Fall 2014 Seminars

MIC Seminars – Fall Semester 2014

Date Speaker Host
September 3 Andrey S Shaw, MD
Emil R. Unanue Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine

KSR and allosteric activation of Raf kinase
Michael Weber, PhD
September 10 James Nataro, MD, PhD, MBA
Benjamin Armistead Shepherd Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia Medical Center

Anti-virulence regulators:  pathogenesis and its discontents
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
September 24 MIC Student Seminar

Katie Margulieux (Hughes Lab)

“Mechanism of CXCL10 Antimicrobial Effect Against B. anthracis

Zannatun Noor (Petri Lab)

“Role of IL-25 During Amoebiasis In A Mouse Model”
Daniel Engel, PhD
September 29 Hervé Agaisse, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbial PathogenesisYale University School of Medicine

MIC Bacteriology Faculty Candidate

Cell biology of intracellular pathogen dissemination
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
October 1 Gene Garrard Olinger, PhD
Principal Science Advisor, High Containment Coordinator, NIH-Integrated Research Facility (IRF) (NIAID) Frederick, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University

Converging science disciplines and the search for medical solutions to protect against viral hemorrhagic fever viruses
Judith White, PhD
October 8 Susan Hafenstein, PhD
Department of Medicine
Penn State University

Picornavirus Entry: Coxsackievirus altered particles are not created equally
Jay Brown, PhD
October 15 Ivaylo Ivanov, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Columbia University
MIC Student seminar committee
October 22 Jason Brickner, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University

Nuclear pore-mediated epigenetic transcriptional memory
Mitch Smith, PhD
October 23
1:30PMJordan 1-17
Isabelle Derre, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University School of Medicine

Deciphering the developmental cycle of the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
October 29 Leslie J. Berg, PhD
Department of Pathology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Insights into the Regulation of TCR Signal Strength
Ulrike Lorenz, PhD
November 5 Elke Muhlberger
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Director, Biomolecule Production Core, NEIDL Institute
Boston University

Interaction of Ebola virus with the infected cell
Daniel Engel, PhD
November 12 do not schedule – Kadner Lecture on Friday, Nov. 14
November 14
Friday2:00PM MEB3110
Eighth Annual Robert J. Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology
Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Beckman Center for Molecular & Genetic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Systems Architecture of a Bacterial Cell Cycle
Alison Criss, PhD
November 19 Student Seminar
Adam Labonte (Hahn Lab) 

“Scavenger Receptor CD204 in Hepatic Viral Infection”

Jessica Harakal (Tung Lab)

“Control of Autoimmune Gastritis by Regulatory T cells”
November 26 Thanksgiving Recess
December 3 Wayne Lencer, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Division Chief Gastroenterology, Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Innate sensing of a bacterial protein entering the ER of host cells by IRE1 and RIG-I”
Alison Criss, PhD
James Casanova, PhD
Erik Hewlett, MD
December 10
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

Engineering approaches to study tumor microenvironment interactions

Kwon Park, PhD
December 17 Student Seminar
David Peske (Engelhard Lab)

Development of lymph-node like vasculature and lymphoid organization in tumors.
Dan Engel, PhD