Microbiology and Immunology Trainee Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Training Program Trainee Seminars are held on Mondays at 12:00 noon in 670 Albany St, room 107/108 unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: All seminars from April 6 until the end of the semester will be held virtually. Please see below for links to the live seminars.

Click here for previous seminars.

Spring 2020
January 27 STUDENT SEMINARS
“The Influence of The Lung Virome on Pulmonary B cells”
Fumiaki Aihara, Kepler Lab
and
Characterizing the Lung B Memory Cell Population After Respiratory Viral Infection”
Michael Breen, Fearns Lab
February 3 JOURNAL CLUB
Callie Donahue, Davey Lab
Martini, F., Arone, C., Hasset, A., Hall, W. W. & Sheehy, N. The ESCRT-0 Protein HRS Interacts with the Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type 2 Antisense Protein APH-2 and Suppresses Viral Replication. J. Virol. 94, e01311-19, 2019. PMID: 31597781
February 10 QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINAR
“Characterization of PD-1+TIGIT+ CD4+ T Conventional Cells in Systemic Sclerosis and Their Contribution to Fibrosis”
Victoria Volfson Sedletsky, Dooms Lab
February 24 JOURNAL CLUB
Josiane Fofana, Gummuluru Lab
Thurs, Feb 27
@ 9:00 AM
Location: TBA
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
“Discovery, Characterization, and Ligand Specificity Engineering of a Novel Bacterial Transcription Factor Inducible by Progesterone”
R Cooper Baer
March 2 STUDENT SEMINARS
“Investigating the Role of Tuberculosis Disease on Humoral Immunity in Ugandans Living with HIV-1”
Bukola Adeoye, Sagar Lab
and
“STAT3-Induced Liver Activity Remodels the Lung Landscape to Fortify Pulmonary Disease”
Christine Odom, Quinton Lab
March 16 ***C A N C E L E D***
POSTDOC/RESEARCH SCIENTIST SEMINARS
“Characterizing a Clinically Identified Mutation in the Ebola Virus Glycoprotein”
Scott Seitz, Connor Lab
and
“Filovirus Glycoproteins and TLR4”
Judith Olejnik, Mühlberger Lab
March 23 MOVED TO MAY 4
March 30 JOURNAL CLUB
Victoria Volfson Sedletsky, Dooms Lab
Taylor, DK et al. T Follicular Helper-Like Cells Contribute to Skin Fibrosis. Sci. Transl. Med. 10(431):eaaf5307, 2018. PMID 29514998
April 6 STUDENT SEMINARS
“The Function of Extracellular Vesicles and their Cargo during Dengue Virus Infection”
Alexander Gold, Colpitts Lab
and
“Memory CD4+ T Cell Landscape after Lung Recovery from Pneumococcal Pneumonia”
Carolina Lyon de Ana, Mizgerd Lab
Meeting Link: https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/247668460
April 13 STUDENT/RESEARCH TECHNICIAN SEMINARS
“Investigation of Effect of Chronic Opioid Misuse on HIV Pathogenesis and Latency Establishment”
Binita Bashukala, Henderson Lab
and
“Distinct Roles of Gamma Delta T Cell Subsets in HIV and Aging-Associated Inflammation”
Riley Pihl, Flow Core
April 27 NO SEMINAR
May  4 STUDENT SEMINARS
“Mechanisms of HIV-1 RNA-Induced Activation of Microglia”
Sallieu Jalloh
, Gummuluru Lab
and
“Regulation of Autoreactive T Cell Fitness and Cytokine-Subset Distribution by n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”
Jaileene Hernandez Escalante, Dooms Lab
Tuesday, May 12
@ 12:00 pm
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
“Ebola Virus Induces a Type I Interferon Response in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocytes”
Whitney Manhart
Wednesday,
June 24
@ 1:00 pm
DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
Kyle Pedro