Invited seminars

Dr. Lutz is invited to present her laboratory’s research at University of California San Diego as a CCTS Visiting Scholar (Spring 2021), at Rush University Department of Microbiology (Spring 2021), and special seminars at UIC Microbiology & Immunology (Fall 2020) and Grand Rounds for UIC Neurology (January 2021, zoom link TBA)

Welcome Quinton Crisman

Quinton Crisman joined the lab as an undergraduate research fellow. His main project is to investigate how COVID-19 alters the blood-brain barrier. Outside the lab, Quinton’s interests include rock climbing and performing improv comedy at Second City.

Best Poster Award

Troy Trevino tied for first place in the best poster award competition at the Center for CardioVascular Research Conference, for his work on chemokines and BBB permeability.

Travel Award

Andrea Ochoa-Raya was competitively selected for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their Travel Award to attend the Autumn Immunology Conference in November 2019. Andrea will present her work utilizing whole-organ clearing strategies to characterize regional differences in the blood-spinal cord barrier.

Undergraduate Fellowship Awarded

Congratulations Harry, a rising senior Biology major at UIC, for receiving a merit-based award from LASURI to support his research addressing the protein Caveolin-1 in neurovascular inflammation. Harry previously received the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award.