Spring 2008 Seminars

Microbiology Seminars Spring 2008

DateSpeakerHost
1/9Diane Griffin, M.D. Ph.D.
Professor
Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

“Virus Clearance and Protective Immunity”
Mike Brown, Ph.D.
1/15
Tuesday 4pm
“Special Tuesday Seminar”
Dr. Urs Greber

University of Zurich Institute of Zoology

“Adenovirus trafficking”
joint seminar: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Dan Engel, Ph.D.
1/23Dr. George Grills
Director of Operations of Core Facilities
Director of Advanced Technology Assessment
Cornell University

“Implementing New Sequencing Technologies”
co-sponsored by Microbiology and the Office for Research Core Administration
Jay Fox, Ph.D.
2/6
2pm Jordan Hall Conference Center
Joan Brugge Ph.D.
Harvard
Distinguished Lecturer

“Morphogenesis and Oncogenesis of Breast Epithelial Cells”
sponsored by the Department of Cell Biology
Ian Macara, Ph.D.
2/20Nagaraj Balasubramanian, PhD
Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia
Candidate for appointment as Assistant Professor of Research

“Adhesion Dependent Membrane Raft Trafficking – New Roles for a Novel Pathway”
J. Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
2/27
12:15pm
Jordan 1-14
Dr. Harold P. Erickson
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Cell Biology

“Bacterial cytokinesis – reconstitution of a contractile FtsZ ring in liposomes”
co-sponsored by Cell Biology and Microbiology
Rick Horwitz, Ph.D.
3/5
Jordan 1-14
Wagner Prize Seminar
Michelle L. Demory

“Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Localization at the Mitochondria: Regulation and Effect”
Reception to follow
J. Thomas Parsons, Ph.D.
3/12
3-5pm
MII Student Research Rotation PresentationAnjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.
3/19Dr. Neal Nathanson
Associate Dean
Global Health Programs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

“Polio Eradication – A Global Case Study”
Anjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.
3/26Ethel Cesarman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

“Survival signals in herpesviral oncogenesis”
Dean Kedes, M.D. Ph.D.
4/16David M. Lukac, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMDNJ/NJ Medical School
Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Hijacking of the Transcriptional Response to Notch Signaling by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus”
Dean Kedes, M.D. Ph.D.
4/23Diane M. Robins, Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan Medical School

“Androgen Receptor Variation and Prostate Cancer in Humanized AR Mice”
Deborah Lannigan, Ph.D.
4/30James A. DeCaprio, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Rb has a DREAM: How the Retinoblastoma Proteins Control the Cell Cycle”
Daniel Engel, Ph.D.
5/5 AND 5/6Genomic and Epigenomic Variations in Disease
2-day Symposium
co-sponsored by Microbiology
Michael Wigler (Cold Spring Harbor) – Genome variations and human disease

Carlo Croce (Ohio State University) – MicroRNA signatures in human cancers

Marisa Bartolomei (University of Pennsylvania) – Genomic imprinting

Tom Gingeras (Affymetrix) – The transcriptome

John Todd (Cambridge University) – Type 1 diabetes genetics and mechanisms

Shelly Berger (Wistar Institute) – Epigenetic control of gene > expression in cancer

Brad Bernstein (Harvard University) – Epigenetic features of stem cells

Elaine Ostrander (NIH) – The dog genome and relevance to cancer genetics

Michael Snyder (Yale University) – Characterization of the human genome
5/14Lucas Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Pulmonary Division
University of Washington, Seattle

“Bacterial adaptation during chronic infections: Lessons from cystic fibrosis”
Judith White, Joanna Goldberg, Dean Kedes
5/21Lizbeth Hedstrom, Ph.D.
Markey Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry
Brandeis University

“Targeting a prokaryotic protein in a eukaryotic pathogen: identification of lead compounds against Cryptosporidiosis”
Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D.
5/28Robert Scott Kiss, PhD
McGill University

“Signaling via adapter proteins and LRP1: The long and winding road leads to cholesterol”
Kodi Ravichandran, Ph.D.
6/18Eric Houpt, MD
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

“Host cell resistance to intestinal amebiasis”
J. Thomas Parsons, PhD