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 670 Albany Street, room 107/108 to a limited number of attendees. In addition, all sessions will be livestreamed via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. Please email Kathy Marinelli kfurness@bu.edu for zoom meeting information or if you would like to attend in person.

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Spring 2021
January 25 STUDENT SEMINARS (Remote only presentations)
“Uncovering the Pro-viral Function of the Aedes aegypti Protein AAEL002675.”
Alexander Gold, Douam Lab
“Innate Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Macrophages”
Sallieu Jalloh, Gummuluru Lab
February 1 JOURNAL CLUB (Remote only presentation)
Nelde, A. et al. SARS-CoV-2-derived peptides define heterologous and COVID-19-induced T cell recognition. Nature Immunology 22:74-85, 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32999467/
Presenter: David Bean
February 8 NO SEMINAR
February 22 JOURNAL CLUB (Remote only presentation)
Leist, S.R., et al., A Mouse-Adapted SARS-CoV-2 Induces Acute Lung Injury and Mortality in Standard Laboratory Mice. Cell, 2020. 183(4): p. 1070-1085.e12.
Presenter: Nathan Sanders
March 1 JOURNAL CLUB (Remote only presentation)
Wahl, Al, LE Gralinski, CE Johnson, et al. SARS-CoV-2 Infection is Effectively Treated and Prevented by EIDD-2801. Nature (2021) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03312-w.
Presenter: Devin Kenney
March 15 STUDENT SEMINARS (Remote only presentations)
“Potential involvement of cellular protein PABP in respiratory syncytial virus mRNA polyadenylation”
Victoria Kleiner, Fearns Lab
Immunological Consequences of Defective HIV Infection in Macrophages”
Jeffrey Kuniholm, Henderson Lab
March 22 STUDENT SEMINARS (Remote only presentations)
“Investigation of Effects of Opioids on HIV Replication and Latency”
Binita Basukala, Henderson Lab
“Biomarkers of Mortality in Lassa Fever”
Jamie Strampe, Connor Lab
March 29 POSTDOC/RESEARCH SCIENTIST SEMINARS (Remote only presentations)
“Modeling SARS-CoV-2 Infection with Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Intestinal Organoids Reveals a Common Epithelial Inflammatory Response”
Adam Hume, Mühlberger Lab
“No way to Escape: CD169 and Pathogenic Viruses”
Judith Olejnik, Mühlberger Lab
Tuesday, March 30, at 11:00 am DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
“Linoleic Acid-mediated Regulation of T Cell Cytokine-subset Composition in Type 1 Diabetes”
Jaileene Hernandez Escalante
April 5 JOURNAL CLUB (Remote only presentation)
McCarthy, K.R. et al. Recurrent Deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Glycoprotein Drive Antibody Escape. Science 371(6534):1139-1142, 2021. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6534/1139
Presenter: Brianna Close
April 12 JOURNAL CLUB (Remote only presentation)
Banadyga, L., et al. Atypical Ebola Virus Disease in a Nonhuman Primate following Monoclonal Antibody Treatment is Associated with Glycoprotein Mutations within the Fusion Loop. mBio 12(1):e01438-20, 2021.
 Keiser, Davey Lab
April 26 STUDENT SEMINARS (Remote only presentations)
Josiane Fofana
, Gummuluru Lab
“Functional Characterization of the Expanded PD-1+TIGIT+ CD4+ T Cell Population in Systemic Sclerosis”
Victoria Volfson Sedletsky, Dooms Lab
Friday, April 30
@ 2:00 pm
“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Based Modeling of Gastrointestinal Disease using Human Intestinal Organoids”
Aditya Mithal