Follow this link to an American Society for Microbiology blog, "A Microbial Death Star", about our immune system and microbial pathogens. Believe it or not, there is a lot of similarity between the Star Wars saga and the battle that rages in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis.

Follow this link to a piece that describes how UMN scientists are working to develop a new way to study mice which better mimics the adult human immune system.

The University of Queensland, Australia has posted a UQ news article related to Dr. Kirsten Nielsen's work on Cryptococcus.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Alysha Lee from the Hunter lab, as a 2015 award recipient for the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  Please view the attached press release (ASM PDF).

Former University of Minnesota Professor Patrick Schlievert, now Chair and Department Executive Officer of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Iowa, has been selected to receive the 2016 ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award.