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Host-targeted Therapeutics

September 2020

Dr. Czyz was elected to the Advisory Council at the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE).

August 18-19, 2020

Dr. Czyz hosted a session and presented at the 21st Annual Teaching Enhancement Symposium. Excellence in online Teaching – Exemplary Online Award Winners share their tips and tricks. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida

August 17, 2020

The Czyz Lab welcomes a new graduates student, Alfonso Vaziriyan-Sani. Alfonso will be working on identifying bacterial signals that disrupt host proteostasis

August 1, 2020

The Czyz lab received an NIH grant to identify bacterial genes that disrupt host proteostasis

July 31, 2020

Autumn Dove, a graduate student in the Czyz Lab, presented her work titled “A macrophage-based screen yields host-targeting modulators of bacterial uptake” at the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Researh and Education Knowledge Exchange Virtual Poster Session.

July 20, 2020

Rohan Bhargava, an undergraduate student in the Czyz lab, presented his work titled “Identifying butyrogenic bacteria in the human microbiome” at the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Researh and Education Knowledge Exchange Virtual Poster Session.

Summer 2020

Adrienne Hernandez, an undergraduate student, received NSF S-STEM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience funding

Summer 2020

Rohan Bhargava, an undergraduate student, received a USDA Summer funding

April 24, 2020

Dr. Czyz received Exemplary Online Teaching Award (for student engagement)

April 14, 2020

Dr. Czyz gave a guest lecture on Antimicrobial Resistance in ENY4573 Course (taught by Cameron Jack).

April 10, 2020

Dr. Czyz gave a guest lecture on Antimicrobial Resistance in FOS4222/5225C Food Microbiology Course (taught by Dr. Naim Montazeri)

April 9, 2020

Dr. Czyz was elected to the 2020 Leyden Wall of Fame. New Link

March 30 & April 1, 2020

Dr. Czyz gave guest lectures on Antimicrobial Resistance in IDS2935 Fighting Food Waste and Loss Course (taught by Dr. Tie Liu)

March 9, 2020

Dr. Czyz received the Peggy Cotter ASM Travel Award. Unfortunately not awarded due to COVID-19 conference cancellation

March 6, 2020

Dr. Czyz received a College of Agricultural and Life Science Instructional Improvement Grant

February 22, 2020

Dr. Czyz is nominated for a position at the Southeastern Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Policy Committee

February 21, 2020

Dr. Czyz gave a talk title “Identification of host-targeting modulators of bacterial uptae using a novel assay for quantifying intracellular bacteria” at the Southeast Branch ASM Meeting. University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

Dr. Czyz gave a talk and a poster presentation titled “Butyrate suppresses bacteria-induced protein aggregation in C. elegans models of protein conformational diseases” at the Southeast Branch ASM Meeting. University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

February 13, 2020

Alyssa Walker presents her poster titled “Butyrate suppresses bacteria-induced protein aggregation in C. elegans models of protein conformational diseases” at the Emerging Pathogen Institute Day. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

February 13, 2020

Autumn Dove presents her poster titled “A macrophage-based screen yields host-targeting modulators” at the Emerging Pathogen Institute Day. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

February 9, 2020

Dr. Czyz receives the REMNet – NSF Research Experience in Microbiomes Network Travel Award

Janurary 18, 2020

Dr. Czyz was scheduled to present his talk titled: “Butyrate Suppresses Bacteria-induced Protein Aggregation in C. elegans Models of Protein Conformational Diseases” at the 25th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting. Northwestern University, Evanston IL. – Midwest snowstorm forced flight cancellations

January 14, 2020

Dr. Czyz gave a guest lecture on Antimicrobial Resistance in CHM6306 Antibiotics (taught by Dr. Jeffrey Rudolf). Chemistry Department, University of Florida

December 2, 2019

Dr. Czyz is nominated as the Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree

November 4, 2019

Dr. Czyz gave a talk to the American Society for Microbiology – Gators Chapter. University of Florida

October 5, 2019

Dr. Czyz gave a talk to the UF Society for Viral Studies.

August 16, 2019

Autumn Dove presents her work at the 2019 Graduate Student Symposium (Orlando, FL)

August 16, 2019

Alyssa Walker presents her work at the 2019 Graduate Student Symposium (Orlando, FL)

August 13, 2019

Dr. Czyz received a 2018-2019 Innovative Teaching Award, IFAS UF.

August 1, 2019

Adrienne Hernandez (top) & Troy Benvenuto (bottom) present their work at the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium. Microbiology & Cell Science

Summer 2019

Troy Benvenuto and Adrienne Hernandez, undergraduate students in the Czyz lab, received NSF S-STEM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience funding

Summer 2019

Alfonso Vaziriyan-Sani, an undergraduate student in the Czyz Lab, received a 2019 Summer Internship support.

May 14-16, 2019

Dr. Czyz attends a foundational meeting of the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE). Iowa State Universtiy, Iowa.

November 13, 2018

Dr. Czyz graduated from the Teacher’s College at the College of Agricultural and Life Science, IFAS University of Florida.

September 24, 2018.

Dr. Czyz presents his work and talks about the importance of research at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Expo, University of Florida.