News

October 2017

Qualifying Exam passed! Congrats, Hannah!

Presentation! Hannah presents a poster at the Host-Microbe Interactions retreat at Granlibakken!

Tina is recognized with an Honorable Mention for her talk at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Training Program retreat!

Presentations! Shea and Tina present talks at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Training Program retreat at Fallen Leaf Lake!

 

September 2017

Award! Monica is recognized with a Student Travel Award to attend the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, AZ.

 

August 2017

Award! Natalie is recognized with a Travel Scholarship to attend the 2017 SACNAS Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

New lab member! New undergraduate student David Bronstein joins the lab as part of the Research Scholars Program in Insect Biology. Welcome, David!

New Publication! Allissia Gilmartin from Bill Petri’s lab publishes an exciting paper in MBio on the contribution of amoebic lysosome acidification to trogocytosis!

 

July 2017

Katy gives a guest lecture in the Biology of Parasitism summer course at MBL!

 

June 2017

New lab members! New undergraduate students Cyrille Madarang and Angelica Rojas join the lab. Angelica joins as part of the Research Scholars Program in Insect Biology. Welcome, Cyrille and Angelica!

New Fellowship! Tina selected as a trainee on the training grant in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Congrats, Tina!

Presentation! Katy gives an invited talk in the symposium on ‘100 Years of Phagocytes’ at ASM Microbe in New Orleans, LA.

 

May 2017

New lab member! New PhD student Tina Truong joins the lab as part of the Graduate Group in Immunology. Welcome, Tina!

 

March 2017

New lab member! New PhD student Rene Suleiman joins the lab as part of the Microbiology Graduate Group. Welcome, Rene!

Presentation! Akhila presents a seminar at the Biotechnology Training Program annual retreat in Napa.

Natalie is accepted to participate in the UCSF Summer Research Training Program!

 

February 2017

Presentation! Shea presents a seminar as part of the Host-Microbe Interactions group biweekly research in progress seminar series.

 

December 2016

Award! Natalie is recognized with a UC Davis Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship!

Katy interviewed in Trends in Parasitology!

 

November 2016

Presentation! Natalie presents a poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Florida.

 

October 2016

Katy is recognized with a 2017 American Society for Microbiology Young Investigator Award!

Qualifying Exam passed! Congrats, Shea!

Presentation! Hannah presents a poster at the Host-Microbe Interactions retreat at Granlibakken!

Presentation! Shea presents a talk at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Training Program retreat at Fallen Leaf Lake!

Presentation! Katy gives an invited talk at the Bay Area Trafficking Symposium at UC Berkeley!

Award! Natalie is recognized with a Partial Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Student Travel Award for the 2016 ABRCMS in Tampa, Florida.

 

September 2016

Katy interviewed in the Cell Press CrossTalk blog!

New lab member! New undergraduate student Monica Natividad joins the lab. Welcome, Monica!

Qualifying Exam passed! Congrats, Akhila!

 

August 2016

Presentation! Natalie presents a poster at the UC Davis BUSP-SHR Poster Symposium!

 

June 2016

New lab member! New undergraduate student Natalie Sahabandu joins the lab as part of the Biology Undergraduate Scholars-Honors summer program. Welcome, Natalie!

New grant! Katy selected as a Pew Scholar!

Katy talks amoebae on Capital Public Radio!

New Fellowship! Akhila selected as a trainee on the training grant in Biomolecular Technology. Congrats, Akhila!

New grant! Katy selected as a Hellman Fellow!

 

May 2016

New lab member! New PhD student Hannah Miller joins the lab as part of the Graduate Group in Immunology. Welcome, Hannah!

Katy selected as a finalist for the 2016 Beckman Young Investigators.

 

April 2016

New lab members! New undergraduate students Sergio Karageuzian and Marie Jung join the lab. Welcome, Sergio and Marie!

Presentations! Akhila and Shea present talks at the BMCDB graduate group retreat!

 

March 2016

Presentation! Akhila presents a poster at the Biotechnology retreat in Napa!

 

January 2016

Presentation! Katy presents a talk in the Parasitic Diseases Panel at the U.S. – Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program 50th Anniversary Celebration.

 

December 2015

Katy selected as a semi-finalist for the 2016 ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize.

New Publication! Our review article on trogocytosis is published in Current Opinion in Microbiology!

 

November 2015

Presentations! Akhila and Shea present posters at the Host-Microbe Interactions retreat at Granlibakken!

 

October 2015

Award! Shea wins a Best Talk award at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Training Program retreat at Fallen Leaf Lake! Congrats, Shea!

Presentations! Akhila presents a poster and Shea presents a talk at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Training Program retreat at Fallen Leaf Lake!

 

September 2015

Katy chairs a session at the Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, MA!

New Publication! Our review article on amoebic trogocytosis is published in Trends in Parasitology!

 

June 2015

New Fellowship! Shea selected as a trainee on the NIH training grant in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Congrats, Shea!

 

May 2015

New lab member! New PhD student Shea Feeney joins the lab as part of the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group. Welcome, Shea!

 

April 2015

New lab member! New PhD student Akhila Bettadapur joins the lab as part of the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group. Welcome, Akhila!

 

December 2014

New Publication! Caitlin Naylor from Bill Petri’s lab publishes an exciting paper in MBio on the influence of leptin receptor polymorphisms on neutrophil recruitment!

 

November 2014

Presentation! Katy presents a talk at the Southern California Eukaryotic Pathogens Symposium at UC Riverside!

New lab member! New Junior Specialist and UC Davis Alum Alvin Leonardo joins the lab. Welcome, Alvin!

 

October 2014

New lab member! New undergraduate student Oshani Gunasekara joins the lab. Welcome, Oshani!

 

September 2014

Presentation! Katy presents a poster at the Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, MA!

Presentation! Katy presents a talk at the Amoebiasis Symposium honoring Nancy Guillen at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France!

 

August 2014

Katy joins UC Davis as an assistant professor! The Ralston lab officially launches!