Department of Microbiology Seminar Series 2013-2014


Where:  BBRB 170
When: Tuesdays at noon





September 10, 2013
“The Battle for Metal Between Bacterial Pathogens and Their Hosts”
 

September 17, 2013
“Understanding Immune Surveillance Against a Model Gammaherpesvirus”
Edward J. Usherwood, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School (Host: Allan Zajac)

September 24, 2013
"CRISPR RNA-guided Adaptive Immune Systems in Bacteria"

Blake Wiedenheft, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University (Host: Peter Prevelige)

October 1, 2013
"Hook-up and Break-up in the Snout: Pneumococcal Biofilm Colonization and Signals Involved in Transition to Infection"

Anders Hakansson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, The Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The University at Buffalo (Host: David Briles)

October 22, 2013
"What Regulates Human B Cell Tolerance: GWAS or Gene Mutations?"

Eric R. F. Meffre, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine, Yale University (Host: Fran Lund)

October 25, 2013 - 3pm - Bertram M. Marx Lecture
“Anatomy of Viral Persistence: Mechanisms of Immune Evasion and Treatment”
Michael B. A. Oldstone, M.D., Professor, The Scripps Research InstituteDepartment of Immunology and Microbial Science, La Jolla, CA (Host: Fran Lund)

October 29, 2013 1:00 P.M.
Chris Allen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCSF Medical CenterUniversity of California San Francisco (Host: John Kearney)

November 5, 2013
"The multifaceted function of the PD-1 pathway"
Arlene Sharpe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School(Host: David Chaplin)

November 12, 2013
"Commensals control of tissue immunity"
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID (Host: Daniel Silberger, Graduate Student)

November 19, 2013
"Dengue virus replication, assembly and structure"
Richard Kuhn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University (Host: Elliot Lefkowitz)

November 26, 2013
"CbpA mediates cardiac microlesion formation during severe invasive pneumococcal disease”

Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UT Health Science Center (Host: David Briles)

December 3, 2013
Peter Edward Prevelige, Jr., Ph.D., Virus Structure and Assembly, Department of Microbiology, UAB

December 10, 2013
“Pathogenesis of Influenza and Astroviruses”

Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D., Associate Member, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Host: Constance Agamasu Graduate Student)

January 7, 2014
“Chemokine Receptors and HIV Pathogenesis”
Ghalib Alkhatib, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL

January 14, 2014
"Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Liver Disease Progression"

Ranjit Ray, Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (Host: George Luo)

January 21, 2014
"An Inferred Model of the Bacillus Subtilis Transcriptional Regulatory Network"

Patrick Eichenberger, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, NYU (Host: Chuck Turnbough)

January 28, 2014
"Sporulation and Spore Germination in Clostridium Difficile"

Aimee Shen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Vermont (Host: Hui Wu)

February 4, 2014
Jeremy Luban, M.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School  (Host: Jamil Saad)

February 11, 2014
“Protective Antibodies in Allergy, Autoimmunity, and Fungal Infections”
John Kearney, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, UAB

February 18, 2014
“Cryo-EM, bacteriophages and molecular piracy in Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis”

Terje Dokland, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, UAB

February 25, 2014
"Role of the Gut Microbiota in Metabolism: A Study of Post-Solid Organ Transplant Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome"

Peter Mannon, M.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UAB

March 4, 2014
"Immunosuppressive and Anti-inflammatory properties of HDL in Lupus"

Janusz Kabarowski, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, UAB

March 18, 2014
Sheryl Justice, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Urology, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Ohio State University School of Medicine (Host: David Briles)

March 25, 2014
"Viral and Host Protein Interactions During Paramyxovirus Assembly"
Tony Schmitt, Ph.D.
, Associate Professor of Molecular Viorlogy, Veterinary and Biomedical SciencesPenn State (Host: Ming Luo)

April 1, 2014
"Transcriptional pausing and genomic transcription in bacteria"

Bob Landick, Ph.D., Charles Yanofsky Professor of Biochemistry and Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin (Host: Chuck Turnbough)

April 7, 2014
“Scavenger Receptor Regulation of Macrophage Function and Innate B Cell Responses”

Mikael Karlsson, Ph.D.,  Senior Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

April 8, 2014
“Modulation of host defenses by Francisella"
Rexford Asare, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Adjunct, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

April 15, 2014
Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria:  Repression without Repressors

Charles L. Turnbough, Jr., Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, UAB

April 22, 2014
"From Gene to Community then Back: Microbiology in the Post-microbiome Era"
Felicia Qi, Ph.D.
, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (Host: Hui Wu)

April 23, 2014 - Special Speaker
“Pathological Manipulation of the Host Cell Metabolic Network”
Joshua C Munger, Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY (Host: Fran Lund)

April 29, 2014
"Exploring Lymphotoxin-beta Receptor signaling in Dendritic Cell Homeostasis and Function"

Jennifer Gommerman, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of ImmunologyUniversity of Toronto (Host: Fran Lund)

May 6, 2014
"Protective Antibodies in Allergy, Autoimmunity, and Fungal Infections"

John Kearney, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, UAB (Host: Chuck Turnbough)


May 13, 2014
"The Functional Complexity of CD8 T Cell Responses"

Allan Zajac, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, UAB (Host: Hubert Tse)


May 20, 2014
"Strategic Development of Adenovirus-vectored Vaccines: Benefits of the Antigen Capsid- Incorporation Strategy"

Qiana L Matthews, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for AIDS Research, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Host: Janet Yother)

 




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