Fall 2018 Seminars

9/12/2018 – MIC Seminar: Inhibition and Stimulation of Immune Responses to Chlamydia trachomatis

Michael Starnbach, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School

Host:  Isabelle Derre

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn 1-17
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9/19/2018 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar: “Debugging parasite genomes: Using metabolic modeling to accelerate antiparasitic drug development”

Maureen A. Carey

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Public Defense

“Debugging parasite genomes:

Using metabolic modeling to accelerate antiparasitic drug development”

Hosts:  Jennifer Guler, Ph.D. and Jason Papin, Ph.D.

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn 1-14
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9/26/2018 – MIC/Pharm co-sponsored Seminar: Role of phosphoinositides and the cytoskeleton in phagocytosis.

Sergio Grinstein, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Toronto

Host:  Kodi Ravichandran, PhD

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: New Pinn Hall Conference Center
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10/3/2018 – MIC Seminar: Power of Communication: Exosomes as Carrier Pigeons of the Cell to Regulate Innate Immune Response to Infection

Ramin M. Hakami, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Systems Biology
National Center for Biodefense & Infectious Diseases
George Mason University

Host: Young Hahn, PhD

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1-17
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10/12/2018 – Annual Robert J. Kadner Dinstinguished Lecture in Microbiology

Joseph Mougous, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“Micro-Scale Warfare with Macro-Scale Implications: Mechanisms and Consequences of Interbacterial Antagonism”

Host:  Isabelle Derré

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall Conference Center
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10/17/2018 – MIC Seminar: Epigenetic Regulation of Herpesviral Lytic and Latent Infection

David M. Knipe, PhD
Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Chair, Harvard Virology Program

Host: Anna Cliffe, PhD

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn 1-17
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10/24/2018 – MIC co-sponsored Seminar: CCIB Guest Lecture 2018 Heather Cristofk Connections Between Signaling and Metabolism

CCIB Guest Lecture 2018

Heather Cristofk (UCLA)

Wed. Oct. 24, 2018

Topic: Connections Between Signaling and Metabolism

 

Dr. Cristofk’s research has long focused on finding connections between signaling pathways and metabolism in both health and disease (with a main focus on cancer).  For example, while in Lew Cantley’s lab as a graduate student, she found that cancer cells induce the fetal isoform of pyruvate kinase  which promotes use of glucose for anabolic processes and therefore rapid growth.  Dr. Cristofk’s lab recently found that glycolytic production of lactate activates hair follicle stem cells, showing that metabolism can drive quiescence versus proliferation in stem cells.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium
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11/7/2018 – 2018 Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture

2018 Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture – Child Health Research Center

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: MEB
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11/14/2018 – MIC Seminar: Mechanisms regulating cell-to-cell spread by Listeria monocytogenes.

John H. Brumell, PhD
Pitblado Chair in Cell Biology
Senior Scientist and Program Head, Cell Biology Program, The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Molecular Genetics & Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Hosts: MIC Graduate Student Committee

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1-17
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12/5/2018 – MIC Seminar – “Assembly, dynamics, and function of membrane domains.”

Anne K. Kenworthy, PhD
Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
University of Virginia

Host:  Amy Bouton, PhD

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1-17
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12/12/2018 – MIC Holiday Party

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Colonnade Club, UVA
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