Delgado Lab News!


Nov 10, 2023

Lay Paw, senior undergraduate student in the Delgado lab, presents at the Murdock College Science Research Conference in Vancouver, WA. 


Nov 8, 2023

Delgado collaborative manuscript is published in CELL. This manuscript discusses the persistent underrepresentation of Latina STEM faculty, and identifies solutions to help retain Latina faculty, especially during the professor tenure and promotion process.

Maggie Werner Washburne, JoAnn Trejo, Ruth Enid Zambrana, Maria Elena Zavala, Alice Martinic, Angelica Riestra, Tracie Delgado, Staci Edwards, Thelma Escobar, Denneal Jamison-McClung, Mariel Vazquez, Iset Vera, Michelle Guerra, Diana I. Marinez, Elma Gonzalez, Raymond L. Rodriguez. Early Career Latinas in STEM: Challenges and Solutions. Cell. 2023 Nov 9;186 (23):4985-4991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2023.10.016



In April 2022, a group of Latina professors came together to honor Dr. Elma Gonzalez (my mentor at UCLA). Dr. Gonzalez was the first Latina to receive her PhD in the Biological Sciences and the first Latina STEM faculty in the University of California system! Together, we brainstormed and discussed the challenges early career Latinas face in STEM. We also came up with possible solutions that can help retain Latinas in the academic pipeline, especially the professor tenure and promotion process. This discussion lead to publication of this collaborative manuscript

May 16, 2023

The Delgado lab's first research article is now out in early release in the Journal of Virology!!!

Sarah A Clark, Angie Vazquez, Kelsey Furiya, Madeleine K Splattstoesser, Abdullah K Bashmail, Haleigh Schwartz, Makaiya Russell, Shun-Je Bhark, Osvaldo K Moreno, Morgan McGovern, Eric R Owsley, Timothy A Nelson, Erica L. Sanchez, and Tracie Delgado. Rewiring of the host cell metabolome and lipidome during lytic gammaherpesvirus infection is essential for infectious virus production. J Virol. 2023 May 16:e0050623. doi: 10.1128/jvi.00506-23. Epub ahead of print.
https://journals.asm.org/doi/abs/10.1128/jvi.00506-23?af=R 


Dr. Delgado would like to thank all 10 undergraduate students (who led this study), from both her labs at 

Seattle Pacific University and her previous institution 

Northwest University, for all their hard work! Each student was given their own project and showed undergrads can do amazing science!!!


Delgado would like to also thank her collaborators...

May 5, 2023

Congratulations to Madeleine Splattstoesser for winning the Top Oral Presentation prize in the Biology category at the SPU 21st annual Erickson Research conference!

April 24, 2023

Congratulations to Delgado lab alumni, Angie Vazquez, who will be attending University of Colorado - Denver this fall 2023. She will be pursuing a PhD in their Biomedical Sciences Program (BSP)!

Jan 31, 2023

Delgado lab releases pre-print of their first research manuscript.
Best of all, the study was led by 10 undergraduate student authors! 


Read at --> https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.01.30.526357v1 

Nov 11, 2022

Madeleine Splattstoesser, senior undergraduate student in the Delgado lab, presents at the Murdock College Science Research Conference in Vancouver, WA. 


Oct 28, 2022

Delgado gives keynote presentation on her research and mentoring strategies which promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences at the National Associate of Biology Teachers (NABT) national conference in Indianapolis, IN. 


Oct 28, 2022

Delgado presents her research at the SACNAS National Conference in a session titled "Combating Viruses" along side fellow virologist Dr. Daniel Blanco-Melo, Dr. Lupita Montoya, and Dr. Florian Hladik in San Juan, PR.


SACNAS = Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American's in the Sciences

Oct 13, 2022

Delgado gives a research seminar for the Department of Biology at San Francisco State University.


July 17, 2022

Delgado presents at the American Society of Virology (ASV) National conference in Madison, WI.