Lab News

 
ASR 2019 in Santa Fe, NM

ASR 2019 in Santa Fe, NM

June 2019

This summer is off to a great (and busy) start! This last June, the Shaw lab attended the week-long, annual American Society for Rickettsiology held in Santa Fe, NM as well as the 6-day Biology of Vector-borne Diseases workshop, held at University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. Had a great time for interacting with colleagues and hearing about some new science!

May 2019

This month graduate student, Joanna Hurtado, is joining us for a summer rotation! Joanna will be hanging out with us these next few weeks getting to know ticks and Anaplasma. Welcome!

February 2019

This month we welcomed our newest lab members and first Shaw Lab students, Lindsay Sidak-Loftis and Sarah Wisner! Lindsay is a PhD student in WSU’s Immunology and Infectious Disease program and comes to us with an extensive background in genetics and molecular biology. Sarah is an undergraduate student at WSU double majoring in Cell Biology & Genetics and Microbiology. Welcome to the lab, Lindsay and Sarah!

Engorged  Ixodes scapularis  nymph. Picture courtesy of Brittany O’Keeffe

Engorged Ixodes scapularis nymph. Picture courtesy of Brittany O’Keeffe

January 2019

The lab is 1 year old! We have had many highlights including the addition of the first lab member, Kristin Rosche, the opportunity to work with several graduate rotation students and being awarded a generous intramural grant from WSU. We closed out the year with a couple of collaborative publications (linked here and here). All in all, it has been an excellent year and a privilege to work with wonderful colleagues- looking forward to what 2019 brings!

This month starts with graduate student, Lindsay Sidak-Loftis, joining us for her 3rd rotation- welcome!

October 2018

WSU’s campus news paper, The Daily Evergreen, published a nice article featuring research in our lab, “Understanding Disease transmission in ticks”, and Brittany finished up her rotation with some insightful data!

August 2018

Rotation students, Soheila and Shannon, finished up their rotation projects with some great results. Projects will now be passed on to the incoming graduate student, Brittany O’Keeffe, that will be with us for the next round of rotations- welcome!

Credit to Shannon Allen for this super rad  Ixodes scapularis  cross-stitch

Credit to Shannon Allen for this super rad Ixodes scapularis cross-stitch

july 2018

The lab has been awarded a seed grant from the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine! We are lucky to be part of such a supportive institution.

june 2018

Graduate students, Shannon Allen and Soheila Shahbazi, will be rotating through our lab for the next 8 weeks- welcome!

February 2018

Kristin Rosche joins the lab as a research scientist! Kristin comes to us with a solid background in immunology and microbiology. We are glad to have her on our team!

January 2018

The Shaw lab is open for business and we have our very first rotation student, Joe Aspinwall! He will be with us for the next 8 weeks- welcome!