USDA-EWD fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Raabis for being awarded an Early Workforce Development postdoctoral fellowship from the USDA. We are looking forward to a super cool project on pulmonary immunity, of all things! You can read …

Moving forward, full speed ahead!

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, …

New regulator of flagella-mediated motility

Work by Dr. Trina Westerman identified a new layer contributing to the complex regulation of flagella production in Salmonella. Flagella mediate swimming motility and are essential for Salmonella to cause gastrointestinal disease. Her manuscript is …

Human neutrophil response to Salmonella

Dr. Trina Westerman’s genetic screen of Salmonella mutants identifies a sulfate import mutant that reduces human neutrophil respiratory burst. Heterogeneity in Salmonella gene expression impacts the magnitude of the neutrophil antimicrobial response ex vivo, suggesting …

Congratulations Eddy!

We are proud to announce that DVM/PhD student Eddy Cruz was named a 2020 Vet Fellow by the FFAR and AAVMC! Eddy will study the role of sulfur metabolites on Salmonella survival in host-relevant and …

New additions

Welcome Drs. Raabis and Westerman to the ElfenbeinLab! We are pleased to have two new talented post-doctoral associates join us.