News, Research Highlights, Awards, Achievements
Achievements

    November 1, 2011
  • A study titled "In vivo Hypoxia and a Fungal Alcohol Dehydrogenase Influence the Pathogenesis of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis" was published in PLoS Pathogens (Grahl, N., Puttikamonkul, S., Macdonald, J.M., Gamcsik, M.P., Ngo, L.Y., Hohl, T.M., Cramer, R.A. 2011 In vivo Hypoxia and a Fungal Alcohol Dehydrogenase Influence the Pathogenesis of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis. PLoS Pathog 7(7): e1002145.). As well, this article has been highlighted by the Faculty of 1000 Medicine.
    November 30, 2010
  • A study on the role of Trehalose-phosphate-phosphatase in Aspergillus fumigatus virulence was recently published in Molecular Microbiology (Puttikamonkul S., Willger S.D., Grahl N., Perfect J.R., Movahed, N., Bothner, B., Park, S., Paderu, P., Perlin, D.S., and Cramer, R.A. 2010 Trehalose-6-Phosphate Phosphatase is required for cell wall integrity and fungal virulence but not trehalose biosynthesis in the human fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Molecular Microbiology, 77:891-911. PMID: 20545865) and highlighted by the Faculty of 1000 Biology. This highlight places the work in the Faculty of 1000's library in the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine. The website also allows further discussion of the significance and implications of the work at the Faculty of 1000 Website.

Awards

    December 1, 2010
  • Dr. Joshua Obar was awarded a K22 grant titled "Defining the role of mast cells during influenza A virus infection."