Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Training Program hold a weekly Seminar Series on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon in L110 (unless otherwise noted). In addition, all seminars will be livestreamed via Zoom, and email reminders containing the Zoom link are sent prior to each seminar. Please email kfurness@bu.edu if you want to be added to the email listserv.

Click here for previous seminars.

Date Speaker Title Program Host
Jan 19 Faculty Candidate
Shailabh Kumar, PhD
Stanford University
*Virtual Presentation*
Nanointerfaces for molecules to mosquitoes: Mapping vector-pathogen dynamics at the planetary scale BME/
John Connor
Jan 26 Faith Osier, PhD
Imperial College London
*Virtual Presentation*
Fc-dependent IgG parasite clearance as a guide for vaccine development against
P. falciparum malaria
MICRO Josiane Fofana
Feb 1
9 AM
Faculty Candidate
Adriana Tomic, PhD
University of Oxford, UK
*Virtual Presentation*
SIMON says: Revealing immunity to influenza using systems immunology BME/
John Connor
Feb 8
9 AM
Faculty Candidate
Yvon L. Woappi, PhD
Harvard Medical School
*Virtual Presentation*
Learning how to regenerate tissue from DNA viruses BME/
John Connor
Feb 9 Faculty Candidate
Connie Chang, PhD
Montana State University
*Virtual Presentation*
Single cell infection studies of influenza virus using droplet microfluidics BME/
John Connor
Feb 16 Oliver Fregoso, PhD
University of California
Los Angeles
*Virtual Presentation*
Understanding the host DNA damage response in HIV replication and cure MICRO Rahm Gummuluru
Feb 17
9 AM
Faculty Candidate
Abraam Yakoub, PhD
University of North Dakota
*Virtual Presentation*
Virus and virus engineering in disease pathogenesis and therapy BME/
John Connor
Feb 23 Faculty Candidate
Jeffrey Grabowski, PhD
*Virtual Presentation*
Virus interactions with ticks: Tick cultures and translation towards countermeasure development BME/
John Connor
Mar 2 No Seminar
Mar 9 No Seminar
Mar 16 Helen Lazear, PhD
University of North Carolina
Vector-independent transmission of Zika virus and other flaviviruses NEIDL Florian Douam
Mar 23 ITP Student Invited Speaker
Gordon Freeman, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Center
Cancer Immunotherapy: PD-1 and new targets ITP Megan Snyder
Mar 30 Claudia Jakubzick, PhD
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Natural antibodies are the keys that start the engine to T cell-mediated antitumor immunity… and pulmonary macrophages ITP Jay Mizgerd
Apr 6
**NEIDL 1st Floor Conf. Room**
Alexander Ploss, PhD
Princeton University
Looking under the hood of a killer virus: New insights into the molecular biology of hepatitis B virus NEIDL Florian Douam
Apr 13 Jie Sun, PhD
University of Virginia
Respiratory viral infection: From acute morbidity to chronic sequelae ITP Jay Mizgerd
Apr 20 Margaret Scull, PhD
University of Maryland
Mucin-mediated Defense Against Influenza Virus Infection NEIDL Mohsan Saeed
Apr 27 Microbiology
Student Invited Speaker
Emmie de Wit, PhD
A rapid response to the emergence of SARS-CoV-2: Making past experiences count MICRO Callie Donahue