Members of the Bowdish lab took a road trip to the University of Western Ontario on November 6th to participate in the 9th annual Infection & Immunity Research Forum. All members presented their research either by an oral or poster presentation.
PhD Student Dessi Loukov gave an excellent oral presentation on how the effects of chronic age and inflammation affect macrophage function; specifically in response to our favourite pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Avee Naidoo, Netusha Thevaranjan, Nick Yap, Patrick Schenck and Kyle Novakowski all gave poster presentations that generated insightful scientific discussion and even some potential research collaborations! Kyle Novakowski took home the Cedarlane award for best graduate poster presentation (for students <6 months). Well done, team!