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Spring 2017

Apr 26, 2017

“Our People” Directory: Tool of CMI Website

By Linda Costine The CMI has a very useful tool hidden on our website.  “Our People” directory <> houses a myriad of information about our membership. Basic Information:  Member Name, Email, College, and CMI Program Faculty Websites – Attached to their Name PDF Bio Sheets – More Extensive Information Research Expertise of Full Members The asset of this page… 

Apr 26, 2017


By Linda Costine On March 13 and 14, the Emerging and Infectious Disease (EID) Program hosted a workshop educating members on the Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC) provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  According to the flyer provided by NIAID, PATRIC is a “Bacterial Bioinformatics Resource Center that provides a unique experience,… 

Mar 14, 2017

Writing to Publish: The Editor’s Perspective

By Alix Berglund and Julie Nettifee The first CMI Associate Member workshop, “Writing to Publish,” was held at Hunt Library on February 28. This workshop provided an opportunity for graduate students to meet, interact, and discuss aspects of publishing peer-reviewed articles with three well-known editors of prestigious journals: Dr. Gregory Copenhaver, co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Genetics;… 

Mar 9, 2017

Dr. Carbonell Speaks on Exploring NIIMBL Opportunities

By Frances Ligler On February 22, the FTE Program of the CMI hosted an evening with Dr. Ruben Carbonell, who is the new Chief Technology Officer for National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and a CMI-FTE member.  This national consortium is NIST funded at a level of approximately $70 million with matching funds of at “least $129 million from 150… 

Mar 9, 2017

NSF CAREER Award for Dr. Rohan Shirwaiker Initially Fueled by CMI-FTE Pilot Funding

  CMI-FTE member, Rohan A. Shirwaiker, Assistant Professor, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Associate Faculty, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering has recently received the NSF CAREER award for his proposal: Ultrasound-Assisted Biofabrication Of Biomimetic Soft Tissue Constructs With Aligned Fiber Organization.  This research was supported in the project’s initial stages by… 

Mar 9, 2017

2017 CMI Award for Chemistry Winner – Yiwei Li

By Julie Nettifee Yiwei Li from Dr. Gavin Williams research group won the 2017 Comparative Medicine Institute Award for Chemistry sponsored by EID for her research poster entitled, “Enabling polyketide synthetic biology via genetically-encoded biosensors.” The project goal is to enable access to the next generation of antibiotics by leveraging massively paralleled engineering of microbes. The poster award is given to…