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July 2023: Our R03 application was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

May 2023: The Dahl lab was recognized for their research accomplishments. Dr. Dahl received the University Research Initiative award 2023

Phi-Sigma Spring Banquet 2023

May 2023: Many awards for members of the Dahl lab at this year’s Phi-Sigma Banquet. To name a few: Olivia (David W. Borst Jr. Scholarship 2023 & Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award); Sadia (Publication award and Service awards, among others), Mary. Congrats to all of you!

March 2023: Grady and Tyler were selected for FireBIRD grants that support them and their research over the summer. Congrats to both of them!

September 2022:  Carl was selected for a FireBIRD grant that supports him and his research in this academic year. Congrats, Carl!

September 2022: The lab members Sadia, Ritika, Gracious, and Greg presented their projects at the 2022 Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting in Madison, WI.

2022 Bacteria & Phages Conference

August 2022: Welcome to Patrick, a new MS student in the lab, and Lisa, who visits our lab as a 2022 DAAD RISE Fellow from the FU Berlin (Germany).

August 2022: Gracious and Ritika presented their research at the 2022 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting in Madison, WI.

July 2022: Not only gave Sadia a fantastic talk at the 2022 Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Stress Response, she was also elected as a co-chair for the 2024 meeting! Congrats, Sadia, this is a big milestone in establishing your independent career.

April 2022: For the second year in a row, Gracious proposal was selected for funding of the Mockford-Thompson fellowship. Congrats and well deserved!

March 2022: The Phi-Sigma Symposium 2022 was a big success. Sadia won the best talk, Ritika was ranked second. Gracious‘ poster was selected for the second place. Congrats and well deserved!

March 2022: Mehdi Bennis, who joined the lab as a freshman in Fall 2021, successfully secured funding for his summer research in the lab. Congrats for your FIREbird fellowship, Mehdi. Excited about what you discover over the the summer!

September 2021: After 3 months in the lab as a DAAD RISE scholar, Luca Gaessler heads back to Germany to pursue a M.Sc. degree in biochemistry at Heidelberg University. Thank you for all your hard work, you’ll be missed, Luca!

Sept 2021: Sadia, Gracious, Ritika, and Luca attended the Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference 2021 in East Lansing (MI) to present and discuss their research.

August 2021: Manuscript uploaded on BioRXiv lead by PhD student Sadia with contribution from MS students Mary and Ritika and undergraduate students Kennadi, Olivia, Colton, Elise, Kevin, and Greg. We look forward to getting this published soon!

June 2021: Our R15 grant application has been selected for funding supporting the work of graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. Thanks to current and former Dahl lab members for contributing preliminary data. Off to more science!

May 2021:  Brendan was selected for a FireBIRD grant that supports him and his research over the summer. Congrats, Brendan!

April 2021: Our manuscript was accepted for publication in the Journal of visualized Experiments (JoVE). Congratulations to first author Sadia as well as co-authors Greg and Kevin!

April 2021: Greg was awarded the David W. Borst Jr. Scholarship 2021. Congratulations!

May 2020:  Greg was selected for a FireBIRD grant that supports him and his research over the summer. Congrats, Greg!

April 2020: Sadia received an honorable mention for her excellent start as graduate student. Kennadi was awarded the David W. Borst Jr. Scholarship 2020. Congratulations to both!

March 2020: Congratulations to Sadia‘s first publication, a review of “Bacterial Defense Systems against the Neutrophilic Oxidant Hypochlorous Acid” published in Infection and Immunity together with our long-time friend Dr. Alessandro Foti from the Max-Planck Institute of Infection Biology in Berlin (Germany).

Sadia’s first publication is up on our wall in SLB.

November 2019: BSSA Undergraduate Symposium 2019 was successful. Colton, Wendy, and Barry presented their poster “Characterizing the role of Polyphosphate in Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, Bryce and Theo presented their poster “Establishing a protocol for the oral infection of Drosophila melanogaster with pathogenic bacteria”. Greg gave his very first research talk and was awarded best talk. Great job!

Greg won the award for the best student talk. Congrats, Greg!
Barry, Wendy, and Colton present their data at the BSSA Undergraduate Symposium 2019

September 2019: Time flies! 2 months are over and Kevin P. Hoffmann returns to his Alma mater TU Braunschweig to pursue a M.Sc. degree in biotechnology. Thank you for all your hard work, you’ll be missed, Kevin!

Thank you, Kevin

August 2019: Welcome Sadia Sultana, the first PhD student in the lab. The next years will be exciting, we look very much forward to having you in the lab, Sadia!

August 2019: We host Kevin P. Hoffmann from the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). Kevin was awarded as 2019 DAAD RISE Scholar and will spend his summer in our lab to learn more about bacterial responses to bleach. Welcome, Kevin, we are pleased to have you here!

​​​April 2019:Greg Anderson was admitted to the I​SU Honors Program. Congratulations, Greg!​

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