Spring 2011 Seminars

Microbiology Seminars Spring 2011

Date Seminar Host
MII First Year Rotation Presentations Anjeanette Roberts, PhD
1/19/2011 William M. Shafer, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine 

“Efflux of Antimicrobials by Neisseria gonorrhoeae Linked to Pathogenesis”

Alison Criss, PhD
2/9/2011 Sue Delos, PhD
Department of Cell Biology
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

“Viral Fusion Mechanisms: A Tale of Two Glycoproteins”

Judith White, PhD
2/23/2011 Lisa Jones, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

“Protein Footprinting: The Fourth Pillar of Proteomics”

Jay Brown, PhD
3/2/2011 J. Thomas Parsons, PhD
F. Palmer Weber Medical Research Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Virginia

From the Src oncogene to cancer: cell adhesion, mechanotransduction and pancreatic cancer

Daniel Engel, PhD
3/9/2011 Jeffrey C. Rathmell, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Department of Immunology
Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Duke University

“T Cell metabolism in immunity and cancer”

Timothy P. Bender, PhD
3/16/2011 Hamid Band, MD, PhD
CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances
Ulrike Lorenz, PhD
3/23/2011 David S. Ornelles, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Translational Science Institute
Cancer Biology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Cell cycle restriction to adenovirus replication

Daniel Engel, PhD
3/30/2011 Dirk P. Dittmer, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Center for Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Trying to understand primary effusion lymphoma”

Dean Kedes, MD, PhD
4/6/2011 Nicholas H Carbonetti PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Immunomodulation by pertussis toxin in Bordetella pertussis infection and disease

Chris Burns, PhD
Jordan Hall Conference Center
Matthew Hufford, Braciale Lab
Winner of the 2011 Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research in Microbiology

“Antigen Presentation In Situ: Not All Target Cells Are Created Equal”

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
4/14-15/2011 Signaling and Disease in the 21st Century
2011 Symposium Honoring Joseph Larner
John Anderson Memorial Lectures
David Brautigan, PhD
4/20/2011 Graduate Student Research Presentations

Matthew Crawford – Molly Hughes Lab:“Mechanistic insights into chemokine-mediated bactericidal effects against Bacillus anthracis”

Stacey Gorski – Tom Braciale Lab:
“Interleukin-5, Eosinophils & Influenza: Type 2 Immunity Promotes Recovery”

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
4/27/2011 hold – Anderson Symposium next day.
Anderson Symposium – Beirne Carter Center – 1-5pm Alison Criss, PhD
5/4/2011 Cancer Biology Training Grant Retreat – all day event.


Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Microbiology

“Inter-kingdom chemical signaling in host-bacterial associations”

Ian Glomski, PhD


Professor Jon Frampton
Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Professor of Stem Cell Biology
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham, UK

“c-Myb regulates the balance between normal and aberrant stem cell behavior in the development of myeloid disease”

Timothy P. Bender, PhD


Michael Gale, Jr., PhDProfessor, Immunology

University of Washington
“Triggering and control of innate immunity by Hepatitis C virus”

Graduate Student Committee