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
Wednesday, Aug 31
Location: NEIDL
Joseph B. Prescott, Ph.D.
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
“Comparative Immunology of High-Consequence Zoonotic Viruses: Reservoirs vs. Disease Models” NEIDL Ron Corley
Tuesday, Sept 6
Location: NEIDL
Michael Holbrook, Ph.D.
Integrated Research Facility
“Evaluation of Aerosol Models of Nipah Virus Infection” NEIDL Ron Corley
Thursday, Sept. 8
Location: NEIDL
David Safronetz, Ph.D.
University of Manitoba
“Field and Laboratory Investigations on Lassa Virus” NEIDL Ron Corley
Sept 28 Xueling Wu, Ph.D.
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
“Sequential Development of Neutralizing Antibodies and their Associated Envelope Antigens in SHIVSF162P3N-Infected Rhesus Macaques” Microbiology Manish Sagar
Oct 5
Location: NEIDL
Jeremy Luban, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“Molecular Characterization of Clade-Defining Mutations from the 2013-2016 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic” NEIDL Ron Corley
Oct 12 Timothy Schacker, M.D.
University of Minnesota
“Lymph Node Fibrosis and HIV: Implications for the Cure and Beyond” Immunology Rahm Gummuluru
Oct 19 Sanjay Ram, M.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
“Can we Trap “the Clap” by Sugar-Coating it?” Inflammation Lee Wetzler
Oct 26 Stephen P. Goff, Ph.D.
Columbia University
“Retroviral Silencing: Transcriptional and Non-Transcriptional Regulation” Microbiology Andy Henderson
Nov 2
Location: NEIDL
Anthony Griffiths, Ph.D.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
“Advanced Development of Filovirus Countermeasures Yields Insights into Viral Pathogenesis” NEIDL Paul Duprex / Ron Corley
Nov 9 Michael Starnbach, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Manipulating the Immune Response to Chlamydia trachomatis Immunology Lee Wetzler
Nov 16 Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Thoughts into the Origin of Microbial Virulence” NEIDL Igor Kramnik
Nov 18 Location: NEIDL
Estefania Rodriguez Burgos, Ph.D.
Heinrich Pette Institute
“Humanized Mice to Study Viral Persistence and Pathogenesis” NEIDL Ron Corley
Nov 23 No Seminar
Nov 30 Michael Gilmore, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Multidrug Resistant Enterococci: From Paleozoic Origin to Leading Hospital Pathogen” Microbiology Andrew Taylor
Dec 7 Location; NEIDL Charles Shoemaker, Ph.D.
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
“Camelid VHH-Based Neutralizing Agents (VNAs) as Unconventional and Versatile Disease Therapeutics” NEIDL John Samuelson
Dec 14 Egil Lien, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
“Lessons from Highly Virulent Bacteria: Evasion and Activation of Innate Immunity by Plague” Immunology Lee Wetzler


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of BU School of Medicine