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Special Seminars


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

 

DATE

SPEAKER

TITLE

 

2014

     

June 10

TUESDAY

Amanda Marzo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

(External Reviewer for Mika Nagaoka)

“Formation of mucosal resident memory CD8 T cells is controlled by mTOR”  

May 28

WEDNESDAY

Ian J. Mohr, Ph.D. 

Professor, Department of Microbiology

New York University

 

(External Reviewer for Tarin Bigley)
"Monitoring translation of host messages influences herpesvirus lifestyle decisions"  

May 14 WEDNESDAY

at 11 AM in CVC

Tianxin Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Utah and Veteran Affairs Medical Center

 

(External Reviewer for Anna Alexanian)
“Interaction of PGE2 and (Pro) Renin Receptor in Hypertension and Target Organ Damage”  
 March 25 at 11AM

 

 

Alexander R. Horswill Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Carver College of Medicine
Department of Microbiology

(External Reviewer for Cherisse Hall)

 

“Quorum sensing control of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm dispersal”

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

 

Linda van Dyk, PhD

(Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Director, Microbiology Graduate Program

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

(External Reviewer for Bryan Mounce)

 "Lifelong gammaherpesvirus infections: viral cyclins and non-coding RNAs confer distinct functions over the course of infection"  

2013

     

Monday, December 16, 2013

at 1:00 PM

PhD DEFENSE:  Joe Kulinski

The Role of Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Kinase in Balancing Chronic Gammaherpesvirus Infection.

 

Monday, December 16, 2013

at 11:00 AM

Dr. Edward J. Usherwood

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Dartmouth Medical School
 

(External reviewer for Joe Kulinski)

Understanding Immune Surveillance to a Model Gammaherpesvirus  

FRIDAY,

November 22, 2013

at 9:00 AM

PhD DEFENSE:  Michael J. Korrer  

Discovering Mechanisms of the Anti-tumor Immune Response to Adenovirus E1A

 

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM PhD DEFENSE:  Daniel J. Bretl

Regulation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Persistence: Characterization of MprAB Activation and  an MprAB-regulated Virulence Operon

 

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Tracy L. Raivio, Ph.D.

Professor and AHFMR Senior Scholar

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Senior Scholar

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

(External Reviewer for Dan Bretl)

"Ties between post-transcriptional gene regulation, virulence, and the Cpx envelope stress response in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli"  

TUESDAY, September 24th

at 1:00 PM

PhD DEFENSE: Alexsia Richards

 

Subversion and Biogenesis of Host Cell Membranes by Poliovirus.  
TUESDAY, September 24th, at 11:00 AM

Stanley M. Lemon, MD

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Host: Bill Jackson

(External reviewer for Alexsia Richards)

Membrane hijacking and the pathogenesis of hepatitis A.  
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PHD DEFENSE-Kristen Barr

 

Uncovering Mechanisms for Generating an Effective Immune Response Against Neuroblastoma Using Cell-Based Vaccines.  
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11AM

Dr. Ryan M. Teague

Saint Louis University School of Medicine Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Department; Saint Louis University Cancer Center

(External Reviewer for Kristen Barr)

Targeting mechanisms of CD8+ T cell tolerance for cancer immunotherapy.

 

Friday, April 12, 2013

at 10:30 AM

Nathan May - PhD Defense

A Structural and Functional Analysis of the Interaction Between HHV-7 U21 and the Class I Major Histocompatibility Complex.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

at 11:00 AM

Dr. David Marguiles 

(External Reviewer for Nathan May)

NIH

Regulation of T Cell and NK Cell Recognition by MHC-I and Viral  MHC-I-like Molecules:  Functional Diversification of a Molecular Scaffold.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

at 11:00 AM

Justin Reitsma - Ph.D. Defense

Targeting Host Cell Cycle Regulating Proteins for Anti-cytomegalovirus Therapy

 

Tuesday,

March 19, 2013

at 3:00 PM

Dr. James Alwine, University of Pennsylvania (External Reviewer for Justin Reitsma)

 

How Human Cytomegalovirus Deals with Stress

 

Tuesday,

March 12, 2013

at 10:00 AM

Abby Kroken - Ph.D. Defense Entry of Clostridial Neurotoxins  

Tuesday, JANUARY 15, 2013

at 1:00 PM

 Andrew Paul-Allen Karalewitz - Ph.D. Defense Biochemical Characterization of Botulinum Neurotoxin Receptor Recognition.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

at 11 AM

Rodney K. Tweten, Ph.D. OU Presidential Professor, George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Department of Microbiology &  Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The Cholesterol-dependent Cytolysins: From Structural Biology to Vaccines

 

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

at 9:00 AM

 Erica G. Schmitt - Ph.D. Defense Regulatory T Cell Subsets at the Mucosal Interface: Cooperation, Reciprocal
Compensation, and the Control of Disease Progression.
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AT 9:30 AM

@MFRC 3075

Jonathan Serody, M.D.
Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
Section Chief: Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Program
Leader Malignant Hematology Program LCCC/Co-leader Immunology Program LCCC
(Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center)
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Using Intravital Imaging to Determine How Regulatory T cells Function to Prevent GVHD

Invited External reviewer: for PhD Defense of Amy Beres

HOST:  Dr. Wiliam Drobyski

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

at 11:00 AM

Amy J. Beres - Ph.D. Defense The Role of Induced Regulatory T cell Populations in Graft Versus Host Disease Biology  

Monday,

August 13, 2012

at 10:00 AM



Tyce Kearl - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Characterization and Blockade of Tumor-mediated Immunosuppression.  

Monday,

June 18, 2012

1:00 PM

Andrew Podd - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Characterization of the Roles of STAT5 and TAK1 in Memory B cell Generation and Homeostasis.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

3:00 PM

Dr. James Gorham

Dartmouth Medical School

Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

Hanover, NH

Title: Murine Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Liver's Quarrel

Special Seminar Invitation

Dr. Richard Robinson (Host)

 

Thursday,

May 10, 2012

1:00 PM

Soonyean Hwang - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

The Role and Regulation of E-cadherin During Basal and CXCL12 Induced Cell Migration  

Tuesday,

April 17, 2012

12 NOON

Kim Agle - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Chemokines Orchestrate Dynamic Cellular Responses: Roles in Calcium Regulated Integrin Activation  

Tuesday,

April 17, 2012

9:00 AM

Suzan Salti - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Regulation of CD8+ T cells by Granzyme B-expressing Regulatory T cells  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

11:00 AM

Tyler Molitor - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Genetic and Cell Biological Analyses of the Role of the VRK1 Protein Kinase in Cell Proliferation in vitro and in vivo  

Wednesday

March 14, 2012

11:00 AM

Katherine M. Schmalzer - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Understanding the Host-Pathogen Relationship for the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cytotoxin ExoU

 

Tuesday

February 28, 2012

1:00 PM

Steven Leonardo - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MCW

Role of Regulatory T cells in B cell Development and Tolerance

 

Wednesday

January 18, 2012

1:00 PM

Sreemanti Basu

Graduate Student - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, MCW

 

Unfolding the Role of Cannabinoid Receptor 2 in B Cell Development and Maintenance and in Humoral Immune Responses
 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

1:00 PM

John Paul Savaryn

Graduate Student - Ph.D. Defense

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, MCW

Functional Studies of the HCMV UL29 and UL28  Coding Regions  

Tuesday

August 2, 2011

9:30 AM

BSB-276

Dr. Hehai Wang, Research Scientist

Developmental Biology Program

Children's Memorial Research Center

Children's Memorial Hospital Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

 

 

-Postdoctoral Fellow Candidate Seminar for the Traktman Laboratory-

on

Regulation of Motor Neuron Function in Development and Disease

 
Tuesday
April 12, 2011
9:00 AM

HRC 1210
Graydon B. Gonsalvez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy
Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, GA
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Polarization  
Monday
April 11, 2011
10:30 AM

BSB-276
Sharon Landers
Graduate Student
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin
She3p Possesses a Novel Activity Required for ASH1 mRNA Localization in Saccharomyces cerevisiae  
Wednesday
April 6, 2011
11:00 AM

BSB-276
Christine L Schneider
Graduate Student
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Immune Evasion Strategies of Roseoloviruses: Characterization of U20, and its Potential Role as an Immunoevasin, and Identification of a Novel Role for HHV-7 U21 in Evading NK Cell Recognition  

Friday
March 25, 2011
10:30 AM

BSB-276

Nikolaus Heveker, PhD
Department de biochimie
Universite de Montreal
Quebec, Canada
The SDF-1-binding Chemokine Receptors CXCR4 and CXCR7 - News From the Odd Couple  

Thursday
March 24, 2011
12:00 Noon

BSB-276

Luke J. Drury
Graduate Student
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin

PhD Dissertation Defense:  Mechanisms of CXCL12 Inhibition of Metastasis: Unveiling a New Cancer Therapeutic  
Tuesday
March 22, 2011
11:00 AM

Hara Levy, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Molecular Phenotypes for CF Lung Disease  
Thursday
February 10, 2011
10:00 AM
TBRC - C3160
Holly Snyder, PhD
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
 
Postdoc Candidate Seminar: Interactions of Xenorhabdus nematophila with its Nematode Host Steinernema carpocapsae  
Tuesday
October 19th, 2010
11:00 AM - Noon
Guohong Li, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgery and Physiology
Director, The Vascular Biology and Stroke Research Laboratory
LSU Health Science Center
Shreveport, LA
Visiting Faculty Seminar: Phosphoinositide 3-kinase gamma NF-kappaB Pathway in Ischemic Inflammation and Injury  
Thursday
May 20th, 2010
10:30 AM
Gary Ching-Tao Chan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
CBID Faculty Recruitment Seminar: Human Cytomegalovirus Reprograms Monocytes to Function as Vehicles of Viral Dissemination  
Thursday
May 13, 2010
10:30 AM
Thierry Mallevaey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, University of Colorado at Denver and National Jewish Health
CBID Faculty Recruitment Seminar: Invariant Natural Killer T cells: Antigen Recognition and Repertoire Formation  
Thursday
May 6, 2010
10:30 AM
Richard T. Robinson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY
CBID Faculty Recruitment Seminar: IL12Rß1-dependent Control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Immunity  
Friday
November 13, 2009
12:00 N
Marc A. Benson
Graduate Student, Medical College of Wisconsin
PhD Dissertation Defense: Understanding the Mechanisms Mediating the Activation of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Toxins ExoU and ExoY by their Cognate Activators
Tuesday
September 29, 2009
11:00 AM
Nadi T. Wickramasekera
Graduate Student, Medical College of Wisconsin
PhD Dissertation Defense: Structure/Function Analysis of the Vaccinia F18 Phosphoprotein

 

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