Department Seminars Fall 2021

Seminar Schedule

Speaker Title Location Institute Host/Sponsor
8/31/2021 Brian Stevenson, PhD Seminar: Brian Stevenson, PhD - Lyme disease spirochete regulatory mechanisms that control mammalian infection MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
9/7/2021 Natalia Korotkova, PhD Seminar: Natalia Korotkova, PhD - A sweet decor tells Streptococcus mutans how to divide MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
9/14/2021 Elizabeth Duncan, PhD Seminar: Beth Duncan, PhD - A dynamic barrier: the many essential roles of the planarian mucociliary epithelium MN 463 Medical Science Building Biology, University of Kentucky Brian Stevenson, PhD
9/21/2021 Tony Sinai, PhD Seminar: Tony Sinai, PhD - New tools rewrite the script: Novel insights into the “not so dormant” chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
9/28/2021 Ashfaqul Alam, PhD Seminar: Ashfaqul Alam, PhD - Impact of the gut microbiome and microbial metabolites in intestinal health and diseases MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
10/5/2021 * Tatiana Castro Padovani Student Seminar: Tatiana Castro Padovani, Stevenson Lab - Expansion of bacteriophages is linked to aggravated intestinal inflammation and colitis MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Sarah D'Orazio, PhD
10/12/2021 * Caitlyn B. Smith Student Seminar: Caitlyn B. Smith, Alam Lab - CAR T cells in Pediatric B-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky John Yannelli, PhD
10/19/2021 * Nerina Jusufovic Student Seminar: Nerina Jusufovic, Stevenson Lab - Identification of Novel Antibiotics from an Unlikely Source: Nematophilic Gut Bacteria MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Erin Garcia, PhD
11/2/2021 * Madison Flory Student Seminar: Madison Flory, Alam Lab - Functional Macrophage Polarization in Maternal-Fetal Interactions MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Subba Bondada, PhD
11/9/2021 * Reni Scaringello Student Seminar: Reni Scaringello, Porterfield Lab "Road trip to revving up CAR-T therapy" MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Jackie Rivas, PhD
11/30/2021 Zach Porterfield, MD, PhD Seminar: Zach Porterfield, MD, PhD MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky
12/1/2021 Dr. William Hudson Dr. William Hudson Seminar CD8 T cell exhaustion in human brain metastases Karpf Auditorium and Zoom University of Kentucky Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
12/7/2021 * Hoda Saghaeian Student Seminar: Hoda Saghaeian, Van Lanen Lab MN 463 Medical Science Building Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky Steven Van Lanen, PhD

* denotes Graduate Student Speaker