- Our collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center (led by Adam Dingens) to functionally map vaccine-elicited antibodies to HIV is published in PLoS Pathogens.
- MCB graduate student Caelan Radford joins the lab.
- 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."
- Adam Dingens is selected to speak at the Norm Letvin Early Career Investigator Session of the CAVD meeting.
Joint lab retreat with the Bedford and Hensley labs at Sahalie Lodge.
- 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.
- 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.
- Katherine Xue receives the Parker Travel Award for the best graduate student presentation at the Genome Sciences department retreat.
- Danny Lawrence (an MD/PhD student and Genome Sciences graduate student) joins the lab.
- 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.
- Jolie Carlisle (a first-year Genome Sciences student) joins the lab for the next few months as a rotation student.
- 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.
- 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.
Katie Hooper successfully defends her thesis
- 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.
- Alistair Russell joins the lab as a postdoc.
- 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.
- Hugh Haddox, a UW MCB graduate student, joins Bloom Lab
- 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
- Ian wins program cover design competition for the 2011 Basic Sciences Retreat