Recent publication: Trans-presentation of IL-15 modulates STAT5 activation and Bcl-6 expression in TH1 cells

Ian Cooley, an M3 medical student in the Oestreich Lab, and Kaitlin Read, the Laboratory Coordinator/Research Specialist for the Oestreich Lab were co-first authors on this recent publication in Scientific Reports, a Nature Journal.
For the full text of this recent publication, click here: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep15722

IL-15 paper

Dr. Kenneth Oestreich Recognized with International Award

Ken award
Dr. Ken Oestreich was recognized by the American Association of Immunologists with the Pfizer-Showell Travel Award, which recognizes the professional promise of an early career investigator by assisting the award recipient with travel to the AAI annual meeting to present their research. This award is supported through an endowment from Henry J. Showell and Pfizer, Inc.

Ashley WennersHerron also wrote up a nice piece on Dr. Oestreich’s receipt of this award:
http://research.vtc.vt.edu/news/2015/mar/06/kenneth-oestreich-recognized-international-award/

Dr. Paul McDonald Honored with NEB Passion in Science Award

Paul's award

Dr. Paul McDonald, a research scientist in the Oestreich Lab, was recognized as a Humanitarian Duty Award winner, as part of the inaugural New England Biolabs Passion in Science Awards.

See links below for full details:
http://research.vtc.vt.edu/news/2015/feb/23/paul-mcdonald-named-passion-science-award-winner/
https://www.neb.com/about-neb/passion-in-science-awards