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Seminars 2011 - 2012

All Seminars are at 12:00pm on Thursdays
(Unless otherwise indicated)
Room Locations to be announced

 

September 15, 2011

Dr. John Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Human Metapneumovirus: Breaking In and Bribing the Guards"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Jason Weinberg


Wednesday, September 21, 2010

Dr. Didier Mazel
Directeur du Département Génomes et Génétique
Unité "Plasticité du Génome Bactérien" - CNRS URA2171
Département Génomes et Génétique
Institut Pasteur
"Integrons : Sex, Drugs and Recombination"

5623 Medical Science II

Host: Michele Swanson


September 22, 2011

Dr. Jonathan D. Powell, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor
Departments of Oncology and Phamacology and Molecular Sciences
John Hopkins University
"mTOR: Master regulator of CD4+ and CD8+ T cell differentiation and function"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Cheong-Hee Chang


September 29, 2011

Mengxi Jiang, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
"Host Cell Interactions with BK Virus"

5330 Med Sci I

Maria Sandkvist


October 6, 2011

Dr. Shan Lu, Ph.D, M.D.
Professor
Department of Immunology and Virology
University of Massachusetts
"DNA immunization for vaccine development"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Oliver He


October 13, 2011
NEIDHARDT-FRETER LECTURE SERIES

Christopher Sassetti, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ferric C. Fang, M.D.
Departments of Laboratory Medicine & Microbiology
University of Washington

Danto Auditorium


October 27, 2011

Dr. Martin J. Blaser, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine and Microbiology
NYU Langone Medical Center
"Antibiotic effects on the microbiota and epidemic obesity"

North Lecture Hall Medical Science II

Host: Pat Schloss


November 3, 2011

Dr. Anna Bakardjiev, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics Microbial Host and Pathogenesis Program
University of California - San Francisco
"Listeria monocytogenes: pathways of dissemination and maternal-fetal transmission"

North Lecture Hall Medical Science II

Host: Mary O'Riordan


November 10, 2011

Dr. Jens Walter, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Nebraska
"The evolution of host specialization in the vertebrate gut symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri"

North Lecture Hall Medical Science II

Host: Eric Martens


November 17, 2011

Dr. Richard C. Condit, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida
"Post-Initiation Events in Poxvirus Late Gene Transcription"

North Lecture Hall Medical Science II

Host: Kathy Spindler


November 17, 2011

This Week in Virology (TWiV)
Live Podcast at University of Michigan

3:00-4:30 p.m., 3330 Med Sci I

This Week in Virology (TWiV) comes to the University of Michigan! Join the TWiV hosts for a live episode of this popular podcast about viruses. Drs. Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and guests have a casual conversation about the latest stories in virology. If you've never heard of TWiV, you can find it at iTunes or at www.twiv.tv. Bring your questions and become part of the podcast!


November 18, 2011
POSTDOC-INVITED SPEAKER

Please note this Seminar is being held on a Friday

Dr. Vincent R. Racaniello, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Columbia University
'"Antagonism of innate immunity by picornaviruses"

3330 Med Sci I

Host: Stefan Taube


December 1, 2011
HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES

Dr. Brian K. Hammer, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
School of Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology

North Lecture Hall Medical Science II

Host: Michele Swanson


December 8, 2011
STUDENT-INVITED SPEAKER

Dr. Eric P. Skaar, Ph.D, M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University
'"The battle for metal between bacterial pathogens and their hosts"

1020 BSRB Auditorium

Hosts: William DePas & Joseph Zackular


December 15, 2011

Dr. John Brumell, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular Microbiology and Pathogenesis
University of Toronto
'"Interactions of Salmonella and Listeria with the autophagy system of host cells""

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Joel Swanson


January 12, 2012

Dr. Heran Darwin, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
New York University School of Medicine
"Pupylation and Pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

Host: Vic DiRita


January 19, 2012

Dr. Cheong-Hee Chang, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Development and function of innate CD4 T cells"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Maria Sandkvist


January 26, 2012

Dr. Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Federated Departments of Biological Sciences
Rutgers-New Jersey's Science & Technology University
"Viral Interior Design: Rewiring the host to generate replication platforms"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Akira Ono


February 2, 2012
BROCKMAN LECTURE SERIES

Dr. Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University

"Neuronal response to Infection: an alpha herpesvirus story"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Michael Imperiale


February 9, 2012

Dr. Matthew Bogyo, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Stanford University
"Dissecting protease function in parasites using small molecules"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Vern Carruthers


February 16, 2012

Dr. Kathy Collins, M.D., Ph.D
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Molecular Mechanisms of HIV persistence"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Maria Sandkvist


February 23, 2012

Dr. Marlene Bouvier, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Illinois at Chicago
"Modulation of MHC class I antigen presentation by the adenovirus E3-19K protein"

5330 Med Sci I

Host: Malini Raghavan


March 1, 2012

Dr. Pippa Marrack, F.R.S., Ph.D
Professor
Integrated Department of Immunology
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Medicine
National Jewish Health
University of Colorado
"Attempts to understand T cells"

BSRB Auditorium

Host: Marilia Cascalho


March 8, 2012

Dr. Ziaoxia Li, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
"IL-17 signaling in autoimmunity"

5623 Med Sci II

Host: Yasmina Laouar


March 15, 2012

Dr. Michele Swanson, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Autophagy, a barrier to intracellular infection of macrophages"

5623 Med Sci II

Host: Maria Sandkvist


March 22, 2012

Dr. Greg Dressler, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Medical School
"Epigenetic Mechanisms of Cell Lineage Determination in Development"

5623 Med Sci II

Host: Yasmina Laouar


March 29, 2012

Dr. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
"'Getting to Zero: Intervention Towards Eliminating HIV/AIDS"

5623 Med Sci II

Host: Maria Sandkvist


April 5, 2012

Dr. Hank Seifert, Ph.D
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
"Mechanisms used by Neisseria gonorrhoeae to co-exist with human innate and adaptive immune responses"

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Harry L.T. Mobley


April 12, 2012

Dr. Sarah Fortune, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard University, School of Public Health
"'The evolution of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Denise Kirschner


April 19, 2012
WILLISON LECTURE SERIES

Dr. Mark J. Shlomchik, Ph.D, M.D.
Professor
Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology
Yale University

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Irina Grigorova


April 26, 2012

Vern Carruthers, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
"Infection strategies of the pervasive and evasive parasite Toxoplasma gondii"

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Maria Sandkvist


May 3, 2012

Michael Elftman, Ph.D.
Postdoc, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
"Dual Roles for dendritic cells in the control and dissemination of murine norovirus"

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Maria Sandkvist


May 10, 2012

Michael Bachman, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Michigan

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Michele Swanson


May 17, 2012

Dr. Jason Weinberg, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
University of Michigan

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Maria Sandkvist


May 24, 2012

Ramesh Akkina, DVM, PhD
Professor
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunolgy and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
"Modeling novel therapeutic and prevention strategies for HIV/AIDS in humanized mice"

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Christiane Wobus


May 31, 2012

Dr. Heinrich Gottlinger, Ph.D, M.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Medicine
University of Massachusetts
"Host Factors Involved in HIV-1 Release"

M5330 Med Sci I

Host: Alice Telesnitsky