Mentors & Mentee Professional Development

October 31, 2019


Sallie Permar & Giny Fouda spend the day with Postdoctoral Research Associates, Ashley Nelson, Ria Goswami, and Stella Berendam at The Office of Research Mentoring in the Duke School of Medicine M&M Day!

Permar Lab CMV Team presents on CMV Vaccines @ ID Week

October 05, 2019

Dr. Cody Nelson and Jenny Jenks of Duke's MSTP program presented their research at ID week on their innovative vaccine science for the elimination of congenital CMV

Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Nelson!!!

October 02, 2019

Ashley has received an Early Investigator Travel Award to the 37th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS this November 12-15, 2019.


In addition, her abstract "A vaccination regimen to enhance immune responses associated with reduced risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV" has been selected for an Oral Presentation. Members of the Scientific Program Committee reviewed allabstracts in a blinded fashion and score them based on relevance to the session, novelty of the data, and perceived scientific interest by the general audience.

Congratulations on your recognition!

Welcome Sarah, Eric, & Tyler!

September 20, 2019

The CMV research team is expanding!  We welcome Eric Rochat, Tyler Steppe, and Sarah Valencia. 

CFAR Annual Retreat 2019

September 17, 2019

The Permar/Fouda Laboratory spent the day at the CFAR Scientific Retreat and closed it out with poster presentations of the current research projects.  For more information, please visit CFAR at Duke.

MGM Science Retreat!

August 24, 2019

A little Hurricane Dorian cannot stop the wonderful science for the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology!  Students and Postdoctoral Research Associates from the Permar and Fouda labs showcased their research to faculty on Duke Campus. Our own Stephanie Langel even won a postdoc poster award!  

Congratulations Amanda Lucier, Eleanor Semmes, and Dr. Genevieve Fouda on their election to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society!

August 23, 2019

Twice a year the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society elects a small number of new members.  The criteria include scholastic achievement, leadership capabilities, ethical standards, fairness in dealing with colleagues, demonstrated professionalism, achievement and/or potential for achievement in medicine, and a record of service to the school and community at large. Membership in AOA is a distinction that accompanies a physician throughout his or her career. In the fall the society elects a small number of faculty and alumni. The competition is especially stiff for faculty as only 3 are elected each year. 

Congratulations to Matthew Goodwin on his Best Basic Science Poster Award!

August 05, 2019

Matthew Goodwin won the award of the Best Basic Science Poster  for his work titled, “The impact of cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB) antigen variability on binding specificity and function of gB-specific non-neutralizing antibodies.” at AΩA day.


Medical Student Research Day, also known as AΩA day, highlights the scientific contributions of Third Year Medical Students at Duke University. Matt was elected for one of the top two posters out of the ~100 that were presented!    Congrats Matt!!

June is National CMV Awareness Month!

June 15, 2019

Congenital CMV is the most common viral infection, and leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss, that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring #CMV. And only 9% of women know about it. Get CMV Aware today! #cmvawareness #stopcmv #screen4cmv

Farewell Dr. Saccoccio!

June 14, 2019

Congratulations to Frances who will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida!  We will miss you and wish you all the best in your next adventure!

And the Golden Owl & Ravenclaw Award Goes To.....

June 15, 2019

Congratulations to Grace Li as our Golden Owl Awardee and to Ria Goswami & Jenny Jenks who will share the Ravenclaw Mentor award for 2019-2020!

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