Spring 2017 Seminars

1/18/2017 MIC Student Seminar – Aldo Nascimento and Kathryn Michels

Aldo Nascimento, Dave Kashatus Laboratory
Kathryn Michels, Borna Mehrad Laboratory
Hosts: Kwon Park, PhD and Daniel Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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1/25/2017 MIC Seminar – Pyroptosis triggers pore-induced intracellular traps (PITs) that capture bacteria and lead to their clearance by efferocytosis

Edward Miao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

Host: MIC student seminar committee

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/1/2017 MIC Seminar – Interferon Regulatory Factor-1: a swiss army knife of the host against gammaherpesvirus infection and pathogenesis

Vera  Tarakanova, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin

Host:  Ulrike Lorenz, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/8/2017 MIC Student Seminar – Kristen Penberthy and Napoleon Butler

Kristen Penberthy, Ravichandran Laboratory: “The phosphatidylserine receptor Mer is a unique coordinator of RPE phagocytosis.”
Napoleon Butler, Kwon Park Laboratory: “The Role of Branched-chain Aminotransferase 1 in Small Cell Lung Cancer”

Hosts: Kwon Park, PhD and Daniel Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/15/2017 MIC Seminar – “Moving beyond ‘the chlamydial anomaly’: Peptidoglycan synthesis, turnover, and function in the intracellular human pathogen, Chlamydia trachomatis”

George W. Liechti, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Host:  Alison Criss, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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2/22/2017 MIC Seminar – “Virosome: Interplay between virus and exosome biology”

Fatah Kashanchi, PhD
Director of Research, NCBID,
School of Systems Biology
George Mason University

Host: Steven Zeichner, MD, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/1/2017 MIC Seminar: “MicroRNA Control in the Immune System: Function and Mechanism”

Changchun Xiao, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology and Microbial Science
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 

Host:  Timothy Bender, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/8/2017 MIC Seminar: “Interpreting the human genome through high-throughput cellular microbiology”

Dennis C. Ko PhD, MD | Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Department of Medicine
Center for Host-Microbial Interactions
Duke University Medical Center

Host:  Alison Criss, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/15/2017 MIC Student Seminar – Stephanie Ragland and Adam Greene

Stephanie Ragland, Alison Criss Laboratory “Lysozyme resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae contributes to bacterial survival in the presence of human neutrophils”
Adam Greene, James Casanova Laboratory “Salmonella typhimurium manipulates cholesterol trafficking in macrophages via suppression of the host cholesterol transport protein ABCA1″

Hosts: Kwon Park, PhD and Daniel Engel, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/22/2017 MIC Seminar – “Microbes Fighting Back: Suppression of Host Defense Systems Through Novel Post-Translational Modifications.”

Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Host:  Herve Agaisse, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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3/29/2017 MIC Seminar – Isoform- and tissue-specific functions of Ras oncoproteins

Kevin M. Haigis, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Host:  Kwon Park, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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CANCELLED – 4/5/2017 MIC Seminar – “Innate Immune Mechanism for Viral dsRNA detection”

Sun Hur, PhD
Investigator, PCMM at Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology and the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Host:  Kwon Park

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1-17
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4/12/2017 MIC Seminar – Emerging roles of mitochondria in cell signaling decisions.

Heidi McBride, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Cell Biology
Killam Research Scholar
Professor, McGill University

Host: David Kashatus, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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4/19/2017 MIC Seminar – Natural Products and Synthetic Drugs that Block Virus Infection and Inflammation

Stephen J. Polyak, PhD
Research Professor
Departments of Laboratory Medicine, Global Health, and Microbiology
University of Washington, Seattle

Host: Young Hahn, PhD

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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5/3/2017 MIC Seminar – Guts, Germs, and Steel: Microbes and Metal in the Inflamed Gut

Manuela Raffatellu, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Host:  Melissa Kendall, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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5/5/2017 MIC Retreat

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zehmer Hall
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5/10/2017 MIC Seminar – Viral-bacterial interactions in the lung

Jennifer Bomberger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Host:  Melanie Rutkowski, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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5/17/2017 MIC Seminar – open date

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JH 1-17
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