Prof. Pompano visited Virginia Commonwealth University's Chemical and Life Science Engineering department yesterday, presented our work on lymph node stimulation, and had a series of stimulating conversations with the researchers there. Many thanks to Dr. Christina Tang for the invitation!
Everyone has done some great work this summer and we have really made some great progress towards our lab goals! We have all learned a lot of new skills and have some cool new instruments, including a brand new Zeiss Zoom! We are all looking forward to the new school year and to continuing the work we have started this summer.
The Pompano group had a party at Professor Pompano's house to celebrate the end of the year, complete with a lymph node cake!
Its been a great first year for the lab, and we look forward for the great work we will be doing this summer and in the upcoming years!
The Pompano group would like to welcome three new members to the group this summer.
Drake Dixon and Ben Groff both rising second years at the University of Virginia and Ziad Shafi a rising second year at the University of Richmond.
We look forward to the great work they and all the group members will accomplish in our first summer of research at UVA!
Congratulations to Ashley on being selected to give a platform talk at the 2015 UVA Postdoctoral Research Symposium! The symposium brought together postdocs and faculty from across grounds to share research and meet one another.
More information on the UVA Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and their events can be found here:
Undergraduate researchers Ray Ramirez, Jacob Woodroof, and Shara Fuller designed and presented a poster on their work at the state-wide 2015 ACS Undergraduate Research Poster Session, held at UVA on April 17. Congratulations!
Many thanks to the University of Chicago Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs for the invitation to speak on a career panel, "Year One as Faculty"! The 2015 GradUCon conference on April 10 was full of energy and a privilege to be a part of.
Prof. Pompano traveled to Washington, DC on March 11 to discuss the need for stable funding for biomedical research with our congresspeople. This trip was organized by the American Association of Immunologists Public Policy Fellowship Program. We met with the offices of Virginia Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, and Representative Robert Hurt. All were welcoming and supportive of the importance of research to improving human health and facilitating job growth in our district and state. Many thanks to all who organized this day!
Our lab is now the newest member of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research. The Center is headed by Dr. Thomas J. Braciale and is a strong community of immunologists who seek to "unlock the underlying mechanisms of disease." We are looking forward to being part of this energetic organization.