Seminars & Journal Clubs

Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology, NEIDL Institute, Program in Inflammatory Disorders, and Immunology Training Program will hold a weekly Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Seminar Series on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm in L504 (unless otherwise noted).

Click here for previous seminars.

Date Speaker Title Program Host
Jan 15 Shannon Turley, Ph.D.
Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard
“Regulation of Leukocyte Function and Territoriality by Lymphoid Stroma” Immunology Jeff Browning
Jan 22 No Seminar Microbiology
Jan 29 Margaret Lowe
University of California San Francisco
“When Worlds Collide: Identification of a Novel Endogenous Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligand, Cinnabarinic Acid, that Drives Th22 Differentiation” Immunology Dave Sherr
Feb 5 *C A N C E L E D* Microbiology
Feb 12 Jeffrey Browning, Ph.D.
Boston University Medical School
“Lymphotoxin-LIGHT Pathway Regulates the Interferon Signature in Rheumatoid Arthritis” Immunology
Feb 19
Location: NEIDL
David Wentworth, Ph.D.
J. Craig Venter Institute
“Genomics and Pathogenesis of Emerging/Zoonotic Viruses” Microbiology Paul Duprex
Chadene Tremaglio
“Investigating Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transcription: Evidence for Alternative Initiation Events and Small RNA Synthesis” Microbiology
Mar 5 Andrew Camilli, Ph.D.
Tufts University
“A Vibrio cholerae/Phage Arms Race in the Context of Human Infection” Microbiology Jay Mizgerd
Mar 12 No Seminar Immunology
Mar 19 Location: NEIDL Christina Spiropoulou, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control
“Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis” Microbiology Paul Duprex
Mar 26 Michael Carroll, Ph.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard
“Regulation of Lupus-antigen Specific B Cells by Follicular Dendritic Cells” Immunology Jeff Browning
Apr 2 Liisa K. Selin, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
Medical Center
“Heterologous Immunity and T Cell Crossreactivity During Viral Infections” Inflammation Dave Sherr
Apr 9
Location: NEIDL
Michael Holbrook, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
“Immunological Mechanisms of Yellow Fever Virus Pathogenicity” Microbiology Ron Corley
Apr 16 No Seminar Microbiology
Apr 23 Thomas Braciale, MD, Ph.D.
University of Virginia Medical School
“Respiratory Dendritic Cells and the Control of Anti-viral Effector and Memory T Cell Responses” Immunology Lee Quinton
Apr 30
Location: NEIDL
Ralph Isberg, Ph.D.
Tufts University
“Aggravation and Madness: Understanding Intracellular Growth by a Robust Bacterial Pathogen” Microbiology Igor Kramnik
May 1
Colleen Jonsson, Ph.D.
University of Louisville
“Evolutionary Mechanisms of RNA Virus Host Switching” Microbiology Ron Corley
May 7
Location: NEIDL
Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D.
“Harnessing Nanobiophysics for Next Generation Pathogen Detection” Microbiology Gerald Keusch
May 14 Donna Farber, Ph.D.
Columbia University
“Tissue Compartmentalization of T Cell Responses: From Mouse Models to Humans” Microbiology Jay Mizgerd
May 21 No Seminar
Dr. Jenkins rescheduled to October 1, 2014
Katherine Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Med Ctr
Microbiology Munir Mosaheb