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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.
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Microbiology & Immunology Fall Seminar Series 2022
Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in a hybrid format unless otherwise noted. Please contact the M&I Seminar Committee, microseminar@mcw.edu, for room location, Zoom link, or other information.

August 30, 2022
Matthew Kudek, MD
T cell exhaustion and dysfunction
Versiti Blood Research Institute
Host: Dr. Mike Dwinell

October 4, 2022
Brian Stevenson, PhD
Borrelia burgdorferi gene expression
University of Kentucky
Host: Dr. Rob Lochhead

October 11, 2022
Robert Jenq, MD
The impact of the microbiome on cancer treatment
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Host: Dr. Xue-Zong Yu

October 18, 2022
Joe Valdez, PhD
Optofluidic technology and cell-based products
Berkeley Lights
Host: Center for Immunology

November 1, 2022
Richard Gallo, MD, PhD
The skin microbiome, antimicrobial defense, and tissue glycosaminoglycans
University of California- San Diego
Host: Center for Microbiome Research

November 8, 2022
Dana Shaw, PhD
Tick-transmitted diseases
Washington State University
Hosts: Dr. Jenifer Coburn and Dr. Michelle Riehle

November 15, 2022
Anna Cliffe, PhD
Herpes Simplex Virus infection of neurons
University of Virginia
Host: Dr. Vera Tarakanova

December 6, 2022
Vanessa Leone, PhD
Microbes & microbially-derived metabolites
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Host: Center for Microbiome Research
Microbiology & Immunology Spring Seminar Series 2022

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Please contact Stephanie Kellogg, skellogg@mcw.edu, for Zoom link or other information.

January 11, 2022
Dr. Jenny Wachter
Rocky Mountain Labs NIAID, NIH
Host: Christa Fierros

February 1, 2022
Dr. Yasmine Belkaid
NIAID Laboratory of Host Immunity
Host: Center for Microbiome Research

February 15, 2022
Dr. Andreas Baumler
University of California Davis
Host: Center for Microbiome Research

March 22, 2022
Dr. Brandon Garcia
Eastern Carolina University
Host: Dr. Jenifer Coburn

April 26, 2022
Dr. June Round
University of Utah
Host: Center for Microbiome Research

May 3, 2022
Dr. David Hansen
Brigham Young University
Host: Dr. Rob Lochhead

May 17, 2022
Grossberg Lectureship
Dr. Mary Estes
Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Dr. Scott Terhune

June 14, 2022
Distinguished Faculty in ID Lectureship
Dr. Tobias Hohl
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Host: Dr. Jenifer Coburn

Microbiology & Immunology Fall Seminar Series 2021

Peggy Cotter, PhD
Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Host: Adam Pickrum, Frank Lab
Title: Bordetella filamentous hemagglutinin: adhesin, immunomodulator, and toxin deliverer

September 21, 2021
Michael D. L. Johnson, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Host: Dusanka Djoric, PhD
Title: Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Copper II
Topic: A look into how copper toxicity affects Streptococcus pneumoniae and what we can do about it

September 28, 2021
Gretchen Diehl, PhD
Lab Head, Sloan Kettering Institute
Host: Kevin Jennings, Salzman
Research Area: Intestinal homeostasis and molecular and cellular pathways regulated by the microbiota.

October 12, 2021
Victor Torres, PhD
Professor, New York University
Host: Adam Pickrum, Frank Lab
Research Area: Dissecting Complex interactions between pathogenic bacteria and the mammalian host.

October 19, 2021
Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD
Professor, University of California, Davis
Host: Lochhead Lab
Research Areas: Immunological mechanisms that regulate and control immunity to pathogens

November 2, 2021
Kamal Khanna, PhD
Associate Professor, NYU Langone Health
Host: Preeti Garai, PhD
Research Areas: Complex dynamics of host-pathogen interactions during innate and adaptive immune response following infection

November 16, 2021
Gabriel Nuñez, MD
Professor, University of Michigan
Host: Center for Microbiome Research and Center for Immunology
Research Areas: Nod=like receptor and Toll-like receptor families in immune responses against microbial pathogens and disease

December 7, 2021
Regina Joice Cordy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
Host: Riehle Lab
Research Areas: Host-malaria parasite interactions, plasma metabolome and gut microbiome during malaria infection

December 14, 2021
Yasmine Belkaid, PhD
Chief, NIAID, NIH
Host: Center for Microbiome Research
Research Areas: Mechanisms controlling host microbe interactions at barrier sites such as the skin and the gut.

Graduate Student Research In Progress (RIP)
Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Student RIP presentations take place on Fridays at noon in a hybrid format unless otherwise noted. Please contact the M&I Seminar Committee, microseminar@mcw.edu, for room location, Zoom link, or other information.

September 9, 2022
Chris Monti
Advisor: Dr. Scott Terhune
Human Cytomegalovirus biology

September 16, 2022
Nicole Minton
Advisor: Dr. Chris Kristich
Antibiotic resistance and bacterial signal transduction

September 30, 2022
Sarah Timmler
Advisor: Dr. Chris Kristich
Antibiotic resistance and bacterial signal transduction

October 7, 2022
Dandan Wang
Advisor: Dr. Subramaniam Malarkannan
NK cell development and function

October 14, 2022
Joe Rouse
Advisor: Dr. Rob Lochhead
Lyme disease, inflammation, and autoimmunity

October 28, 2022
Elaheh Hashemi
Advisor: Dr. Subramaniam Malarkannan
NK cell development and function

November 11, 2022
Kyle Stoltz
Advisor: Dr. Vera Tarakanova
Virus-associated tumorigenesis and virus-host interactions

January 13, 2023
Carly Mascari
Advisor: Dr. Chris Kristich
Antibiotic resistance and bacterial signal transduction

January 27, 2023
Suzette Rosas
Advisor: Dr. Scott Terhune
Human Cytomegalovirus biology

February 10, 2023
Perrin Schupbach
Advisor: Dr. Andrey Sorokin
Cell signaling and kidney diseases

February 17, 2023
Madison Lucas
Advisor: Dr. Chris Kristich
Antibiotic resistance and bacterial signal transduction

February 24, 2023
Kevin Jennings
Advisor: Dr. Nita Salzman
Host-microbe interactions in the GI tract, microbiota in health and disease

March 10, 2023
Ashley Brown
Dr. Weiguo Cui
Effector and memory T cell differentiation

March 17, 2023
Matt Hadiono
Advisor: Dr. John Kirby
Microbial communities, xenobiotic disruption of microbiomes

March 31, 2023
Moe Khalil
Advisors: Dr. Subramaniam Malarkannan and Dr. Scott Terhune
NK cell development and function and Human Cytomegalovirus biology

April 14, 2023 (30-min seminar)
Chris Thomas
Advisor: Dr. Scott Terhune
Human Cytomegalovirus biology

April 21, 2023 (30-min seminar)
Alexis Uitenbroek
Advisor: Dr. Chris Kristich
Antibiotic resistance and bacterial signal transduction

April 28, 2023 (30-min seminar)
Angela Beltrame
Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Dittel
Immune regulation and homeostasis

May 5, 2023
Lexi Kazen and Olaide Abiona (30 mins each)
Advisors: Dr. John Kirby | Dr. Nita Salzman
Microbial communities, xenobiotic disruption of microbiomes | Host-microbe interactions in the GI tract

May 12, 2023 (30-min seminar)
Nathan Witman
Advisor: Dr. Mike Dwinell
Cancer metastasis, tumor microenvironment, mucosal inflammation

May 26, 2023
Maria Poimenidou and Fatima Aboulalazm (30 mins each)
Advisors: Dr. Mike Dwinell | Dr. John Kirby
Cancer metastasis, tumor microenvironment, mucosal inflammation | Xenobiotic disruption of microbiomes

June 2, 2023
Johnathan Caldon and Erin Cygan (30 mins each)
Advisors: Dr. Bonnie Dittel | Dr. Anthony Zamora
Immune regulation and homeostasis | Viral and cancer immunology

June 9, 2023
Alfredo Colina and Tyler Laib (30 mins each)
Advisors: Dr. Anthony Zamora | Dr. John Kirby
Viral and cancer immunology | Xenobiotic disruption of microbiomes

June 16, 2023
Teja Karimikonda and Kimani Njoya (30 mins each)
Advisors: Dr. Nita Salzman | Dr. Michelle Riehle
Host-microbe interactions in the GI tract | Malaria vector biology

June 23, 2023
Kelli Cole and Damon Schmalzriedt (30 mins each)
Advisors: Dr. Bonnie Dittel | Dr. Vera Tarakanova
Immune regulation and homeostasis | Virus-associated tumorigenesis and virus-host interactions

June 30, 2023 (30-min seminar)
Lu Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Renren Wen
T and B cell signaling and activation

Contact Us

Please check our seminar schedule for topics and room locations.

Call us for more information

(414) 955-8253

Please contact the M&I Seminar Committee, microseminar@mcw.edu, if you would like to be added to the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Notify list.