Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Hao Wang won the Gabriel Plaa Education Award at 2022 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in March 2022 and he received a K99/R00 award from NIEHS
Julia Cui received the Achievement Award from Society of Toxicology in March 2022
PhD student Joe Lim won the National Society of Toxicology Young Soo Choi Student Scholar Award (March 2022), and was selected as the Highlighted Trainee Author of the Month by the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition (April 2022). Joe Lim also won a Presidential Award of distinction on gut microbiome and single cell hepatic transcriptomics at the 2022 AASLD Liver Meeting
PhD student Angela Zhang's first-authored paper is featured as an Extramural Paper of the Month (March 2022), and she successfully defended her PhD in Biostatistics in June 2022
Lauren Sarkissian completed her MPH in Epidemiology.
Katherine Lochner was awarded a Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Provisional patent entitled â€œSYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RELEASING FRACTIONS OF MOLECULES FROM SAMPLING DEVICES INTO BUFFERSâ€ submitted to the US Patent Office by the UW CoMotion Innovation Center.
Assistant Professor Sean Gibbons was recently awarded a five-year NIH R01 grant entitled "CyberGut: towards personalized human-microbiome metabolic modeling for precision health and nutrition" from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (July 2022)
Clinical Research Fellow Dr. Annie Levine was awarded a T32 research fellowship from the NIH (March 2022).
Research Scientist Dr. Christian Diener was awarded the 2022 ISB STEM Education Award for his work on the ISB Microbiome Course and Symposium (May 2022) and a 2022 ISB Innovator Award for studying mechanistic links between gut bacterial metabolism and statin efficacy (February 2022).
Karen Levy was promoted to Full Professor in the Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Levy also now holds adjunct positions in the Epidemiology and Global Health departments at the University of Washington
Courtney Victor, one of Dr. Levyâ€™s mentees at Emory University, was awarded an NIEHS T32 fellowship.
Frederica Lamar, one of Dr. Levyâ€™s mentees at Emory University, defended her dissertation (titled â€œChickFlows in Maputo, Mozambique: High-risk Behaviors, Management Practices, and Pathways for Childhood Exposure to Enteropathogens from Chickens") in December 2021 and was accepted to the Epidemiological Intelligence Service (EIS) program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, starting July 2022.
DEOHS PhD student Becky Kann received a Global Health Opportunities Fellowship to carry out fieldwork in Mozambique (summer 2022)
Dr. Levy was a contributing author on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II 6th Assessment Report [ipcc.ch], for Chapter 16 [report.ipcc.ch]: Key Risks Across Sectors and Regions. (March 2022)
Assistant Professor Amy Willis was awarded a $427,000 NIH R21 grant to study bacteria that colonize the human gut after zoonotic exposure. (June 2022; link to details)
PhD Candidate Pauline Trinh passed her Final Exam. Dr. Trinh's dissertation is entitled "Statistical Methods for Microbial Pangenomics and an Application to Zoonotic Exposures on Bacterial Virulence, Resistance, and Functional Adaptations". (July 2022)
Assistant Professor Amy Willis was awarded the University of Washington School of Public Health Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (April 2022)
PhD Candidate MarÃa Valdez passed her General Exam. MarÃa's dissertation proposal is entitled "Statistical methods for phylogenetic trees with non-identical leaf sets". (May 2022)