Please join us Tuesday's at Noon for the UAB Department of Microbiology Semiar Series. 

September 6, 2022

Dr. Dianne K. Newman, PhD, Gordon M Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology, California Insitute of Technology, " Context matters: agathokakological roles for redox-active "Antibiotics" ", focuses on probing the co-evolution of metabolism with Earth's near-surface environments by understanding how modern microorganisms with archaic metabolisms function, Host : Nick Evans and Bacteriology Graduate Students 

September 13, 2022

HOLD for MICROBIOLOGY Dept CHAIR Candidate Seminar

September 20, 2022

Ferric Fang, MD, Professor Laboratory Medicine & Microbiology, University of Washington,"Pathogenesis of Enteric Fever",  studies bacterial pathogenesis, in particular, the antimicrobial actions o fphagocyte-dervied reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and the stategies used by pathogenic microbes to resist these host defenses, Host: Hubert Tse

September 27, 2022

HOLD for MICROBIOLOGY Dept Chair Candidate Seminar 

October 4, 2022

HOLD for Microbiology Dept Chair Candidate Seminar 

October 10, 2022 - SPECIAL SEMINAR - Microbiology Department Chair Candidate Seminar

Claude Henry "Chad" Steele, III, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, "Immunoprotection vs. Immunopathogeneis During Acute vs. Chronic Fungal Exposure and My Vision for UAB Microbiology"
12:00 - 1:00 PM
BBRB 170

October 12, 2022 - SPECIAL SEMINAR - Microbiology Department Chair Candidate Seminar

Carlos Javier Orihuela, PhD, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Microbiology, Direcor, UAB Microbiome Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, "Ready, Set, Go!  UAB Microbiology"
12:00 - 1:00 PM
BBRB 170

October 18, 2022

Nichol Holodick, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Immunobiology and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Homwe Stryker M.D, School of Medicine, Western Michigan University  "Sex Influences Age-related changes in the Repertoire and Function of Natural Antibodies"  Host:  John Kearney, PhD

October 24, 2022 - SPECIAL SEMINAR - Microbiology Department Chair Candidate Seminar

Details to be announced shortly
12:00 - 1:00 PM
BBRB 170

October 27, 2022 - SPECIAL SEMINAR - Microbiology Department Chair Candidate Seminar

Details to be announced shortly
12:00 - 1:00 PM
BBRB 170

November 1, 2022


November 8, 2022

Dr. Darby Oldenberg, PhD, Lead Scientist at Gunderson Medical Foundation BAC core, Madison, Wisconsin, "Small Genome Mutagenesis: BAC recombineering and synthetic biology approcahes", studies new recombineering technologies in relation with herpesviruses, Host: Dr. Carrie Coleman

November 15, 2022

Hao Wu, PhD. Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School " inner workings of the inflammasome engine"
Focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction by immune receptors, especially innate immune receptors  Host: Terje Dokland

November 29, 2022

RESCHEDULED TO MAY 23rd Dr. Patricia Aguilar Calvo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UAB,studying role of heparin sulfate in neural cell vulnerability to prions, host:Nicholas Lennemann 

December 6, 2022

 Dr. Eric Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., David Wells Memorial Speaker, Hosted by Grad Students  " Antibody defense against emerging infectious disease" 

December 13, 2022

Anne Simon, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland,  " Development if a nove, independently mobile subviral RNa vector for delverey of siRNAs to target pathogens and prevent a world without citrus, cholcolate, grpaevines, and more" studies the structure and function of RNA elements involved in cap-independent tranlation of plus stranded RNA viruses, Host: Sunnie Thompson

January 10, 2023

Dr. Bryan Mounce, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola Univeristy " polymanines in Viral (and cellular) Precesses: Harnessing connected Metabolic Pathways to Target RNA Virus Infection" studies the competition between host and virus for loyamines, small positively-charged molecules, the roles of polyamines in the replication of diverse RNA viruses and how olyamines contribute to host signaling pthways that impact viral infection, Host: Dr. Nicholas Lennemann

January 17, 2023

Dr. Annette Oxenius, PhD, Professor, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich ,"Regulation of adaptive  immunity during chronic viral infection" studies complex hos-pathogen interactions by analyzing the ways of how the immune system recognizes and reacts towards pathogenic infections resulting in eradication or control,   Host: Dr. Allan Zajac

January 24, 2023

Mariana Xavier Byndloss, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center "Disruption of microbiota na dintestinal epithelium interactions as a key driver of non-communicable diseases" understand how inflammation-dependent changes in gut epithelial metabolism can result in gut dysbiosis and increased risk to non- communicable disease, Host: Michael Gray

January 31, 2023

Dr. Fengbin Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, "Cryo-EM of microbial nanowires and pili"studies role of deubiquitination in hematopoiesis, leukekmnia, stem cell function and cancer development . Host: Michael Gray

February 7, 2023

Dr. Lisa, Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor, currently at Univ. of Maryland but moving to UCSD, "Protein Footprinting Coupled with Mass Sepctrometry: A New Method for In-Cell Structual Biology"uses biochemical, analytical, and biophysical approaches to study protein interactions especailly using footprooting method facst photochemical oxidation of proteins Host: Dr. Peter Prevelige

February 14, 2023


February 21, 2023

Dr. Stacey L. Schultz-Cherry Member St. jude Faculty Infectious Diseases Departmnet, Deputy Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and birds, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences,  " Astroviruses: Breaking down barriers in the gut and the brain" Host: Virology Grad students Samaneh Mehri and Corliss Lochain

February 28, 2023

Dr. Jun Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chesmistry, UAB,  " The central role of Arg-Ser repeats in early-stage spliceosome assembly", understand the regulation of cellular processes through phosphorylation of intrinsically disordered regions of proteins, Host: Terje Dokland

March 7, 2023 

 Dr. Aaron Hobbs, PhDAssistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Graduate Studies, " Not all KRAS mutants are created equal: how KRAS mutants differentially drive pancreatic cancer",  study cell signaling and metobolism in numberous cancer model systems, using biochemical, cellular and mouse models of disease with primary goal to develop new therpeutic stratgeies targeting pancreatic cancer, host  Dr. Eric Ubil

March 14, 2023

Dr. Shelley Payne, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, The University of Texas At Austin, " Environmental regualtion of Vibrio cholerae virulence" focuses on the genetics and regulation of iron acquisition systems and other virulence factors of Shigella and Vibrio species , host Dr. Charles Turnbough

March 21, 2023

Dr. Takeshi Egawa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington Univeristiy School of Medicine, "Double-edged sword of sustainable lyphocyte activation",  studies gene regulatory netwrok in T cells and B cells that drives requiste clonal expansion for protection against pathogen infectiona and cancers, support their durable long-term immunity, and protects proliferating lymphosytes and their progenitors from cancerous transformation, host: Dr. Hui Hu

March 28, 2023

 Dr. Tatyana (Tanya) Sysoeva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbioloogy, UAH, " Urinary muicrobiome resistance: potential defense againsts drug-resistant uropathogens" ,studies the mechanism and regulation of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in human pathogenic and commensal bacteria with a far-reaching goal of countering antibiotic resistance spread by modulating DNA exchange. host: Michael Gray

April 4, 2023

Dr. Kevin Harrod, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UAB, "Mechanisms of secondary bacterial infections to respiratory viruses" utilizes a technology-forward approach to elucidate moleculAr targets for therapeutics and prophylaxis against respiratory pathogens and to elucidate new cellular pathways important in pathogenesis, host defense or prevention, host: Terje Dokland

April 11, 2023

Dr. Melanie Higgins, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, Univerisity of Alabama, studies the mechanisms by which commensla bacteria interact with host glycans in the gastrointestinal tract, host: Nicholas Lennemann

April 18, 2023

2023 Marx Lecturer - Dr. Garry Nolan, PhD Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor, Department of Pathology, Center for Clinical Science Research, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA   - research interests include hematopoieses, cancer and leukemia, autoimmunity and inflmmation, and computation approaches for network and systems immunology host: Microbiology Chair and Microbiology Seminar Commitee Co-Chairs 

April 25, 2023

Dr. Gino Cingolani,. PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, uses X-ray crystallography, combined with biophysical, biochemical and cellular techniques to study the structure and function of biological macromolecules invloved in reguaultion fo nucelocytoplasmic transpprt, viral genome ejection/packaging motors, host: Dr. Michael Niederweis / 

May 2, 2023

Dr. Jie Sun, PhDHarrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Assocaite Director for Scientific Programs, Carter Immunology Center University of Virginia School of Medicine, studies respiratory immunology under homeostasis and disease conditions with goals to develop novel ideas and mehtods for the induction of strong respioratory antiviral and anti-tumor immunity, and to target host immune regulatory networks fo rhte control of acute and /or chronic disease developemnt following respiratory viral infections including influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and respiratory syncytial virus  host : Dr. Beatriz Leon-Ruiz

May 9, 2023

Dr. Sixto Leal, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Division Director of Labortatory Medicine, development of novel molecular assays to more accurately diagnose infectious diseases, utilizing model systems to identify key mediators of microbial detection and kiiing by phagocytic cells, host: Michael Gray

May 16, 2023


May 23, 2023

Dr. Patricia Aguilar Calvo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UAB,studying role of heparin sulfate in neural cell vulnerability to prions, host:Nicholas Lennemann