Top row, third from the right - that's my first Ph.D. graduate Dr. Elsa Bou Ghanem! It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years now since Elsa left the lab. She did a very successful and productive postdoctoral fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA in Dr. John Leong's lab. She's now an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology at SUNY Buffalo. I nominated her for this special issue of Infection and Immunity that was to highlight the best and the brightest of the junior faculty in the field. I'm thrilled to say that she was chosen from an impressive list of 90 total nominations received to be designated as one of the future leaders in the field of host-pathogen interactions. You can read her mini-review entitled "Older but not Wiser: the Age-Driven Changes in Neutrophil Responses during Pulmonary Infections here.
Sarah E.F. D'Orazio, Ph.D. Scientist. Researcher. Teacher. Mentor. @listerialady