Department Seminars

Seminar Schedule

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/8/2019 Joseph Mester, PhD Northern Kentucky University Seminar: Joseph Mester, Northern Kentucky University - Genetic Vaccines for Hepatitis C Virus Beth Garvy, PhD
1/15/2019 Marlene Starr, PhD University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery Seminar: Dr. Marlene Starr, UK Department of Surgery - Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Aging: Journey from Acute to Chronic Don Cohen, PhD
2/5/2019 Stephen Galli, MD University of Stanford School of Medicine Seminar: Stephen Galli, University of Stanford School of Medicine - Mast cells and IgE can enhance innate and acquired immune defenses against venoms. Is this a “good side” of allergy? MIMG Graduate Students
2/19/2019 M. Ashfaqul Alam, PhD Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine Faculty Candidate: M. Ashfuqul Alam, Emory University - Elucidating the Functional Role of Gut Microbiome, Microbial genes and Microbiota-derived Metabolites in the GPCR-mediated Regulation of Intestinal Inflammation and Cancer Ken Fields, PhD
3/5/2019 * Kathryn Lethbridge University of Kentucky, Stevenson Lab Student Seminar: Kathryn Lethbridge, Stevenson Lab - Insights on diagnosis and treatment of infections by Borrelia miyamotoi (hard tickborne relapsing fever) and Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)
3/19/2019 Mark Wooten, PhD University of Toledo Seminar: Mark Wooten, University of Toledo - Intravital microscopy reveals the importance of spirochetal motility and mechanisms of immune evasion in the development of Lyme disease Brian Stevenson, PhD
3/22/2019 * Alex Nail University of Kentucky, Spear Lab Dissertation Defense: Alex Nail - Evolution of the Zhx transcription factor family and analysis of Zhx2 target genes Cyp2a4 and Cyp2a5 in mouse liver Brett Spear, PhD
3/26/2019 Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD University of California San Diego Seminar: Gen-Sheng Feng, UC San Diego - Deciphering the anti-oncogenic effect of classical oncoproteins in the liver Jieyun Jiang, PhD
4/9/2019 * Beth Oates University of Kentucky, Erin Garcia Lab Student Seminar: Beth Oates, Erin Garcia Lab - Secretion and Translocation of Burkholderia species Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition System Proteins
4/16/2019 * Gabby Keb University of Kentucky, Fields Lab Student Seminar: Gabby Keb, Fields Lab - Advancing genetics in Chlamydia trachomatis to elucidate the role of T3SS effectors
4/23/2019 Heidi Goodrich-Blair, PhD Head of Microbiology, University of Tennessee CANCELLED: Heidi Goodrich-Blair, University of Tennessee - To Give or to Take: Bacterial Regulation of Conflicting Symbiotic Behaviors with Invertebrates MIMG Graduate Students
4/30/2019 Jennifer Bomberger, PhD University of Pittsburgh Seminar: Jennifer Bomberger, University of Pittsburgh - Complex Communities: Decoding Viral-Bacterial Interactions In The Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Tract Erin Garcia, PhD
5/7/2019 Joe Qualls, PhD University of Cincinnati Seminar: Dr. Joe Qualls, University of Cincinnati - L-arginine metabolism: Driving anti-tuberculosis immunity in unexpected ways Don Cohen, PhD
5/14/2019 * Hoda Esfahani University of Kentucky, Van Lanen Lab Student Seminar: Hoda Esfahani, Van Lanen Lab - Structure Activity Relationships (SARs) of Antimycobacterial Capuramycin and Azithromycin Mechanism of Immunomodulation

* denotes Graduate Student Speaker