Congratulations to Fabiane and Jai for earning a GIDI-UP Award from the Global Infectious Disease Institute at UVA! This award supports the research of undergraduate-postdoctoral research pairs, and Jai will be developing an experiment on the role of parasite genetic diversity in promoting establishment and spread of disease.

Poster presentations!

Gibson Lab folks presented their research at our end of year poster sessions on May 4. Congratulations to our first-year graduate students Abbey and Irish and our undergraduates Ally, Leila, Tori, and Jai on their beautiful posters and great data! And big thanks for the mentors who worked with our undergraduates!

Teaching award!

Mandy was awarded the Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award, which goes to an assistant professor at UVA who has demonstrated outstanding teaching and a commitment to student success. Big thanks to students and colleagues who supported her nomination! See the UVAToday feature here

Congratulations to our undergraduates!

They’re off to exciting things this summer! Leila will join the Beck Lab at the Jackson Laboratory as part of their REU program. Tori has been accepted to the Mountain Lake Biological Station REU program and will work with Corlett Wood. And Ally Motter is graduating and starting as an NIH IRTA in the Hanchard Lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute