News and Events
April 2023; Emily Hogg was awarded a second UCARE fellowship to continue her work in the lab over the summer.
April 2023: Chloe Deabler, Kate Thortenson, and Lexi Hauxwell were awarded UCARE fellowships to work in the lab during the academic year 23-24.
March 2023; Kai Waddell was awarded an INBRE scholarship. He is now funded to work in the lab for the next two years.
May 2023: NVIBE retreat
January 2023: Shorooq Al Hikamani, Amara Byrant, and Laura Lienemann joined the group as new undergraduate interns
January 2023: Lexi was featured in Nebraska Today
December 2022; our recent publication is live at Current Protocols: Human Embryonic Stem Cells as a Model for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation and Viral Infection. Current Protocols. DOI: 10.1002/cpz1.622
October 2022: The 22nd Prem S. Paul Symposium in Virology was a great success, thanks to our visiting speakers for a great day!
October 2022: Polash Ghosh joined the lab as our second Department of Biochemistry PhD rotation student
Dr. Crawford presented at these September seminars at UNL - thank you for joining us
September 8: Complex Biosystems seminar series: Viral Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate
September 9: College of Engineering 2022-2023 Biomedical Engineering seminar series: Building Better Bone Marrow: Using Chronic Viral Infection to Determine Stem Cell Biology
August 2022: Alondra Torres joined the lab as our inaugural Department of Biochemistry PhD rotation student
Emily Hogg presenting at the 2022 Summer Research Symposium on her UL6 work through the UNL UCARE program. August 5, 2022.
Mary Helms presenting at the 2022 Summer Research Symposium on her US18 work through the UNL USREV program. August 5, 2022.
Kamryn Pfenning presenting at the 2022 Nebraska Weselyan Student Research Symposium on her cCMV work as part of her senior thesis. April 27, 2022.
July 2022: Kamryn Pfenning joined the lab full time as a Research Technician
The lab was recently awarded a Layman Award for a seed project titled: "Beta-herpesvirus (HHV-6) control of T-cell differentiation", news article here.
June 2022: Emily Hogg is joining the lab for a UNL-sponsored research project through the UCARE program
June 2022: Mary Helms is joining the lab through the Undergraduate Summer Research Experience in Virology, a UNL- and NCV-sponsored REU summer program.
April 27, 2022: Kamryn Pfenning presented her work on TMC1 and USH1G during cCMV infection at the Nebraska Weselyan Student Research Symposium
March 2022: Emily Hogg was awarded a UCARE fellowship from UNL to study HCMV UL6 for summer 2022.
March 2022: Dr. Crawford was featured on the Latency Session panel discussion at the 2022 Annual CMV Workshop (held virtually)
January 31, 2022: Dr. Crawford was featured in the IANR Faculty Spotlight.
January 2022: the first groups of undergraduate researchers have joined the lab. Welcome everyone! Details can be found on our members page with content in progress with permission.
Lab opening August 2021
Lab located in Morrison Life Sciences Center
Setup and deliveries in progress. Thank you to the Wood lab for donations of extra bottles and assorted other things!
New students welcome beginning January 2022
graduate student rotations (current students) available for 3rd rotation in January 2022,
new students please apply for Fall 2022 openings here: https://biochem.unl.edu/graduate-program
Spring 2022 undergraduate positions are full. Undergraduates welcome to apply for openings beginning summer 2022 - including UCARE projects