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Updated June 27, 2016

Microscope image neutrophils and NET formation.

Neutrophils and NETosis

A recent review article from the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch provides an overview of neutrophils and NETosis, explains how they contribute to autoimmune and kidney diseases, and discusses neutrophils as a potential therapeutic target for these diseases. Read the abstract.

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NIAMS Awards 2016 TMT Winners

The NIAMS Career Development and Outreach Branch sponsored its inaugural Three Minute Talk (TMT) Competition on May 19th. In this competition, trainees communicate the substance and significance of their research in three minutes using plain language and a single slide. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Dan Leigh, postbac fellow in the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology, and Dr. Daniella Schwartz, clinical fellow in the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch.

Photo of Dr. Alehashemi.

Rheumatology Fellow Wins Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Alehashemi, Rheumatology Fellow, who received a poster award and was selected to give a podium presentation at the 14th Annual D.C. Rheumatology Fellows Forum. She presented a poster on a case study of relapsing polychondritis and gave a talk on advanced imaging techniques for large vessel vasculitis.

Photo of award recipients.

NIH Postbac Poster Day Outstanding Poster Awards

Congratulations to the following NIAMS Postbac Fellows who received Outstanding Poster Awards at the 2016 NIH Postbac Poster Day (pictured left to right): Jordan Krebs, Genomics and Immunity Section; Leti Nunez, Translational Immunology Section; Meghan Kellett, Developmental Skin Biology Section; Michelle Tran, Light Imaging Section.

Image of an array of lymphoid cells.

Rapid-Response Immune Cells Are Fully Prepared Before Invasion Strikes

A new research study from the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch describes how rapid-response immune cells are fully prepared before invasion by microbes. Read the press release.