VMS Pride: May & June

NDSU Microbiology
by NDSU Microbiology

Pride for May and June

Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy was awarded two ND Venture grants: (1) Rational antigen design for porcine circovirus strain 2 (PCV2) vaccines and diagnostics and (2) Homing in on effective antibody responses to enhance PRRSV prophylaxis.

Dr. Birgit Pruess will serve on the BLAST Meeting Review Committee.

Recent Food Safety PhD grad, Hui Zhao, will study cheese enzyme technology at Advanced Food Products. Way to go, Hui!

Fisher lab participates in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 5K walk!

Dr. Birgit Pruess has become the new Faculty Senate president. Read about it here.

Janice Haggart has been nominated for the ASM Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. This is a BIG deal. Congrats, superstar!

Hilary Hafner was awarded the 2014 Graduate School Teaching Award for outstanding teaching contributions in the College of Ag. Hooray!

Priyankar Samanta was awarded the 2014 Graduate School Research Award for outstanding research contributions in the College of Ag. Way to Go!

Congrats to Sara Smith on her Graduate Student Research Assistantship award from the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR)! Read more about the program.

Dr. Birgit Pruess was one of the dirt turners during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new STEM classroom and lab building on Thursday, May 22. More about the building and the event here.

Janice Haggart and recent micro graduate, TJ Peterson, were profiled in the College of Ag Alumni Newsletter. Take a look.