Fall 2009 Seminars

Microbiology Seminars Fall 2009

9/9/20092009 Cancer Training Grant Retreat
Amy Bouton, PhD
9/16/2009Sarkis K. Mazmanian, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

“Say Hello to Your Little Friends: How Gut Bacteria Promote Intestinal Health”
Joanna Goldberg, PhD
9/22/2009 – TuesdayThird Annual Robert J. Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology 
Susan Gottesman, PhD
NIH, Center for Cancer Research
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Head, Biochemical Genetics Section
Laboratory Co-Chief

Beyond Transcription: Regulatory Networks with Small RNA Regulators
J. Thomas Parsons, PhD
9/30/2009Anthony V. Furano, MD
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health

“L1 Retrotransposons in the Human Genome”
Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld, MD, PhD
10/7/2009Andrea Cerutti, MD
Associate Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

“Immunoglobulin class switching in healthy and HIV-infected mucosal surfaces”
Graduate Student Committee
10/14/2009Michael Starnbach, PhD
Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School

“Inhibition of T cell responses to bacterial pathogens”
Alison Criss, PhD
10/21/2009Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD
Byrd Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia

“DNA replication and DNA damage response in human cancer cells”
Daniel Engel, PhD
10/28/2009David Schneider, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departmentof Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama

“Share and share alike: Factors that influence transcription elongation by RNA polymerase II also regulate RNA polymerase I activity.”
Ann L. Beyer, PhD
11/4/2009Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD
Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

“Cell Polarity Pathways differentiation and transformation of epithelial cells”
Deborah Lannigan, PhD
Ian Macaca, PhD
11/11/2009Robert L. Garcea, MD
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado

“Chaperoning Papovavirus Assembly and Disassembly”
Sue Delos, PhD
11/18/2009Jeremy Sanford, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Center for Molecular Biology of RNA
U of California, Santa Cruz

“Deciphering the roles of protein-RNA interactions in gene expression and human disease”
Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld, MD, PhD
11/252009 — 11/16 Thanksgiving
12/2/2009Kirk W. Deitsch, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Weill Cornell Medical College

“Immune evasion through epigenetic gene silencing and activation: how malaria parasites survive and proliferate”
William A. Petri, MD, PhD
12/9/2009Lindsey Hutt-Fletcher, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Louisiana State University

“Epstein-Barr virus: B cells, epithelial cells and the cycle of persistence”
Jay Brown, PhD