Spring 2008 Seminars

Microbiology Seminars Spring 2008
 Date  Speaker  Host
 1/9 Diane Griffin, M.D. Ph.D.
Professor
Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

“Virus Clearance and Protective Immunity”
 Mike Brown, Ph.D.
 1/15
Tuesday

4pm 

“Special Tuesday Seminar” 

Dr. Urs Greber
University of Zurich Institute of Zoology
“Adenovirus trafficking”

joint seminar:  Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

 Dan Engel, Ph.D.
 1/23 Dr. George Grills
Director of Operations of Core Facilities
Director of Advanced Technology Assessment
Cornell University

Implementing New Sequencing Technologies

co-sponsored by Microbiology and the Office for Research Core Administration

Jay Fox, Ph.D.
 2/6

2pm Jordan Hall Conference Center 

Joan Brugge Ph.D.
Harvard
Distinguished Lecturer

“Morphogenesis and Oncogenesis of Breast Epithelial Cells”

sponsored by the Department of Cell Biology 

Ian Macara, Ph.D.
 2/20 Nagaraj Balasubramanian, PhD
Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia
Candidate for appointment as Assistant Professor of Research

“Adhesion Dependent Membrane Raft Trafficking – New Roles for a Novel Pathway”

J. Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
 2/27
12:15pm
Jordan 1-14

 Dr. Harold P. Erickson
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Cell Biology 

“Bacterial cytokinesis – reconstitution of a contractile  FtsZ ring in liposomes”

 co-sponsored by Cell Biology and Microbiology 

 Rick Horwitz, Ph.D.
3/5

Jordan 1-14

Wagner Prize Seminar
Michelle L. Demory

“Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Localization at the Mitochondria:  Regulation and Effect” 

Reception to follow 

 J. Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
 3/12

3-5pm 

MII Student Research Rotation Presentation  Anjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.
 3/19

Jordan 1005 

Dr. Neal Nathanson
Associate Dean
Global Health Programs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

“Polio Eradication – A Global Case Study”

Anjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.
 3/26 Ethel Cesarman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

“Survival signals in herpesviral oncogenesis”

Dean Kedes, M.D. Ph.D.
 4/16 David M. Lukac, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMDNJ/NJ Medical School
Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Hijacking of the Transcriptional Response to Notch Signaling by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus”

Dean Kedes, M.D. Ph.D.
 4/23 Diane M. Robins, Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan Medical School

“Androgen Receptor Variation and Prostate Cancer in Humanized AR Mice” 

Deborah Lannigan, Ph.D.
 4/30 James A. DeCaprio, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Rb has a DREAM: How the Retinoblastoma Proteins Control the Cell Cycle”

Daniel Engel, Ph.D.
5/5 AND
5/6
Genomic and Epigenomic Variations in Disease

2-day Symposium 

co-sponsored by Microbiology

Michael Wigler (Cold Spring Harbor) – Genome variations and human disease 

Carlo Croce (Ohio State University) – MicroRNA signatures in human cancers 

Marisa Bartolomei (University of Pennsylvania) – Genomic imprinting 

Tom Gingeras (Affymetrix) – The transcriptome 

John Todd (Cambridge University) – Type 1 diabetes genetics and mechanisms 

Shelly Berger (Wistar Institute) – Epigenetic control of gene > expression in cancer 

Brad Bernstein (Harvard University) – Epigenetic features of stem cells 

Elaine Ostrander (NIH) – The dog genome and relevance to cancer genetics 

Michael Snyder (Yale University) – Characterization of the human genome

 
 5/14 Lucas Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pulmonary Division
University of Washington, Seattle

Bacterial adaptation during chronic infections: Lessons from cystic fibrosis

 

Judith White, Joanna Goldberg, Dean Kedes
 5/21 Lizbeth Hedstrom, Ph.D.
Markey Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry
Brandeis University

“Targeting a prokaryotic protein in a eukaryotic pathogen:  identification of lead compounds against Cryptosporidiosis” 

Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D.
 5/28
Robert Scott Kiss, PhD
McGill University

“Signaling via adapter proteins and LRP1: The long and winding road leads to cholesterol”

 

Kodi Ravichandran, Ph.D.
  6/18 Eric Houpt, MD
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

“Host cell resistance to intestinal amebiasis”

J. Thomas Parsons, PhD