Research Bench Lab

Microbiology & Immunology


Microbiology & Immunology Seminars and Presentations

Here you'll find comprehensive information about our seminar dates, featuring MCW faculty, students, prominent researchers from across the nation and special visitors.

Seminar Series

September 24, 2019
Donna Neumann, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Title: “HSV-1 Genomic Superstructures and the Control of Viral Transcription” 

October 22, 2019
Brandon Jutras, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microchemistry
Virginia Tech
Host: Robert Lochhead, PhD
Title: “Borrelia Burgdorferi Peptidoglycan is a Persistent Antigen in Lyme Arthritis”

November 19, 2019
Richard Kuhn, PhD
The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science 
Krenicki Family Director, Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
Department of Biological Sciences
Host: Scott Terhune, PhD
Title: “Structure of Flaviviruses and the Challenges it Imposes on Antibody Recognition”

December 17, 2019
M. Indriati Hood-Pishchany, MD, PhD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital
Host: Ravit Boger, MD
Title: “Tough to Digest: The Story of Glycogen and the Vaginal Microbiota”

January 7, 2020
Jiannong Xu, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
New Mexico State University
Host: Michelle Riehle, PhD
Title: “Mosquito-Microbiota Interactions: Sensing Microbes by Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor”

January 21, 2020
Bradford A. Becken III, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow
Duke University
Host: Ravit Boger, MD
Title: “Akkermansia muciniphila: Its Genotypic and Phenotypic Diversity in a Pediatric Anti-Obesity Cohort and Its Potential Role in Promoting the Lean State”

February 25, 2020
Robert Britton, PhD
Professor, Therapeutic Microbiology Laboratory
Baylor College of Medicine
Title: “Diet Driven Evolution of Epidemic Strains of an Enteric Pathogen in Humans and Animals”

March 11, 2020
John M. Leong, MD, PhD
Edith Rieva and Hyman S. Trilling Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University
Host: Jenifer Coburn, PhD
Title: “Microbial Tools to Characterize Age-Associate Innate Immune Dysfunction”

Graduate Student Research In Progress (RIP)

Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) Graduate Student Research in Progress (RIP) presentations are held in the Versiti Seminar Room, 1st floor, Fridays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (bring lunch)

Note: Interdisciplinary Program Presentation dates are assigned an alternative room number.

October 18, 2019: Fatima Saravia/Dr. Kirby

October 25, 2019: Yao Chen/ Dr. Cui

November 1, 2019: Alex Gardner/ Dr. Barbieri

November 8, 2019: Achia Khatun/ Dr. Cui

November 15, 2019: Rebekah Mokry/ Dr. Terhune

November 22, 2019: Adam Pickrum/ Dr. Frank

November 28, 2019: Thanksgiving Break

December 6, 2019: Melissa Whyte/ Dr. Hudson

December 13, 2019: Christa Winslow/ Dr. Coburn

December 20, 2019: Wen Zhu/ Dr. Wang

December 27, 2019: Christmas Break

January 3, 2020: Break

January 10, 2020:  Carlie Aurubin/ Dr. Tarakanova

January 17, 2020: Mahmoud Abu Edi/Dr. Dwinell & Paytsar Topchyan/Dr. Cui

January 24, 2020: Jose Rosas/Dr. Kroner-Milsch & Savannah Neu/Dr. Dittel

February 7, 2020: Carly Mascari/Dr. Kristich & Christine Nguyen/Dr. Cui

February 14, 2020: IDP Interview Day

February 21, 2020: Suzette Rosas/Dr. Terhune & Kevin Jennings/Dr. Salzman

February 28, 2020: Paul Sylvester/Dr. Tarakanova & Samuel DeCero/Dr. Frank

March 6, 2020: Matthew Hadiono/Dr. Kirby & Moujtaba Kasmani/Dr. Cui

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