Spring 2007 Seminars

Microbiology Seminar Series

  Spring 2007

Tues. 10am
Student Rotation TalksAmy Bouton, Ph.D.
2/7A. Wayne Orr, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia

“Role of the subendothelial matrix in atherosclerosis”
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
2/14Eric Hunter, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University

“Genetic bottlenecks versus diversity during heterosexual transmission of HIV – a role for STDs?”
Microbiology and
Thaler Center – Lou
Hammarskjöld, M.D., Ph.D., David Rekosh, Ph.D.
J. White, Ph.D., Sue Delos, Ph.D.
2/21Dr. Benita Katzenellenbogen
Swanlund Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Estrogens and Estrogen Receptor Actions in Health and Disease“
Deborah Lannigan, Ph.D.

sponsors: Department of Microbiology and Cancer Center
3/7Bernard Moss
Laboratory of Viral Diseases

“Poxviruses do it their own way: New insights into entry, gene expression and assembly”
Judith White, Ph.D.
3/14Student Rotation TalksAmy Bouton, Ph.D.
3/21Laura Adang, MSTP student
2007 Wagner Prize Recipent

“Intracellular KSHV load determines early loss of immune synapse components“
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
3/28Dr. M. García-Blanco, MD, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University

“Imaging alternative splicing decisions in vivo”
Dan Engel, Ph.D., Lou
Hammarskjöld, M.D., Ph.D.
Alison Criss, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Candidate

“Subversion of host immune responses by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.“
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
4/4Christopher J. Kristich, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Research Associate
Department of Microbiology
University of Minnesota

“Unraveling intrinsic antimicrobial resistance in Enterococcus faecalis: a new bacterial signal transduction system”
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
Bryce Nickels, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard University

“Regulating the post-initiation activities of RNA polymerase”
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
4/11Dr. Kanta Subbarao, MD, MPH
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIH, NIAID

“Active and Passive Immunization for H5N1 Influenza Infection”
Anjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.
12:15pm, 1-17
Katherine Gibson, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biology MIT

“A novel bacterial regulator of
cell cycle progression and chronic host colonization”

J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
4/18David Lukac, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey / New Jersey Medical School

“Hijacking of the Transcriptional Response to Notch Signaling by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus”
Dean Kedes, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00pm, 1-5
Ian Glomski, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Unite des Toxines et Pathogenie Bacterienne
Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

“Bacillus anthracis meets the mouse, from hello to goodbye”
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
4/25Sasha Shafikhani, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of California

“Pseudomonas aeruginosa and host cell interactions:
new insights in bacterial pathogenesis and
mammalian cell biology”
J.Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
5/2CANCELLATION – this seminar will be postponed.

Lou Hammarskjöld, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Distinguished Faculty Seminar
Dan Engel, Ph.D.
5/9Dr. Reuben Harris
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
“HIV-1 and retrotransposon restriction by human APOBEC3 proteins”
Lou Hammarskjöld, M.D., Ph.D.
5/21Dr. Ian Wilson
Distinguished Lecturer
Scripps Research Institute

Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium
Judith White, Ph.D.
Sponsors: CDB, Micro, SCBB, CMB, Carter Center, Infectious Disease Program
5/30Steven L. Zeichner, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
George Washington University
School of Medicine
Senior Investigator, Division of Cancer and Immunology
Children’s Research Institute, Children’s National Medical Center

“The Gene Expression Program of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associateed Herpresvirus (KSHV): Insights into KSHV Pathogenesis”
Dean Kedes, M.D., Ph.D.