Marie Wrande, a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Leigh Knodler’s lab, was awarded a four year grant from the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), to study salmonella-derived factors affecting its survival in the cytosol of intestinal epithelial cells, and activation of caspase-4 inflammasome by enteric bacteria. The award supports Dr. Wrande for 16 months training at the Allen School from her home university of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Neeraj Suthar, student of Dr. Margaret Davis, completed his master’s degree in the immunology and infectious disease graduate program. Neeraj’s project was titled “An individual-based model of transmission of resistant bacteria in a veterinary teaching hospital.”