Fall 2012 Seminars

MIC Seminars – Fall Semester 2012

Date Seminar Host
9/7 2PM
Jordan Hall Conference Center
Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology
Caroline S. Harwood, PhD
Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor of Microbiology
University of Washington, Seattle

“Sensing Surfaces: A Prelude to Microbial Biofilm Formation”

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
Joanna Goldberg, PhD
9/12 Andrew Prentice, BSc, PhD
Professor of International Nutrition
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

“The Iron-Hepcidin Axis and Infection”

William Petri, MD, PhD
9/19 Micah Luftig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Deputy Director, Center for Virology
Duke University Medical Center

“Studies at the oncogenic virus/host Interface: Dynamic regulation of Epstein-Barr virus-mediated B cell immortalization.”

Dan Engel, PhD, Dean Kedes, MD, PhD
9/26 Todd Stukenberg, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics University of
Virginia School of Medicine

“Mitotic mechanisms of genomic instability during tumorigenesis”

David Kashatus, PhD
10/3 Robert K. Ernst, PhD
Associate Professsor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine
University of Maryland

“Role of LPS Structural Modifications in Virulence of Pulmonary Pathogens”

Joanna Goldberg, PhD
10/10 Denise A. Galloway, PhD
Interim Director, Human Biology Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

“Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: a new human tumor virus”

Dean Kedes, MD, PhD
10/17 Monthly Graduate Student Seminar
Jarish Cohen (Engelhard Lab)

“Tolerogenic properties of lymphatic endothelial cells are controlled by the lymph node microenvironment”

Zach Weiner (Glomski)

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
10/24 Catherine J. Pallen, Ph.D.
Acting Deputy Director, Child & Family Research Institute
Dept. of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia

“Dual roles of receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase alpha (PTPa) in integrin signaling and cell movement”

Dan Engel, PhD, David Brautigan, PhD, Amy Bouton, PhD
Peter Lewis, PhD
Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics
Rockefeller University

“Varying and Poisoning the ‘Histone Code’: a role for histone variant H3.3 in human cancers”

Dan Engel, PhD
11/7 Paul Lieberman, PhD
Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation
The Wistar Institute

“Chromatin Organization and Genome Stability of Latent Gammaherpesviruses”

Dean Kedes, MD, PhD
11/14 Glenn Merlino, PhD
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

“Modeling the initiation and progression of human melanoma in the mouse”

Co-sponsored by Department of MIC and the Cancer Center

Michael Weber, PhD
11/28 Monthly Graduate Student Seminar

Ebony Coats (Mike Brown Lab)

“MHC Class I polymorphism dictates NK inhibitory receptor recognition and control of viral infection”
Amber Cardani (Braciale Lab)
“Pulmonary Influenza Injury Is Enhanced By Alveolar
Macrophage Deficiency”

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
12/5 Jennifer Gerton, PhD
Associate Investigator
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

“Cohesin ties the chromosome cycle to translation”

Dan Engel, PhD and Mitch Smith, PhD
12/12 Paul Thomas, PhD
Assistant member
St. Jude’s Hospital

“Innate and adaptive immune responses to influenza infection in the mouse model and humans”

MIC Graduate Students