Spring 2008 Seminars

Microbiology Seminars Spring 2008
 Date  Speaker  Host
 1/9 Diane Griffin, M.D. Ph.D.
Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

“Virus Clearance and Protective Immunity”
 Mike Brown, Ph.D.


“Special Tuesday Seminar” 

Dr. Urs Greber
University of Zurich Institute of Zoology
“Adenovirus trafficking”

joint seminar:  Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

 Dan Engel, Ph.D.
 1/23 Dr. 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.

2pm Jordan Hall Conference Center 

Joan Brugge Ph.D.
Distinguished Lecturer

“Morphogenesis and Oncogenesis of Breast Epithelial Cells”

sponsored by the Department of Cell Biology 

Ian Macara, Ph.D.
 2/20 Nagaraj 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.
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.

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.


MII Student Research Rotation Presentation  Anjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.

Jordan 1005 

Dr. Neal Nathanson
Associate Dean
Global Health Programs
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

“Polio Eradication – A Global Case Study”

Anjeanette Roberts, Ph.D.
 3/26 Ethel 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.
 4/16 David 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.
 4/23 Diane 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.
 4/30 James 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
Genomic 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

 5/14 Lucas 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
 5/21 Lizbeth 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.
Robert Scott Kiss, PhD
McGill University

“Signaling via adapter proteins and LRP1: The long and winding road leads to cholesterol”


Kodi Ravichandran, Ph.D.
  6/18 Eric Houpt, MD
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

“Host cell resistance to intestinal amebiasis”

J. Thomas Parsons, PhD