Spring 2014 Seminars

MIC Seminars – Spring Semester 2014

January 6
JH 1-17
NYU School of Medicine
Immunology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Integration of microbiota-derived signals to regulate intestinal immunity and homeostasis
Timothy P. Bender, PhD
January 8
JH 1-14
Carla Rothlin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Immunology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Immunobiology of TAM Signaling
Timothy P. Bender, PhD
January 27
JH 1-17
Joshua Obar, PhD
Assistant Professor Montana State University Immunology
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Pulmonary Immunity & Immunopathology during Influenza Virus Infection
Timothy P. Bender, PhD
January 29Monthly Graduate Student Seminar
Chringma Sherpa (Rekosh/Hammarskjold Lab)
“Relation between the secondary structures and function  of HIV-1 Rev Response Element”
Jungeun Kim (Abounader Lab)
“microRNA-148a is a prognostic oncomiR that targets MIG6 and BIM to regulate EGFR and apoptosis in glioblastoma”
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
February 10Dr. Gretchen Diehl
NYU School of Medicine
Integration of microbiota-derived signals to regulate intestinal immunity and homeostasis
Timothy P. Bender, PhD
February 12Monthly Graduate Student Seminar
Laura Gonyar (Kendall Lab)
Should I stay or should I go: host-derived molecules as signals for adhesion in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7

Melissa Anderson (Kedes Lab)
Maturation of a gammaherpesvirus: How a 15 kDa tegument protein makes all the difference
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
February 19Dr. Yuan Zhu
Washington Children’s National
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell-of-origin and Clonal Evolution in a Mouse Model of Primary Glioblastoma
Hui Zong, PhD
February 26Yisong Wan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Sensing and Sensibility” – The regulation and function of T cells
Young Hahn, PhD
March 5Zegbeh Kpadeh (Hoffman Lab)
“Oxidoreductase DsbA2 in Legionella pneumophila is a Bifunctional Enzyme”

Ali Radjavi (Kipnis Lab)
“An immunoprotective function of itch sensation”
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
March 12Spring Break for Students
March 19
JH 1-14
Wagner Prize 2014 Award Seminar
Brittany Johnson
Criss Lab
Recipient of the 2014 Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research
in Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Neisseria gonorrhoeae phagosome maturation and survival inside primary human neutrophils”

Reception after the seminar
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
March 26Louis M. Weiner, MD
Assoc. VP at Georgetown Univ Medical Center and Clinical Director of Cancer Services at Georgetown Univ Hospital
Antibody-targeted Cancer Immunotherapy
Jay Fox, PhD
April 2Monthly Graduate Student Seminar
Emily Billings
Reacting to bacteria—BAI1 drives cellular immune responses and microbicidal activity in response to Gram-negative bacteria.

Aaron Fond
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
April 11
8:30AM – 5:30PM
MIC Departmental Retreat will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 – All day event
any questions or specific comments, please contact Dave Kashatus
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
April 16David Russell, PhD
William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
The host/pathogen interplay in tuberculosis and HIV/TB co-infection
Alison Criss, PhD
April 23Andreas J. Bäumler, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
University of California, Davis
How the host response feeds Salmonella
Melissa Kendall, PhD
April 30open
Please note:
May 5-6
“Non-coding RNAs, Genome Function, and Human Disease”
Annual Spring Symposium hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
BMG Symposium
May 7Craig J. Thomas, Ph.D.
Chemical Biology Laboratory Adjunct Investigator Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute
Utilizing Data Association Profiles to Drive Translational Discoveries
Hui Zong, PhD
May 14Daniel R. Perez, BSc, PhD
University of Maryland
Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Malleable Influenza Viruses
Peter Kasson, MD, PhD
Judith White, PhD
May 21Paul Kubes, PhD
Professor, Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology,
Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Director, Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Immunology and Gastrointestinal Research Groups
AHFMR Scientist and CRC Chair
University of Calgary
Imaging Immunity in Infectious and Sterile Inflammation
MIC Students Seminar Committee
May 28Dianne Cox, PhD
Dept. of Anatomy and Structural Biology Dept. of Developmental and Molecular Biology Co-Director of the BETTR program Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Understanding Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein – or how can one protein be involved in so many functions
Amy H. Bouton, PhD