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Seminars 2007 - 2008

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


September 6, 2007
Phil Hanna, Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Ages and Stages of Anthrax"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology

September 13, 2007
Alison O'Brien, Ph.D
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
"Shiga Toxins: Potent Poisons and Pathogenicity Determinants"
Host: Harry Mobley, Chair

September 20, 2007
Seminar is at 12:00 noon in the North Lecture Hall, 3695 MS II
Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D
Stanford University
"New lessons from poliovirus: dominant drug targets and novel routes for virus spread"
Host: David Miller

September 27, 2007
Derek Sant'Angelo, Ph.D
Sloan-Kettering University
"A BTB-ZF transcriptional repressor controls the development of innate T cell effector functions"
Host: Cheong-Hee Chang

October 4, 2007
Stephen Cooper, Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Solving the Russian Doll Problem of the eukaryotic cell cycle: regulation of protein and mRNA content during the normal unperturbed cell cycle"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology

October 11, 2007
Seminar is at 11:00 a.m. in the North Lecture Hall, 3695 MS II
Paula Traktman, Ph.D
Medical College of Wisconsin
"The intricate choreography of the vaccinia virus life cycle"
Host: Sonja Gerrard & ADVANCE

October 18, 2007
Seminar is at 4:00 in the North Lecture Hall, 3695 MS II
Sir Paul Nurse, Ph.D
President, Rockefeller University
"Controlling the Cell Cycle"
Host: Stephen Cooper

October 25, 2007
Lewis Lanier, Ph.D
University of California, San Francisco
"NK cell responses to viral infection"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Students

November 1, 2007
Hao Shen, Ph.D
University of Pennsylvania
"Regulation of memory T cell differentiation"
Host: Mary O'Riordan

November 8, 2007
Magdalene So, Ph.D
Oregon Health Sciences University
"Type IV Pili of N. gonorrhoeae: Biodynamics of Infection"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Students

November 15, 2007
Nancy C. Reich, Ph.D
Stony Brook University
"Nuclear Trafficking of STAT Transcription Factors"
Host: Kathy Spindler

November 29, 2007
Malini Raghavan, Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Antigen Presentation by Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Class I Molecules"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology

December 6, 2007
Kenneth Bayles, Ph.D
University of Nebraska
"The biological role of bacterial programmed cell death"
Host: Victor DiRita

December 13, 2007
L. David Sibley, Ph.D
Washington University School of Medicine
"Serine-Threonine Kinases Mediate Virulence in the Parasite Toxoplasma"
Host: Vern Carruthers

December 20, 2007
Sei Yoshida, Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Macropinocytosis: another important uptake system"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology

January 3, 2008
Yoshi Kawaoka, Ph.D
University of Wisconsin , Madison, & University of Tokyo
"Why Influenza Kills and Will Kill Again"
Host: Akira Ono

January 10, 2008
Kefei Yu, Ph.D
Michigan State University
"Unique DNA Structure at the Immunoglobulin Class Switch Regions"
Host: Wes Dunnick

January 17, 2008
F. Nina Papavasiliou, Ph.D
Rockefeller University
"Regulation of the germinal center reaction"
Host: Wes Dunnick

January 24, 2008
Steve Krakowka, Ph.D
Ohio State University
"Elephants in the Room: Porcine torque teno virus and implications for the global swine industry"
Host: Kathryn Eaton

January 31, 2008
M. Chelsea Lane, Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Tracking pathogenic E. coli within the host: Flagella are required for the establishment and migration of infection during urinary tract colonization"
Host: Victor DiRita

February 7, 2008
Eric Krukonis, Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Ail and phosphoglucomutase, Yersinia pestis loci required for Yop delivery, autoaggregation and polymixin B resistance"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology

February 14, 2008
Padmini Salgame, Ph.D
New Jersey Medical School
"Probing the mechanisms that regulate mycobacterial Th1 immunity"
Host: Denise Kirschner

February 21, 2008
Zhengrong Cui, Ph.D
Oregon State University
Host: Oliver He

February 28, 2008
Vincent B. Young, M.D., Ph.D
University of Michigan
"Beyond Koch, the microbial ecology of infectious diseases"
Host: Cheong-Hee Chang

March 6, 2008
Gary Huffnagle
University of Michigan
"We are only 10% human: the critical role of the microbiome in immune regulation"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology

March 13, 2008
Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D
Washington University School of Medicine
"Pathogenesis and Host Immune Response to West Nile Virus "
Host: David Miller

March 20, 2008
Grant Jensen, Ph.D
California Institute of Technology
"How electron cryotomography is opening a new window into bacterial and viral ultrastructure"
Host: Maria Sandkvist

March 27, 2008
No Seminar this Week

April 3, 2008
Albert Bendelac, M.D., Ph.D
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"NKT cells: from development to function"
Host: Yasmina Laouar

April 10, 2008
Andrea J. Sant, Ph.D
University of Rochester Medical School
"Molecular mechanisms regulating immunodominance in CD4 T cell responses: Implications for the control of immune responses to pathogens and vaccines"
Host: Malini Raghavan

April 17, 2008
Seminar is at 12:00 noon in the North Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor MS II
Carl Nathan, M.D.
Weill Medical College , NYC
"Can Immunology Contribute to Chemotherapy? Challenges of Tuberculosis"
Host: Joel Swanson

April 24, 2008
Andrew Camilli, Ph.D
HHMI & Tufts University School of Medicine
"Investigation of transmission factors of Vibrio cholerae"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology Post Doctoral Fellows

May 1, 2008
Tristram G. Parslow, Ph.D
Emory University
"Packaging the Genome of Influenza Virus"
Host: Alice Telesnitsky

May 8, 2008
Wes Sundquist, Ph.D
University of Utah
"The Biochemistry of HIV Budding"
Host: Akira Ono

May 15, 2008
Kim Green, Ph.D
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH
"The Role of VPg in the Replication of Caliciviruses"
Host: Christiane Wobus

May 22, 2008
Donald Court, Ph.D
National Cancer Institute
"Recombineering - A new way to look at lambda red-mediated homologous recombination"
Host: Michele Swanson

May 29, 2008
Erin Gaynor, Ph.D
"It's ok to be different: insights into how Campylobacter jejuni navigates the complex pathogenesis cycle"
Host: Victor DiRita

Friday, May 30, 2008
Anthony P. Pugsley, Ph.D
Institut Pasteur
"The secrets of bacterial secretin"
Host: Vern Carruthers

Monday, June 9, 2008
Julian Rood, Ph.D
Monash University
"The Genetics and Pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile"
Host: Microbiology and Immunology & Internal Medicine

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D
Univeristy of Michigan, Internal Medicine
"Regulation of innate immunity post-bone marrow transplantation"
Host: Cheong-Hee Chang