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Reservoir bugs: Study shows why stomach pathogen is so tough to eradicate
The study's lead author is former M&I graduate student Connie Fung, PhD and senior author Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology. Dr. Amieva says "the study changes the way we think about how microbes like H. pylori establish their chronic persistence in the body."


Four Stanford faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
Karla Kirkegaard, the Violetta L. Horton Research Professor, and professor of genetics and of Microbiology and Immunology, Mark Krasnow, Todd Martinez and William Weis are now part of an organization created in 1863 to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology.


Newly identified enzyme could play key role in childbirth and muscle diseases, Stanford scientists say
Study co-lead author Jonathan Diep, a graduate student in the lab of Stanford associate professor of microbiology and immunology Jan Carette, pointed out there could be other histidine methyltransferases hiding right under our noses.


Stanford to host global gathering of Schmidt Science Fellows
Professor John Boothroyd, the Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Immunology at Stanford School of Medicine, has been chosen as faculty director of the Stanford-based convening.


Stanford Researchers Awarded Nearly $5M to Map Cells of Colon
Michael Snyder, professor of Genetics, and Garry Nolan, professor of Microbiology and Immunology will lead the Stanford Tissue Mapping Center being funded by the NIH.


Chan Zuckerberg Biohub awards encourage Bay Area-wide research collaborations
Four Stanford faculty are among the eight investigators who will be leading the Microbiome Initiative: Michael Fischbach, associate professor of bioengineering; KC Huang, associate professor of bioengineering and of microbiology and immunology; David Relman, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology; and Justin Sonnenburg, associate professor of microbiology and immunology.


Diversity, science leadership grants awarded to student-faculty pairs
Abel Ferrel, a microbiology and immunology graduate student whose work focuses on how the single-celled Toxoplasma parasite interacts with the host cell in the chronic stage of infection. His adviser is John Boothroyd, professor of microbiology and immunology.


Gut bacteria byproduct protects against Salmonella
Researchers in Stanford Microbiology and Immunology department have identified a molecule that serves as natural protection against one of the most common intestinal pathogens.