Inaugural CIMI Research in Progress Meeting was a Success!

Dear CIMI Members,

The very first CIMI Research in Progress Meeting (RiPM) conducted by the center was a great success! This meeting featured the works of PhD student, Na Sun, from Dr. Liang Zhou’s lab. She presented her thesis project “Nutritional Impact on the Small Intestine Remodeling,” which sparked great conversations during the meeting. Our goal for RiPMs was to foster an environment for trainees and Principal Investigators to engage in meaningful discussions about their unpublished research and to field questions from those in immunology, which was achieved today as Na and the members worked on and problem-solved several aspects of her thesis.

RiPMs also bring the UF immunologists closer and provide an opportunity for collaboration amongst peers.

Over half of the CIMI members and some trainees were in attendance. We thank everyone that could make it to this month’s meeting, on zoom or in-person, and we look forward to next month’s meeting on April 4th, featuring Yiran Shen, a PhD student of Dr. Cuong Nguyen, and more pizza! Stay tuned for more information on the April meeting.

PhD student Na Sun