Microbiology and Immunology Trainee Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Training Program Trainee Seminar/Journal Club sessions are held on Mondays at 12:00 in the X222 Microbiology conference room.  While in person attendance is preferred, all seminars will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Email reminders containing the zoom link will be sent prior to each seminar.

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Spring 2023 Microbiology and Immunology Trainee Seminar and Journal Club Series
January 23 STUDENT SEMINARS
“Elucidating the Role of Bacterial Polyphosphates in Legionella pneumophila Infection of Murine Macrophages”
Kara Farquharson, Bosmann Lab
and
“Investigating the Impact of Opioid Signaling on HIV-Induced Innate Immune Activation in Microglia”
Chelsey Skeete, Gummuluru Lab
January 30 STUDENT SEMINARS
“Development of a Topical Antibody-based Contraceptive: Determining Fc Functions in the Female Reproductive Tract”
Emilie Mausser, Anderson Lab
February 6 Journal Club
Zila V., et al. 2021. Cone-shaped HIV-1 Capsids are Transported Through Intact Nuclear Pores. Cell 184(4):1032-46.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867421000684?via%3Dihub
Presenter: Ivy Hughes
February 13 JOURNAL CLUB
Lamichhane R., et al. 2019. TCR- or Cytokine-activated CD8+ Mucosal-associated Invariant T Cells are Rapid Polyfunctional Effectors that can Coordinate Immune Responses. Cell Reports 28(12):P3061-3076.
https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/pdfExtended/S2211-1247(19)31102-7
Presenter: Christina McConney
February 20 NO SEMINAR
February 27 JOURNAL CLUB
Yao Y., et al. 2018. Induction of Autonomous Memory Alveolar Macrophages Requires T Cell Help and is Critical to Trained Immunity. Cell 175(6):1634-1650.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867418312546?via%3Dihub
Presenter: Elise Armstrong
March 6 JOURNAL CLUB
Wang Q., et al. 2021. CARD8 is an Inflammasome Sensor for HIV_1 Protease Activity. Science 371(6535):eabe1707.
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abe1707
Presenter: Andrew Leal
March 13 JOURNAL CLUB
Minns D, et al. 2021. The Neutrophil Antimicrobial Peptide Cathelicidin Promotes TH17 Differentiation. Nat. Com. 12:1285
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21533-5
Presenter: Yeewoo Lee
March 20 JOURNAL CLUB
Presenter: Joseph McWirter
March 27 JOURNAL CLUB
Stieh DJ, et al. 2016. TH17 Cells are Preferentially Infected very Early after Vaginal Transmission of SIV in Macaques. Cell Host & Microbe 19(4):5290540.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S193131281630097X?via%3Dihub
Presenter: Sarah Dohadwala
April 3 STUDENT SEMINAR
Elizabeth Flores, Mühlberger & Mostoslavsky Labs
April 10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW/RESEARCH SCIENTISTS
Fabiana Feitosa-Suntheimer
April 17 NO SEMINAR
April 24 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW/RESEARCH SCIENTISTS
May 1 TBA