MIMG Annual Retreat

14th Annual Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Retreat
August 6, 2021 Spindletop Hall Lexington, KY
8:00 - 8:30 AM Arrival of Guests, Breakfast and Poster Setup/Browse
8:30 - 8:40 AM Welcome from the Interim Chair (Department Overview and Introductions) Dr. Ken Fields
MIMG Talks I
Chaired by Dr. Carol Pickett
8:40 – 9:00 AM Discovery of cell wall modifications in streptococci, Dr. Natalia Korotkova
9:00—9:20 AM Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Viral Immunology: Building Resilient Translational Research Infrastructure, Dr. Zach Porterfield
3 Minute Thesis Competiton
Chaired by Dr. Sarah D’Orazio
9:20 – 10:00 AM Postdocs and Research Track faculty: Jackie Rivas, Mizanur (Mizan) Rahman, Michael Zulu, Namrata Anand, Rajesh Mani, Jieyun Jiang, Kate Wolf, Siva Gandhapudi
Poster Viewing with Coffee and Snacks
10:00 – 11:00 AM Even # posters for first 30 minutes, Odd # posters for last 30 minutes
11:00 – 11:30 AM Dr. Brian Stevenson will challenge our trivia knowledge.
Keynote Talk
11:30 – 12:30 PM A systems biology approach to uncover SARS-CoV-2 virus dynamics and host response, Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi
Lunch and Departmental Picture
12:30 - 1:10 PM Buffet Lunch
1:10 - 1:30 PM Departmental Picture
Afternoon MIMG Talks II
Chaired by Dr. Tony Sinai
1:30 - 1:50 PM Gut Reaction: Profound Implications of Intestinal Microbiota in Health and Disease, Dr. Ashfaqul Alam
1:50 – 2:10 PM Education, research, and leadership roles of a special title series faculty member in UKCOM, Dr. Brian Higgins
2:10 – 2:40 PM Directed by Andrew Krusenstjerna, Jamila Tucker, Bobby Murphy, Mackenzie Ryan, and Zaria Elery
Coffee and Snacks Break 2:40 – 2:50 PM
Envisioning the Future of MIMG
2:50—3:20 PM Breakout groups
3:20—3:50 PM Sharing of Group findings
3:50—4:20 PM Q/A with the incoming Chair, Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi
4:20 PM Closing Remarks and announcement of 3MT winners
5:00 PM Mingling at GoodFellas / Ethereal Brewing