A small contingent from the lab trekked to Harvard University to attend the Boston Bacterial Meeting on June15 & 16, 2017! Cecilia gave a great poster, and the Pioneer Valley was well represented with labs from Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, as well as UMass-Amherst in attendance as well!
Our NSF grant in collaboration with Josh Sharp at Northern Michigan University has been funded! This will bring more opportunities for students to join the lab, a number of new and challenging projects with support from Kevin Griffith at UMass-Amherst and Mark Mandel at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the development of a course-based undergraduate research experience for Biol-271 Microbiology featuring the universally beloved Vibrio fischeri-Euprymna squid symbiosis! It will also support outreach efforts in our communities of the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as well as the Amherst Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Peer Mentoring Program! An exciting few years for the lab ahead!