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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).

Click here for previous seminars.

Date Speaker Title Program Host
Jan 7 Vijay Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
“Unexpected Targets and Triggers of Autoimmunity” Inflammation Caroline Genco
Jan 14
Location: NEIDL
Amanda Jamieson, Ph.D.
Brown University
“Tolerance of Polymicrobial Infections of the Lung: Innate Immune Response and the Microbiome” NEIDL Jerry Keusch
Jan 21 Carl Novina, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
“Enhanced microRNA Activity is a Novel Oncogenic Function of eIF4F” Microbiology Rachel Fearns
Thursday, Jan 22 Immunology Faculty Candidate
William Kaiser, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
“Cell Death Pathways in Host Defense (The Good), Inflammation (The Bad), and the Developmental Failure (The Ugly) Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Jan. 26
Immunology Faculty Candidate
Anthony Rongvaux, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Immunology Faculty Candidate
Amelia Pinto, Ph.D.

Washington University
School of Medicine
Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Tuesday, Feb 3
Location: NEIDL
Pathology/NEIDL Faculty Candidate
James Brien, Ph.D.
Washington University
School of Medicine
“Immune Recognition and restriction of Re-emerging Flaviviruses” NEIDL Ronald Corley
Feb 4 Ramnik Xavier, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Inflammation Caroline Genco
Immunology Faculty Candidate
Byron Au-Yeung, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Feb 18 Andrew Luster, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Inflammation Caroline Genco
Feb 25
Mar 4 Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D.
Univeristy of Kentucky
“Human Metapneumovirus Entry, Assembly, and Spread” Microbiology Paul Duprex
Mar 11 Student Invited Speaker
Michael Katze, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Microbiology Kate Sawatzki
Mar 18
Location: NEIDL
Matthew Frieman, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
NEIDL Paul Duprex
Mar 25 Dario Vignali, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Apr 1
Apr 8 Zandrea Ambrose, PhD.
University of Pittsburgh
Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Apr 15
Location: NEIDL
Mariano Garcia-Blanco, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
NEIDL John Connor
Apr 22 June Round, Ph.D.
University of Utah
Inflammation Caroline Genco
Apr 29 Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Microbiology Barb Nikolajczyk
May 6 Jerrold Turner, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Inflammation Caroline Genco
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine