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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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)
Title: 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)
TITLE: “Pathogen Reactive Human Mucosal-Associated Invariant T cells (MAITs)”
Host: Dr. Rich Robinson

 

June 16

Marulasiddappa Suresh, PhD, MVSc, DVM

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

 
(NOTE:  rescheduled to new date of November 17, 2015)

Samuel Behar, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School (TB Immunology)
Host: Dr. Rich Robinson

 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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