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Seminars 2009 - 2010

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


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dr. Andrew Tai
University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
"A whole-genome RNAi screen for host cofactors of HCV replication:
insights into host-pathogen relationships and potential novel cellular targets for HCV therapy"

Host: David Miller 3-0565

September 17, 2009

Dr. Rodney Welch
University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine
"Seeking the right serine during E. coli colonization of the urinary tract"

Host: Harry Mobley 3-3531

September 24, 2009

Dr. David Engman
Northwestern University
"Trypanosomiasis: Mechanisms of Disease Pathogenesis and Flagellar Biogenesis"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

October 1, 2009

Dr. Alan Rein
National Cancer Institute-Frederick
"Retrovirus Particle Assembly: Building Blocks and Construction Principles"

Host: Alice Telesnitsky 6-6466

October 8, 2009

Dr. Julie Blander
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Immunology Institute, Dept. of Medicine
"Linking Phagocytosis of Dying Cells to T Cell Differentiation"

Host: Mary O'Riordan 5-4289

October 15, 2009

Dr. Wyndham Lathem
Northwestern University
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
"What does pneumonia and diarrhea have in common? The virulence of /Yersinia/ explored."

Host: Mary O'Riordan 5-4289

October 22, 2009

Dr. Benjamin Chen
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Live imaging of HIV infection through virological synapses"

Host: Akira Ono 5-4407

October 29, 2009

Dr. Ursula Storb
University of Chicago
Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
"Chromatin in somatic hypermutation of immunoglobulin genes and embryonic development"

Host: Wesley Dunnick 3-3195

November 5, 2009

Dr. Gary Whittaker
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
"Activation of Viral Glycoproteins by Host Proteases: Tales from Influenza and Coronaviruses"

Host: Christiane Wobus 7-9599

November 12, 2009
Tumor Virology

Dr. Hung Fan
University of California, Irvine
"Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus and Lung Cancer"

Dr. Paul Lambert
University of Wisconsin
"Contributions of Human Papillomavirus Oncogenes & Host Factors in Cervical Cancer"

Dr. Stan Lemon
University of Texas Medical Branch
"Contast in Virus Persistence: Evasion of Innate Immune Responses by Hepatitis A and Hepatitus C Viruses"

Dr. Jim Pipas
University of Pittsburgh
"Viral Proteins as Probes of Cellular Pathways: SV40 and Beyond"

Host: Mike Imperiale 3-9162

November 19, 2009

Dr. Mark Ansel
University of California, San Francisco
"MicroRNAs and MicroRNA Homeostasis in Lymphocyte Function"

Host: Cheong-Hee Chang

December 3, 2009

Dr. Darren Higgins
Harvard University
"The Ins and Outs of Listeria Monocytogenes / Infection: A Tale of Motility"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

December 10, 2009

Dr. Paul Stein
Northwestern University
"Src Kinases in Regulating Development of T Cell Effector Lineages"

Host: Yasmina Laouar 5-2248

December 17, 2009

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer
North Carolina State University
"Genomics of Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria: Genes to Traits"

Host: Gary Huffnagle 6-9369

January 7, 2010

Dr. Ruma Banerjee
University of Michigan Department of Biological Chemistry
"Redox Remodeling as an Immunoregulatory Strategy"

Host: Harry Mobley 3-3531

January 11, 2010

Mark Pescovitz
Professor of Surgery and Microbiology/Immunology
Vice Chair of Research in Surgery
Director of Transplant Immunology Laboratory - Indiana University
"B Cell and Type 1 Diabetes: A Clinical Trial with Rituximab"

Host: Harry Mobley 3-3531

January 14, 2010

Dr. Akira Takashima
University of Toledo
"Dendritic Cell Engineering"

Host: Malini Raghavan 7-7752

January 21, 2010

Dr. Robert Hall
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
"Cholera: Paradox and Program"

Host: Victor DiRita 6-3804

January 28, 2010

Nicole Koropatkin
University of Michigan Departments of Microbiology & Immunology
"Structural insights into glycan acquisition by the human distal gut Bacteroidetes"
Host: Mike Imperiale 3-9162

February 4, 2010

Dr. John LiPuma
University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics
"Burkholderia: the charms and challenges of an opportunist"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

February 11, 2010

Dr. Victor DiRita
University of Michigan Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and ULAM
"Virulence traits and their regulation in Vibrio cholerae"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

February 18, 2010

Dr. David Sherman
University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and Department of Medicinal Chemistry
"Novel Drug Leads from Natural Products and their Derivation from Microbial and Biosynthetic Diversity"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

February 25, 2010

Dr. Patrick Hearing
Stony Brook University Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
"Inhibition of Cellular Anti-viral Responses during Adenovirus Infection"

Host: Kathy Spindler 5-2727

March 4, 2010

Dr. Ralph Isberg
Tufts University
"Multiple Paths to a Single End: What Legionella pneumophila Learned from Amoebae. . . and What it Did Not"

Host: Aleksandra Sikora 3-5364

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dr. John Mansfield
University of Wisconsin
"Immunology of African Trypanosomiasis"

Dr. Jonathan Yewdell
National Institutes of Health
"Adventures in Viral Immunology"

Host: Jeff Perry 5-3957

March 18, 2010

Dr. Paula Watnick
Harvard University
"Genetic dissection of host susceptibility to Vibrio cholerae infection in the invertebrate model Drosophila melanogaster"

Host: Maria Sandkvist 4-3552

March 25, 2010

Dr. Akira Ono
University of Michigan Department of Microbiology & Immunology
"The Plasma Membrane: the Site of HIV-1 Assembly and Beyond"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

Med Sci I, Room 3330 Coon Lecture Hall

April 1, 2010


Dr. Rulsan Medzhitov
Yale University
"Host Defense, immunity and immunopathology"

Host: Yasmina Laouar 5-2248

April 8, 2010

Dr. David Aronoff
Assistant Professor, U of Michigan Dept of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
"Clostridial toxic shock syndrome in women of reproductive age"

Host: Vince Young 4-2237

April 15, 2010

Dr. Phoebe Stewart
Vanderbilt University
"Visualizing Structure, Conformational Change, and Molecular Interactions by CryoEM"

Host: Kathy Spindler 5-2727

April 22, 2010

Dr. Matthew Weitzman
Salk Institute
"Viruses and the host DNA damage response"

Host: Mike Imperiale 3-9162

April 29, 2010

Dr. Maria Sandkvist
University of Michigan Department of Microbiology & Immunology
"Type II Secretion - a Good Target for New Antibacterials?"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081

May 6, 2010

Dr. Chyung-Ru Wang
Northwestern University
"The Function of CD1-restricted T cells in Innate and Adaptive Immunity"

Host: Malini Raghavan 7-7752

May 13, 2010

Dr. Ian York
Michigan State University
"Evolution of viral immune evasion"

Host: Malini Raghavan 7-7752

May 20, 2010

Dr. Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D
Cancer Immunology Center, University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
"Redesigning Nature's Poisons for Biomedicine and Biodefense "

Host: Malini Raghavan 7-7752

May 27, 2010

Dr. Jason Cyster
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
"Lymphocyte migration and the humoral immune response"

Host: Cheong-Hee Chang 7-7570

June 3, 2010

Dr. Massimo T Pietropaolo
Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and
Communicable Diseases
U of M Medical School
"Autoimmune diabetes: pathogenetic dilemmas and emerging concepts"

Host: Vern Carruthers 3-2081