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Seminars 2004 - 2005

All Seminars are at 12:00 noon on Thursdays in room 5623 of Med Sci II unless otherwise indicated.


September 9, 2004
Dr. Meta Kuehn
Department of Biological Chemistry
Duke University
"Toxic bacterial outer membrane vesicle production and trafficking "
host: Michele Swanson

September 16, 2004
Dr. Ursula Jakob
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan
"Redox-Switches: A Novel Way to Regulate Protein Activity"
host: Karla Cesarek

September 23, 2004
Dr. Suzanne Thiem
Departments of Entomology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University
"The enigma of hrf-1, a novel baculovirus host range gene"
host: Katherine Spindler

September 30, 2004
Dr. Kathleen L. Collins
Departments of Human Genetics and Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
"Molecular Mechanism of MHC-I Downmodulation by HIV Nef"
host: Vilasack Thammavongsa

October 7, 2004
Dr. Jennifer Doudna
Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry
University of California at Berkeley
"Hijacking the Ribosome: Translation Initiation by a Hepatitis C Viral RNA"

Monday, October 11, 2004 @ 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Fred Tenover
"VISA, VRSA, and CA-MRSA: Staphylococcal alphabet soup"
host: Microbiology & Immunology

October 14, 2004
Dr. Beatrice Hahn
Department of Medicine and Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Origin of HIV: Family Tree of a Killer"

October 21, 2004
Dr. Sonja Gerrard
Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan
"A genetic approach to the control of Rift Valley fever"
host: Adewunmi Onafuwa Nuga

October 26, 2004
Dr. Stephanie Seveau
Research Scientist
"Role of lipid rafts in E-cadherin- and HGF-R/Met-mediated entry of Listeria monocytogenes into host cells"
host: Joel Swanson

October 28, 2004
Dr. Victor J. DiRita
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine University of Michigan
"Interaction of Vibrio cholerae with intestinal M cells in an in vitro model"
host: Eric Krukonis

November 4, 2004
Dr. Andrey Shaw
Department of Pathology and Immunology Washington University in St. Louis
"The role of CD2AP in the immunological synapse and glomerulonephritis"
host: Philip D. King

November 11, 2004
Dr. Katherine Jones
Regulatory Biology Laboratory Salk Institute
"Transcriptional Mechanisms in Human Disease: Insights from HIV-1 Tat and Notch Signaling"

November 18, 2004
Dr. Samuel Miller
Department of Medicine and Microbiology and Genome Sciences University of Washington
"Bacterial Resistance to Innate Immunity"
host: Victor J. DiRIta

December 2, 2004
Dr. Keith Bishop
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology University of Michigan
"CD40 - CD40 Ligand Interactions Following Transplantation"
host: Tobias E Rodriguez

Tuesday,December 7, 2004
Dr. Patrick Hogan
Harvard Medical School
"The structural basis of calcineurin-NFAT recognition: Blockade of signaling by blocking protein--protein interaction"
host: Co-Sponsored with Biological Chemistry,This seminar will be held in 6311 Med Sci I.

December 16, 2004
Brockman Seminar
Dr. Stephen Goff
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Columbia University
"Host factors and retrovirus replication: Pros and Cons"
host: Alice Telesnitsky

January 13, 2005
Dr. Michael Starnbach
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Harvard University
"The T cell response to intracellular bacteria"
host: Denise Kirschner

January 20, 2005
Dr. Jaisri R. Lingappa, M.D., Ph.D
Department of Pathobiology University of Washington
"From cell extracts to cells: insights into how cellular factors regulate the assembly of HIV and hepatitis C virus"
host: Alice Telesnitsky

January 27, 2005
Dr. Donna S. Shewach
Department of Pharmacology University of Michigan
"Effects of Gemcitabine on DNA Replication: When It's Good to Make Mistakes"
host: Clarise Rivera-Starr

February 3, 2005
Dr. Michael Brenner
Theodore B. Bayles Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital
"CD1: Endogenous and Exogenous Antigen Presenting Pathways"
host: Malini Raghavan

February 10, 2005
Dr. Anuj Kumar
Department of LSA Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology University of Michigan Medical School
"Genomic Analysis of Filamentous Growth in Yeast: Research in Progress"
host: Ryan Tyler

February 17, 2005
Dr. Miguel Valvano
Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Western Ontario
"Burkholderia cepacia, an underated pathogen but a great survivor"
host: Michele Swanson

March 10, 2005
-- reserved for faculty candidates--

March 17, 2005
Dr. Laura Knoll
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School
host: Mary O'Riordan

March 21, 2005
Dr. Jeff F. Miller
Department of Micribiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of California Las Angeles
"Diversity-Generating Retroelements"
host: Pilar Perez-Romero

March 22, 2005
Dr. Myron Levine, M.D., DTPH
Center for Vaccine Development University of Maryland
"Vaccine Development: the Needs, Challenges, and Approaches"
Dr. Everett Rosey Ph.D
Associate Director Food Safety Group Veterinary Medicine Biological Discovery Pfizer Animal Health,
"Industrial Research: Challenges and Opportunities"
host: JD Sauer

April 7, 2005
Dr. J. Brice Weinberg
Department of Immunology
Duke University
"Genetic and environmental determinants of severe malaria--the roles of nitric oxide"
host: Jyl Matson

April 14, 2005
--date reserved for student invited speaker--

April 21, 2005
Dr. Andre Veillette
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Clinical Research Institute of Montreal
"Immune regulation by SAP-related signalling pathways"
host: Philip D. King

April 28, 2005
Dr. Vincent Racaniello
Department of Microbiology Columbia University
"Mouse models of picornavirus pathogenesis"
host: Katherine Spindler

May 5, 2005
Dr. Bonnie Bassler
Department of Molecular Biology Princeton University
"Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria"
host: Mary O'Riordan

May 12, 2005
Dr. James Kaper
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development
“A human study of in vivo expression technolgy (IVET) to detect Vibrio cholerae genes expressed during infection”
host: Harry L.T. Mobley

May 26, 2005
Dr. Doug Golenbock
University of Massachussetts, Worcester
host: Mary O'Riordan