Lab News

July 2018

  • Our collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center (led by Adam Dingens) to functionally map vaccine-elicited antibodies to HIV is published in PLoS Pathogens.

June 2018

  • MCB graduate student Caelan Radford joins the lab.

May 2018

  • Katherine Xue receives the James F. Crow Early Career Award award at PEQG18.
  • Heather Machkovech defends her thesis!
  • Juhye Lee has been awarded a F30 from the NIAID to support her thesis project "Comprehensive antigenic mapping of seasonal influenza viruses."

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

  • Adam Dingens is selected to speak at the Norm Letvin Early Career Investigator Session of the CAVD meeting.

October 2017

August 2017

July 2017

Joint lab retreat with the Bedford and Hensley labs at Sahalie Lodge.
Joint lab retreat with the Bedford and Hensley labs at Sahalie Lodge.

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

  • Orr Ashenberg's paper on mapping sites in influenza nucleoprotein that affect sensitivity to MxA is published in PLoS Pathogens.
  • Mike Doud's paper on complete mapping of antibody escape is published in PLoS Pathogens on March 13 -- the same day that he defends his thesis. Congratulations Mike!
  • Jacob Kowalsky is awarded a Mary Gates Scholarship to support his undergraduate reserach in the lab. Congratulations to both Jacob and his mentor Alistair.

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

  • Adam Dingens receives a Young Investigator Scholarship to present at CROI 2017 the research that he has been performing in the Bloom and Overbaugh labs.
  • Jeremy Roop joins the lab as a postdoc. Jeremy is a joint-advised by the Overbaugh and Bloom labs. He completed his PhD at Berkeley, working with Rachel Brem.

September 2016

  • Katherine Xue receives the Parker Travel Award for the best graduate student presentation at the Genome Sciences department retreat.

August 2016

July 2016

  • Danny Lawrence (an MD/PhD student and Genome Sciences graduate student) joins the lab.

June 2016

March 2016

  • Katherine's paper on cooperating influenza viruses is published in eLife. Her paper receives extra coverage here and here.
  • Sarah Hilton (a first-year Genome Sciences student) joins the lab for the next few months as a rotation student.

January 2016

  • Jolie Carlisle (a first-year Genome Sciences student) joins the lab for the next few months as a rotation student.

October 2015

  • Shirleen Soh joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Shirleen is supported by a Mahan Fellowship from the Computational Biology Program at the Hutch. She comes to the lab after completing her PhD with David Page.
  • Anja Ollodart (a first-year MCB student) joins the lab for the next few months as a rotation student.

August 2015

July 2015

  • Mike and Orr's paper that uses deep mutational scanning to compare the site-specific amino-acid preferences of two protein homologs is published in MBE.
  • We bid Alec Heckert farewell as he heads off to Berkeley to begin his PhD.

June 2015

Katie Hooper successfully defends her thesis
Katie Hooper successfully defends her thesis

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

November 2014

  • We bid Bargavi Thyagarajan farewell as she heads to New York to begin work at the HIV Vaccine Enterprise after a very productive postdoc.
  • Our lab makes a small contribution to the Hensley lab's excellent study in PNAS showing how original antigenic sin might help explain the high rate of pdmH1N1 infections in middle-aged adults during the last flu seasion.

October 2014

September 2014

  • Alistair Russell joins the lab as a postdoc.

July 2014

June 2014

  • Every lab gets its 15 seconds of fame! The Bloom and Fowler labs take a joint trip to the ballpark. The Mariner's lose the game, but the labs get a shout-out on the scoreboard.

May 2014

April 2014


August 2013

Ari Kaufman
Donna Leet

July 2013

June 2013

  • Hugh Haddox, a UW MCB graduate student, joins Bloom Lab

May 2013

April 2013

  • Donna wins Amherst College's William C. Young prize, awarded annually to a single student from the Biology Department to undertake a summer course or research

February 2013

September 2012

July 2012

June 2012

  • Katie Hooper, a UW MCB graduate student, joins Bloom Lab

April 2012

February 2012

October 2011

September 2011

  • Ian wins program cover design competition for the 2011 Basic Sciences Retreat

July 2011