Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology, NEIDL Institute, Program in Inflammatory Disorders, and Immunology Training Program hold a weekly Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation and Immunology Seminar Series on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon in L504 (unless otherwise noted).

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Date Speaker Title Program Host
Jan 11 Juan Fuxman Bass, Ph.D.
Boston University
“Protein-DNA Interaction Networks to Study Function and Disease” Microbiology Ron Corley
Jan 18 No Seminar NEIDL
Jan 25 Galit Alter, Ph.D.
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
“Defining Novel Correlates of Humoral Immunity to TB” Immunology Thomas Kepler
Feb 1 Christine Cheng, Ph.D.
Boston University
“Epigenetic Variability from Individuals to Single Cells” Immunology Ron Corley
Feb 8 Mark Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
“T, B and DC: Keys to SLE” Microbiology Jeff Browning
Feb 15
Location: NEIDL
Robert Davey, Ph.D.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
“Ebola Virus Teaches Autophagy New Tricks” NEIDL Elke Mühlberger
Feb 22 Jennifer Gommerman, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
“B Cells in MS – Friend or Foe?” Immunology Jeff Browning
Mar 1 Nancy MacIver, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University Hospital
“Nutrition and Leptin in T Cell Metabolism” Inflammation Barb Nikolajczyk
Mar 8
Location: NEIDL
Tony Wang, Ph.D.
SRI International
“Coming from the Blood: Unraveling the Mystery of Zika Virus Dissemination” NEIDL Ron Corley
John Porco
Monday, Mar 13
Julian Hiscox, Ph.D.
University of Liverpools
“Delineating the Role of the Host and Co-infections in Ebola Virus Disease and its Outcome” NEIDL John Connor
Mar 15 No Seminar Immunology
Mar 22 Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
“Host Defenses Against Ancient and Modern Retroviruses” Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Mar 29 No Seminar Inflammation
Tuesday, Apr 4 Location: NEIDL Tonya Colpitts, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
“Discovery of Arbovirus Transmission Factors & Vector-Virus Host Interactions” NEIDL John Connor
Elke Mühlberger
Apr 5 Francois Villinger, D.V.M, Ph.D.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
“Dynamics of Virus and Host Cells: Use of Novel Tools to Follow Host/Viral Interactions in vivo Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Apr 12
Location: NEIDL
Kartik Chandran, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Unraveling and Inhibiting the Cell Invasion Mechanism of Ebola Virus” NEIDL Elke Mühlberger
Apr 19 No Seminar Immunology
Apr 26 Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Necroptosis in the Lungs and Heart during Bacterial Pneumonia” Microbiology Jay Mizgerd
Monday, May 1 Renee WY Chan, Ph.D.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Rhinovirus Infection and Their Receptors in the Human Respiratory Airways” Microbiology Jay Mizgerd
Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
“Immunobiology of Tregs in Autoimmunity and Cancer” Microbiology Michelle Fleury
May 10 Carla Greenbaum, M.D.
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
“Disease Modifying Therapy in T1D… What do we Know Now and What do we Need to Know” Immunology Barb Nikolajczyk
May 17 Location: NEIDL Brett Lindenbach, Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine
“The Machinery of Flaviviridae Replication, Assembly, and Pathogenesis” NEIDL John Connor
Elke Mühlberger
May 24 Location: NEIDL Gerald T Keusch, M.D.
Boston University
“National Academy of Medicine Report on Therapeutic and Vaccine Clinical Research during the West Africa Ebola Outbreak: What went wrong and What went right” NEIDL Ron Corley
May 31 David Lamb, Ph.D.
Swansea University Medical School
“Cytochrome P450 Genes in Viruses” ITP David Sherr
June 14 Location: NEIDL Vincent Munster, Ph.D.
“The Ecology of Emerging Viruses: From Host Reservoir to Disease” NEIDL Paul Duprex
Thursday, June 29
Location: NEIDL
Michael Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Biodefense, Research Resources, and Translational Research
“Infectious Disease Outbreak Response: Reactive, Proactive, Hyperactive, and Mostly Unattractive” NEIDL Ron Corley


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