Fall 2011 Seminars

MIC Seminars Fall 2011

Date Seminar Host


Julie M. Blander, PhD
Associate Professor Medicine, Clinical Immunology
Mount Sinai Medical Center”Mechanisms involved in discrimination between live and dead microbes”
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
9/14/2011 Monthly Graduate Student Research Presentations
Tim Errington (Ian Macara Lab) “A New Nuclease Links Septins to DNA Repair
Amelia Hufford (Ravichandran Lab) “Life after death: a role for dying cells in muscle development
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
9/21/2011 Lora Hooper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas”Immune defense of the intestinal epithelial surface
Alison Criss, PhD
Friday, 2PM
Fifth Annual Robert J. Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Richard Losick, PhD
Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology
The Biological Laboratories
Harvard University

“Life and Death of a Microbial Community”

Joanna Goldberg, PhD
9/28/2011 Weston Porter, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Faculty of Toxicology
Texas A&M University”Singleminded control of Senescence and EMT in Breast Cancer Progression”
Amy Bouton, PhD
10/12/2011 Monthly Graduate Student Research Presentations

Shawn Fahl, Bender Lab
“c-Myb Functions at Multiple Levels During the Pro-B Cell Stage of B-Cell Development”

Michael Gutknecht, Bouton Lab

“Adhesion signaling through FAK family kinases controls myeloid cell activities in the breast tumor microenvironment.”


Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
10/19/2011 Rama Khokha, PhD
Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), University of Western Ontario“Unraveling somatic genetic and cellular heterogeneity in cancer
Deborah Lannigan, PhD
10/26/2011 Zhijian Chen, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas”Biochemical Dissection of Innate Immunity”
Daniel Engel, PhD
11/01/2011 Microbiology Retreat Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
11/9/2011 Hamid Band, MD, PhD

Eppley Institute
Director of the Center for Breast Cancer Research
Associate Director of Education & Training, UNMC-Eppley Cancer Center
Co-Program Leader of Molecular and Biochemical Etiology Program (MBEP), UNMC-Eppley Cancer Center

Cbl-Family Ubiquitin Ligases as Tyrosine Kinase Regulators: Emerging Roles in Oncogenesis and Stem Cell Regulation

Ulrike Lorenz, PhD
11/16/2011 Gordon Carmichael, PhD
Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology
University of Connecticut”New insights into long noncoding RNAs and gene regulation through deep sequencing
Lou Hammarskjold, MD, PhD
Ann Beyer, PhD
11/30/2011 Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry
Deborah Lannigan, PhD