Month: November 2015

Fund for the Future

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors to the Society for In Vitro Biology Dr. Frank A. Barile Dr. Rachel Huot Dr. Jerome P Ranch Dr. Raj P Bhatt Dr. Linda B. Jacobsen Dr. Govind P. Rao Mr. George B. Boder Dr. Todd J. Jones Dr. Robert S. Redman Dr. Niels C. Bols Ms. Karin C. Kalmus Dr. Barbara M. Reed Dr. John M. Bowen Dr. Mikio M. Kan Dr. Nancy A. Reichert Dr. Gertrude C. Buehring Professor Albert P Kausch Dr. Laura S. Rhoads Dr. Lia H. Campbell Dr. Sherry L. Kitto Ms. Anna C. Ruckert Dr. Yongjian Chang Dr. Theodore M. Klein Dr. Warren I. Schaeffer Dr. Ming Chen Dr. Hajime Kojima Dr. Vladimir Sidorov Dr. T. E. Clemente Dr. Shirley H. Kovacs Dr. Edward Siegel Dr. Barbara B. Doonan Mr. Harold E. Lane Dr. David A. Sirbasku Dr. Michael Dornish Dr. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Dr. Jayasankar Subramanian Dr. Thelma Dunnebacke-Dixon Dr. Lucy E. J. Lee Dr. Michael J. Tanabe Dr. Michael J. Fay Dr. Elliot M....

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New Members

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2015! Ashraf Abdelbacki, University of Wyoming Benjamin M. Clasen, Cellectis Plant Sciences Andy Coffman, Cellectis Plant Sciences Jennifer Oko Qiudeng Que, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. Anne-Catherine Vanhove, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Xingiang Wu, Beacon Hill Bio...

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Member News

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future After 31 years of service, Joseph F. Petolino has retired from Dow AgroSciences.  He will continue to serve as an Associate Editor for Plant Biotechnology Journal and an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College.   Ashraf Abd-Elbacki, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia) has published the paper titled “Molecular markers identification of leaf rust resistant genes Lr19, Lr21, Lr24 and Lr51 in selected Egyptian wheat cultivars” in the International Journal of Phytopathology (Omara RI, Abdelbacki AMM, Soliman NEK, Najeeb MA.  Molecular markers identification of leaf rust resistant genes Lr19, Lr21, Lr24 and Lr51 in selected Egyptian wheat cultivars. International Journal of Phytopathology, 4:55-62, 2015). Please use the following link to read the abstract for this publication: http://escijournals.net/index.php/phytopath/article/view/ijpp873 .       Michael J. Fay, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL), is a coauthor on the paper titled “Epstein-Barr virus Latent Membrane Protein 2A (LMP2A)-mediated changes in Fas expression and Fas-dependent apoptosis: Role of Lyn/Syk activation” which was published in the journal Cellular Immunology (Incrocci...

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Membership Matters

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future The Society for In Vitro Biology has established several initiatives to support the professional development of our student members.  These initiatives include: free registration at the annual meeting with an accepted abstract, travel awards, research presentation competitions, direct involvement with committees and program planning, and the inclusion of sessions at our annual meeting that promote student professional development.  In the next several issues of the In Vitro Report we will include testimonials from students who have benefited from the student initiatives.  Please remember that these student initiatives are possible due to the generous financial support of our membership.  If you would like to help support the professional development of our student members, please use the following link to make a donation. I joined the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) soon after earning my M.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL).  My first job after earning my Master’s degree was working as a research technician in the Department of Pharmacology in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University.  My...

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Journal Highlights

In This Issue – 49.4 President’s Report 2016 World Congress Update Call for Nominations SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award SIVB Fellow Award Distinguished Service Award Student Awards PBS Post Doc Oral Presentation Competition PBS Student Oral Presentation Competition SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners Journal Highlights Membership Matters Member News New Members Fund for the Future Establishment and characterization of two new cell lines from the mosquito Armigeres subalbatus (Coquillett) (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquito cell lines are valuable in vitro models for medical research. However, the variety of mosquito species from which the available cell lines are derived is limited, depending upon the specific vector-virus association. The mosquito Armigeres subalbatus is one of the synanthrope in Asia and a model species for immunology research. In this study, we established two cell lines from the mosquito A. subalbatus, which is the first report of a cell line of this species origin. The cell lines, designated as Ar-3 and Ar-13, consist of adherent and diploid cells with compact colonies. Furthermore, we demonstrated that the Ar-3 cell line was susceptible to Japanese encephalitis virus but relatively insensitive to dengue virus in accordance with our knowledge of viral isolation from wild-caught A. subalbatus. Additionally, Ar-3 was also susceptible to two insect flaviviruses associated with Culex and Aedes mosquitoes, both of which never isolated from the Armigeres species. Thus, the 2 new cell lines are cellular models...

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