February 2019

Amit Singh, PhD

Postdoc, Albany Medical Center, Lab or Wei Sun, PhD

“Live attenuated Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as candidate vaccine against pneumonic plague infection”

Maria Goretti Onyango, PhD

Postdoc, Arbovirology Lab of the Wadsworth Center

Lab of Laura Kramer, PhD and Alex Ciota, PhD

“Increased temperatures reduce the vectorial capacity of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for Zika virus and enriches it’s gut microbial diversity.”


January 2019

Alexander Mosier

PhD Student, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lab of Jennifer Hurley, PhD

“Unveiling the Impact of the Negative Arm of the Circadian Clock on Output in Neurospora crassa

Valjean R. Bacot-Davis, PhD

Postdoc, University at Albany, Lab of Marlene Belfort

Intein Splicing Inhibitors As Antimicrobials.


november 2018

Jesse Rabinowitz

PhD Student, Albany Medical College, Lab of Carlos de Noronha, PhD

“Cytoplasmic membrane-bound antiporter, xCT, inhibits early HIV infection.”

Ville Väre

PhD Student, University at Albany,

Lab of Paul Agris, PhD & Kathleen McDonough, PhD

"Development of novel small molecule antibiotics against Gram-positive bacteria"


October 18

Tarani Kanta Barman, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, Albany Medical Center, Lab of Dennis Metzger

“Potential of a novel oxazolidinone against drug resistant Gram positive bacteria and its systemic delivery using biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles”

Thomas Hart

PhD Student, University at Albany, Lab of Yi-Pin Lin

“Convergent evolution of an enzyme Borreliae surface protein drives vertebrate host tropisms by facilitating complement evasion”