We are so pleased to have successfully navigated the past year through the racial unrest that is tarnishing our nation and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Within the last year, we welcomed two new post-doctoral associates, Drs. Trina Westerman and Sarah Raabis, to our team. DVM/PhD student, Eddy Cruz, completed his 2nd year of veterinary school and has begun his graduate training full-time within the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program. Looking ahead, we are excited to begin the second half of 2021 with a strong, enthusiastic team poised to make great contributions!