News Releases

IBBR Researchers Take Part in Annual Joint Plant Symposium


June 6, 2019 - Plant biologists from all over the mid-Atlantic region assembled on May 30-31 for the 2019 MAS-ASPB/University of Maryland Joint Plant Biology Symposium at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Congratulations to Bruce Levine for a Successful Master's Thesis Defense


May 8, 2019 -- Please join us in congratulating Bruce Levine for successfully defending his master's thesis, “Identifying highly conserved pathogenicity genes in chestnut blight and powdery mildew fungi as targets for novel forms of host resistance."

IBBR Researchers Make Science Fun at Maryland Day


May 2, 2019 -- At the University of Maryland’s 21st annual Maryland Day, on Saturday, April 27, IBBR researchers welcomed the opportunity to interact with event attendees and, especially, to encourage children’s natural curiosity about the world around them.  In addition to an easy-to-understand slide show showcasing the impressive array of research projects underway at IBBR, two display tables with hands-on activities captured visitors’ attention.

Action-Packed Week at IBBR!


May 1, 2019 -- Last week was a busy one at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), thanks to Earth Day, IBBR’s first-ever Food Truck Wednesday, and the annual Take Your to Child Work Day. Volunteers canvassing the campus and wetlands for trash, delicious hot lunch options, and wide-eyed children cheerfully zooming along IBBR’s hallways made for a lively environment.

IBBR HIV Research Published in Cell Reports


April 29, 2019 -- Congratulations to Lin Lei, lead author of a recent study from Dr. Yuxing Li's laboratory. The study, published in Cell Reports, provides new insight into how the immune system responds to HIV. Lei is a graduate student in the UMCP Biological Sciences Graduate Program.

IBBR Investigator to Lead $3.5M NIH-Funded Project to Study Immune Response to HIV-1


Funding will support novel vaccine design aimed at improving protective antibody responses

(Rockville, MD, April 24, 2019) Researchers at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) recently received $3.5M from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance understanding of the complex process by which the immune system produces highly specialized antibodies. 

Congratulations to Julia Greenfield for a Successful Dissertation Defense


April 5, 2019 -- Please join us in congratulating Julia Greenfield for successfully defending her dissertation, “Structural and functional studies of tailspike proteins from Escherichia coli O157:H7 phage CBA120."

Congratulations to Xiaoran Shang for a Successful Dissertation Defense


March 12, 2019 -- Please join us in congratulating Xiaoran Shang, from Dr. Daniel Nelson's laboratory, for successfully defending her dissertation. 

IBBR Conference Services: A Resource for the Biotech Community


March 7, 2019 -- The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) enjoys a prime location in the heart of Maryland's I-270 biotechnology corridor and offers several types of meeting rental space with a focus on the biotechnology sector.

IBBR Participates in NIIMBL-Supported Biomanufacturing Reagent Purification Project


IBBR Emeritus Fellow, Dr. Phil Bryan, and IBBR Fellow, Dr. Eric Toth, Receive NIIMBL Award

February 18, 2019 -- A new award from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) will support collaborative work on a platform for producing reliable, cost-effective reagents for the manufacture of biotherapeutics.