Past Seminars

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
10/4/2016 Clifford V. Harding, MD, PhD Seminar: Clifford V. Harding, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve University MN-563 Kahn Professor & Chair of Pathology, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Case Western Reserve University
10/18/2016 Steve Estus, PhD Seminar: Steve Estus, PhD, Dept of Physiology, University of Kentucky MN 563 Dept of Physiology
10/25/2016 Stacey Gilk, PhD Seminar, Stacy Gilk, PhD, Indiana University MN 563 Indiana University
11/1/2016 Kathryn Lethbridge Seminar: Kathryn Lethbridge, Graduate Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN 563 PhD Candidate, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
11/8/2016 Iryna Pinchuk, PhD Seminar, Iryna Pinchuk, PhD MN 563 Gastroenterology, Dep of Int. Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
11/15/2016 Alex Nail Seminar: Alex Nail, PhD Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN 563 PhD Candidate, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
12/6/2016 Mary Bosserman, PhD Seminar: Mary Bosserman, PhD MN 563 Research Scientist, Evolv, Lexington, KY
12/13/2016 Octavio A Gonzalez, DDS, MS, PhD Seminar: Octavio Gozalez, DDS, MS, PhD, College of Dentistry MN 563 Assistant Professor, Cener for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky
2/7/2017 Latha Ganesan Seminar: Cancelled - To Be Rescheduled TBA Research Scientist, Dept of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University
3/28/2017 Christina Savage Seminar: Christina Savage, PhD Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN 463 PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
4/4/2017 Evan Lynch Seminar: Evan Lynch, PhD Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN-463 PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
4/11/2017 Emma Wilson, PhD Seminar: Emma Wilson, PhD, Associate Provessor, Univ California Riverside MN-263 Assoc Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Univ California Riverside
4/18/2017 Luke Heil Seminar: Luke Heil, PhD Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN-463 PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
4/25/2017 Janakiram Seshu, PhD Seminar: Janakiram Seshu, PhD, Dept of Biology, Univ Tex at San Antonio MN-463 Dept. of Biology, University of Texas San Antonio
5/9/2017 Grant Jones Defense Seminar: Grant Jones, PhD Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN-463 PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
6/16/2017 Maria Dixon Seminar: Maria Dixon, PhD Student, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics MN-363 Dissertation Defense, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
7/11/2017 Sara Alhakeem Seminar: Sara Alhakeem, PhD Defense Seminar - Suppression of Anti-Tumor Immunity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Via Interleukin-10 Production MN 363 PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
7/17/2017 Heather Evans Seminar: Heather Evans, PhD Defense Seminar - Pneumocystis murina suppresses innate immunity to this opportunistic, fungal pathogen MN 363 PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
7/25/2017 Carrie L. Shaffer, Ph.D. Seminar: Carrie L. Shaffer, Ph.D., Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky - Exploring the biogenesis and molecular structure of bacterial nanomachines at the host-pathogen interface MN-463 Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
7/27/2017 Vaneet Arora, MD Seminar: Vaneet Arora, MD University of Kentucky - Translational Research: A bench to bedside story with C. difficile MN 463 Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pathology (Microbiology), Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
8/15/2017 Paul M. Duffin, PhD Seminar: Paul M. Duffin, PhD, Transylvania University - Teaching microbiology through research: lessons from Neisseria gonorrhoeae MN 463 Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Transylvania University, Lexington KY
8/22/2017 Jacqueline Rivas, PhD Seminar: Jacqueline Rivas, PhD, Post-doc in Bondada Lab - Features of B Cell Dysregulation in Early Multiple Sclerosis MN 363 Post-doc, Bondada Lab, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
9/5/2017 Katie McKenna Defense Seminar: Katie McKenna, Bondada Lab - Novel role of Prostate Apoptosis Response-4 tumor suppressor in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia BBSRB 202A PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
9/12/2017 Gabby Keb Student Seminar: Gabby Keb, Fields Lab - Rickettsia and Their Unique Mechanism for Cell-to-Cell Spread MN 263 Fields Lab, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
9/19/2017 Beth Oates Student Seminar: Beth Oates, Erin Garcia Lab - Therapeutic Molecular Editing Advancements in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy MN 263 Erin Garcia Lab, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
9/26/2017 Ethan Strattan Student Seminar: Ethan Strattan, Hildebrandt Lab - Epigenetic changes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Therapeutic possibilities MN 263 Hildebrandt Lab, Departments of Internal Medicine - Hematology and Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
10/3/2017 Jennifer White Seminar: Jennifer White, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky - Untangling the web: endosymbiotic bacterial effects on spider biology MN 263 Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky Brian Stevenson
10/10/2017 Paul Davis Seminar: Paul Davis, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska - Developing effective countermeasures against the human parasite Toxoplasma gondii MN 263 Department of Biology, University of Nebraska Tony Sinai
10/17/2017 Derek Fisher Seminar: Derek Fisher, Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University - Life on the Inside: Chlamydial Development, Metabolism and Virulence MN 263 Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University Ken Fields
10/24/2017 Infectious Disease Research Day
10/31/2017 Megan Bergkessel Seminar: Megan Bergkessel, California Institute of Technology - Transcriptional regulation during slow growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa MN 263 California Institute of Technology Brian Stevenson
11/7/2017 No Seminar
11/8/2017 Yibin Yang Seminar: Yibin Yang, Fox Chase Cancer Center - Investigating and Analysis of Non-Proteolytic Protein Ubiquitination Pathway in CD30 Positive Lymphoma MN 463 Fox Chase Cancer Center Beth Garvy
11/14/2017 Steven van Lanen Joint Appointee Seminar: Steven van Lanen, College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky - Discovery and Biosynthesis of Nucleoside Antibiotics Targeting Translocase 1 MN 263 College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky Beth Garvy
11/21/2017 Thanksgiving Week - No Seminar
11/28/2017 Hoda Saghaeiannejad-Esfahani Student Seminar: Hoda Saghaeiannejad-Esfahani, van Lanen Lab - CAR T cell therapy MN 263 van Lanen Lab, College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
12/5/2017 Mostafa Rahnama Post-Doc Seminar: Mostafa Rahnama, Fields Lab - The global regulators Velvet and laeA are required for host infection and ongoing symbiosis in the endophytic fungus Epichloë festucae MN 263 Fields Lab, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
12/12/2017 Finals Week - No Seminar
1/9/2018 Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD Seminar: Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital - Autocatalytic Reactions During Neutrophil Swarming MN 263 Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
1/30/2018 Nancy Freitag, PhD Seminar: Nancy Freitag, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago - From soil to cytosol: the pathogenic transition of the environmental bacterium Listeria monocytogenes MN 463 University of Illinois at Chicago Sarah D'Orazio, PhD
2/6/2018 Mollie Winfield Jewett, PhD Seminar: Mollie Winfield Jewett, PhD, University of Central Florida - Determination of the Genetic Basis for Borrelia burgdorferi Mammalian Infectivity MN 463 University of Central Florida Brian Stevenson, PhD
2/13/2018 * Evan Lynch Student Seminar: Evan Lynch, Barrett Lab - Epithelial Specific p85-alpha Ablation Promotes Crypt Resilience to Radiation Injury MN 463 Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine - Digestive Health Barrett Lab
2/14/2018 * Michelle Pitts PhD Defense: Michelle Pitts, D'Orazio Lab - The role of Pro-Inflammatory Mediators IFNβ and Prostaglandin E2 in Suppression of Innate Immunity to Listeria Monocytogenes MN 363 Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics D'Orazio Lab
2/27/2018 Joan Cook-Mills, PhD Seminar: Joan Cook-Mills, PhD, Northwestern University - Maternal lipids regulate development of offspring dendritic cells and allergic disease MN 463 Northwestern University Beth Garvy, PhD
3/6/2018 * Christina Savage Student Seminar: Christina Savage, Stevenson Lab - SpoVG appears to be an essential global regulator of transcription and translation throughout the enzootic cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi MN 463 Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Stevenson Lab
3/13/2018 Animesh Dhara Post-Doc Seminar: Animesh Dhara, PhD, Sinai Lab - A deubiquitinase regulating the organization of the Toxoplasma gondii cell cycle MN 463 Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Sinai Lab
3/20/2018 Natalia Korotkova, PhD Seminar: Natalia Korotkova, PhD, UK Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry - Biogenesis and function of streptococcal cell wall carbohydrates MN 463 UK Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Beth Garvy, PhD
3/27/2018 Richard Brennan Seminar: Richard Brennan, Duke University - Dissection of the molecular circuitry controlling virulence in Francisella tularensis MN 463 Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine MIMG Students
4/3/2018 * Luke Heil Student Seminar: Luke Heil, Garvy Lab - Altered neonatal immunodominance and universal influenza vaccination MN 463 Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Garvy Lab
4/9/2018 Jun Yan, MD, PhD Seminar: Jun Yan, MD, PhD, University of Louisville - Beta-Glucan-mediated Tumor lmmunotherapy: From Bench to the Bedside MN 363 James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville Don Cohen, PhD
4/10/2018 Jun Li, PhD Seminar: Jun Li, PhD, Florida International University - Molecular Basis of Malaria Transmission to Mosquitoes MN 463 Biomolecular Sciences Institute, Florida International University Beth Garvy, PhD, and the UK Entomology Department
4/23/2018 Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD Seminar: Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD, UK Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences - Mitochondrial dysfunction synergizes with fatty acids to support Th17 inflammation in human type 2 diabetes MN 463 UK Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Associate Director for Translational Research in Diabetes Beth Garvy, PhD
4/24/2018 * Kathryn Lethbridge Student Seminar: Kathryn Lethbridge, Stevenson Lab - Borrelia miyamotoi, an emerging global pathogen MN 463 Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Stevenson Lab
5/1/2018 Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD Seminar: Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD, UK Cardiovascular Medicine - Exploring Bone Marrow Therapeutic Targets in lschemic Heart Disease MN 463 UK Cardiovascular Medicine Beth Garvy, PhD
5/8/2018 Robert Lochhead Seminar: Robert Lochhead, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital - From mouse models to human patients: Immune dysregulation in Lyme arthritis MN 463 Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Brian Stevenson, PhD
5/11/2018 Catherine Brissette, PhD Annual Department Retreat Spindletop Hall University of North Dakota
5/15/2018 Chrystal Paulos Seminar: Chrystal Paulos, Medical University of South Carolina - Enhancing adoptive T cell transfer therapy for cancer CTW 014 Medical University of South Carolina Subba Bondada, PhD
7/31/2018 Avery Posey, PhD Seminar: Avery Posey, University of Pennsylvania - Strategies to Improve CAR-T Cell Treatments for Solid Tumors 014 Wethington Building University of Pennsylvania MIMG & Cancer Center
8/28/2018 Mark Wurth, MD, PhD Seminar: Mark Wurth, University of Kentucky, Pediatrics-Pulmonology - Lessons from the IgE Response to Aspergillus in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Mycosis MN 463 University of Kentucky, Pediatrics-Pulmonology Beth Garvy, PhD
9/4/2018 Daryl Richie, PhD Seminar: Daryl Richie, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research - Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606-A tool to investigate lipid A biosynthesis MN 463 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Beth Garvy, PhD and Kevin Pearson, PhD
9/6/2018 James (Zach) Porterfield, MD, PhD Visiting Professor Seminar: James (Zach) Porterfield, Yale School of Medicine - The role of translational research and international partnerships in research capacity building MN 463 Yale School of Medicine Beth Garvy, PhD and Alice Thornton, MD
9/25/2018 Gerhard Hildebrandt, MD Seminar: Gerhard Hildebrandt, University of Kentucky, Internal Medicine-Hematology - a4b7 blockade in acute GVHD MN 463 University of Kentucky, Internal Medicine-Hematology
10/2/2018 * Ethan Strattan Student Seminar: Ethan Strattan, Hildebrandt Lab - Skin in the game: mast cells in the development of chronic graft-versus-host disease MN 463 University of Kentucky, Hidebrandt Lab
10/9/2018 Emily Bradford, PhD Seminar: Emily Bradford, UK Division of Gastroenterology - Inflammation in IBD: Friend and Foe MN 463 Medical Science Building University of Kentucky, Division of Gastroenterology Beth Garvy, PhD
10/16/2018 Lisa Rucks, PhD Seminar: Lisa Rucks, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Pathology and Microbiology - Use of proximity labeling to examine chlamydial-host interactions at the chlamydial inclusion membrane MN 463 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Microbiology Ken Fields, PhD and Brian Stevenson, PhD
10/23/2018 Kevin Harrod, PhD Seminar: Kevin Harrod, The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Molecular insights leading to novel interventions in influenza associated disease MN 463 Medical Science Building The University of Alabama at Birmingham Beth Garvy, PhD
10/25/2018 Click here to register 2018 Infectious Diseases Research Day with keynote speakers Dr. Marvin Whiteley and Dr. Nathan Wiederhold and special guest speaker Dr. Eric Battaglioli TODD Building
11/13/2018 Olivia Steele-Mortimer, PhD Seminar: Olivia Steele-Mortimer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Intracellular Salmonella – a tale of two populations MN 463 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories Ken Fields, PhD
11/27/2018 Anthony Garza, PhD Seminar: Anthony Garza, Syracuse University - The Formation and Inhibition of Bacterial Biofilms MN 463 Syracuse University Martha Peterson, PhD
12/4/2018 Leena Bharath, PhD Seminar: Leena Bharath, Merrimack College - Metformin treatment for aging induced immune cell decline MN 463 Merrimack College Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD
12/11/2018 Thomas Kehl-Fie, PhD Seminar: Thomas Kehl-Fie, University of Illinois - You are what you don't eat: Bacterial adaption to nutritional immunity MN 463 University of Illinois Brian Stevenson, PhD
1/8/2019 Joseph Mester, PhD Seminar: Joseph Mester, Northern Kentucky University - Genetic Vaccines for Hepatitis C Virus MN 463 Medical Science Building Northern Kentucky University Beth Garvy, PhD
1/15/2019 Marlene Starr, PhD Seminar: Dr. Marlene Starr, UK Department of Surgery - Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Aging: Journey from Acute to Chronic University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery Don Cohen, PhD
2/5/2019 Stephen Galli, MD 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? MN 463 Medical Science Building University of Stanford School of Medicine MIMG Graduate Students
2/19/2019 M. Ashfaqul Alam, PhD 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 MN 463 Medical Science Building Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine Ken Fields, PhD
3/5/2019 * Kathryn Lethbridge 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) MN 463 University of Kentucky, Stevenson Lab
3/19/2019 Mark Wooten, PhD 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 MN 463 Medical Science Building University of Toledo Brian Stevenson, PhD
3/22/2019 * Alex Nail Dissertation Defense: Alex Nail - Evolution of the Zhx transcription factor family and analysis of Zhx2 target genes Cyp2a4 and Cyp2a5 in mouse liver MN 263 Medical Science Building University of Kentucky, Spear Lab Brett Spear, PhD
3/26/2019 Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD Seminar: Gen-Sheng Feng, UC San Diego - Deciphering the anti-oncogenic effect of classical oncoproteins in the liver MN 463 University of California San Diego Jieyun Jiang, PhD
4/9/2019 * Beth Oates Student Seminar: Beth Oates, Erin Garcia Lab - Secretion and Translocation of Burkholderia species Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition System Proteins MN 463 University of Kentucky, Erin Garcia Lab
4/16/2019 * Gabby Keb Student Seminar: Gabby Keb, Fields Lab - Advancing genetics in Chlamydia trachomatis to elucidate the role of T3SS effectors MN 463 University of Kentucky, Fields Lab
4/23/2019 Heidi Goodrich-Blair, PhD CANCELLED: Heidi Goodrich-Blair, University of Tennessee - To Give or to Take: Bacterial Regulation of Conflicting Symbiotic Behaviors with Invertebrates Head of Microbiology, University of Tennessee MIMG Graduate Students
4/30/2019 Jennifer Bomberger, PhD Seminar: Jennifer Bomberger, University of Pittsburgh - Complex Communities: Decoding Viral-Bacterial Interactions In The Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Tract MN 463 University of Pittsburgh Erin Garcia, PhD
5/7/2019 Joe Qualls, PhD Seminar: Dr. Joe Qualls, University of Cincinnati - L-arginine metabolism: Driving anti-tuberculosis immunity in unexpected ways MN 463 Medical Science Building University of Cincinnati Don Cohen, PhD
5/14/2019 * Hoda Esfahani Student Seminar: Hoda Esfahani, Van Lanen Lab - Structure Activity Relationships (SARs) of Antimycobacterial Capuramycin and Azithromycin Mechanism of Immunomodulation MN 463 University of Kentucky, Van Lanen Lab
6/4/2019 * Luke Heil Dissertation Defense: Luke Heil - The altered neonatal CD8 T cell immunodominance hierarchy during influenza infection impacts peptide vaccination MN 463 Medical Science Building University of Kentucky, Garvy Lab Beth Garvy, PhD
6/11/2019 Melinda Varney, PhD Faculty Candidate Seminar: Melinda Varney, West Virginia University - Elucidating the dynamics of innate immune signaling and inflammation in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells as it relates to hematologic malignancy and infection susceptibility MN 463 Medical Science Building Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology West Virginia University Don Cohen, PhD
6/25/2019 Ksenia Matlawska-Wasowska, PhD Faculty Candidate Seminar: Ksenia Matlawska-Wasowska, University of New Mexico - SOCS5 as a novel regulator of T-cell lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia progression and dissemination MN 463 Medical Science Building University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center Don Cohen, PhD
7/23/2019 * Christina Savage Dissertation Defense: Christina Savage - Functional Analyses of the DNA- and RNA-binding protein SpoVG in Borrelia Burgdorferi MN 463 Medical Science Building University of Kentucky, Stevenson Lab Brian Stevenson, PhD
7/23/2019 Limo Chen, PhD Faculty Candidate Seminar: Limo Chen, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Understanding and overcoming immunotherapy resistance in lung cancer MN 463 Medical Science Building The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Don Cohen, PhD
9/10/2019 Michael Noto, MD, PhD Seminar: Michael Noto, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University - An unexpected journey into metabolic regulation of neutrophil biology MN 463 Medical Science Building Department of Pathology Microbiology and Immunology and Division of Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Jamie Sturgill, PhD
9/17/2019 Liang Zhou, MD, PhD Faculty Candidate Seminar: Liang Zhou, MD, PhD, University of Florida - Microbiome, Transcription, and Metabolism in Tissue Immune Responses MN 463 Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Florida Subba Bondada, PhD
10/1/2019 Rajeswaran Mani, DVM, PhD Seminar: Rajeswaran Mani, PhD, The Ohio State University - Characterization of tumor antigen targeted therapies in hematological malignancies MN 463 Medical Science Building Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University Subba Bondada, PhD
10/8/2019 Kay Medina, PhD Seminar: Kay Medina, PhD, Mayo Clinic - TNF-alpha is a critical mediator of bone marrow hematopoietic dysfunction in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia MN 463 Medical Science Building Mayo Clinic Subba Bondada, PhD
10/17/2019 Infectious Diseases Research Day Todd Building
10/29/2019 Greg Delgoffe, PhD Seminar: Greg Delgoffe, PhD, University of Pittsburgh - Metabolic barriers to effective cancer immunotherapy MN 463 Medical Science Building Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Charlie Lutz, MD, PhD
11/5/2019 * Ethan Strattan Student Seminar: Ethan Strattan, Hildebrandt Lab - Mast cells as conditioning-resistant effector cells in dermal chronic graft-versus-host disease MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Gerhard Hildebrandt, MD
11/12/2019 Jacqueline Rivas, PhD Seminar: Jacqueline Rivas, PhD, Bondada Lab - Interleukin-10 suppression enhances anti-tumor immunity and responses to immunotherapy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Subba Bondada, PhD
11/19/2019 Mary O'Riordan, PhD Seminar: Mary O'Riordan, PhD, University of Michigan - Cellular Stress Circuitry Shapes Phagocyte Defenses MN 463 Medical Science Building Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School Erin Garcia, PhD
12/3/2019 * Gabriella Pugh Student Seminar: Gabriella Pugh, Nikolajczyk Lab - What if allogenic cells were one of us? Strategies for engineering universal donor cells that avoid immune rejection MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD
12/10/2019 * Zaria Elery Student Seminar: Zaria Elery, Erin Garcia Lab - Environmental pH promotes colonization in a bacteria-animal symbiosis MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Erin Garcia, PhD
2015/2016

August 4, 2015
Mohamed Elgazzar, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University College of Medicine
Innate Immunity Cell Reprogramming in Sepsis

September 1, 2015
Alexei Tumanov, MD, PhD, Trudeau Institute
Lymphotoxin Pathway in Mucosal Homeostasis
 
September 9, 2015
Erin C. Garcia, PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Burkholderia use contact-dependent interbacterial signaling to coordinate group behaviors with ki
 
September 15, 2015
Vincent J. Venditto, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky
Chemical approaches to modulating the immune system in autoimmunity and infectious disease
 
September 22, 2015
Govindarajan Rajagopalan, DVM, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Staphylococcal Superantigens – Not Just Toxic Shock Syndrome
 
October 6, 2015
Luke Heil, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis:  Pathogenesis and New Therapeutic Targets
 
October 13, 2015
Evan Lynch, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis:  Pathogenesis and New Therapeutic Targets

November 10, 2015
Sunil Nooti, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
The Role of Spleen in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
 
November 17 2015
Stuart A. Thompson, PhD, Section of Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Medicine, Augusta University
Control of Campylobacter jejuni pathogenesis and metabolic characteristics by the post-transcriptional regulator CsrA
 
December 1, 2015
Marie Gehman, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
The Role of Batf2 in LPS/IFNγ Polarized Macrophages*
*dissertation seminar
 
December 8, 2015
Will Arnold, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Gene regulation in Borrelia burgdorferi: Potential ties to bacterial replication
 
December 15, 2015
Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Columbia University
Genomic adaptation of bacterial pathogens
 
January 19, 2016
Katie McKenna, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Role of Prostate Apoptosis Response 4 Tumor Suppressor in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
 
January 26, 2016
Samuel Gruber, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Autoimmune Uveitis: Breakdown of the eye’s immune privilege by commensal microbes
 
February 02. 2016
Heather Evans, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
The life cycle stages of the opportunistic fungal pathogen Pneumocystis murina provoke a differential immune response
 
February 09, 2016
Grant Jones, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Listeria monocytogenes is unable to replicate inside either naïve or inflammatory monocytes recruited to the gut during infection
 
February 16, 2016
Sara Alhakeem, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Growth Regulation of B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia by IL-10
 
March 1, 2016
Maria Dixon, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Antisense AFP transcripts in mouse liver and their potential role in AFP gene regulation
 
March 8, 2016
John Gensel, PhD, SCOBIRC, Dept of Physiology, University of Kentucky
The role of macrophages in spinal cord injury
 
April 12, 2016
Christina Savage, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
DNA-binding protein SpoVG influences regulation of glycerol metabolism in Borrelia burgdorferi
 
April 26, 2016
Alexandra Gjevre Nail, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Zhx2 Regulates Expression of Sex-biased Liver Genes
 
May 03, 2016
Michelle Pits, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
Prostaglandin E2 in the Listeria-infected liver: Is it harmful
 
May 10, 2016
Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD, Cincinnatti Children's Hospital
The immune pathogenesis of prenatal infection
 
May 17, 2016
Sven Bergstrom, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology Umea University, Sweden
Infection Biology of Relapsing Fever Borrelia

2014/2015

February 3, 2015      
Katie McKenna, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
Novel role of B cell receptor signaling in regulation of Tc11, an oncogene, and Par4, a tumor suppressor gene, in B-cell malignancies
 
February 10, 2015
Heather Evans, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
Pneumocystis murina trophozoites generate protective adaptive responses while suppressing α-1, 3-glucan-induced IL-1α production
 
February 24, 2015
Karine Oben, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
Investigating the Therapeutic Potential of Withaferin A (WA) in a 5q Myelodysplastifc Syndrome (MDS) Model
 
March 3, 2015
Harry Mobley, Ph.D., Frederick G. Novy Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School
Redefining Virulence:  Bacterial Gene Expression during Human Infection
 
March 24, 2015
Michelle Pitts, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
Innate immunity to foodborne L. monocytogenes is not impeded by Type I interferon signaling
 
March 21, 2015
Sara Alhakeem, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
The role of B cell receptor signaling in IL-10 production and the effects of IL-10 on B-1 and B-CLL cell survival
 
April 7, 2015
Maria Dixon, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky

Antisense AFP transcripts in mouse liver and their potential role in AFP    

April 14, 2015
Will Arnold, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
Regulation of Gene Expression: Influence of Metabolism on Virulence
 
April 21, 2015
Kate Creasy, Ph.D. Candidate, Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky
Zhx2 regulation of lipid metabolism and the balance between cardiovascular and hepatic health
 
April 21, 2015
Grant Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky
Exposing the extracellular life cycle of Listeria monocytogenes
 
April 28, 2015
Joseph E. Qualls, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Fueling anti-mycobacterial immunity with L-citrulline
 
May 19, 2015
Minen Al-Kafajy, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics,University of Kentucky

Zhx2 regulation of target genes in the liver and non-hepatic tissues: Insights from BALB/c mouse substrains 

 

2013/2014

March 12, 2013
Timothy Kowalik, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

March 26th, 2013
Konstantin V. Korothov, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Kentucky.

April 2nd, 2013
Udeni Balasuriya, PhD, Professor of Virology, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky. 

April 16th, 2013
Isabelle Coppens, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

April 23th, 2013
Karla J.F. Satchell, PhD, Department of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

June 6th, 2013
Max D. Cooper, MD, Emory University School of Medicine.

October 8, 2013
Kasper Hoebe, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

November 5, 2013
Matthew Lawrenz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville.

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