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 2015
January 26 Outside speaker for Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Training Program Seminar
February 9 Immunology Journal Club Cancelled – Snow
16 No Seminar
23 Microbiology Journal Club Grace Olinger Hotard, A.L. et al. 2015. Identification of Residues in the Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fusion Protein that Modulates Fusion Activity and Pathogenesis. J. Virol. 89:512-522
March 2 Microbiology Journal Club Matthew Gagne Gardner, M.R. et al. 2015. AAV-Expressed eCD4-Ig Provides Durable Protection from Multiple SHIV Challenges. Nature [Epub ahead of print].
9 Student Seminar Kaitlin Sawatzki
(Kepler Lab)
“An Assessment of Immunoglobulin Repertoire Sequencing: Getting Real with Big Data”
16 Immunology Journal Club Raquel Rodriguez Nice, T.J. et al. 2015. Interferon-gamma Cures Persistent Murine Norovirus Infection in the Absence of Adaptive Immunity. Science 347:269-73.
23 Postdoctoral Seminar Anna Belkina
(Snyder-Cappione Lab)
“New Insights into Immune Exhaustion Using 16-Color Flow Cytometry”
30 Microbiology Journal Club Stephanie D’Souza Selinger, C. et al. 2014. Cytokine Systems Approach Demonstrates Differences in Innate and Pro-Inflammatory host Responses Between Genetically Distinct MERS-CoV Isolates. BMC Genomics 15:1161-1176.
April 6 Student Seminars Michelle Fleury
(Dooms Lab)
Ludy Registre
(Sagar Lab)
“Role of Immune Cell Dysfunction in Scleroderma Pathogenesis”
“The Role of Anti-V3 Loop Neutralizing Antibodies on the Emergence of CXCR4 Tropism in HIV-1B”
13 Microbiology Journal Club Kaitlin Sawatzki McHeyzer-Williams, L.J. et al. 2015. Class-Switched Memory B cells Remodel BCRs within Secondary Germinal Centers. Nat. Immunol. 16:296-307.
20 No Seminar
27 Postdoctoral Seminar Tathagat Ray
(Ingalls Lab)
“Cross Talk Between Complement System and Toll-like Receptors: Implication in Inflammation and Immunity”
May 4 Immunology Journal Club Alicia Wooten Li, D. et al. 2014. IL-33 Promotes ST2-Dependent Lung Fibrosis by the Induction of Alternatively Activated Macrophages and Innate Lymphoid Cells in Mice. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.  134:1422-1432
11 Postdoctoral Seminar Luis Agosto
(Henderson Lab)
“HIV Replication in Macrophages during P. gingivalis Co-Infection”
13 DISSERTATION DEFENSE Kristie Hilliard “The Functional Significance of the Lung-Liver Axis During Pneumonia”
27 Qualifying Exam Seminars Matthew Gagne
Grace Olinger
and Sila Ataca
“Interrogating the Effects of Differential Signaling on HIV Transcription using a Tunable System”
“Investigating the Effects of Duplications within the Attachment Glycoprotein Gene of Clinically Isolated Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (HRSV) Strains”
“Characterization of Antibodies during Affinity Maturation in the Human Response to Anthrax Vaccine”
July 16 10:00 AM DISSERTATION DEFENSE Suzanne Kijewski “Mechanistic Differences in Interactions of HIV-1 and HIV-2 with Dendritic Cells”



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of BU School of Medicine