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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Presenter: Andrew Leal
|March 13||JOURNAL CLUB
Minns D, et al. 2021. The Neutrophil Antimicrobial Peptide Cathelicidin Promotes TH17 Differentiation. Nat. Com. 12:1285
Presenter: Yewoo Lee
|March 20||JOURNAL CLUB
Abbott RK, et al. 2018. Precursor Frequency and Affinity Determine B Cell Competitive Fitness in Germinal Centers, Tested with Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Immunogens. Immunity 48(1):133-146
Presenter: Joseph McWhirter
|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.
Presenter: Sarah Dohadwala
|April 3||STUDENT SEMINAR
“iPCS-derived Organoid-based Model of Intestinal Filovirus Infection”
Elizabeth Flores, Mühlberger & Mostoslavsky Labs
|April 10||POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW/RESEARCH SCIENTISTS
“The Power of Mosquito Saliva in the Transmission of Arboviruses”
Fabiana Feitosa-Suntheimer, Douam Lab
|DISSERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR
“Dynamics and Requirements for Protective Lung B Cell after Pneumococcal Infection”
|April 17||NO SEMINAR|
|June 5||QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINARS
“Defining the Licensing of TCR-Independent Human T Cell Activation”
|QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINARS
“Investigating Lung Interstitial Macrophage Remodeling during Bacterial Pneumonia”
|QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINARS
“Activation of NLRP1 Inflammasome by HIV-1 and HIV-2 Intron-Containing RNA”