Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

A Note from the President

Summer is well underway and things are looking sunny at TransPharm! I am pleased to announce the promotion of employee Lisa Lazaroff to Scientist. Lisa has been a member of our team since 2011. In addition to her role ensuring compliance as our IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) Administrator, Lisa will be managing the vivarium and performing preclinical studies. Lisa is an invaluable member of our team and we are proud to have her as an employee and coworker. Please join us in congratulating Lisa on her new position.

TransPharm had a successful AAALAC site visit in May. AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary accreditation program. Every three years, evaluators conduct a comprehensive on-site assessment to grant renewal or revoke accredited status. We are proud to share that TransPharm has been recommended for re-accreditation through 2021.

Daniel Ross
President & CEO


In the Lab

Five students from Michigan colleges and universities were selected as TransPharm’s 2018 summer interns. Each intern spent two weeks in the lab validating a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) in a mouse model of bacteremia, peritonitis, or soft tissue infection. Contact us today for a complimentary professional consultation or to request a free, no-obligation quote!

Santiago R. Lopez, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

 


STEM Scholarship Winners

Each year, TransPharm offers four $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors planning to pursue a college degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). This year’s winners were Katherine Powell from Columbia Central High School, Olivia Tumey from Napoleon High School, and Carley Allison and Robert Look, both from Addison High School. Congratulations!

 

scholarship winners


Goodbye, Emily!

Associate Scientist, Emily Gilles, recently graduated with a biochemistry degree and is starting her career at NeuMoDx in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We appreciate all the great work she has done in her two years here at TransPharm and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

 


We have a blog!mouse and computer mouse

We’re not mousing around…TransPharm now has a blog! Stay up-to-date on the latest in microbiology, infectious disease, and antimicrobial resistance with original posts from our in-house scientific writer.

 

 


ASM Microbe 2018

TransPharm team members attended the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe conference in Atlanta in early June. We hope you were able to stop by our booth to say hello, and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in 2019!

ASM Microbe 2018

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