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 13
Location: NEIDL
Richard Webby, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“Transmission of Influenza Viruses at the Human-Animal Interface” NEIDL Paul Duprex
Jan 20 Ulrich von Andrian, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Vaccination to Prevent Mucosal Infections” Immunology Munir Mosaheb
Gabriel Victora Ph.D.

Whitehead Institute
“Clonal and Cellular Dynamics in Germinal Centers” Microbiology Kaitlin Sawatzki
Feb 3 Sean Whelan, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Structure, Function and Inhibition of Large Proteins of Negativesense RNA Viruses – Single Polypeptide Chains that Catalyze Every Step of mRNA Transcription” Microbiology Paul Duprex
Feb 10 No Seminar
Feb 17 No Seminar
Monday, Feb. 22
Location: NEIDL
Michael Katze, Ph.D.
University of Washington
“Computational Biology, Genomics, (Epi)Genetics, and Systems Approaches: Unlocking the Mysteries of Deadly Virus Diseases in the 21st Century” NEIDL Ron Corley
Feb 24 No Seminar
Feb 26
Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“HIV Prevention: A Basic Science Perspective” Microbiology Greg Viglianti
Mar 2 No Seminar
Mar 9 Xu Yu, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Immune Recognition of HIV-1 in Dendritic Cells form Elite Controllers” Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Mar 16 No Seminar
Mar 23 Raul Andino, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
“Virus Evolution during Acute Infection: Population Dynamics and Pathogenesis” Microbiology Rachel Fearns
Mar 30 Douglas Green, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“LC3-associated Phagocytosis: Noncanonical Autophagy at the Interface of Innate Immunity, Inflammation, and Aging” Immunology Hans Dooms
Apr 6 Arlene Sharp, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Control of Antibody Responses by T Follicular Regulatory Cells” Inflammation Hans Dooms
Apr 13 Michael Emerman, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“The Evolution and Function of HIV Restriction Factors” Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Apr 20 Pamela Schwartzburgh, M.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
“Tuning T cell Responses” Immunology Andy Henderson
Apr 27 Trevor Siggers, Ph.D.
Boston University
“Examining the Specificity of Immune Regulators using Protein-binding Microarrays” Inflammation Barb Nikolajczyk
May 4 Matthias Schnell, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
“Rabies Virus-based Vaccine Platform Against Emerging Infectious Diseases” NEIDL Elke Mühlberger
May 11 Ronald Germain, M.D., Ph.D.
“Imaging Immunity: Developing a Spatiotemporal Understanding of Host Defense” Immunology Thomas Kepler
May 18 Anita McElroy, M.D., Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
“Immune Responses to Highly Pathogenic Viruses–Do They Help or Harm the Host?” NEIDL Ron Corley
May 25   Microbiology
Friday, June 3 Location: NEIDL Marshall Bloom, M.D.
“The Enigmatic Biology of Vector-borne Flaviviruses” NEIDL Elke Mühlberger
June 8
Location: NEIDL
Darryl Falzarano, Ph.D.
International Vaccine Centre
University of Saskatchewan
“Development of Animal Models and Countermeasures for Emerging Viruses” NEIDL Ron Corley
June 15
Location: NEIDL
Pedro F C Vasconcelos, Ph.D.
Instituto Nacional de Ciencia e Technologia para Hemorrhagicas Virais
Belém-Pará, Brasil
“Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil: Present Situation and Perspectives” NEIDL Horacio Frydman
June 22
Location: NEIDL
Cesar Munoz-Fontela, Ph.D.
Heinrich Pette Institute
“Correlates of Immunity to Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses in Humans and Animal Models” NEIDL Ron Corley
June 29
Location: NEIDL
Alyson A. Kelvin, Ph.D.
Immune Diagnostics and Research
“Viral Pathogenesis and Transmission in the Mother-Infant Dyad: From Influenza to Zika” NEIDL Ron Corley
Aug 31
Location: NEIDL
Joseph B. Prescott, Ph.D.
NIAID/NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories
NEIDL Ron Corley


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of BU School of Medicine