Previous Seminars

 

FALL 2013 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS & HOST DEFENSE SEMINAR SERIES
Sept 23 *POSTDOC INVITED SPEAKER*
John Schoggins, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical School
“Unraveling the Complexity of the Interferon Antiviral Response” Judith Olejnik
Sept 30 Student Seminars
Fadie Coleman
(Mizgerd Lab)
and
Kristie Hilliard
(Quinton Lab)
“Robust NF-kB Responses by Alveolar Macrophages Potentiate Anti-pneumococcal Defense During Pneumonia”
and
“The Liver Response to Pneumonia: More than Just a Biomarker”
Oct 7 Wilson Wong, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
“Engineering T Cells for Cancer Therapy” Ron Corley
Oct 14 No Seminar
Oct 21
Location: NEIDL
W. Evan Johnson, Ph.D.
Computational Biomedicine
BU School of Medicine
“Pathoscope: Species Identification and Strain Attribution with Unassembled Sequencing Data” Rahm Gummuluru
Wednesday,
Oct 23 @
1:00 PM
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Daniele Cary
“RON Receptor Tyrosine Kinase, a Negative Regulator of Inflammation, is Decreased during Simian Immunodificiency Virus Associated Central Nervous System Disease”
Oct 28 No Seminar
Nov 4 Karin Strijbis, Ph.D.
Ploegh Lab
Whitehead Institute, MIT
“Commensal or Pathogen? Immune Responses to the Yeast Candida albicans Greg Viglianti
Nov 11 No Seminar
Nov 18 Student Seminars
Krishna Moody
(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
and
Emily Nelson
(Mühlberger Lab)
“FcgRIIB Attenuates Nucleic Acid Immune Complex Responses by Modulating Trafficking”
and
“Post-Transcriptional Regulation of RNA During Ebola Virus Infection”
Nov 25
Location: NEIDL
Megan L. Shaw, Ph.D.
Microbiology
Mt. Sinai Hospital
“Exploring Novel Targets for Influenza Antivirals” John Connor
Dec 2 Walther Mothes, Ph.D.
Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University
“Seeing is Believing – Visualizing Individual Steps of the Retroviral Life Cycle” Rahm Gummuluru
Dec 9
Location: NEIDL
Christopher Sassetti, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Physiological Systems
UMASS Medical School
“Bacterial and Host Determinants of Tuberculosis Disease” Igor Kramnik
SPRING 2013 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS & HOST DEFENSE SEMINAR SERIES
Jan 14 Pinghua Liu, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry, BU
“Conditional Knockout by Chemically Controlled Selective Degradation of mRNA and Protein” Ron Corley
Jan 21 No Seminar
Jan 28 C A N C E L L E D
Martin Meier-Schellersheim, Ph.D.
NIAID, National Institutes of Health
“Mechanistic Spatially Resolved Modeling of Cellular Signaling Pathways” Tom Kepler
Feb 4 Student Seminars
Kaitlin Sawatzki
(Bossart Lab)
and
Gregory Wasserman
(Jones Lab)
“Evaluating the Role of T Cells in Nipah Virus Pathogenesis”
and
“Alternative microRNA Utilization Regulates Cytokine Expression During Acute Bacterial Infection”
Greg Viglianti
Feb 11 No Seminar
Graduate Student Recruitment Day
Feb 18 No Seminar
Tuesday
Feb 19
Brian Bird, D.V.M., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Rift Valley Fever Virus: A Killer on the Move and New Ways to Stop it” Ron Corley and
Jack Murphy
Feb 25 Student Seminar
Suzanne Geer
(Gummuluru Lab)
and
Emily Nelson
(Muhlberger Lab)
“Differences in HIV-1 and HIV-2 Interactions with Dendritic Cells”
and
“Post-transcriptional Regulation of mRNA by Ebola Virus VP30″
Greg Viglianti
Mar 4 Jeroen Saeij, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Susceptibility to Infection: A Complex Interplay Between Host and Parasite Genotypes” Igor Kramnik
Mar 11 Ulla Hansen, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, BU
“Transcription Factor LSF: Achilles Heel for Hepatocellular Carcinoma?” Greg Viglianti
Mar 18 Hinh Ly, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
“Host-Pathogen Interaction in Lassa Fever Virus Infection” Ron Corley and
Jack Murphy
Tuesday,
Mar 19
@2:00 pm
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Laura Dickey
“Respiratory Syncytial Virus Interactions with Host Cell RNA-Processing Structures and Proteins”
Mar 25 Student Seminar
Krishna Moody
(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
“FcgRIIB Attenuates Nucleic Acid Immune Complex Responses by Modulating Trafficking” Greg Viglianti
Apr 1 Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
“New Insight into Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Alphavirus Infection” Elke Mühlberger
Apr 8 J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Humanized Mice Models of Viral Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention” Andy Henderson
Apr 15 No Seminar
Apr 22 Colleen Jonsson, Ph.D.
University of Louisville
“Strategies and Discoveries in Small Molecules: From Hits to Leads for Treatment of RNA Virus Infections” John Connor
Apr 29 Student Debate
Michelle Fleury & Ludy Registre
(Facilitator: John Connor)
”Tregs in HIV Infection: Friend or Foe?” Greg Viglianti
Wednesday, May 1 @
1:00 pm
Volker Thiel, Ph.D.
St Gallen, Switzerland
“Coronaviruses: Large RNA Viruses with Growing Impact” Paul Duprex
May 6 Philip J. Santangelo, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
“Interrogating RSV Infections with Single Molecule Sensitive Probes” Rachel Fearns
May 13 *STUDENT INVITED SPEAKER*
James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.
University of California, Davis
“Role of Cholesterol in HIV Infection and Pathogenesis” Fadie Coleman
Wednesday, May 22 @ 12:00 noon Professor Theo Geijtenbeek
University of Amsterdam
“C-Type Lectin Receptors in Infection and Immunity” Paul Duprex
Tuesday,
May 28 @ 12:00 noon
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Andrew Platt
“Characterization of Responses Induced by N. meningitidis PorB and its use as a Vaccine Adjuvant”
June 3 Ruslan Afasizhev, Ph.D.
Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
“Mitochondrial Cryptogene Expression and RNA Editing Machines of Trypanosomes” Ron Corley
Thursday, June 6 @ 12:00 noon QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINAR
Munir Mosaheb
“Examining the Role of Varying Antigen Presenting Cell Types in PorB Adjuvant Activity” Greg Viglianti
Thursday, June 27 @ 2:00 pm DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Ryan McClure
“Host and Pathogen Response to Gonococcal Infection: A Global Analysis”
FALL 2012 SEMINAR SERIES
Sept. 17 Richard C. Condit, Ph.D.
University of Florida
“Structure and Assembly of the Poxvirus Virion” Paul Duprex / John Connor
Sept 24 No Seminar
Oct 1 Student Seminar
Chadene Tremaglio
(Fearns Lab)
“Investigating RSV Transcription: Evidence for an Alternative Initiation Event at the Viral Promoter that Generates small RNAs” Greg Viglianti
Oct 8 No Seminar – Holiday
Tuesday, Oct 9 @
1:00 PM
***Dissertation Defense***
Erin Hodges
“Characterization of the S2 Isolate
of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus
Oct 15 Bjoern Reinhard, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Boston University
“Rationally Designed Nanoparticles as Tools in Biomedical Research and Imaging” Rahm Gummuluru
Oct 22 No Seminar
Oct 29 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminars
CANCELLED due to Hurricaine
Nov 5 Taekjip Ha, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Single Molecule Views of Antiviral Signaling” Elke Mühlberger
Nov 12 No Seminar
Nov 19 Student Seminars
Ryan McClure
(Genco Lab)
and
Andrew Platt
(Wetzler Lab)
“Analysis and Characterization of the Global Gonococcal Transcriptome”
and
“Transcriptome Analysis of a Multi-Injection Vaccine Schedule Reveals a Non-Linear Response to the Adjuvant PorB”
Greg Viglianti
Nov 26 Manish Sagar, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Boston University School of Medicine
“Genotypic and Phenotypic Characteristics of HIV-1 Present Early After Transmission” Rahm Gummuluru
Dec 3 Gerald Pier, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Channing Laboratory
“A Microbial Achilles Heel: Poly-N-acetyl Glucosamine is a Ubiquitously Expressed Vaccine Target on Bcaterial, Fungal and Protozoan Pathogens” Jay Mizgerd
Dec 10 Student Seminars
Fadie Coleman
(Mizgerd Lab)
and
Kristie Hilliard
(Quinton Lab)
“Meaningful Variation in the Activation of Macrophage NF-κB Responses by Pneumococcus”
and
“Liver-Derived Proteins Facilitate Pulmonary Inflammatory Injury during the Acute Phase of Pneumonia”
Greg Viglianti
Dec 17 Hans Dooms, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Arthritis Center/Rheumatology Section
Boston University School of Medicine
“How to Forget bad T cell Memories while Keeping the Good Ones” Ron Corley

 

SPRING 2012 SEMINAR SERIES  
Thursday Jan. 6 Mehul S. Suthar, Ph.D.
University of Washington
“RIG-I Like Receptor Regulation of Viral Infection and Immunity” Ronald Corley
Tuesday, Jan. 17 Hideki Ebihara, Ph.D.
NIAID, NIH
“Molecular Determinants of Filovirus Virulence in Small Animal Models” Elke Mühlberger
Jan. 23 No Seminar
Jan. 30 Student Qualifying Exam Seminars
Kristie Hilliard
and
Emily Nelson
“The Hepatic Acute Phase Response Regulates Pulmonary Inflammation and Injury During Pneumonia”
and
“Regulation of mRNA Stability by Ebola Virus VP30″
Gregory Viglianti
Thursday Feb. 2 Hai-Hui (Howard) Xue, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Iowa
“Back with the Wnts: Their Novel Roles in T Cell Biology Ronald Corley
Feb. 6 Student Qualifying Exam Seminars
Fadie Coleman
and
Suzanne Geer
“Influence of Macrophage NF-kB Activation on the Outcome of Pneumococcal Pneumonia”
and
“HIV Appropriates Host Lectins to Facilitate Capture and Dissemination by DCs”
Gregory Viglianti
Feb. 13 No Seminar
Wed., Feb. 15, in
L201/203
Louise D’Cruz, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
“Transcriptional Regulation of Natural Killer T Cell Development and Homeostasis” Ronald Corley
Feb. 20 No Seminar
Feb. 27 No Seminar
Mar. 5 Dorian McGavern. Ph.D.
NINDS, NIHI
“Dynamics of Immunity to Acute and Persistent Viral Infection” Paul Duprex
Mar. 12 Matthew Jones, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
“Widespread Uridylation of microRNA is Governed by Zcchc11 in vivo Elke Mühlberger
Wednesday, Mar. 14, in L201/203 Janelle Ayres, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
“Friend or Foe? Host Tolerance of Pathobionts in Health and Disease” Ronald Corley
Mar. 19 Student Seminar
Ryan McClure
Genco Lab
and
Andrew Platt
Wetzler Lab
“An In Depth Conversation Between the Human Pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the Host as Revealed by Global Transcriptome Analysis”
and
“Antigen Uptake and Migration by APCs is Enhanced by PorB”
Gregory Viglianti
Mar. 26 Jonathan Towner, Ph.D
CDC
“Ecology of Ebola and Marburg Viruses” Elke Mühlberger
Apr. 2 No Seminar
Apr. 9 Ronald Iorio, Ph.D.
UMass Medical Center
“Diversity of Paramyxovirus Fusion Triggering Mechanisms” Gregory Viglianti
Tuesday, Apr. 10
@ 1:15 PM
Scott Gray-Owen, Ph.D.
Univeristy of Toronto
“The Pathogenic Neisseria: Dancing with Humans Lee Wetzler
Apr. 16 No Seminar
Apr. 23 Christopher Aiken, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
“Retrovirus Restriction by TRIM5alpha” Rahm Gummuluru
Apr. 30 Student Debate
Munir Mosaheb, Kaitlin Sawatzki, and Gregory Wasserman
(Facilitator: Katharine Bossart)
“Should the Controversial H5N1 Studies be Published?” Gregory Viglianti
May 7 STUDENT INVITED SPEAKER
John K. Rose, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“New Approaches to Vaccines for Old and New Plagues” Chadene Zack
May 14 Valentina Perissi, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
“Dissecting GSPS2 Transcriptional and Non-Transcriptional Roles: A Novel Protective Strategy Against Hyper-Inflammatory Responses” Gregory Viglianti
June 20
@ 10:00 AM
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Nathaniel Green
“TLR7 Dependent and Independent Responses of Autoreactive B Cells to Nucleic Acid Containing Immune Complexes” Gregory Viglianti
June 25
@ 1:00 PM
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Guy Bushkin
“The Glycobiology of Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, and Eimeria” Gregory Viglianti

 

FALL 2011 SEMINAR SERIES
Sept. 19 Ted Ross, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
“Influenza in the Young and Aged: Infection, Vaccination and Overcoming Viral Diversity” Stephanie Oberhaus
Sept. 26 STUDENT SEMINAR
Erin Hodges
Connor Lab
and
Kristina Schmidt
Mühlberger Lab
“S2 VSV Shows a Unique Transcriptional Phenotype that Leads to Viral Attenuation”
and
“Location and Relocation: Filovirus Nucleocapsids, Stress and Being Green”
 
Oct. 3 ID Faculty Candidate
Manish Sagar, MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard
 ”Selection and Antibody Susceptibility During Heterosexual HIV-1 Transmission” Caroline Genco
Oct. 10 NO SEMINAR    
Oct. 17 STUDENT SEMINAR
Nathaniel Green
Marshak-Rothstein Lab
and
Krishna Moody
Marshak-Rothstein Lab
 ”It’s all About the -OH. The Difference Between RNA- and DNA-immune Complexes for Stimulating B Cells”
and
“FcγRIIB Engagement Modulates the Trafficking of Immune Complexes”
 
Oct. 24 ID Faculty Candidate
Christopher Woelk, PhD
University of California San Diego
 ”Machine Learning Approaches to Combat Infectious Diseases” Caroline Genco
Oct. 31 Alexander Poltorak, Ph.D.
Tufts University
 ”Genetic Studies of Innate Immunity in Wild Mice” Igor Kramnik
Nov. 7 ID Faculty Candidate
John Love, MD, PhD
Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
 ”The Human Cathelicidin LL-37 Induces Group A Streptococcus Resistance to Killing by Multiple Human Cell Types” Caroline Genco
Nov. 14 STUDENT SEMINAR
Daniele Cary
Henderson Lab
and
Laura Dickey
Fearns Lab
“Intrinsic Mechanisms that Limit HIV Expression in Macrophages and T Cells”
and
“RSV’s Relationship with Cellular Decapping Protein 1″
 
Nov. 21 STUDENT SEMINAR
Guy Bushkin
Samuelson Lab
and
Chadene Zack
Fearns Lab
“Characterization of Oocyst Wall Proteins of Toxoplasma and Eimeria”
and
“Evidence for an Alternate RNA Initiation Site Associated with Transcription at Nucleotide 3 of the RSV Leader Region in Wildtype Virus Infection”
 
Nov. 28 Brandon Xia, Ph.D.
Boston University
“Three-Dimensional View of Protein Networks Within and Between Species” Rachel Fearns
Dec. 5 Pricilla Yang, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School 
“Chemical Approaches to the Study of Viruses”  John Connor
Tuesday, Dec. 20 Joeo H. Pedra, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
“Pathogen Immune Evasion at the Vector-Host Interface” Ronald Corley

 

SPRING 2011 SEMINAR SERIES
Jan. 10 Kathleen McDonough, Ph.D.
Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Public Health
“From White Plague to Black Death: A Wide Spectrum of Gene Regulatory Mechanisms in M. tuberculosis and Y. pestis Caroline Genco
Tuesday,
Jan. 18
Immunology Faculty Candidate
Lauren Zenewicz, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“Gut Instincts: Interleukin-22 and Mucosal Immunity” Ronald Corley
Jan. 24 Thomas Kepler, Ph.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
“B Cells, Bats, and Barcodes: Next Gen Sequence Analysis for Immunology” Ronald Corley
Jan. 31 Immunology Faculty Candidate
Jacob Kohlmeier, Ph.D.
Trudeau Institute
“Generation and Recall of T Cell Memory Following Respiratory Infection”  Ronald Corley
Thursday,
Feb. 3 @ 12:30 PM
Immunology Faculty Candidate
Artem Barski, Ph.D.
NHLBI, NIH
“Exploring the T Cell Epigenome: Poised Genes and T Cell Memory” Ronald Corley
Feb. 7 NO SEMINAR    
Feb. 14 NO SEMINAR    
Feb. 21 NO SEMINAR    
Feb. 28 Surachi Supattapone. M.D., Ph.D., D. Phil.
Dartmouth Medical School
“Cofactors in Prion Propagation”  Rachel Fearns
Mar. 7 STUDENT SEMINAR
Gary Guy Bushkin
(Samuelson Lab)andChadene Zack
(Fearns Lab)
“Identification of Beta-Glucan in the Oocyst Walls of Toxoplasma and Eimeria”and”Investigating a New Model of Transcription Initiation in Respiratory Syncytial Virus”   
Mar. 14 STUDENT SEMINAR
Daniele Cary
(Henderson Lab)andLaura Dickey
(Fearns Lab)
“Dysregulation of Tissue Resident Macrophages During HIV Infection”and”RSV’s Relationship with Stress Granule and Processing Body Proteins”   
Mar. 21 Mark Heise, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Bugs in the System: Using Systems Genetics to Study Virus-Host Interactions”  John Connor
Mar. 28 STUDENT DEBATE
Kristie Hilliard vs. Emily Nelson
(Facilitator: Barb Nikolajczyk)
“Is Type 2 Diabetes a Mis-Classified Autoimmune Disease?”   
Apr. 4 STUDENT DEBATE
Fadie Coleman vs. Suzanne Geer
(Facilitator: Andy Henderson)
“Will There Ever be an HIV Vaccine?”   
Apr. 11 Zahra Zakeri, Ph.D.
City University of New York
“Viral Manipulation of Cell Death Machinery” Elke Mühlbeger
Apr. 18 NO SEMINAR    
Friday,
Apr. 22
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Timothy Hanley
Department of Microbiology
“The Effects of Nuclear Receptor and Toll-like Receptor Crosstalk on
HIV-1 Replication in and Transmission by Macrophages and Dendritic Cells”
 
Apr. 25 Qiang Zhou, Ph.D.
University of California at Berkeley
“New Insights into the Control of HIV-1 Transcription: When Tat  Meets the 7SK snRNP and Super Elongation Complex (SEC)”  Andrew Henderson
May 2 STUDENT SEMINAR
Ryan McClure
(Genco Lab)
and
Andrew Platt
(Wetzler Lab)
“Examining sRNA Mediated Regulation in Neisseria“ 
and
“Lymphocyte Responses to Porin Adjuvanted Vaccines”
 
May 9 NO SEMINAR    
May 16 Nikos Vasilakis, Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
 ”The Fever from the Forrest: Prospects for Continued Emergence of Sylvatic Dengue Virus and Impact on Public Health” Caroline Genco
Friday,
June 10,
11:00 am
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Daniel Green
Department of Microbiology
“CD4 Regulation of T Cell Migration”
 
Wednesday,
June 29,
3:00 pm
Debi P. Sarkar, Ph.D.
University of Delhi
“Cellular Signaling in Virus-Host Interactions: Regulation of Fusion Mediated Entry of Sendai Virus” Sibaji Sarkar

 

FALL 2010 SEMINAR SERIES
Aug. 16 Brian Rudd, M.P.H., Ph.D.
The University of Arizona
“Acute Neonatal Infections and Memory T Cell Responses” Ronald Corley
Aug. 23 Shira Ninio, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“Remodeling of Host Vacuoles by Legionella Pneumophila Caroline Genco
Aug. 30 Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D.
Tulane National Primate Research Center
“Study of Host-Mycobacterium tuberculosis Interactions Using a Nonhuman Primate Model of Tuberculosis” Caroline Genco
Sept. 6 NO SEMINAR    
Sept. 13 Rachel Fearns, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
“Initiation of RSV Genome Replication and mRNA Transcription”  
Sept. 20 NO SEMINAR    
Sept. 27 Nancy Kedersha, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Stress Granules: From ‘Artifact’ to Matter-of-Fact – What it Means to be Visibly Stressed” John Connor
Oct. 4 Kim Lewis, Ph.D.
Northeastern University
“Persister Cells and the Paradox of Chronic Infections” Caroline Genco
Oct. 11 NO SEMINAR    
Oct. 18 Pushpa Pandiyan, Ph.D.
NIAID, NIH
“CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells Modulate T Effector Cells in a Cytokine-Context Dependent Manner” Caroline Genco
Tuesday, Oct. 19 @11:00 AM DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Robert Moore
Department of Microbiology
“SIRT1 Represses Estrogen Signaling, Ligand-Independent ERa-
Mediated Transcription, and Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer
Cells via Inhibition of the PI3K Pathway”
 
Oct. 25 Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
“Novel Approaches for Prevention of HIV-1 Transmission” Rahm Gummuluru
Nov. 1 No Seminar    
Nov. 8 No Seminar  
Nov. 15 Laurence Buxbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“The Immunology of Chronic Leishmaniasis: How the Parasite
Wins the Battle Using Host IgG, FcgammaR, and IL-10″
Caroline Genco
Nov. 22 STUDENT SEMINAR
Nathaniel Green

(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
and
Krishna Moody
(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
“Cellular RNAs as Endogenous Adjuvants”
and
“Activation of B-cells by TLR Ligand Containing Immune Complexes: I Promise I Will not Talk About AM14 That Much” 
 
Nov. 29 STUDENT SEMINAR
Daniel Green

(Cruikshank Lab)
and
Erin Hodges Trail
(Connor Lab)
”CD4 Regulation of T Cell Migration in the Lung”
and
“The VSV Polymerase Mutant S2 Generates Novel Small Particles”
 
Dec. 6 Michaela Gack, Ph.D.
New England Primate Research Center
“RIG-I- and TRIM25-Mediated Innate Immune Response and Evasion of Influenza A Virus” Elke Mühlberger
Dec. 13 Jie Sun, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
“Balancing Act: Control of Pulmonary Inflammation During Respiratory Virus Infection” Ronald Corley
Dec. 20 Derek Sant’Angelo, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
“The Transcription Factor PLZF Controls the Development of Mouse and Human Innate T Cells” Ronald Corley

 

SPRING 2010 SEMINAR SERIES
Feb. 22 Terrence Tumpey, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
”Transmission and Pathogenesis of H1N1 Influenza Viruses in Ferrets” Ronald Corley
Mar. 1 STUDENT SEMINARS
Daniele Cary
(Henderson Lab)
and
Laura Dickey
(Fearns Lab)
 ”Regulation of Tissue Resident Macrophages by the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase RON”
and
“RSV’s Relationship with Cellular p54/rck: It’s Complicated”
 
Mar. 8 NO SEMINAR    
Mar. 15 NO SEMINAR    
Friday,
Mar 19 @
10:00 AM
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Steven Hatch
Department of Microbiology”Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Envelope
Glycoprotein-Dependent and -Independent Mechanisms of
Dendritic Cell-Mediated Virus Capture and Trans Infection”
 
Mar 22 STUDENT SEMINARS
Robert Moore
(Faller Lab)
and
Chadene Zack
(Fearns Lab)
“SIRT1 Repression of the Estrogen Response in Breast Cancer”
and
Follow the leader (or not?): Evidence for a Transcriptase Start Site at Position 3 of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Leader Region” 
 
Mar 29 Michael Farzan, Ph.D.
New England Primate Research Center
“An Interferon-Inducible Influenza A Virus Restriction Factor” Rahm Gummuluru
Apr. 5 David Levin, Ph.D.
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
“Stress Signaling in Yeast: Novel Mechanisms and Antifungal Drug Targets”  Ronald Corley
Apr. 12 Kanta Subbarao, M.D., M.P.H.
NIAID, NIH
“Vaccines Against Pandemic Influenza Viruses”  Rachel Fearns
Apr. 19 NO SEMINAR    
Apr. 26 NO SEMINAR    
May 3 NO SEMINAR    
May 10 NO SEMINAR    
May 17 C A N C E L E D - NO SEMINAR 
Suresh Cuddapah, Ph.D.
NHLBI, NIH
  Ronald Corley
May 24 C A N C E L E D - RESCHEDULED
Daniel Hawiger, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
  Ronald Corley 
Friday,
May 28
James Riley, Ph.D.
The University of Pennsylvania
“Building the Bionic T Cell to Fight HIV-1
Infection”
Ronald Corley
May 31 No Seminar    
Tuesday, June 1 Mithilesh Jha, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
 ”Regulation of Survival and Functions of  T Lymphocytes by L-Type Calcium Channels” Ronald Corley 
June 7 No Seminar    
June 14 Chrystal Paulos, Ph.D.
The University of Pennsylvania
 ”Translating Basic T-cell Immunology
into Potent Tumor Therapy”
Ronald Corley
June 21 Jonathan Hill, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
 ”T Cell Variability: From Microarrays to
Microenvironments”
Ronald Corley
June 28 Daniel Hawiger, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“Molecular Regulation of Dendritic Cell-
Mediated T Cell Tolerance in Steady
State and Disease”
Ronald Corley

 

FALL 2009 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Date Speaker Title(s) Program Host
Friday,
Sept. 11

Keefer

The Eighth Annual Sue Kim Hanson
Lecture in Immunology

Luke O’Neill, Ph.D.
Trinity College
“Toll-like Receptors and the Renaissance of Interest in Innate Immunity”

Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Sept. 16 Leslie Berg, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“Signaling Pathways That Regulate T Cell Development and Differentiation” Immunology Andrew Henderson
Sept. 21 Microbiology Student Invited Speaker
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“Influenza Viruses, From Genes to Disease”
Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Laura Dickey
Sept. 23 Evelyn Kurt-Jones, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
Medical Center
“Toll-like Receptors in Viral Immunity” Immunology Robin Ingalls
Sept. 28 Tom Tullius, Ph.D.
Boston University
“The Role of DNA Shape in the Workings of the Human Genome” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Ronald Corley
Tuesday
Sept. 29
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Eileen Dunn
Department of Microbiology
“The Antibacterial Activity of PAD-1.17 and its Effects on the Bacillus subtilis Ribosome”
 
Sept. 30 No Seminar      
Oct. 5 Daniel G. Bausch, M.D., M.P.H.&TM
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
“Research and Control of the African Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Robin Ingalls
Oct. 7 Leo LeFrancois, Ph.D.
University of Conneticut
“Regulation of Memory T Cell Development” Immunology Lisa Ganely-Leal
Oct. 12 No Seminar      
Oct. 14 Paula Pitha-Rowe, Ph.D.
John Hopkins
“TBA” Immunology Ian Rifkin
Friday
Oct 16
Alan Rothman, M.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
“Clinical and Immunologic Studies of Dengue- Implications for Management and Prevention of Infection and Disease” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Ronald Corley
Oct. 19 Gary Guy Bushkin
(Samuelson Lab)
and
Erin Trail
(Connor Lab
“Similarities Between the Walls of Toxoplasma oocysts and Saccharomyces asci”
and
“Polymerase Function of the S2 Mutant of VSV”
Microbiology / Infectious Diseases  
Oct. 21 Training Seminar for Flow Cytometry Core “TBA” Immunology David Sherr
Oct. 26 Esther Bullitt, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
“Hanging on by a Thread: The Assembly and Structure of Adhesion pili on Bacteria that Cause Traveler’s Diarrhea” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Rahm Gummuluru
Oct. 28 David Wiest, Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
“Role of Rpl22 in T Cell Development and Transformation” Immunology Andrew Henderson
Friday,
Oct. 30
Carolina Lopez, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“Unraveling Host’s Mechanisms to Control Viral Infections: From Intracellular Virus Detection to Systemic Responses” Microbiology / Immunology Ronald Corley
Nov.  2 Jon Goguen, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Yersinia pestis and Innate Immunity: Keys and Mysteries in Understanding the Molecular Basis of Extreme Virulence” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Caroline Genco
Nov. 4 Paul Anderson, Ph.D.
Harvard University
“Post-Transcriptional Control of Immune-Mediated Inflammation” Immunology Jay Mizgerd
Monday
Nov. 9
Ulf Klein, Ph.D.
Columbia University
“Molecular Analysis of Post-Germinal Center B-Cell Differentiation: Physiology and Disruption” Immunology Ian Rifkin
Nov. 11 No Seminar      
Nov. 16 Beth McCormick, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“The ABC’s of Salmonella enterica Subspecies Typhimurium Pathogenesis” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Caroline Genco
Nov. 18 Ann Goldfeld, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Medicine
“Revealing Immune Pathways Using RNAi” Immunology Barbara Nikolajczyk
Nov. 23 No Seminar   Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Ronald Corley
Nov. 25 No Seminar      
Nov. 30 Wayne Lencer, M.D.
Children’s Hospital
“Structure-Function Studies on the Cholera Toxin Receptor Ganglioside GM1 and Reverse Genetics of Flotillin ½ and Derlin 1” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Lee Wetzler
Dec. 2 Nathaniel Green
(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
and
Krishna Moody
(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
“TBA” Immunology Greg Viglianti
Dec. 7 Igor Kramnik, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
“Immunogenetic Analysis of Host Resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Ronald Corley
Dec. 9 Eric Meffre, Ph.D.
Yale University 
“The Impact of Single Gene Mutations and Polymorphisms on Human B Cell Tolerance” Immunology Barbara Nikolajczyk

 

SPRING 2009 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Date Speaker Title(s) Program Host
Jan. 14 Brian Wilson, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
“iNKT Cells – Standing Guard at the Treg/Th17 Crossroads” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Jan. 21 Ann Haberman, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“Definition of Migration Patterns by Intravital Two Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy: Germinal Center B Lymphocytes in the Spotlight” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Jan. 28 Rescheduled to April 8      
Monday,
Feb. 2
Facundo Batista, Ph.D.
London Research Institute
“Early Events in B Cell Activation and Initiation of Immuno Response” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Feb. 4 No Seminar      
Feb. 9 Lisa Johansen, Ph.D.
CombinatoRx, Inc.
“A Multi-Target Approach Probing Host-Virus Interactions” NEIDL / Microbiology Mark Klempner
Feb. 11 Hidde Ploegh, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 ”New Tools for the Immunologist: Protein Surgery and Cloned Mice” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Feb 16 No Seminar      
Feb. 18 No Seminar      
Friday,
Feb. 20
The Annual Gijs van Seventer Lecture in Immunology
**Bakst Auditorium**
(12:30-1:30)Kevin Marsh, Ph.D.
University of Oxford”How Do Humans Become Immune to Malaria?”
Immunology Jean Van Seventer
Feb. 23 Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
Albany Medical College
“The HIV1 Protein Vpr as a Mediator of Protein Degredation” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Rahm Gummuluru
Feb. 25 No Seminar      
Mar. 2 No Seminar      
Mar. 4 STUDENT DEBATE
Amelia Haas
vs.
Krishna Moody
(Facilitator: Andy Henderson)
“Treatment Options for Deadly Peanut Allergies: If you Think the Salmonella Outbreak is the Worst Peanuts Have to Offer, Think Again”  Immunology  
Friday,
Mar. 6
Special Seminar in Pathology / Microbiology / Immunology
Friday, March 6, at 1:45 PM in 670 Albany Street conf. room
Georges Grau, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Sydney
“Microparticles in Immunopathology from Infectious Diseases to Cancer”  Pathology/ Immunology/ Microbiology Daniel Remick
Mar. 9 Michael Whitt, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
 ”Analysis of VSV Entry, Uncoating and Assembly Using Recombinant Viruses” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases John Connor
Mar. 11 No Seminar      
Mar. 16 Patrick Skelly, Ph.D.
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
 ”Functional Characterization of the Schistosome Tegument” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Lisa Ganley-Leal
Mar. 18 Laurent Brossay, Ph.D.
Brown University
“Mechanisms of NK T Cell Activation in Response to Glycolipids or Viral Infection” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Thursday,
Mar. 19
10:00 am
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Jeffrey Mellin
Department of Microbiology
“The Contribution of a Fur-regulated Small RNA to Iron-
dependent Regulatory Networks in Neisseria meningitidis
 
Friday, Mar. 20
11:00 am
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Marly Roche
Department of Microbiology
“Generation, Characterization and Efficacy Testing of
Monoclonal Antibodies for Immunotherapy of Tularemia”
 
Mar. 23 STUDENT DEBATE
Brian Honeyman
vs.
Chadene Zack
“Avian Influenza: Threat to Humanity?” Microbiology / Infectious Diseases  
Mar. 24 Harmit Malik, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Molecular Arms-Races in the Evolution of Antiviral Genes in Primate Genomes”  Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Rahm Gummuluru 
Friday, Mar. 27
11:00 am
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Ana Avalos
Department of Microbiology
“Role of FcgammaRIIB, BCR, HMGB1 and RAGE in Activation
of Autoreactive B Cells by Endogenous TLR9 Ligands”
 
Mar. 30 Gary Guy Bushkin
(Samuelson Lab)
and
Robert Moore
(Faller Lab)
“Evidence for Darwinian Selection Against N-GLycosylation in Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium falciparum”
and
“SIRT1 Mediated Repression
of the Estrogen Response in
Breast Cancer” 
Microbiology / Infectious Diseases  
Apr. 1 Nanomedicine Seminar
Selim Ünlü, Ph.D.
Boston University
“Biosensing: Label-free Microarrays for Genomics and Proteomics”  Nanomedicine Caroline Genco 
Thurs., Apr. 2
1:00 pm
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Carolina Trujillo
Department of Microbiology
“Structure/Function Analysis of the Diphtheria Toxin T1
Motif in the Catalytic Domain Entry Process”
 
Apr. 6 Dennis Kasper, M.D.
Channing Laboratory
“Microbial Flora in Health and Disease”  Microbiology Caroline Genco
Apr. 8 Kathryn Moore, Ph.D.
Mass General/Harvard
“CD36 Ligands Trigger Sterile Inflammation via a Novel Toll-like Receptor Heterodimer” Immunology Caroline Genco
Apr. 13 Lewis Wray, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
“How Does Glutamine Feedback Inhibit its Biosynthetic Enzyme?  Microbiology / Infectious Diseases  
Apr. 15 Erin Trail
(Connor Lab)
and
Daniel Green
(Cruikshank Lab)
“Characterization of S2, an Attenuated Mutant of VSV, Reveals Two Genetically Separable Phenotyes”
and
“Two Ligands, One Receptor: CD4 Mediated Desensitization  of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor 1″ 
Immunology  
Apr. 20 No Seminar      
Apr. 22 No Seminar      
Apr. 27 Welkin Johnson, Ph.D.
New England Primate Research Center
“Host Genetic Variation and Susceptibility to Lentiviruses”  Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Rahm Gummuluru 
Apr. 29 Hyam Levitsky, M.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
“Dissecting the Host Immune Response to Cancer” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Friday, May 1
4:00 PM
Peter Walsh, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology
“Viral Drivers of African Ape
Decline: Ebola and Beyond”
Microbiology /
Infectious Diseases
Elke Muehlberger
May 4 Jianming Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State
“The Making of a Retroid Virus”  Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Rahm Gummuluru
May 6 Michelle Keliher, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
“TNF and TLR Signaling”  Immunology Caroline Genco 
May 11 Christopher Basler, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“How Filoviruses Evade Host Interferon Responses”  Microbiology / Infectious Diseases Elke Muehlberger
May 13 Clare Baecher-Allen, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Functional comparisons of distinct subsets of human regulatory T cells”  Immunology Daniel Green 
Friday, May 15 STUDENT INVITED SPEAKER
John Coffin, Ph.D.
Tufts University
“Retrovirus Evolution”  Microbiology /
Infectious Diseases
Timothy Hanley
May 18 No Seminar      
May 20 No Seminar      
May 25 No Seminar      
May 27 John Harley, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
“The Preposterous Idea That the Epstein-Barr Virus Causes Lupus”  Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
June 1 Daniele Cary
(Henderson Lab)
and
Laura Dickey
(Fearns Lab)
 ”The Role of RON Receptor
Tyrosine Kinase in HIV-
Associated CNS Disease”
and
“RSV’s Stress Prevention
Program”
Microbiology /
Infectious Diseases
 
Tuesday,
June 2
FACULTY CANDIDATE
Ofer Feinerman, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloane-Kettering
Cancer Center
“Cellular Heterogeneity and Cooperativity Shape Decision-Making in the Immune System” Microbiology / Immunology Ronald Corley
Wed., June 24
10:00 AM
Dissertation Defense Seminar
Kylle Daley
Department of Microbiology
“Impairment of the Adaptive Immune
Response Following Burn Injury”
 
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine