Fargo, N.D. – A group of students, faculty and staff from the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences at NDSU recently attended the American Society for Microbiology North Central Branch’s annual meeting. NDSU graduate student Ebot Tabe won the Outstanding Presentation award for his talk, “A Cryptosporidium parvum rhomboid protease (CpROM) colocalizes with a thrombospondin related adhesive protein (TRAP-C1) during invasion of host cells.” Tabe is a student in John McEvoy’s lab.
In addition, Tabe and graduate student Priyankar Samanta, research specialist and teacher Anuradha Vegi, and NDSU associate professor Birgit Pruess presented their research findings. Dr. Pruess was elected president of the society’s North Central Branch. Penelope Gibbs, NDSU associate professor, will serve as vice president and Shelley Horne, NDSU research specialist, will serve as treasurer. NDSU will host the branch’s meeting in October 2012.