2015 Seminar Series

Seminars are held in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Conference Room 276 - BSB on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. unless noted otherwise.

For information, please call the Microbiology Department at (414) 955-8253.

Please also see Special Seminars that are not part of the Seminar Series.

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Fall 2015

September 22

Britt A. Glaunsinger, PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Associate Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology
"Viral Manipulation of Host Gene Expression"
Host: Dr. Vera Tarakanova

October 13

Eduardo Davila, PhD, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Cancer Immunotherapy: Harnessing the Immune System to Treat Cancer”
Host: Dr. Lily Wang

November 10

Nancy Reich, PhD, Stony Brook University, New York
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Cytokines & Viral Defense"
Host: Dr. Vera Tarakanova

November 17

Samuel Behar, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems
"TB Immunology"
Host: Dr. Richard Robinson

Spring 2015
March 10

Marc Dione, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Immunobiology, King's College London
"Mechanisms of Immune-Metabolic Interaction in Infection"
Host: Dr. Bill Jackson

March 24

Distinguished Faculty Seminar in Infectious Diseases
Stephen Calderwood, MD

Morton N. Swartz, MD, Academy Professor of Medicine, (Microbiology & Immunobiology)
Harvard Medical School
"Cholera: Insights from an Ancient Scourge That is Still a Modern Problem"
Host: Dr. Jenifer Coburn  
Note time and place: noon in the CHW Auditorium

May 19

Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD

Wistar Institute (Tumor Immunology)
"Dynamic Expression of the Genomic Organizer SATB1 Governs Dendritic Cell Differentiation & Immunostimulatory Activity in Health & Cancer"
Host: Dr. Lily Wang

June 9

David Lewinsohn, MD, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University; Human TB Immunology
“Pathogen Reactive Human Mucosal-Associated Invariant T cells (MAITs)”
Host: Dr. Rich Robinson

June 16

Marulasiddappa Suresh, PhD, MVSc, DVM

Department of Pathobiological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Transcriptional Regulation of Memory CD8 T Cell Differentiation”
Host: Dr. Vera Tarakanova

Fall 2014
October 21

Control of Hepatitis C virus gene expression by liver-specific microRNA mir-122

Peter Sarnow, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Host: Dr. William Jackson

November 4

Entry pathways and gene-expression strategies used by negative-strand RNA viruses

Sean Whelan, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Dr. Paula Traktman

November 18

Exploiting viruses as a system to understand and treat cancer

Clodagh O’Shea, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, William Scandling Developmental Chair, Salk Institute
Host: Dr. Vera Tarakanova

December 2

Structures and Functions of Clostridium difficile Toxins A and B

D. Borden Lacy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Host: Dr. Dara Frank

December 9

Tuberculosis in the Setting of the HIV Co-Infected Lung

Janice Endsley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Host: Dr. Richard Robinson

December 16

Microbial Wikileaks: Are Streptococci Conspiring to Harm, and Our Strategies to Intervene

Michael Federle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Illinois-Chicago
Host: Dr. Chris Kristich

Spring 2014
February 4

Host membrane manipulation by herpesviruses on the way in and out

Ekaterina (Katya) Heldwein, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Host: Dr. Paula Traktman

March 4

Targeting Dendritic Cells: HSV-mediated Mechanisms

Bin He, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Illinois-Chicago
Host: Dr. Amy Hudson

March 18

Interleukin-27 in infection, vaccination, and infant immunity

Cory Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
Host: Dr. Rich Robinson

April 22

Distinguished Faculty Seminar in Infectious Diseases: 
Mycobacterial bacilli - We're all Individuals

Eric J Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA
Special location/time: Noon - 1PM, Children's Hospital Auditorium
Host: Jointly sponsored by Center for Infectious Disease Research, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, the Medical Scientist Training Program, Adult Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, and the Global Health Program

May 5

Molecular Biology of C. difficile Toxins

Klaus Aktories, MD, PhD
Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Freiburg, Germany
Host: Dr. Joe Barbieri

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