Research Day WinnersSThe Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Research Day was held on February 16, 2018. Part of the activities was a poster session presented by Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars.

MWSSeveral members of our laboratory participated and presented posters at the Miami Winter Symposium, January 28-31, 2018 in Hyatt Regency, Miami. Drs. Andras, Bertrand, Cho, Leda, Park, and Skowronska received registration fee waivers.

NanoNew paper by Hyung Joon Cho "HIV Alters Gap Junction-Mediated Intercellular Communication in Human Brain Pericytes" was accepted in Frontiers of Molecular Neuroscience. The co-authors are Alyce Mei-Shiuan Kuo, Luc Bertrand, and Michal Toborek.

Congratulations Joon!

NanoDr. Diana Avila was selected by the NanoFlorida 2017 conference to give an oral presentation on her project, which focuses on eradicating latent HIV reservoirs in the brain via administration of magneto-electric nanoparticles. She presented this work also at the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology Annual Conference in April 2017.

UnipolarA paper by Marta Skowronska “Methamphetamine increases HIV infectivity in neural progenitor cells” was accepted in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The co-authors are Marisa McDonald, Martina Velichkovska, Ana Rachel Leda, Minseon Park, and Michal Toborek.

Congratulations to Marta and co-authors!