015. Kyle received the second place award for his poster at the American Physician Scientists Association Northeast Regional Meeting in Syracuse October 17th 2015. Taylor and Kyle are Microbiology and Immunology doctoral students in the Elliott Lab in the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology.

Elliott Lab Awarded Grant To Study The Role Of Efferocytosis In Resolving Inflammation

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The transition of the immune response from inflammation to resolution is critical for the restoration of tissue function following injury or infection. Most inflamed tissues contain large numbers of dead and dying cells, and the phagocytic clearance of these cells (a process termed "efferocytosis") by tissue-resident macrophages plays an important but poorly understood role in driving pro-resolution immune responses. CD73, the main adenosine-generating ecto-enzyme on leukocytes, exerts a wide range of immunomodulatory effects, but its role in efferocytosis is not known. The laboratory of Michael R. Elliott has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular mechanisms and physiologic importance of the CD73 pathway in mediating efferocytosis-dependent immune suppression in inflamed tissues (R01AI114554). Identifying the molecular pathways that link cell clearance to inflammation could contribute to the development of novel therapeutic strategies to affect beneficial immune responses in a wide range of inflammation-related disorders.

Taylor Moon Appointed to Position on the HIV Replication and Pathogenesis Training Grant

Friday, February 6, 2015

CVBI student Taylor Moon (Rusty Elliott lab) was appointed to a position on the HIV Replication and Pathogenesis Training Grant (T32 AI049815). The center would like to congratulate Taylor on such a distinct honor.

Patrick Murphy Receives Trainee Abstract Award at 2014 AAI Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Graduate student, Patrick Murphy received the Trainee Abstract Award at the 2014 AAI Immunology Conference for his work, Apoptotic cells suppress TNF production by tissue resident macrophages through a CD73-dependent mechanism.

Patrick is currently working on Purinergic regulation of macrophage inflammatory responses in Dr. Rusty Elliott's lab. The Elliott lab is focused on understanding the signaling pathways that regulate how phagocytes locate and engulf apoptotic cells and how this process impacts the immune system in normal and disease states.

CVBI Students Receive Young Investigator Award at NYIC

Monday, October 21, 2013

CVBI students, Tara Capece (Minsoo Kim lab) and Chris Anderson (Rusty Elliott lab), received the AAI Young Investigators Award at the 2013 Upstate New York Immunology Conference (NYIC).

The Kim lab Understanding how T cells and neutrophils home to and migrate within tissues is a major focus of our research, and the Elliott lab understand the signaling pathways that regulate how phagocytes locate and engulf apoptotic cells and how this process impacts the immune system in normal and disease states.

Tara Capece and Patrick Murphy Appointed to Immunology Training Grant

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CVBI students, Tara Capece (Minsoo Kim lab) and Patrick Murphy (Rusty Elliot lab), were appointed to a position on the Immunology Training Grant (T32 AI007285). There was considerable competition with many strong candidates. The center would like to congratulate both on such a distinct honor.

Michael R. Elliott Receives 2012 Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Grant

Friday, December 7, 2012

Michael R. Elliott, Ph.D. was recently announced as a recipient of a Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) research grant at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. The CNIHR program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) and the International AIDS Society (IAS) with the aim to promote innovative research and novel ideas from early stage investigators whose primary focus has previously been in fields of scientific inquiry other than HIV. Dr. Elliott will work with Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D. to complete a research project, entitled Apoptotic cell clearance signaling and HIV-associated inflammation. An interview with Dr. Elliott describing this project can be viewed below:

Read More: Michael R. Elliott Receives 2012 Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Grant