Where:  Zoom
When: Tuesdays at noon

September 5, 2023


September 12 , 2023

Dr. Hanno Steen, PhD,  Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medicial School, focuses on proteomics and biological mass spectrometry, "The Proeomic Perspective on the  Everchanging Immunophenotype from Birth to Death (and any Time in Between)"host : Dr. Rodney King

September 19, 2023

Dr. Elsa Bou Ghanem, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo, studies age-associated changes in innate immune repsonses especially polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN)  and neutrophil responses that render the elderly more susceptible to infections,  "Neutrophil responses durring pneumoccoal infection"  host: Dr. Carlos Orihuela

September 26, 2023

Dr. Adrie Steyn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, UAB, Faculty Member, Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, South Africa, studies the mechanisms whereby mycobacterium tuberculosis presents for decades without causing disease, the othen suddenly explode, "The bioenergetics and metabolism of anti-TB drugs targeting the M.tuberculosis elecgtron transport chain"   Host: Dr. Joel Glasgow

October 3, 2023


October 11, 2023

Dorothy Oliver and Druscilla Russ Jackson Vaccine Lecture

Dr. Sabra L. Klein, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,  studies sex differences and effects of pregnancy on immune responses to viruses, including influenza viruses and SARS-Cov-2, and vaccines,  " SeXX Differences in Vaccine Outcomes" Sponsored by Immunology Institute, 

October 17, 2023

 Dr. Marvin Whiteley, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech, studies microbial physiology, ecology, virulence and evolution invloving pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphyloccus aureus, and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, "Bacteria physiology during human infection", host: Bacteriology Grad Students, Emma Graffice and Avery Lieber 

October 27, 2023


October 31, 2023


November 7, 2023

Dr. Ruben Michael Ceballos, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK,  " Volcanos-Viruses-Chicken-Viruses-Seizures-Viruses: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been", Cosponsored by AISES and ASM student chapter, sudies the evolution, ecology, and biogeography of microorganisms with anemphais on thermophilic microbes, mechanisms underlying double-stranded DNA virus-host dynamics across all three of the domains of life, impacts of viral infection on cell funstion and cell-cell signaling and development of microbial-based biotechnologies from thermophilic microbial systems,  Co-hosted by :AISES student chapter  Sierra Hansen and Caitlin Billiot 

November 14, 2023


November 28, 2023

Dr. Claudia V Jakubzick, PhD, Associate Professot of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, "Monocyte dervied DCs and interstitial Macrophoages in the Lung...and cancer", focuses on understanding mononuclear phagocytes in homeostatsis and inflammatory conditions,  host: Dr. Fran Lund

December 5, 2023

Dr. Karolina Mukhtar, PhD, Professor and Chairperson Departmetn of Biology, UAB, "Regulatory Mechanisms of Pathogen-Mediated Cellular Stress Signaling in Arabidopsis",  studies model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stree caused by abiotic and biotic stresses, such as heat and pathogen infection; host: Dr. Allan Zajac

December 12, 2023

Dr. Jose Ramon Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine, "Understanding and targeting concurrent cellular and humoral adaptive immune repsonse against human cancer", studiesthe mechanisms governing the balance between immunosuppression and protective immjunity in the tumor microenvironment; host: Dr. Hui Hu

January 9, 2024


January 16, 2024


January 23, 2024

Dr. William Placzek, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, focuses on the development of peptide and small-molecule inhibitors of cell signaling proteins involved in cancer gene regualtion and apoptosis resistance, host: Dr. Nicholas Lennemann

January 30, 2024

Dr. David C Bloom, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, regulation of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)  latency and reactivation and the development of novel therapies to treat HSV recurrent disease, host: Dr. Jared Taylor

February 6, 2024

Dr. Steffanie Sabbaj, PhD, Associate Professor, Heersink Schoo of Medicine, Divisino of Infectious Diseases, UAB, sudies pathogen-specific T cells from peripheral blood and different mucosal compaartments and their role in pathogenesis and protection form various infections , host: Dr. Nicholas Lennemann

February 14, 2024

Susan Dubay Endowed Lecture - Dr. Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, studies the molecular basis of disease of globally emerging RNA viruses, and focuses onthe interface between pathogenesis and host immunity, host: Dr. Victor Garcia-Martinez 


February 20, 2024

Dr. Christina Ochsenbauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Heersink School of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Oncology, studiese HIV-! tranmission host: Dr. Nicholas Lennemann

February 27, 2024

Dr. William J. Britt, MD, Charles A. Alford Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Heersink School of Medicine, UAB, studies virus assembly and the pathogenesis of human cytomegalovirs (CMV) infections, host:  Dr. John Kearney

March 5, 2024 

 Dr. Ping Zhang, PhD, Professor, Pedatric Dentistry UAB, studies Osteoimmunology, host/microbial interactions in the pathogenesis of peridontal disease and dental caries, mucosal vaccines for oral infectious diseases, host: Dr. Michael Gray

March 11, 2024

 36th Bertram M Marx Lecture, Dr. Max D. Cooper, M.D., Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor, Emory Vaccine Center, Investigator, Emory Center for AIDS Research, :Evolution of Lymphocyte-Based Immunity" explores the use of lamprey monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis and therapy of infectious disaeses and lympphoid malignancies , Host: Dr. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez

March 19, 2024

 Dr. Helen Lazear, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, studies Flavivirus pathogenesis, IFN-λ mediated antiviral immunity,Herpes simplex virus pathogenesis, host: Dr. Nicholas Lennemann

March 26, 2024

Dr. John Schoggins, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, " host-pathogens interactions, innate immune response to viral infection, viral pathogenesis and host genetic determinants, virus reported and host screening technology, virus-host interactions, evolutionary conflicts in mammals, host - Virology Grad students  - Lochlain Corliss 

April 2, 2024

 Dr. Daniel Tyrrell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Academic Joint Departments - Molecular & Cellular Pathology, UAB, studies how the blood-brain barrier changes during aging  and hoe CD8 T cells change with age, host: Dr. Allan Zajac

April 9, 2024

Dr. Qing Zhao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, studies host-microbiota reationships and interactions between Lachnospiraceae bacteria and their impact on Crohn's disease, host: Dr. John Kearney

April 16, 2024


April 23, 2024

Dr. Rona S. Scott, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, LSU Health Shreveport, studies epigenetic imprints by transisent infection with DNa visurs EBV, also investigates synergy of EBV with HVP16 in development of oro[haryngeal suqamous cell carcinoma, host: Dr. Carrie Coleman

April 30, 2024

Dr. Katie Alexander, PhD, Assistant Professor, Heersink School of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology, UAB, studies the immubobiology of microbiota-epithelial interactions and the epigenetics of mucoasl cancers, host: Dr. Nicholas Lennemann

May 7, 2024

Dr. Jason McLellan, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences, researches viral and bacterial proteins to understand how these proteins are structured and how they function into the development of vaccines and potential treatments for deadly pathogens, host: Dr. Jamil Saad

May 14, 2023

 Dr. Reuben S. Harris, PhD, Professor and Chariman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Univeristy of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, uses large repertoire of model systems and experimental approiaches to understand how DNA mutating enzymes (APOBECs) provide immunity against viral infections, host:  Dr. Peter Prevelige

May 21, 2023

Dr. Coral Wille, PhD, Assistant Professor , Academic Join Departments - Genetics Research Division, studies how cell fate including transformation of normal cells to cancer or lineage differentiation during development is determined , host: Dr. Carrie Coleman