CONGRATS TO ALLISON LOUIE!

Allison has successfully defended her thesis entitled “Effects of a high cholesterol diet on the pathogenesis of influenza A virus infection in mature mice”. Congratulations Allison! We are fortunate that she will continue as a Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience Program!

We are going to miss Lisa!

Lisa Wetzel, undergraduate student worker extraordinaire, has graduated and will be attending veterinary school at Ohio State in just a few weeks! Further, her first author paper on how the enzymes Ido1 and Ido2 affect the pathogenesis of EAE is now published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity Health (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666354620300818)!  Big congrats and good luck to you!!

Illinois MS Research Collaborative Day

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It was a honor being part of the first Illinois MS Research Day.

Congrats to Katiria Soto-Díaz for her participation in the first Illinois MS Research Day presenting the “Effects of transforming growth factor beta-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) on astrocytes chemokine production and neutrophil chemoattraction”.

Left to right: Dr. Steelman, Lisa Wetzel (Undergraduate), Allison Louie (Graduate Student) and Katiria Soto-Díaz (Graduate Student)