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: Jenifer Coburn  
Note time and place: noon in the CHW Auditorium

May 19

Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD
Wistar Institute (Tumor Immunology)
Title: TBA
Host: Lily Wang

June 2

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


Fall 2014

October 21

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

Peter Sarnow, PhD
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
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 Infecious 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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