Spring 2015 Seminars

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

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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1/21/2015 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar

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
Host: Dan Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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Student Seminar: Immunoregulatory Roles of HCV-induced MDSCs

Celeste Goh, Hahn Lab 

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan 1-17
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2/4/2015 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar

Celeste Goh, Hahn Lab

Immunoregulatory Roles of HCV-induced MDSCs

Host:  Dan Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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MIC Seminar: Structural insights for the role of BRCA1 in transcription

Deborah Kelly, PhD
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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2/18/2015 – MIC Seminar: Structural insights for the role of BRCA1 in transcription

Deborah Kelly, PhD
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute

Structural insights for the role of BRCA1 in transcription

Host:  Amy Bouton, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/25/2015 – MIC Seminar: Unraveling the cell invasion mechanisms of emerging RNA viruses

Kartik Chandran, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University
Host:  Dan Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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Student Seminar: Allison Batties and Jonathan Handing

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

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall 1-17
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3/4/2015 MIC Student Seminar

MIC 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
Host:  Dan Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/11/2015 – MIC Seminar: Hijack of an Actin Assembly Pathway by Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Leads to Lethal Disease

John Leong, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Host:  Melissa Kendall, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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3/18/2015 – MIC Seminar: Virulence and transmission efficiency of HIV

Eric Arts, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
Hosts:  Lou Hammaskjold, MD, PhD and David Rekosh, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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Metabolic Regulation of Innate Immunity by the Cholesterol Biosynthesis (Mevalonate) Pathway

Donghai Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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3/31/2015 Metabolic Regulation of Innate Immunity by the Cholesterol Biosynthesis (Mevalonate) Pathway

Donghai Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolMetabolic Regulation of Innate Immunity by the Cholesterol Biosynthesis (Mevalonate) Pathway

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host:  Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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2015 Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology

Laura Gonyar, PhD

“Ethanolamine-regulated fimbriae in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coliO157:H7 pathogenesis”

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1014
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4/1/2015 – 2015 Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology

2015 Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research
in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Laura Gonyar, PhD
Ethanolamine-regulated fimbriae in enterohemorrhagicEscherichia coli O157:H7 pathogenesis
Host: Melisssa Kendall, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-14
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Regulation of cell plasticity by the androgen receptor: novel and targetable mechanisms of resistance to Enzalutamide in prostate cancer

Jennifer Bishop, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Vancouver Prostate Centre

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall 1-17
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4/2/2015 Regulation of cell plasticity by the androgen receptor: novel and targetable mechanisms of resistance to Enzalutamide in prostate cancer

Jennifer Bishop, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Victor Engelhard, PhD

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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Illuminating the microenvironments that shape the immune response

Michael Gerner, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-14
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4/7/2015 Illuminating the microenvironments that shape the immune response

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
Host: Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-14
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4/8/2015 – MIC Seminar: Harnessing Genomics for Malaria Elimination and Eradication

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
Hosts: MIC Student Seminar Committee

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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Hypoxia-inducible Factors Augment CD8+ T cell Responses to Cancer and Persistent Viral Infection

Andrew Doedens, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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4/9/2015 – Hypoxia-inducible Factors Augment CD8+ T cell Responses to Cancer and Persistent Viral Infection

Andrew Doedens, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Victor Engelhard, PhD

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/14/2015 – MIC Seminar: Transcriptional regulation of antiviral NK cell immunity

Aimee Beaulieu, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Immunology Program
Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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4/14/2015 Transcriptional regulation of antiviral NK cell immunity

Aimee Beaulieu, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Immunology Program
Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/15/2015 – MIC Seminar: Genome-wide identification of RNA binding protein targets by PAR-CLIP

Markus Hafner, PhD
RNA Molecular Biology Group

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation
Host: Roger Abounader, MD, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of T cell anti-tumor Immunity

Tom-Li Stephen, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist, Wistar Institute

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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Graduate Biosciences Society Student Symposium

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Varies
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4/16/2015 Transcriptional and Epigenetic Regulation of T cell anti-tumor Immunity

Tom-Li Stephen, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist – Wistar Institute
Host: Victor Engelhard, PhD
Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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Innate Immune Defense of the Intestinal Epithelial Surface

Sohini Mukherjee, PhD
Instructor
Department of Immunology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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4/20/2015 Innate Immune Defense of the Intestinal Epithelial Surface

Sohini Mukherjee, PhD
Instructor
Department of Immunology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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The Three Fates of Malignant Progression: TLR5 Signaling, Commensal Microbiota and Systemic Tumor Promoting Inflammation

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD
Associate Staff Scientisr, Wistar Institute

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-14
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4/22/2015 – The Three Fates of Malignant Progression: TLR5 Signaling, Commensal Microbiota and Systemic Tumor Promoting Inflammation

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist Wistar Institute
Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Victor Engelhard, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-14
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Pro-inflammatory cytokines as critical regulators of hematopoietic stem cell fate and function

Eric Pietras, PhD
Associate Specialist
UCSF School of Medicine – Regeneration Medicine

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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4/28/2015 Pro-inflammatory cytokines as critical regulators of hematopoietic stem cell fate and function

Eric Pietras,PhD
Associate Specialist
UCSF School of Medicine – Regeneration Medicine
Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host:Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/29/2015 MIC Seminar: Engineering approaches to study tumor microenvironment interactions

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University
Host: Kwon Park, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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Innate immune sensing of tumors via host STING pathway

Seng-Ryong Woo
Postdoctoral Scholar University of Chicago
Department of Pathology

Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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4/30/2015 Innate immune sensing of tumors via host STING pathway

Seng-Ryong Woo
Postdoctoral Scholar University of Chicago · Department of Pathology
Cancer Immunology Faculty Candidate
Host: Victor Engelhard, PhD

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-17
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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”

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall Conference Center
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5/4/2015 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

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JHCC
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Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate (Topic TBD)

Sarah Ewald, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University Medical Center

Carter Center Immunology Faculty Candidate

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-15
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5/5/2015 Sarah Ewald, PhD

Sarah Ewald, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University Medical Center
Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: JH 1-5
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5/6/2015 – MIC Seminar: Diversification in the face of function – Lessons from the mechanisms and results of pilus antigenic variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

H. (Hank) Steven Seifert
John E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Science and Associate Chair
Department of Microbiology-Immunology Northwestern University
Host: Alison Criss, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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5/13/2015 – MIC Seminar: Molecular Mechanisms of HIV Immune Evasion

Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Hosts: Lou Hammarskjold, MD, PhD David Rekosh, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jordan Hall, 1-17
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5/15/2015 – MIC Retreat 2015

Goal: To highlight and celebrate the breadth and depth of research within MIC and to foster interactions and collaborations between the diverse laboratories in our department.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zehmer Hall Conference Center, 104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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