San Antonio, TX, May 2021
Congratulations to Katie Clarke
for successfully defending her master thesis. She was an outstanding master student and we are delighted she will continue to work in the Bunnik lab for at least a few more months as a Research Assistant.
We also want to congratulate her with winning the award for best poster presentation at the
Robert A. Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day
San Antonio, TX, April 2021
After two rounds of competitive review, graduate student Raphael Reyes'
abstract submitted to Translational Science 2021
was rated "the single most significant and innovative of nearly 500 abstracts submitted"
Congratuations Raphael, with this excellent achievement.
San Antonio, TX, March 2021
Graduate student Ashley Braddom
has been selected as the 2021 Presidential Ambassador
for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations on winning this prestigious scholarship award!
San Antonio, TX, February 2021
Dr. Bunnik was awarded her first R01
titled Defining conserved epitopes on polymorphic malaria antigens
, which will fund the lab for the next five years.
San Antonio, TX, October 2020
Congratulations to first authors Raphael Reyes
and Jake Gonzales
with their publication in Frontiers in Immunology
, Reyes RA
, Braddom AE
, Batugedara G
, Bol S
, Bunnik EM
. Naturally acquired humoral immunity against Plasmodium falciparum
malaria. Frontiers in Immunology (2020)
San Antonio, TX, August 2020
Since the start of the COVID-19
pandemic early 2020, the Bunnik laboratory
has been involved in research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing this disease. We have established collaborations with UT Health San Antonio physicians who have been part of large, multi-centered clinical trials to evaluate drug efficacy of for example Remdesivir and interferon-beta.
The main goal of our laboratory is to better understand the development and maintenance of the antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 over time. We have already tested plasma samples from about 70 recovered COVID-19 patients for the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 using an ELISA assay that was optimized by our lab.
To help increase the speed of novel developments, the Bunnik laboratory, in collaboration with the Dube laboratory, has been producing SARS-CoV-2 proteins using an advanced mammalian protein expression system for other researchers in San Antonio and we will continue to do so for as long as there is a demand.
San Antonio, TX, May 2020
In the media: Angelo State
alumnus Jake Gonzales
combating the COVID-19 virus.
Click the image to read the news article.
San Antonio, TX | April 2021