Lab News

July, 2016
Scott Kerr earns a well-deserved Ph.D. and lands a job at BioFire.  Congratulations Scott!  Here he is with co-mentors George Georgiou and Sara Sawyer.

July, 2016
Dr. Cody Warren receives a postdoctoral fellowship award from the Colorado HIV Postdoctoral Research Training Program. Congrats, Cody!

June, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Emily Feldman has her graduate work featured on the podcast This Week in Virology. Awesome stuff! Listen here

May, 2016
Dr. Nick Meyerson awarded the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Award

January, 2016
Alison Gilchrist passes her graduate qualifying exam. Congratulations, Alison!

May, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Paul Rowley hired as Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho.  Congratulations, Prof. Rowley!

August, 2014
Alex Stabell receives an F30 M.D./Ph.D. fellowship from NIH/NIAID.  Congratulations, Alex!

May, 2014
Dr. Ann Demogines’ paper on TfR1 evolution is selected as the recipient of the 2013 Omenn Prize.  Ann receives $5,000 along with this huge honor!

April, 2014
Maryska Kaczmarek is awarded a 3-year graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation.  Congratulations, Maryska!

March, 2014
Alex Stabell passes his qualifying exam.  Congratulations, Alex!

May, 2013
Sara awarded the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator of Pathogenesis Award.  Thank you, BWF, for supporting our work!

January, 2013
HIV Resistant T cells!  Collaborative study with Stanford University gets media time.

July, 2012
Sara featured on a live taping of TWiV, recorded at the American Society of Virology meeting in Madison, WI.  Episode 193 – Listen here.

June, 2012
Dianne Lou receives an F30 M.D./Ph.D. fellowship from NIH/NCI.  Congratulations, Dianne!

Sept, 2011
Sara receives the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). See UT article here.

July, 2011
Dianne Lou awarded the Ethel and Robert L. Terry Memorial Scholarship for research in Microbiology.

May 03, 2011
Nick Meyerson awarded the UT Virology Club “Excellent Presentation of the Year” award.

February 27, 2011 Dr. Welkin Johnson discusses the discovery of the HIV restriction factor TRIM5 on the podcast “This Week in Virology.” You can listen here: TWiV 122: More fun than a monkey full of viruses.

September 30, 2010
Dr. Ann Demogines is awarded a three-year post-doctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.  Congratulations, Ann!

September 17, 2010
Dianne Lou passes her qualifying exam

September 10, 2010
Nick Meyerson is awarded the MGM Distinguished Teaching Award, sponsored by the L. Joe Berry Memorial Fund ($1,000 prize)

July, 2010
Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kyudong Han accepts a position as Assistant Professor at Dankook University in South Korea.  Congratulations, Kyudong!

April 29, 2010
Lab awarded research grant from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program

April 06, 2010
Aisha Ellahi, research technician in the Sawyer lab, wins an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Aisha will take this award with her to Berkeley next year. Congratulations, Aisha!

March 24, 2010
Nick Meyerson passes his qualifying exam

February, 2010
Lab awarded NIH R01 grant to study virus-driven evolution of DNA repair genes

February, 2010
Sara’s TRIM5 research appears in the evolution textbook, “The Tangled Bank” by Carl Zimmer.

December, 2009
UT promotional video featuring Sara and other UT researchers

April 10, 2009
Nick Meyerson, PhD student in the Sawyer lab, wins an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Congratulations, Nick!

February, 2009
Sara named a Sloan Research Fellow

February, 2009
Lab awarded a grant from the Foundation for AIDS Research