News Releases

IBBR High School Summer Interns Wrap Up a Summer of Discovery

August 29, 2019 - For the 17th year, IBBR researchers hosted high school students as part of a selective summer internship program in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools. They presented their work at a scientific poster session held on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

IBBR Researchers Release New Database to Support Immunology Research

July 11, 2019 - IBBR Fellow Dr. Brian Pierce and postdoctoral associate Dr. Ragul Gowthaman recently released a new tool for researchers who study immune system proteins. The TCR3d database contains all known T cell receptor (TCR) structures. 

National Student Leadership Conference Students Visit IBBR

June 26, 2019 - IBBR's broad research efforts and an impressive array of instrumentation have made the Institute an annual tour stop for outstanding high school students from around the country and the world as part of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). Approximately 150 students interested in STEM-related careers visited IBBR over a two-week period this year for a glimpse at real-world  biotechnology research.

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.

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.