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Seminars 2010 - 2011

All Seminars are at 12:00pm on Thursdays
Wheeler Seminar Room, 5623 MS II
(Unless otherwise indicated)


September 9, 2010

Dr. Agustin P. Dalmasso, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
"IL-4 induces protection of the vascular endothelium from complement-mediated injury"

Host: Jeffrey Platt

September 16, 2010

Dr. Ira Blader, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma
"Toxoplasma Infections: You Don't Need a Ph.D to Create a Niche"

Host: Vern Carruthers

September 23, 2010

Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D
Infectious Diseases
St. Jude's Children Research Hospital - Memphis
"Pathogenesis of Astrovirus and Influenza Virus: Both Ends of the Animal"

Host: Kathy Spindler

September 30, 2010

Dr. Marc Johnson, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri School of Medicine
"How to make a virus; the nuts and bolts of HIV-1 glycoprotein packaging"

Host: Alice Telesnitsky

October 7, 2010

Dr. John Y. Kao, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Michigan
"The role of gastric cell in H. pylori-host interaction"

Host: Christiane Wobus

October 14, 2010

Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Leifer, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Cornell University, College of Vererinary Medicine
"Mucosal innate immune response to a parasite

Host: Michele Swanson

October 21, 2010

Dr. Joseph (Joe) B. Domachowske, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Biomedical Sciences Program
SUNY Upstate Medical University
"Innate immune responses to severe respiratory viral infection

Host: Jason Weinberg

This seminar will be held in the BSRB Auditorium

October 28, 2010


Dr. Peter Palese, Ph.D
Professor & Chair, Microbiology
Professor, Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Pandemic Influenza viruses: Past and Present"

Host: Christiane Wobus

November 4, 2010

To Be Announced

November 11, 2010

Dr. Thomas Smith, Ph.D
Member and Principal Investigator
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center - St. Louis
"Glutamate dehydrogenase; structure, regulation, evolution, insulin, cancer, and a cup of tea."

Host: Nicole Korapatkin

November 18, 2010

Dr. Susanne Wells, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
"Human papillomavirus: new targets in DNA damageb response pathways."

Host: Michael Imperiale

December 2, 2010

Dr. Julie Segre, Ph.D
Senior Investigator, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
National Institutes of Health - NHGRI
"Genome Analysis of Skin Microbiome."

Host: Pat Schloss

December 9, 2010

Dr. Laurie Comstock, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard
Associate Microbiologist, Brigham and Woman's Hospital
Department of Medicine
"Glycosylated molecules of the intestinal Bacteriodales and their importance to gut colonization"

Host: Eric Martens

December 16, 2010

Dr. Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D
Principal Investigator, Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Rethinking Microbial Virulence"

Host: Michael Imperiale

January 13, 2011

Dr. Stephen Jameson, Ph.D
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Center for Immunology, Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
"Making Memory CD8 T Cells"

Host: Phil King

January 20, 2011

Benjamin M. Segal, M.D.
Holtom Garrett Professor of Neurology
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center and Program in Neuroimmunology
University of Michigan
"Autoimmune Diseases of the Central Nervous System: The interplay between adaptive and innate immunity"

Host: Yasmina Laouar

January 27, 2011

Dr. David Miller, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
"Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors and Natural Products from Marine Microbes as Novel Antiviral Agents Against Neurotropic Arboviruses"

Host: Maria Sandkvist

February 3, 2011

Dr. Helene Andrews-Polymenis, DVM, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis
Texas A&M Health Sciences Center
"Investigating the molecular roles of genes of unknown function during Salmonella infection"

Host: Mary O'Riordan

February 10, 2011

Dr. Jacques Ravel
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Professor for the Institute for Genome Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine
"The temporal dynamics of the human vaginal microbiota"

Host: Pat Schloss

February 17, 2011

Dr. Paul Allen, Ph.D
Department of Pathology and Immunology (DRTC)
Washington University - St. Louis
Self-awareness: A critical aspect of CD4+ T cell development and function

Host: Wes Dunnick

February 24, 2011

Dr. Soman N. Abraham, Ph.D
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies in Pathology, Departments of Pathology, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center
"Host-Pathogen Tussle During Bladder Infections"

Host: Harry Mobley

March 3, 2011

Dr. Ann De Groot, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Brown University
"Immunome-derived epitope-driven vaccine design:
A brief history of the trajectory of IDEDV idea, from academic lab to biotechnology business"

Host: Oliver He

March 10, 2011

Dr. David Lewinsohn, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center
Adjunct Associate Professor, OHSU Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health Sciences University
"Immune Recognition of Intracellular Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

Host: Malini Raghavan

March 17, 2011

Dr. Matthew Chapman, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan
"Tough Economic Times: The Frugal Foundation of Bacterial Biofilms"

Host: Maria Sandkvist

March 24, 2011

Dr. Wesley Dunnick, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Controlling antibody expression"

Host: Maria Sandkvist

March 31, 2011

Dr. Matthew Waldor, Ph.D
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Channing Laboratory of HHMI

Host: Aleksandra Sikora

April 7, 2011

Dr. Christopher Alteri, Ph.D
Research Investigator, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Adaptation of Central Pathway Utilization by Pathogens that Share the Same Host Niche"

Host: Maria Sandkvist

April 14, 2011

Dr. Jorge E. Galan, Ph.D
Section of Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University School of Medicine

Host: Harry Mobley

April 21, 2011

Dr. Afred Singer, M.D.
National Institutes of Health - NCI
Branch Chief - Experimental Immunology Branch
Head, Lymphocyte Development Section
National Cancer Institute

Host: Cheong-Hee Chang

April 28, 2011

Dr. Norma Andrews, Ph.D
Professor & Chair, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland - College Park

Host: Mary O'Riordan

May 5, 2011

Dr. John Guatelli
Professor of Medicine
University of California - San Diego

Host: Akira Ono

May 12, 2011

Dr. Marco Colonna, M.D., Ph.D
Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine

Host: Yasmina Laouar

May 19, 2011

Dr. Dennis Kasper, M.D.
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School
"Gut Bacteria Stimulate Immunologic Health"

Dr. Ruth E. Ley, Ph.D
Department of Microbiology
Cornell University

Host: Jon Giebel

May 26, 2011

Dr. Paul E. Carlson, Jr., Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Bacillus anthracis petrobactin transport system is required for growth in low iron conditions and virulence."

Host: Maria Sandkvist