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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Date Speaker Title Program Host
Jan 11 Juan Fuxman Bass, Ph.D.
Boston University
Protein-DNA Interaction Networks to Study Function and Disease Microbiology Ron Corley
Jan 18 No Seminar NEIDL
Jan 25 Galit Alter, Ph.D.
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
“Defining Novel Correlates of Humoral Immunity to TB” Immunology Thomas Kepler
Feb 1 Christine Cheng, Ph.D.
Boston University
Immunology Ron Corley
Feb 8 Mark Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
“T, B and DC: Keys to SLE” Microbiology Jeff Browning
Feb 15
Location: NEIDL
Robert Davey, Ph.D.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
“Ebola Virus Teaches Autophagy New Tricks” NEIDL Elke Mühlberger
Feb 22 Jennifer Gommerman, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
“B Cells in MS – Friend or Foe?” Immunology Jeff Browning
Mar 1 Nancie MacIver, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Duke University Hospital
“Nutrition and Leptin in T Cell Metabolism” Inflammation Barb Nikolajczyk
Mar 8
Location: NEIDL
Tony Wang, Ph.D.
SRI International
“Coming from the Blood: Unraveling the Mystery of Zika Virus Dissemination” NEIDL Ron Corley
Monday, Mar 13
Location: NEIDL
Julian Hiscox, Ph.D.
University of Liverpools
“Delineating the Role of the Host and Co-infections in Ebola Virus Disease and its Outcome” NEIDL John Connor
Mar 15 Immunology
Mar 22 Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Mar 29 Inflammation
Apr 5 Francois Villinger, D.V.M, Ph.D.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Microbiology Rahm Gummuluru
Apr 12 Location: NEIDL Kartik Chandran, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
NEIDL Elke Mühlberger
Apr 19 Immunology
Apr 26 Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Microbiology Jay Mizgerd
Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
Microbiology Michelle Fleury
May 10 Carla Greenbaum, M.D.
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
Immunology Barb Nikolajczyk

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.

Date Program Presenter
Jan 9 Microbiology Journal Club Sila Ataca Briney, B. et al. 2016. Tailored Immunogens Direct Affinity Maturation Toward HIV Neutralizing Antibodies. Cell 166:1459-1470.
Jan 16 No Seminar
Jan 23 Immunology Journal Club
Kyle Pedro Park, R.J. et al. 2016. A Genome-Wide CRISPR Screen Identifies a Restricted set of HIV Host Dependency Factors. Nat. Genetics [Epub ahead of print].
Jan 30 Inflammation Journal Club Christina Lisk Hutton, A.J. et al. 2017. Human Lung Fibroblasts Present Bacterial Antigens to Autologous Lung Th Cells. J. Immunol. 198:110-118.
Feb 6 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminars John Ruedas
(Connor Lab)
Sarah Shearer
(Fearns Lab)
“Common Occurrence of Tissue-Culture Adapted Ebola Viruses Caused by a Single Mutation in the Glycoprotein Fusion Loop”
“Initiation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transcription and Replication”
Feb 13 Student Seminars Molly Braun
(Fearns Lab)
Matthew Gagne
(Henderson Lab)
“The Multifunctional Role of a Domain in the RSV Polymerase”
“The Effects of Differential T Cell Stimulation on HIV Infection and Reactivation”
Feb 20 No Seminar
Feb 27 Microbiology Journal Club Rachel Yuen Deriu, E. et al. 2016. Influenza Virus Affects Intestinal Microbiota and Secondary Salmonella Infection in the Gut through Type I Interferons. PLoS Pathogens 12(5): e1005572.
Mar 6 Immunology Journal Club Matthew Gagne Druzd, David et al. Lymphocyte Circadian Clocks Control Lymph Node Trafficking and Adaptive Immune Responses. Immunity , Volume 46 , Issue 1 , 120 – 132
Mar 13 Outside speaker for Microbial Pathogenesis, Inflammation, and Immunology Training Program Seminar
Mar 20 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar Dequina Nicholas
(Nikolajczyk Lab)
Judith Olejnik
(Mühlberger Lab)
Mar 27 Student Seminars Tessa Cressey
Fearns and Muhlberger Labs)
Ludy Registre
(Sagar Lab)
Apr 3 Microbiology Journal Club Kimberley Barker
Apr 10 Immunology Journal Club Ian Francis
Apr 17 No Seminar
Apr 24 Student Seminars R Baer
(Galagan Lab)
Kyle Pedro
(Henderson Lab)
May 1 Inflammation Journal Club Eric Brownhill
May 8 Postdoctoral Fellow Seminars Luis Agosto
(Henderson Lab)
Michael Reiser
(Wetzler Lab)
Monday, May 22 @ 10:00 am Dissertation Defense Seminar Kaitlin Sawatzki

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