Department of Microbiology Seminar Series 2012-2013


Where:  BBRB 170
When: Tuesdays at noon





November 13, 2012
Discrete Steps and Inter-Subunit Coordination of a DNA-Packaging Ring ATPase”
Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Member of the National Academy of Sciences. (Host: Elena Frolova)

November 27, 2012
“HIV-1 Assembly at the Plasma Membrane: Roles Played by Lipids and RNA”
Akira Ono, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School. Recent publications (Host: Jamil Saad)

December 11, 2012
“Along the Toll road to SLE, and into the Fas lane”
Ann M Rothstein, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Recent publications (Host: Fran Lund)

January 8, 2013
“Suppressing diversity in RNA viruses”
Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Selected publications (Host: Sunnie Thompson)

January 15, 2013
“New approaches to targeting cell envelope biogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
Mary C. Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University. Recent publications (Host: Michael Niederweis)

January 22, 2013
“Microbial Facebook: Probing bacterial social networks during disease”
Marvin Whiteley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin. Recent publications (Host: Hui Wu)

January 29, 2013
“The ecological impacts of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula”
Jim McClintock, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology & Ecology of Aquatic & Marine Invertebrates, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Recent publications (Host: Chuck Turnbough)

February 5, 2013
Faculty Candidate
“The Poxvirus Transcriptome: A Symphony in Three Movements”
Zhilong Yang, Ph.D., Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. (Host Peter Prevelige)

February 12, 2013
Faculty Candidate
In Vivo Modeling of HIV Disease”
Paul Denton, Ph.D., Research Instructor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Recent publications (Host: Sunnie Thompson)

February 19, 2013
"Host jumping to create new epidemic viruses - the emergence of canine parvovirus and canine influenza viruses by host shifting"
Colin Parrish, Ph.D., John Olin Professor of Virology and Director of Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University. Recent publications (Host: Terje Dokland)
 
February 26, 2013
Faculty Candidate
"Beyond Iron: The Struggle for Manganese and Zinc During Infection"
Thomas E. Kehl-Fie, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University. (Host: Michael Niederweis)

March 5, 2013
Inhibition of host gene expression by vesicular stomatitis virus: New vaccine vectors and oncolytic viruses
Douglas S. Lyles, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Department of Biochemistry, Wake Forest School of Medicine. Recent publications (Host: Ilya Frolov)

March 11, 2013 -- 2PM
Faculty Candidate
R. Keith Reeves, Ph.D., Instructor in Immunology, Harvard Medical School, MA General Hospital (Host: David Chaplin)
 
March 12, 2013
"Cryo-Electron Tomography: Providing New Insights into Viral Ultrastructure"
Elizabeth Wright, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine. Recent publications (Host: Terje Dokland)

March 14, 2013 -- 10AM
"Dissecting the Multifunctional Nucleoprotein of Arenavirus"

Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center (Host: Peter Prevelige)

March 19, 2013
"NanoRNAs: a new class of regulatory small RNAs"
Bryce Nickels, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Rutgers University. Recent publications(Host: Chuck Turnbough)

March 20, 2013 -- 11:00AM
Faculty Candidate (Bacterology)
“Stress Hormones and Stress-Response Play an Important Role in Bacterial Virulence”
Cristiano Gallina Moreira, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
(Host: Michael Niederweis)

March 26, 2013
B cell signaling and anti-malarial responses
Susan K. Pierce, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, and Chief, Lymphocyte Activation Section, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Recent publications (Host: Fran Lund)

March 27, 2013 -- 10AM
Faculty Candidate (Virology)
Hye-Ra Lee (Host: Peter Prevelige)

April 2, 2013
"Life in the extremes: The atomic resolution structure of a 75 Mega Dalton virus that lives in boiling acid"
Jack Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. Publications (Host: David Morris)

April 3, 2013 -- 1PM
Faculty Candidate (Virology)
"Host Cell Interactions with BK Polymavirus"
Mengxi Jiang, Ph.D., Research Investigator, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Host: Peter Prevelige)

April 9, 2013
Role for Mg2+ in Lymphocyte Signaling Revealed by XMEN Disease - A New Primary Immunodeficiency
Michael Lenardo, M.D., Chief, Molecular Development of the Immune System Section, Laboratory of Immunology, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Recent publications (Host: David Chaplin)

April 10, 2013 -- 1PM
Faculty Candidate (Virology)
The Strategy of Herpes Simplex Virus to Conquer the Host: The Functions of the Infected Cell Protein No 0 (ICPO)
Maria Kalamvoki, Ph.D., Marjorie B. Kovler Viral Oncology Laboratories, University of Chicago (Host: Peter Prevelige)

April 17, 2013 -- 2PM
Faculty Candidate (Virology)
“Co-opted PI4P and Cholesterol Regulate Enteroviral RNA Synthesis”
Olha Ilnytska, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University.

April 22, 2013

"The Molecular Balance Between Lineage-specifying Transcription Factors Impacts Helper T Cell Fate and Flexibility"
Amy Weinmann, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (host: David Chaplin)

April 23, 2013
Faculty Candidate (Virology)
“Systematic Approaches to Study Host-virus Interactions”
Jian Zhu, Ph.D. (Host: Peter Prevelige) 

April 25, 2013 -- 10AM
Faculty Candidate (Virology)
Receptor Recognition Mechanisms of Coronaviruses

Fang Li, Ph.D.,
 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. (Host: Peter Prevelige)

April 30, 2013
Faculty Candidate
TGF-beta Signaling in CD8 T Cell Homeostasis, Migration and Tissue Residency
Nu Zhang,
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Host: David Chaplin)

May 2, 2013 -- 10AM
Faculty Candidate

“Unraveling the Paradox of Type I Interferon in Autoimmune Disease: Lessons from Mice and Humans”
Robert C. Axtell, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of NeurologyStanford University (Host: David Chaplin)

May 7, 2013 (Learning Resource Center Room 102)
“A systems genetics approach to study obesity, dietary interactions and the microbiome”
Brian Parks, Ph.D., UCLA. Recent publication. (Host: Janusz H Kabarowski)

May 7, 2013 2:00 PM
Faculty Candidate
“The Intracellular Biology of the Human-Restricted Pathogen Salmonella Typhi”
Stephanie Spanò, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine (host: Michael Niederweis)

May 9, 2013 -- 10AM
Faculty Candidate
Diana Alvarez Arias, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Cancer Immunology & AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

May 14, 2013
Faculty Candidate
"Cytoskeleton Proteins: The Brick and Mortar of Bacterial Cells
"
Egbert Hoiczyk
, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, John Hopkins University (Host: Michael Niederweis)

May 21, 2013

“A Proteomics View of the Dynamic Interplay between Viruses and Hosts”
Ileana Cristea, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Princeton University Recent publications (Host: Sunnie Thompson)

May 22, 2013
Faculty Candidate
"V(D)J Recombination: New Insights into Long Range Control and End-joining Mechanisms "
Chunguang Guo, Research Fellow, The Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Host: David Chaplin)

May 28, 2013
Faculty Candidate
“Otitis Media: A Polymicrobial Infection”
William Edward Swords, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine (Host: Michael Niederweis)

May 30, 2013 -- 10AM
Faculty Candidate
"Novel Mouse Models Give New Insight into the Function of NKG2D Ligands in Immunity"
Mary Alice Miller Markiewicz, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine (Host: David Chaplin)

June 3, 2013
Faculty Candidate
"IL-1alpha in Host Defenses Against Viral and Bacterial Pathogens"
Dmitry Shayakhmetov, Associate  Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Host: David Chaplin)

June 4, 2013
"B Cell Subversion During Borrelia Infection - A Persistence Strategy?"
Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, Ph.D., Professor Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Center of Comparative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis Recent publications (Host: John Kearney)

June 9, 2013
Faculty Candidate (2nd Visit)

Mengxi Jiang, Ph.D., Research Investigator, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Host: Fran Lund)

June 11, 2013
Special Speaker
"Transcriptional Control of Adaptive Immunity"
Hui Hu, Assistant Professor, Vaccine Center, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (Host: David Chaplin)

June 12, 2013
Faculty Candidate (2nd Visit)
Paul Denton, Ph.D., Research Instructor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Recent publications (Host: Fran Lund)

June 20, 2013 -- 10AM
Faculty Candidate

"Tissue-resident Macrophages Keep Autoimmunity in Check"
Wenxian Fu, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard Medical School (Host: David Chaplin)

July 24, 2013

Faculty Candidate
"Studying Human Immunity in the Mouse"
Tim Willinger, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University (Host: David Chaplin)

July 29, 2013
Faculty Candidate
“Molecular and Environmental Determinants of CD4 T Cell-Mediated Immune Regulation”

Craig Maynard, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, UAB (Host: David Chaplin)

August 5, 2013
Faculty Candidate
"Unraveling Local Mechanisms of Immune Regulation in Human H. pylori Infection"

Diane Bimczok, Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UAB (Host: David Chaplin)

August 28, 2013

Faculty Candidate
"Bacterial Adaptations in Lung Colonization and Viral Co-Infection Revealed by Genome-Scale Approaches"
Brian Akerley, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolDepartment of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, Worcester, MA (Host: Michael Niederweis)



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