Department Seminars

2018 Seminar Schedule

Speaker Institute Title Host/Sponsor
1/9/2018 Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Seminar: Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital - Autocatalytic Reactions During Neutrophil Swarming
1/30/2018 Nancy Freitag, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago Seminar: Nancy Freitag, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago - From soil to cytosol: the pathogenic transition of the environmental bacterium Listeria monocytogenes Sarah D'Orazio, PhD
2/6/2018 Mollie Winfield Jewett, PhD University of Central Florida Seminar: Mollie Winfield Jewett, PhD, University of Central Florida - Determination of the Genetic Basis for Borrelia burgdorferi Mammalian Infectivity Brian Stevenson, PhD
2/13/2018 * Evan Lynch Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine - Digestive Health Student Seminar: Evan Lynch, Barrett Lab - Epithelial Specific p85-alpha Ablation Promotes Crypt Resilience to Radiation Injury Barrett Lab
2/14/2018 * Michelle Pitts Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 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 D'Orazio Lab
2/27/2018 Joan Cook-Mills, PhD Northwestern University Seminar: Joan Cook-Mills, PhD, Northwestern University - Maternal lipids regulate development of offspring dendritic cells and allergic disease Beth Garvy, PhD
3/6/2018 * Christina Savage Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 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 Stevenson Lab
3/13/2018 Animesh Dhara Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Post-Doc Seminar: Animesh Dhara, PhD, Sinai Lab - A deubiquitinase regulating the organization of the Toxoplasma gondii cell cycle Sinai Lab
3/20/2018 Natalia Korotkova, PhD UK Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Seminar: Natalia Korotkova, PhD, UK Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry - Biogenesis and function of streptococcal cell wall carbohydrates Beth Garvy, PhD
3/27/2018 Richard Brennan Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine Seminar: Richard Brennan, Duke University - Dissection of the molecular circuitry controlling virulence in Francisella tularensis MIMG Students
4/3/2018 * Luke Heil Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Student Seminar: Luke Heil, Garvy Lab - Altered neonatal immunodominance and universal influenza vaccination Garvy Lab
4/9/2018 Jun Yan, MD, PhD James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville Seminar: Jun Yan, MD, PhD, University of Louisville - Beta-Glucan-mediated Tumor lmmunotherapy: From Bench to the Bedside Don Cohen, PhD
4/10/2018 Jun Li, PhD Biomolecular Sciences Institute, Florida International University Seminar: Jun Li, PhD, Florida International University - Molecular Basis of Malaria Transmission to Mosquitoes Beth Garvy, PhD, and the UK Entomology Department
4/23/2018 Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD UK Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Associate Director for Translational Research in Diabetes Seminar: Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD, UK Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences - Mitochondrial dysfunction synergizes with fatty acids to support Th17 inflammation in human type 2 diabetes Beth Garvy, PhD
4/24/2018 * Kathryn Lethbridge Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Student Seminar: Kathryn Lethbridge, Stevenson Lab - Borrelia miyamotoi, an emerging global pathogen Stevenson Lab
5/1/2018 Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD UK Cardiovascular Medicine Seminar: Ahmed Abdel-Latif, MD, PhD, UK Cardiovascular Medicine - Exploring Bone Marrow Therapeutic Targets in lschemic Heart Disease Beth Garvy, PhD
5/8/2018 Robert Lochhead Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Seminar: Robert Lochhead, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital - From mouse models to human patients: Immune dysregulation in Lyme arthritis Brian Stevenson, PhD
5/11/2018 Catherine Brissette, PhD University of North Dakota Annual Department Retreat
5/15/2018 Chrystal Paulos Medical University of South Carolina Seminar: Chrystal Paulos, Medical University of South Carolina - Enhancing adoptive T cell transfer therapy for cancer Subba Bondada, PhD

* denotes Graduate Student Speaker