Microbiology, Inflammation, and Immunology Trainee Seminar and Journal Club Series

The Department of Microbiology, Program in Infectious Diseases Training Program, and Immunology Training Program Trainee Seminar/Journal Club sessions are held on Mondays at 12:00 noon in the Microbiology Conference Room L504.

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Spring 2017
January 9 Microbiology Journal Club Sila Ataca Briney, B. et al. 2016. Tailored Immunogens Direct Affinity Maturation Toward HIV Neutralizing Antibodies. Cell 166:1459-1470.
16 No Seminar
23 Immunology Journal Club Kyle Pedro Park, R.J. et al. 2016. A Genome-Wide CRISPR Screen Identifies a Restricted set of HIV Host Dependency Factors. Nat. Genetics [Epub ahead of print].
30 Inflammation Journal Club Christina Lisk Hutton, A.J. et al. 2017. Human Lung Fibroblasts Present Bacterial Antigens to Autologous Lung Th Cells. J. Immunol. 198:110-118.
February 6 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminars John Ruedas
(Connor Lab)
Sarah Shearer
(Fearns Lab)
“Common Occurrence of Tissue-Culture Adapted Ebola Viruses Caused by a Single Mutation in the Glycoprotein Fusion Loop”
“Initiation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transcription and Replication”
13 Student Seminars Molly Braun
(Fearns Lab)
Matthew Gagne
(Henderson Lab)
“The Multifunctional Role of a Domain in the RSV Polymerase”
“The Effects of Differential T Cell Stimulation on HIV Infection and Reactivation”
20 No Seminar
27 Microbiology Journal Club Rachel Yuen Deriu, E. et al. 2016. Influenza Virus Affects Intestinal Microbiota and Secondary Salmonella Infection in the Gut through Type I Interferons. PLoS Pathogens 12(5): e1005572.
March 6 Immunology Journal Club Matthew Gagne Druzd, D. et al. 2017. Lymphocyte Circadian Clocks Control Lymph Node Trafficking and Adaptive Immune Responses. Immunity 46:120-132.
13 Outside speaker for Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Training Program Seminar
20 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar Dequina Nicholas
(Nikolajczyk Lab)
Judith Olejnik
(Mühlberger Lab)
“Fatty Acid Uptake Unexpectedly Supports a Th17 Cytokine Signature in Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Inflammation”
“Ebolaviruses Associated with Differential Pathogenicity Induce Distinct Host Response in Human Macrophages”
27 Student Seminars Tessa Cressey
(Fearns and Muhlberger Labs)
Ludy Registre
(Sagar Lab)
“Relating Polymerase Structure to Initiation of RNA Synthesis”
“CXCR4 Variants are Neutralization Resistant Compared to CCR5-Using Viruses in HIV-1B”
April 3 Microbiology Journal Club Kimberley Barker Zipperer, A. et al. 2016. Human Commensals Producing a Novel Antibiotic Impair Pathogen Colonization. Nature 353:511-529.
10 Immunology Journal Club Ian Francis Gury-BenAri, M., et al. 2016. The Spectrum and Regulatory Landscape of Intestinal Innate Lymphoid Cells Are Shaped by the Microbiome. Cell 166(5):1231-1246.
17 No Seminar
24 Student Seminars R Baer
(Galagan Lab)
Kyle Pedro
(Henderson Lab)
“Discovery and Characterization of a Novel Steroid-Sensing Transcription Factor from a Bacterium”
“The Contribution of DC-Mediated and T Cell Receptor Signaling to HIV trans-infection”
May 1 Outside speaker for Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Training Program Seminar
8 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminars Luis Agosto
(Henderson Lab)
Michael Reiser
(Wetzler Lab)
“HIV Latency after Cell-to-Cell Transmission to Restin gCD4+ T Cells”
“The TLR Ligand Based Adjuvant, Neisserial Porin PorB, and its Mechanism of Adjuvant Activity”
May 22 @ 10:00 a.m.
Dissertation Defense Seminar Kaitlin Sawatzki “Examination of the Immunoglobulin Repertoire Before and After Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Immunization”
May 23 @ 10:00 a.m.
Qualifying Exam Seminars Jaileene Hernandez-Escalante
Rachel Yuen
“Investigating the Lipid Metabolic Dysregulation of T1D Autoreactive T Cells”
“Investigating the Role of Adjuvants in the Development of Humoral Immunological Memory”
Thursday May 25 @ 1:00 p.m. Qualifying Exam Seminars Eric Brownhill
Whitney Manhart
“Macrophages in TB: A Study in Stress Management”
“Development of an Ebola Virus Pathogenesis Model using iPSC-Derived Hepatocytes”
Thursday June 1 @ 10:00 a.m. Qualifying Exam Seminar Sarah Nodder “Investigating Vpr-Mediated DNA Damage Responses during HIV Infection”
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