Latest News from MGM

2018

Dr. Vojo Deretic was awarded a prestigious NIH MERIT award.

Congratulations to Nicole Maphis (graduate student, Bhaskar laboratory) and Dr. Shanya Jiang (post-doctoral fellow, Bhaskar laboratory) for receiving the best presentation awards for the 2017-18 MGM works-in-progress seminar series.

Handong Zheng from the Yang laboratory successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Regulations of Pathogenic CD4 T helper Lymphocytes in Inflammatory Diseases".

Congratulations to Dr. Kiran Bhaskar who was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure!

Associate Professor Dr. Judy Cannon was selected as a 2018 Women in STEM awardee. 

Assistant Professor Dr. Kathryn Frietze was named a KL2 scholar by the UNM CTSC.

Learn more about Dr. Michelle Ozbun's efforts to dissect the mechanisms of Human Papillomavirus infection here and here.


2017

The National Institutes of Health awarded the UNM HSC a 5-year, $11 million grant to establish a center dedicated to the study of autophagy.  The AIM Center for Autophagy, Inflammation and Metabolism in Disease is funded as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence and is led by MGM Chair Dr. Vojo Deretic.  For more details please see here.

AIM centerCOBREcake

Congratulations to Adrian Luna (graduate student, Ozbun laboratory) and Dr. Naomi Lee (post-doctoral fellow, Chackerian laboratory) for receiving the best presentation awards for the 2016-17 MGM works-in-progress seminar series.

Congratulations to Jessica Binder (Bhaskar laboratory) and Janie Bynum (Cannon laboratory) for being awarded Stephanie Ruby graduate student travel awards from MGM.

The National Institute on Aging awarded a new 5-year R01 award to Dr. Mary Ann Osley.

Dr. Michelle Ozbun was awarded a new 5-year R01 award from the National Cancer Institute to study the mechanisms of Human Papillomavirus infection.

Dr. Judy Cannon received the Outstanding Mentor award at the 2017 Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program research day.

Two MGM Professors, Dr. David Peabody and Dr. Bryce Chackerian, have been selected to receive the STC.UNM 2017 Innovation Fellow Award

Congratulations to Dr. Eliseo Castillo.  Dr. Castillo, a former research assistant professor in MGM, has been hired as a tenure-track investigator through the UNM CTSC KL2 scholars program.


2016

Dr. Kiran Bhaskar (pictured below) was awarded the 2016 UNM HSC Junior Faculty Research Award.  Congratulations!

Research Award

Dr. David Peabody was awarded a $250,000 award to develop malaria vaccines and also received funding (along with Dr. Steven Bradfute and Dr. Bryce Chackerian) from the UNM CTSC to identify vaccines for Zika Virus.

Dr. Ellen Beswick was awarded a 5-year $1.7 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to study an approach for slowing the growth of colorectal cancers.  See the article here.


2015

Dr. Kiran Bhaskar's work to develop a vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease was highlighted in an article in the Albuquerque Journal. See the article here.