Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University in the City of New York
News

March 19 2014
Dan R. Littman, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, Pathology, Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University delivered the 28th Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, hosted by the students of Microbiology & Immunology. Huan Chen received the 2014 Richard C. Parker Graduate Student Award for outstanding and innovative work.

March 6 2013
Ruslan Medzhitov, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University delivered the 27th Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, hosted by the students of Microbiology & Immunology. Roy Maute received the 2013 Richard C. Parker Graduate Student Award for outstanding and innovative work.

September 19 2012
John Boothroyd, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University delivered the 19th Harry M. Rose Memorial Lecture in Infectious Diseases.

September 6-7 2012
2012 Microbiology & Immunology annual retreat held at the Basking Ridge Conference Center.

August 31 2012
The second issue of the department's annual M&I Newsletter is published.

July 1 2012
David Fidock promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Medical Sciences (in Medicine).

April 11 2012
Mark M. Davis, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Burt and Marion Avery Family Professor of Immunology, Stanford University delivered the 2012 Heidelberger-Kabat Distinguished Lecture in Immunology.

March 26 2012
Vincent Racaniello, Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, receives Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education.

February 22 2012
C. David Allis, Tri-Institutional Professor, Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, Rockefeller University delivered the 26th Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, hosted by the students of Microbiology & Immunology. Celia Keim and Christal Vitiello shared the 2012 Richard C. Parker Graduate Student Award for outstanding and innovative work.

October 25 2011
We regret to note the passing of Benvenuto G. Pernis, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine.

September 23 2011
Uttiya Basu, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, recieves NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

September 8-9 2011
2011 Microbiology & Immunology annual retreat held at the Basking Ridge Conference Center. Dr. Ian Lipkin, Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity and the Northeast Biodefense Center, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Columbia University presented the keynote lecture.

September 8 2011
We regret to note the passing of Bernard F. Erlanger, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology.

August 25 2011
Inaugural issue of the department's M&I Newsletter published.

May 25 2011
Jonathan Dworkin, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, receives Burroughs-Welcome Scholar in Infectious Disease Award.

May 18 2011
Eleni Mimitou, former student, receives 2011 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.

April 19 2011
Max Gottesman, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

March 25 2011
Philippe Sansonetti, Professor & Chair of Microbiologie et Maladies Infectieuses and Head Unite de Pathogenie Microbienne Moleculaire and Unite INSERM 786, Institut Pasteur delivered the 2011 Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, hosted by the students of Microbiology & Immunology. This was the 25th lecture in the series. Kanako Lewis recieved the 2011 Richard C. Parker Graduate Student Award for outstanding and innovative work.

January 11 2011
Saul Silverstein, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

January 1 2011
Ivaylo Ivanov joins the department as Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology.

September 16-17 2010
2010 Microbiology & Immunology annual retreat held at the Basking Ridge Conference Center. Thomas Maniatis, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University presented the keynote lecture.

September 1 2010
Department of Microbiology & Immunology Flow Cytometry Core opens.

July 1 2010
Kang Liu joins the department as Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology.

June 2 2010
Susan Gottesman, Co-chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI delivered the 2010 Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, hosted by the students of Microbiology & Immunology. Allison Fay recieved the 2010 Richard C. Parker Graduate Student Award for outstanding and innovative work.

May 26 2010
Max Gottesman, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, elected a Fellow of the Academy of the American Society for Microbiology.

April 1 2010
Megan Sykes of Harvard Medical School joins the department as Professor of Microbiology & Immunology.

December 18 2009
Lorraine Symington, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

October 14 2009
Anthony Fauci delivered the 2009 Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, hosted by the students of Microbiology & Immunology. Eleni Mimitou recieved the 2009 Richard C. Parker Graduate Student Award for outstanding and innovative work.

September 30 2009
David Fidock, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine, receives NIH Transformative R01 Award.

September 16 2009
Rafi Ahmed, Director, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, presented the 2009 Calame Lecture in Immunology.

September 10-11 2009
2009 Microbiology & Immunology annual retreat held at the IBM Palisades Conference Center. Thomas Pollard, Chairman of the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at Yale University presented the keynote lecture.

December 25 2009
Vincent Racaniello, Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, recognized for This Week in Virology podcast.

July 1 2009
Department of Microbiology officially becomes Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

May 20 2009
Christos Kyratsous, former student, receives 2009 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.

April 21 2009
Sankar Ghosh, Chair of Microbiology, presented the
2009 Heidelberger-Kabat Dean's Distinguished Lecture in Immunology.

February 26 2009
Paul Planet, former student, wins 2009 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Award.

December 1 2008
Sankar Ghosh, noted immunologist, appointed new Chair of Microbiology.

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