Spring 2009 Seminars

Microbiology Seminars Spring 2009

1/14/2009Klaus Früh, PhD
Professor for Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Senior Scientist Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

“Immune evasion mechanisms of herpesviruses and poxviruses”
Dean Kedes, MD, PhD

2/25/2009Eric Baehrecke, PhD
Department of Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Eating on the fly: regulation and function of autophagy in cell survival and death”
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
3/4/2009Andrew Pekosz, PhD
Associate Professor
W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

“A Role for the Influenza A Virus M2 Protein in Virus Assembly”
Judith White, PhD
3/11/2009Jason Kinchen, PhD
candidate for a position of Assistant Professor of Research

“Going through the acid test: a pathway for maturation of apoptotic cell-containing phagosomes”
J. Thomas Parsons, PhD
3/18/2009Wagner Prize Seminar: Anna Maria Copeland, PhD candidate

Herpes Simplex Virus Replication: Roles of Viral Proteins and Nucleoporins in Capsid-Nucleus Attachment
New Jordan Hall Conference Center
J. Thomas Parsons, PhD
3/25/2009Denise Monack, PhD
Assistant Professor
Stanford School of Medicine

Salmonella persistence and transmission: from genetic screens to the intestinal microbiota
Erik Hewlett, MD
4/1/2009Vladimir Litvak, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Institute for Systems Biology Seattle

“Temporal gene regulatory networks: Lessons from LPS/TLR mediated responses in macrophages”
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
4/8/2009Prof. Dr. George Iliakis
Institute of Medical Radiation Biology
University of Duisburg-Essen Medical School

“Repair of DNA Double Strand Breaks in cells of higher eukaryotes”
co-sponsors: Radiation Oncology, Biochemisty and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
James M. Larner, MD

4/22/2009Ralph Baric, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina

“Mechanisms of susceptibility and persistence of noroviruses in human populations”
Seminar in Microbiology and Global Health
A.J.Roberts, PhD
Daniel Engel, PhD
4/29/2009Kim Orth, PhD
Associate Professor
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Biomedical Scholar
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Black Death, Black Spot, Black Pearl: Tales of Bacterial Effectors”
Ian Glomski, PhD
5/6/2009William Law, PhD
Professor and Chair
University of Sciences in Philadelphia

“Allosteric and enzymatic modulation of adenosine receptor action by extracellular adenosine deaminase.”
Grad. Student Committee
5/13/2009Bo Xu, M.D., PhD
Principal Investigator and Head of the Molecular Radiobiology Laboratory
Southern Research Institute
Birmingham, Alabama and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

“ATM-mediated signaling pathways: from fundamental cancer biology to cancer drug discovery”
co-sponsors: Radiation Oncology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Cancer Center
James Larner, MD
5/20/2009Tej Pandita, PhD
Tenured Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Genetics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

“Molecular Targets for Radiotherapy”
co-sponsors: Radiooncology and Microbiology
James Larner, MD
5/27/2009Xue-Feng Bai, MD, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Cancer Center, Pathology
Ohio State University

“Overcoming immune evasion in T cell therapy of cancer: targeting novel molecular pathways”
co-sponsors: Cancer Center, Microbiology
Vic Engelhard, PhD
6/3/2009Roger Aboundader, M.D., PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Neurology and Microbiology

Molecular pathways in brain tumors: From basic science to experimental therapies
co-sponsors: Cancer Center, Microbiology
J.T. Parsons, PhD