from the lab
July 22, 2022
The lab celebrated summer, coinciding with the Peruvian National Holiday and matching Peruvian food.
JOAQUIN PASSES HIS QUALIFYING EXAM IN THE IMMUNOLOGY PROGRAM
July 14, 2022
Joaquin Rodriguez-Galvan passes his Qualifying Exam and is now officially a PhD Candidate. Congrats!
MOHAMMAD SADIC GRADUATES
May 9, 2022
Dr. Mohammad Sadic is the first student to graduate from the Dittmann lab. Congratulations Mohammad and all the best for your return to the wards!
GRACE CIABATTONI JOINS THE LAB AS PHD STUDENT
Grace will fit right in with both with a BS in Molecular Biology and BA in aSpanish and Hispanic Studies from Lehigh University. She will be working on our neonate mouse model of transmission. Welcome Grace!
ASHLEY FISHER JOINS THE LAB AS RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
We are very happy to welcome Ashley to the team. Ashley comes with a BA in Cellular/Molecular Biology with a Double Minor in Deaf Studies + Spanish from SUNY New Paltz, and with a ton of in-lab experience. She will be supporting our mouse team and advancing our studies on HIV resistance.
LAB'S SECOND PUBLICATION, IN JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY
February 23, 2021
de Vries M., Mohamed A.S., Prescott R.A., Valero-Jimenez A.M., Desvignes L., O'Connor R., Steppan C., Devlin J.C., Ivanova E., Herrera A., Schinlever A., Loose P., Ruggles K., Koralov S.B., Anderson A.S., Binder J., and Dittmann M. A comparative analysis of SARS-CoV-2 antivirals characterizes 3CLpro inhibitor PF-00835231 as a potential new treatment for COVID-19.J. Virol. 2021. Feb 23
KEATON CROSSE JOINS THE LAB AS POST-DOC
Joining from Dr. Karls Helbig's lab in Melbourne, Keaton will work on ELF1's superpowers. We hope the season transition from sunny summer to snowy NYC is not too harsh and are looking forward to working with him.
DITTMANN LAB TEAMS UP WITH MENACHARY LAB FOR A STUDY COMPARING SARS-COV-2 WITH SARS-COV
November 9, 2020
AUSTIN SCHINLEVER JOINS THE LAB AS PHD STUDENT
In the midst of the pandemic, Austin joins the lab to work on what makes super warrior ELF1 attack. We are very excited!
LUNCH & LEARN:
March 2, 2020
Meike presents molecular details of SARS-CoV2 life cycle and tropism for first year medical students.
MEIKE GIVES SPOTLIGHT ON FACULTY LECTURE
December 9, 2019
Meike presents the lab's mission and ongoing projects to the NYUMC community.
LAB'S FIRST PUBLICATION IN PLOS PATHOGENS
November 4, 2019
The lab's first paper on the transcription factor ELF1 is now published in PLOS Pathogens.
MEIKE RECEIVES CHRISTINA FLEISCHMANN AWARD
October 20, 2019
Meike receives Christina Fleischmann Award for Young Women Investigators at Cytokines 2019 in Vienna, awarded by the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS).
RACHEL PRESCOTT JOINS THE LAB AS PHD STUDENT
May 28 , 2019
We are very happy that Rachel picked our lab to work on influenza virus - Staphylococcus aureus co-infections. Rachel will be co-mentored by Meike and by our neighbor Victor Torres.
ANA MAYELA JOINS LAB AS POST DOC
March 18, 2019
We are excited that Ana Mayela Valero-Jimenez is joining the lab to work on the characterization of our Elf1 mouse model.
CLARA WINS BEST PRESENTATION
January 22, 2019
Clara Si wins Best Presentation at the 34th Symposium of Virus-Host Interactions. Congratulations Clara!
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