Going Away Lunch for Bretta

Celebrating Bretta’s accomplishments during her time in the Troemel lab over a socially distanced pizza picnic! Lab manager at the time of her departure, Bretta kept our lab running smoothly during a sudden transition to pandemic-conscious research policies and regulations. Best of luck to Bretta in her future endeavors!

Watch Emily Troemel’s presentation as part of Global Immunotalks

Global Immunotalks, a virtual seminar series started in April of 2020 and organized by Carla V. Rothlin (YSM) and Elina I. Zúñiga (UC San Diego), features presentations by immunologists from around the world. On Wednesday, 9/23, Emily Troemel contributed her talk, “Characterization of the Intracellular Pathogen Response in C. elegans“.

This talk and other past presentations can be found on YouTube on the Global Immunotalks channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXn0yDml_W6c8cj_hDbWK3Q

Alternatively, recordings of previous talks are posted on the Zúñiga lab website: https://labs.biology.ucsd.edu/zuniga/global_immunotalks.htm

Register to join future meetings via Zoom, held Wednesdays at 9 AM PST, here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91053505061

Emily Troemel and David Wang on The ScientistComprehending a Pandemic: SARS-CoV-2 Uncovered

On June 17, 2020, our own Emily Troemel and WashU Med’s David Wang give a talk discussing the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Topics for the talk include the emergence and basic biology of SARS-CoV-2, its potential host-pathogen interactions, the current state of the field in SARS-CoV-2 molecular biology research, and the relevant diagnostic tests and possibilities for treatment. Click here to register and watch on demand!

Congratulations to Theresa on a successful Master’s Thesis Defense!

This morning via zoom, Theresa presented her thesis, Regulation of the Intracellular Pathogen Response by pals Gene Pairs in C. elegans. Because of the international benefit of the platform, her audience included not only her thesis committee and current lab mates, but also former lab members joining from three continents and six countries (shown above). Congratulations to Theresa for a successful defense on the wonderful work she’s done while with us, and we wish her the best as she pursues an MD at the University of Arizona! Below, we are seen celebrating the good news via zoom meeting.