News + Good Things

Minal passes her Ph.D. prelims!

February 11, 2021: Congratulations to Minal, who passed her Ph.D. prelims in February 2021 and did amazingly! Although COVID unfortunately prevented a celebratory victory photo with the lab team, we nevertheless applaud you heartily, Minal, and are excited to see where this takes you!

Sendoff lunch for Jeannine, congrats on her post-doc with Sunwoo Koo at TVMDL!

June 12, 2020: Above: The gathering at Napa Flats to send off Dr. Ott to her new post-doc position at TVMDL! Below: Continuing the tradition of finishing and signing a bottle of champaign after a dissertation is published in the lab! “Once in the lab, always in the lab.” – Dr. Criscitiello

COVID cannot stop Jeannine being hooded!

  May 2020: Despite the unfortunate circumstances with the COVID-19 virus, Jeannine’s hooding ceremony takes place in front of the TAMU Vet School with Dr. Criscitiello and her family – of course, with masks. Well done and well-earned, Dr. Ott!        

Jeannine successfully defends Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathobiology!

February 13, 2020: Jeannine successfully defends with outside examiner Dr. Ellen Hsu (or SUNY Downstate HSC), and committee members Mike, Drs. Noushin Ghaffari, Terje Raudsepp, and David Riley. Congrats Dr. Ott!

Post-Holiday Lab Party 2020

January 18, 2020: Post-Holiday Lab Party with the team and alumni before the start of the spring semester!

Way to go Kaitlyn for her B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Oceanography!

December, 2019: Way to go Kaitlyn for her B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Oceanography! And thanks for staying on as a full-time Research Assistant with the lab before grad school! Whoop!

Christian’s White Coat Ceremony 2019

August 2019: Christian ceremoniously receives her graduate-school lab coat. Congratulations, Christian!

Hear Mike Talk Cow Antibodies on The Texas Standard NPR Show

July 1st, 2019: Could Cow Antibodies Prevent HIV?  

Mike, Sebastian, and others

Dr. Sebastian Fugmann Visits CVM, VTPB, and Our Lab

June 12th, 2015: With the support of Dr. Tiffany Yu and the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Sebastian Fugmann visited the lab and gave a great talk in VTPB on the evolution of immunoglobulin gene diversification mechanisms in deuterostomes. He also got to reunite with his old Yale pal, Koichi.

Thad and Pierette

Dr. Pierette Appasamy Visits Our Lab

May 19th, 2015: Dr. Pierette Appasamy of Chatham University won a grant to visit us and learn our Xenopus larval thymectomy technique. I think we learned much more from her!