Dye Lab

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The Dye Lab at Stetson University researches various topics of virology and immunology, including how polyomaviruses transform healthy cells into cancerous cells, viral evolution, pandemic tracking and human immune responses to pathogens.

The Dye Lab performs research with various undergraduate students within the fields of health sciences, biology, chemistry, and physics, including long-term research assistants, senior research students, independent study students, volunteers, summer research students (SURE) and shadowing students. 

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Interested in working in the Dye Lab?

Please send an email to [email protected] with information regarding any past research experience, your major, year, future goals, and why you would like to join the Dye Lab.

Lab Members

Find out more about all of our current and past lab members from the Dye Lab

Lab Members

Research

Explore all the research and publications done by the Dye Lab the past few years

Research

 

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  • 2/12/24 - Acceptance to Grad School! Congrats to Kaira Thevenin for being accepted to the Emory Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis PhD Program!
  • 2/5/24 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye in her feature in a Reuters article!
  • 2/2/24 - New Lab Members! Congratulations to Raven Hufstetler, Khushi Patel, and Willianis (Annie) Nieves Rodriguez for joining the lab as Research Assistants!
  • 1/15/24 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye in her feature in an NPR article!
  • 12/21/23 - Article! Congratulations to the Dye Lab for having their recent SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater paper featured in Science Featured!
  • 10/2/23 - Conference presentation! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin, Bella Tieche and Cody Di Benedetto for their poster presentations at the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) conference in Boston, Massachusetts!​
  • 11/28/23 - New paper submission! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye, Kaira Thevenin, Bella Tieche and Cody Di Benedetto for submitting their manuscript to Virology Journal “The Small Tumor Antigen of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Accomplishes Cellular Transformation by Uniquely Localizing to the Nucleus Despite the Absence of a Known Nuclear Localization Signal”​
  • 11/15/23 - Invited Lecture! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye for presenting “The Next Pandemic: What Virologists Know”  at the Victoria Gardens Lifelong Learning Lecture Series.​
  • 11/10/23 - New paper! Professor Kristine Dye, Bryan Sanchez-Jimenez and 7 other Stetson University Health Sciences students published in Heliyon “Wastewater surveillance in the COVID-19 post-emergency pandemic period: A promising approach to monitor and predict SARS-CoV-2 surges and evolution”​
  • 11/6/23 - New Cell Block Development! Congratulations to the Dye Lab for submitting a Subcellular Fractionation Cell Block to the Cell Biology Education Consortium. 
  • 10/25/23 - New paper! Professor Kristine Dye published in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) “Developing scientific literacy with a cyclic independent study assisted CURE detecting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater”​
  • 10/6/23 - New paper submission! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye and Professor Lynn Kee for submitting their manuscript to Micropublication  ”Technical Considerations for Serum Dilutions when Studying Antibody Kinetics in Time Course Experiments”​
  • 8/24/23 - New Lab Members! Congratulations to Mia Dowling, Emily Basdeo, Emma Hudgins, Kemari Cosby, Janetlin Mendoza, Koiya Rymer, Fred Van Ness and Brittaney Anderson for joining the lab as Senior Research Students. ​
  • 6/25/23 - Conference Presentation! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin and Bryan Sanchez for their presentation at the American Society of Virology in Athens, Georgia. ​
  • 5/1/23 - Grant! Congratulations to the Dye Lab for receiving a grant from the CBEC for Cell Block Development. ​​
  • 4/30/23 - Acceptance to Graduate School! Congratulations to Bryan Sanchez for being accepted to the New York Medical College Microbiology and Immunology Masters program! ​
  • 4/26/23 - Article! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin and the Dye Lab for being featured in the Stetson University Magazine. ​
  • 4/20/23 - Invited Lecture! Congrats to Professor Kristine Dye for presenting “Exploring How a Newly Discovered Virus Causes Cancer” for the Stetson University Health Sciences Seminar Series. ​
  • 4/11/23 - Awards! Congrats to Kaira Thevenin for winning the Maris Award and Hannah Collins and Carolyn Koch for receiving an honorable mention at Stetson Showcase. ​
  • 4/11/23 - Conference presentation! Congratulations to Bryan Sanchez, Trinity Sterling, Austin Brown, Hannah Collins, Brian Modica, Tyler Schwarz, Kaylee Gibson and Carolyn Koch for presenting their research at the Stetson Showcase. ​
  • 4/10/23 - Travel Award! Congrats to Kaira Thevelnin and Professor Kristine Dye for both receiving a Travel Award to attend and present at the American Society of Virology conference in Athens, Georgia. ​
  • 4/1/23 - New lab members! Congratulations to Bella Tieche and Cody Di Benedetto for becoming the newest Dye Lab Research Assistants. ​
  • 12/29/22 - Article! Congratulations to the Dye Lab for being featured in Stetson Today.​
  • 11/9/22 - Award! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin for receiving an award for her poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, California!​
  • 11/9/22 - Conference Presentation! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin, Bryan Sanchez and Trinity Sterling for their presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, California!​
  • 1/22/22 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in the Stetson Well-Team Podcast​
  • 10/12/23 - Invited Lecture! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye for her Faculty Spotlight Presentation at Stetson University.​​
  • 9/25/22 - Travel Awards! Congratulations to Professor Kristine Dye, Kaira Thevenin, Bryan Sanchez and Trinity Sterling for receiving travel awards to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, California!​
  • 8/15/22 - New Lab Members! Congratulations to Hannah Collins, Brian Modica, Tyler Schwarz, Kaylee Gibson and Carolyn Koch for joining the Dye Lab as Senior Research Students! ​
  • 7/15/22 - New Cell Block Development! Congratulations to the Dye Lab for submitting a Western Blot Cell Block to the Cell Biology Education Consortium. ​​
  • 7/1/22 - Grant! Congratulations to the Dye Lab for receiving a grant from the CBEC for Cell Block Development. ​​
  • 5/1/22 - New Lab Members! Congratulations to Bryan Sanchez, Trinity Sterling and Austin Brown for joining the Dye Lab as Research Assistants! ​
  • 4/15/22 - Award! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin for receiving the Maris Award at the Stetson Showcase!​
  • 4/15/22 - Conference Presentation! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin for presenting at the Stetson Showcase!​
  • 4/1/22 - Grant! Congratulations to Kaira Thevenin for receiving the Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) grant!​
  • 2/15/22 - Conference Presentation! Congratulations to Kaira Theveinin for presenting at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC).​
  • 1/22/22 - Podcast! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in the Stetson Well-Team Podcast​
  • 1/10/22 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in a Stetson Today article​
  • 11/5/21 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in an article from Giddy. ​​
  • 9/29/21 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in an article from Stetson Today​
  • 9/25/21 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in an article from Univision. ​
  • 9/18/21 - News Interview! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her Spectrum 13 News Interview.​
  • 9/15/21 - Article! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her feature in an article from Univision.
  • 9/10/21 - Podcast! Congratulations to Professor Dye for her interview in the Stetson Well-Team Podcast!​​​