Kirkpatrick Appointed Chair of MMG
Beth D. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Director of the Vaccine Testing Center and Professor in Infectious Diseases, has been appointed as Chair of the UVM Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) at the Larner College of Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more here.
This summer the VTC welcomes Dylan Koundakjian to the Diehl Lab as a Medical Student Summer Research Fellow. His project, “CD14+CD16+ monocyte stimulation of B cell responses in DENV vaccination.”, focuses on characterizing a monocyte subset which becomes activated in response to acute dengue infection/vaccination and will test the mechanism by which this population stimulates B cells to differentiate into antibody-producing plasmablasts.