Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

9/16/2015 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar: Speakers TBD

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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9/23/2015 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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9/30/2015 – MIC Seminar: “Antibodies against Ebola virus: A global collaboration”

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Immunology and Microbial Science Scripps Research Institute California Campus
Joint MIC and CMB speaker

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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10/2/2015 – Ninth Annual Robert J. Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology

Eduardo Groisman, PhD
Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis; HHMI Investigator
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall Conference Center
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10/7/2015 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar: Speakers TBD

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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10/14/2015 – MIC Seminar: Roy Curtiss III, PhD

Roy Curtiss III, PhD
Professor of Life Sciences
Director, Center for Microbial Genetic Engineering
Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1017
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10/21/1015 – MIC Seminar: Gail E. Christie, PhD

Gail E. Christie, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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10/28/2015 – MIC Seminar: Sin Urban, PhD

Sin Urban, PhD
Professor, HHMI
Molecular Biology & Genetics

Hosts: Biophysics students – co-sponsored by MIC

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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11/4/2015 – 12:30PM Medical Center Hour – EBOLA—A PHYSICIAN-PATIENT’S LONG ROAD BACK

The Hayden-Farr Lecture in Virology
EBOLA—A PHYSICIAN-PATIENT’S LONG ROAD BACK
Ian Crozier MD
WHO physician in Sierra Leone

Costi Sifri MD, Department of Medicine and Health System epidemiologist, UVA
Co-presented with the Department of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, and UVA Health System Epidemiology

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall Conference Center
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11/11/2015 – MIC Seminar: Beth McCormick, PhD

Beth McCormick, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Host: Alison Criss, PhD

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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11/18/2015 – CCIB Lecture/MIC Seminar: Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD

Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished NIH Investigator
Section on Organelle Biology
NICHD
CCIB Lecture co-sponsored by MIC and Cell Biology

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall TBD
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12/2/2015 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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12/9/2015 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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12/16/2015 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar: Speakers TBD

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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1/13/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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1/20/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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1/27/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/3/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/10/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/17/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/24/2016 – MIC Seminar: Emil Lou, MD, PhD

Emil Lou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Hosts: MIC Student Seminar Committee

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall 1-17
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3/2/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/9/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

(Spring Recess for Students)

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/16/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/23/2016 – MIC Seminar: Title TBA

Victor DiRita, PhD
Rudolph Hugh Professor & Chair
Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University
Host: Melissa Kendall, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/30/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/6/2016 – MIC Seminar: Title TBA

Norman R. Sharpless, M.D
Professor of Medicine & Genetics Chair
The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Chapel Hill
Host: David Kashatus, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/13/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/20/2016 – MIC Seminar: 14-3-3z and autophagy: Cellular life-death decision making during an energy crisis

Joshua L. Andersen
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Brigham Young University
Host: David Kashatus, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/27/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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5/4/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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5/11/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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5/18/2016 – MIC Seminar: OPEN

When scheduling this seminar please note that the following weekend is graduation weekend

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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Wednesdays, 4:00 PM Jordan Hall Room 1-17
(unless otherwise noted)
Please check if dates that appear open are being tentatively reserved prior to confirmation.
seminar coordinator

MIC Seminars – Spring Semester 2015

January 21 MIC Graduate Student Seminar
Emily Mercadante, Lorenz Lab

SHP-1 regulates the interaction between regulatory T cells and conventional T cells

Philippe Gonzalez, Zong Lab

p53 and NF1’s distinct modes of tumor suppression during gliomagenesis

Daniel Engel, PhD
January 28 CANCELLED Raphael Valdivia, PhD
Associate Professor
Vice Dean for Basic Research
Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center CANCELLED

Old fashioned genetic analysis in Chlamydia

Melissa Kendall, PhD
February 4 Student Seminar
Celeste Goh, Hahn Lab

Immunoregulatory Roles of HCV-induced MDSCs

Daniel Engel, PhD
February 18 Deborah Kelly, PhD
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute

Structural insights for the role of BRCA1 in transcription

Amy Bouton,PhD
February 25 Kartik Chandran, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University

Unraveling the cell invasion mechanisms of emerging RNA viruses

Daniel Engel, PhD
March 4 Student Seminar
Allison Batties (Bouton Lab)

BCAR3 in Mammary Gland Development and Breast Cancer

Jonathan Handing (Criss Lab)

The lipooligosaccharide-modifying enzyme LptA enhances gonococcal defense against human neutrophils

Daniel Engel, PhD
March 11 John Leong, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Hijack of an Actin Assembly Pathway by Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Leads to Lethal Disease

Melissa Kendall, PhD
March 18 Eric Arts, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario

Virulence and transmission efficiency of HIV

Lou Hammarskjold, MD, PhD  David Rekosh, PhD
March 31
Tuesday
10AM
JH 1-17

Donghai Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Metabolic Regulation of Innate Immunity by the Cholesterol Biosynthesis (Mevalonate) Pathway

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Timothy Bender, PhD
April 1
Wednesday 4:00PM
Jordan 1014
2015 Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research
in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Laura Gonyar, PhD

Ethanolamine-regulated fimbriae in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 pathogenesis

Melissa Kendall, PhD
April 2
Thursday
10AMJH1-17
Jennifer Bishop, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Vancouver Prostate Centre

“Regulation of cell plasticity by the androgen receptor: novel and targetable mechanisms of resistance to Enzalutamide in prostate cancer”

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Victor Engelhard, PhD
April 7
Tuesday
10AMJH-1-14
Michael Gerner, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Illuminating the microenvironments that shape the immune response

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

 

Timothy Bender, PhD
April 8
Wednesday
4PMJH1-17
Dyann Wirth, PhD
Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health

Harnessing Genomics for Malaria Elimination and Eradication
MIC student seminar committee
April 9
Thursday
10AMJH 1-17
Andrew Doedens, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Hypoxia-inducible Factors Augment CD8+ T cell Responses to Cancer and Persistent Viral Infection

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Victor Engelhard, PhD
April 14
Tuesday
10AM
JH 1-17
Aimee Beaulieu, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Immunology Program

Transcriptional regulation of antiviral NK cell immunity

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Timothy Bender, PhD
April 15
Wednesday
4PM
1-17
Markus Hafner, PhD
RNA Molecular Biology Group
Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Genome-wide identification of RNA binding protein targets by PAR-CLIP

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD
April 16
Thursday
10AM
JH 1-17
Tom-Li Stephen, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist – Wistar Institute

Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of T cell anti-tumor Immunity

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Victor Engelhard, PhD
April 16
(Thursday)
Graduate Biosciences Society Student Symposium
April 20
Monday
10AMJH-1-17
Sohini Mukherjee, PhD
Instructor
Department of Immunology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Innate Immune Defense of the Intestinal Epithelial Surface

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Timothy Bender, PhD
April 22
Wednesday
10AM
JH 1-14

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist Wistar Institute

The Three Fates of Malignant Progression:  TLR5 Signaling, Commensal Microbiota and Systemic Tumor Promoting Inflammation

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Victor Engelhard, PhD
April 28
Tuesday
10AMJH 1-17
Eric Pietras,PhD
Associate Specialist
UCSF School of Medicine – Regeneration Medicine

Pro-inflammatory cytokines as critical regulators of hematopoietic stem cell fate and function

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

 

Timothy Bender, PhD
April 29 Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

Engineering approaches to study tumor microenvironment interactions

Kwon Park, PhD
April 30
Thursday
10AM
JH 1-17
Seng-Ryong Woo
Postdoctoral Scholar University of Chicago · Department of Pathology

“Innate immune sensing of tumors via host STING pathway”

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Victor Engelhard, PhD
May 4

Anderson Symposium – “Immunometabolism”

Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
“Innate Mechanisms of Metabolic Homeostatis”

 

Anthony Ferrante, MD, PhD
Columbia University
“Immune regulation of adipose tissue”

 

Russell G. Jones, PhD
McGill University
“Metabolic plasticity in T cell responses”

 

Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
Duke University
“Nutrient uptake and fueling T cell immunity”

 

Jordan Hall Conference Center 1:00PM-5:00PM

Beirne Carter Center
May 5
Tuesday
10AMJH 1-5
Sarah Ewald, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University Medical Center

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Timothy Bender, PhD
May 6 H. (Hank) Steven SeifertJohn E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Science and Associate ChairDepartment of Microbiology-ImmunologyNorthwestern University

“Diversification in the face of function – Lessons from the mechanisms and results of pilus antigenic variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Alison Criss, PhD
May 13
Wednesday
4PMJH 1-17
Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology University of Michigan School of Medicine

Molecular Mechanisms of HIV Immune Evasion

 

Lou Hammarskjold, MD, PhDDavid Rekosh, PhD
May 15Friday MIC Retreat

MIC Seminars – Fall Semester 2015

Date Speaker Host
September 9 Norman R. Sharpless, M.D
Professor of Medicine & Genetics Chair
The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Chapel Hill
Dave Kashatus, PhD
September 16 MIC Graduate Student Seminar Daniel Engel, PhD
September 23
September 30 Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Immunology and Microbial Science Scripps Research Institute California Campus
Joint MIC and CMB speaker
Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant students
October 2 Kadner Seminar
Eduardo Groisman, PhD
Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis; HHMI Investigator
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development
October 7 MIC Graduate Student Seminar Daniel Engel, PhD
October 14 Dr. Roy Curtiss III
Professor of Life Sciences
Director, Center for Microbial Genetic Engineering
Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18 Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished NIH Investigator
Section on Organelle Biology
NICHD
Dave Kashatus, PhD
November 25 Thanksgiving Break
December 2
December 9
December 16 MIC Graduate Student Seminar Daniel Engel, PhD

MIC Seminars – Spring Semester 2016

April 20 Joshua L. Andersen
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Brigham Young University”14-3-3z and autophagy: Cellular life-death decision making during an energy crisis.”
Dave Kashatus, PhD