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 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

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
“Autophagy and Check Points in Mucosal Immunity” Inflammation Caroline Genco
Feb 18 Andrew Luster, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Imaging Chemokine Function in Disease” Inflammation Caroline Genco
Feb 25 Immunology Faculty Candidate
Anthony Rongvaux, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“Studying Innate Immunity using Mouse and Humanized Mouse Models” Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Mar 4 Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D.
Univeristy of Kentucky
“Human Metapneumovirus Entry, Assembly, and Spread” Microbiology Paul Duprex
Thursday, Mar 5 Immunology Faculty Candidate
Amelia Pinto, Ph.D.

Washington University
School of Medicine
“The Impact of Type I Interferon on Flavivirus Disease” Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Mar 11 Student Invited Speaker
Michael Katze, Ph.D.
University of Washington
“Systems Virology: Can we help stop the Influenza, AIDS, and Ebola Epidemics” Microbiology Kate Sawatzki
Monday, Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM Immunology Faculty Candidate
Byron Au-Yeung, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
“A Chemical-Genetic Approach to Control Zap 70 Activity Enables Quantitative and Temporal Control of T Cell Receptor Signaling” Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Mar 18
Location: NEIDL
Matthew Frieman, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
“SARS and MERS Coronavirus: Mechanisms of Pathogenesis” NEIDL Paul Duprex
Mar 25 Dario Vignali, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
“Targeting Tregs in Tumors” Immunology Hans Dooms
Apr 1 No Seminar
Apr 8 Zandrea Ambrose, PhD.
University of Pittsburgh
“Live-Cell and Super Resolution Imaging of Post-Entry Steps of HIV-1 Infection” Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Thursday, Apr 9 Immunology Faculty Candidate
Pablo Penaloza, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“The Roles of CD4 T Cells during Chronic Viral Infection” Microbiology Thomas Kepler
Apr 15
Location: NEIDL
Mariano Garcia-Blanco, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
“Flaviviral Host Factors: A Love-Hate Relationship” NEIDL John Connor
Apr 22 June Round, Ph.D.
University of Utah
“Redefining Self: How Commensal Microbes Influence Immunity and Health” Inflammation Caroline Genco
Apr 29 Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Getting More from your Mice: Systems Analysis of in vivo Inflammatory Pathophysiology” Microbiology Barb Nikolajczyk


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of BU School of Medicine