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 12:00 pm noon in L504 (unless otherwise noted) and the Journal Club sessions are held on Mondays at 12:00 noon also in the Microbiology Conference Room L504.

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 SPRING 2016 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS, INFLAMMATION, AND IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
Date Speaker Title Program Host
Jan 13
Location:
NEIDL
Richard Webby, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“Transmission of Influenza Viruses at the Human-Animal Interface” NEIDL Paul Duprex
Jan 20 Ulrich von Andrian, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“Vaccination to prevent mucosal infections” Immunology Munir Mosaheb
Jan 27 STUDENT INVITED SPEAKER
Gabriel Victora, PhD
Whitehead Institute
“Clonal and Cellular Dynamics in Germinal Centers” Inflammation Kaitlin Sawatzki
Feb 3 Sean Wheelan, PhD
Harvard Medical School

“Structure, Function and Inhibition of Large Proteins of Negativesense RNA Viruses – Single Polypeptide Chains that Catalyze Every Step of mRNA Transcription” NEILD Paul Duprex
Monday,
Feb 22
Location:
NEIDL
Michael Katze, PhD
University of Washington
“Computational Biology, Genomics, (Epi)Genetics, and Systems Approaches: Unlocking the Mysteries of Deadly Virus Diseases in the 21st Century” NEIDL Ron Corley
Friday,
Feb 26
Julie Overbaugh, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“HIV Prevention: A Basic Science Perspective” Microbiology Greg Vigilanti
Mar 9 Xu Yu, PhD
Harvard Medical School

“Immune Recognition of HIV-1 in Dendritic Cells form Elite Controllers” Microbiology Ram Gummuluru
Mar 23 Raul Andino, PhD
University of California San Francisco
“Virus Evolution during Acute Infection: Population Dynamics and Pathogenesis” Microbiology Rachel Fearns
Mar 30 Douglas Green, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“LC3-associated phagocytosis: Noncanonical autophagy at the interface of innate immunity, inflammation, and aging” Immunology Hans Dooms
Apr 6 Arlene Sharp, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“Control of antibody responses by T follicular regulatory cells” Inflammation Hans Dooms
Apr 13 Michael Emerman, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“The Evolution and Function of HIV Restriction Factors” Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Apr 20 Pamela Schwartzberg, MD, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
“Tuning T cell Responses” Immunology Andy Henderson
Apr 27 Trevor Siggers, PhD
Boston University
“Examining the Specificity of Immune Regulators using Protein-binding Microarrays” Inflammation Barb Nikolajczyk
May 4 Matthias Schnell, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University
“Rabies Virus-Based Vaccine Platform Against Emerging Infectious Disease” NEIDL Elke Muhlberger
May 11 Ronald Germain, MD, PhD
NIAID, NIH
“Imaging Immunity: Developing a Spatiotemporal Understanding of Host Defense” Immunology Thomas Kepler

 

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 2016 MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS, INFLAMMATION, AND IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
Date Program
Presenter
Paper
Feb 1 Microbiology Journal Club Tessa Cressey Long, J.S. et al. 2016. Species difference in ANP32A underlies influenza A virus polymerase host restriction. Nature, 529(7584), 101-104.
Friday,
Feb 12
12:00 pm
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR Krishna Moody “Attenuation of BCR-TLR Responses by FcγRIIB”
Feb 22 Outside speaker for Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Training Program Seminar
Feb 29 Student Seminars Michelle Fleury & Ludy Registre “Role of Immunoregulatory Pathways in Systemic Sclerosis”
and
“Neutralization Differences Between CCR5 and CXCR4 Tropic Viruses in HIV-1B Infection”
Friday,
Mar 4
12:00 pm
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR Emily Nelson “Examination of the Cellular Stress Response and Post-transcriptional Regulation of RNA during Ebola Virus Infection”
Mar 7 Inflammation Journal Club Christina Lisk Weisel, F.J. et al. A Temporal Switch in the Germinal Center Determines Differential Output of Memory B and Plasma Cells. Immunity 44, 116-130.
Mar 21 Immunology Journal Club Barry Horne Lood, C., et al. 2015. Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Enriched in Oxidized Mitochondrial DNA are Interferogenic and Contribute to Lupus-like Disease. Nat. Med. 22:146-153.
Friday, Mar 25
11:00 am
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR Gregory Wasserman “A Discrete Population of Ciliated Cells Express the piRNA Binding Protein MIWI2 to Regulate Lung Inflammation”
Feb 28 Student Seminars Matthew Gagne and Grace Olinger “Effects of Differential T Cell-associated Signals on HIV Infection”
and
“Investigating the Duplication Within the Attachment Glycoprotein Gene of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (HRSV)”
Apr 4 Microbiology Journal Club R Baer Westerman, A.J. et al. 2016. Dual RNA-seq Unveils Noncoding RNA Functions in Host-pathogen Interactions. Nature 529:496-501.
TBD Inflammation Journal Club Margaret Baker de Almeida, L. et al., 2015. The PYRIN Domain-only Protein POP1 Inhibits Inflammasome Assembly and Ameliorates Inflammatory Disease. Immunity 43, 264-276.
May 2 Postdoctoral Seminar Michael Reiser
Friday, May 5
12:00 pm
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR Munir Mosaheb
May 9 Immunology Journal Club Matthew Gagne