Microbiology and Immunology Trainee Seminar and Journal Club Series

The Microbiology and Immunology Training Program (ITP) Trainee Seminar/Journal Club (JC) sessions are held on Mondays at 12:00 noon in the Microbiology Conference Room L504.

Spring 2014
January 27 Student
Michelle Fleury
Ludy Registre
“Exploring the Induction of Immune Tolerance in a Model of Systemic Sclerosis”
“Examining the Role of Anti-envelope V3 Loop Antibodies on the Emergence of CXCR4 Tropism in HIV-1B”
February 3 Micro JC Kaitlin Sawatzki N. Jiang et al. Lineage Structure of the Human Antibody Repertoire in Response to Influenza Vaccination. Sci Transl Med 5:171ra19, 2013.
10 No Seminar
17 No Seminar
24 Student
Munir Mosaheb
Gregory Wasserman
“Examination of the Role of Dendritic Cells, Macrophages and B Cells in the Function of Vaccine Adjuvants”
“The piRNA Binding Protein PIWIL4 is Induced During Infection to Promote Cytokine Expression”
March 3 Postdoctoral
Sarah Shearer In vitro Sstudies of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Polymerase at its Promoters”
10 ITP JC Nicole Stauffer Westphalen, K. et al. Sessile Alveolar Macrophages Communicate with Alveolar Epithelium to Modulate Immunity. Nature

17 Micro JC Michelle Fleury  Qui, J. et al. Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cells Inhibit T-Cell-Mediated Intestinal Inflammation through Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling and Regulation of Microflora. Immunity 39:386-399, 2013.
24 Student
Suzanne Geer
Kaitlin Sawatzki
“Examination of Cell Specific Targeted Nanoparticles for Adjuvant Delivery”
“Examining Human Antibody Dynamics after Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Vaccination”
31 Postdoctoral
Daniel Rozelle “Novel Chemical Therapeutics that Activate Innate Immune Responses to Block Poxvirus Infection”
April 7 ITP JC Munir Mosaheb O’Donnell, H. et al. Toll-like Receptor and Inflammasome Signals Converge to Amplify the Innate Bactericidal Capacity of T Helper 1 Cells. Immunity 40:213-224, 2014.
14 Micro JC Ludy Registre Doitsh, G. et al. Cell Death by Pyroptosis Drives CD4 T-cell Depletion in HIV-1 Infection. Nature 505:509-514, 2014.
21 No Seminar
28 Postdoctoral
Judith Olejnik “Differences in Cytokine Responses During Infection with High and Low Pathogenic Ebola Virus”
May 5 Postdoctoral Seminar Hisashi Akiyama “Role of CD169/Siglec-1 in Dendritic Cell-Mediated HIV-1 Dissemination”
12 Postdoctoral Seminar Martin Ludlow “Mapping the Adaptation of Animal Morbilliviruses to Human Cells: Evolution, Structural Modeling and Prediction”
19 ITP JC Elizabeth Moses Yao, Y et al. Potential Application of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-Associated Autoantibodies to Early Cancer Diagnosis. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 423:613-619, 2012.
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of BU School of Medicine