Spring 2022 Seminars

1/19/2022 MIC Seminar – Tajie Harris, PhD: The danger of brain infections: Alarmins and the control of T. gondii in the CNS

Tajie Harris, PhD
Neuroscience
University of Virginia

Host: Isabelle Derre, PhD

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1017
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1/26/2022 MIC Graduate Student Seminar

Alison Francois – Cliffe Laboratory

Sarah Wang – Dudley Laboratory

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1017
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2/2/2022 MIC Seminar – Kenneth H. Cadwell, PhD

Ken H. Cadwell, PhD
Skirball Institute
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Professor, Department of Medicine
NUY Langone Health

Host: Isabelle Derre, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1017
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2/9/2022 MIC Seminar: Jie Sun, PhD : Respiratory viral infection: from acute morbidity to chronic sequelae

Jie Sun, Ph.D.
Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Associate Director for Scientific Programs, Carter Immunology Center
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Host: Amy Bouton, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1017
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2/16/2022 MIC Graduate Student Seminar

Collin Dube – Abounader Laboratory

Sayo McCowin – Petri Laboratory

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speakers in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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2/23/2022 MIC Seminar – Beata Chertok, PhD “Precision Programming of Cancer Immunity using Remote-Controlled Nanomaterials”

“Precision Programming of Cancer Immunity using Remote-Controlled Nanomaterials”

Beata Chertok, PhD
Visiting Scholar
Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia

Host:  Roger Abounader, MD, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speaker in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1017
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3/2/2022 MIC Seminar – Sanja Arandjelovic, PhD “Revisiting the role of apoptotic cell clearance in inflammation”

Sanja Arandjelovic, PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine
Division of Nephrology/Department of Medicine
University of Virginia

“Revisiting the role apoptotic cell clearance in inflammation”

Host: Amy Bouton, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speaker in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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3/16/2022 MIC Seminar – Mandar Muzumdar, MD “Diet, hormones, and immunity: the multifaceted roles of obesity in pancreatic cancer”

“Diet, hormones, and immunity: the multifaceted roles of obesity in pancreatic cancer”

Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD
Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Medicine (Oncology)
Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Yale University School of Medicine
Scientific Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Department of Genetics
Yale University

Host: Hui Zong, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speaker in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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3/23/2022 MIC Graduate Student Seminar

Amaris Cardenas – Criss Laboratory “Investigating the role of lipooligosaccharide sialylation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae-neutrophil interactions.”

Jack Cronk – Brown Laboratory “Pathogen sensing by licensed natural killers: Can inhibitory receptors distinguish self- from altered self-MHC I?”

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speakers in Pinn 1014 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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4/6/2022 MIC Seminar – Matthew Welch, PhD “Manipulation of host cell structure by microbial pathogens”

Matthew Welch, PhD
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

Host: Alison Criss, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speakers in Pinn 1014 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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4/13/2022 MIC Seminar – Seemay Chou, PhD “Friend or foe? Ticks and their many microbes”

Seemay Chou, PhD
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
UC San Francisco School of Medicine

Host: Sarah Ewald, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speakers in Pinn 1014 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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4/20/2022 MIC Seminar – Cammie F. Lesser, M.D., Ph.D “Bacterial delivery systems from agents of pathogenesis to vectors for novel therapeutics”

“Bacterial delivery systems from agents of pathogenesis to vectors for novel therapeutics”

Lesser, Cammie F. M.D.,Ph.D
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Institute of Medicine

Host: Herve Agaisse, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speaker in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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4/27/2022 MIC Graduate Student Seminar

Chelsea Hall – Agaisse Laboratory

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speaker in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn 1014
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5/4/2022 MIC Seminar – Agnieszka Rynda-Apple, PhD

“Effect of early anti-viral responses on regulation of host susceptibility to subsequent respiratory infections”

Agnieszka Rynda-Apple, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology
Montana State University

Host: Melanie Rutkowski, PhD

This seminar will be a ZOOM seminar

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: on Zoom
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5/11/2022 MIC Seminar – Anne I. Sperling, PhD

Anne I. Sperling, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Virginia

Host: Amy H. Bouton, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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5/13/2022 MIC RETREAT

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBD
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5/18/2022 MIC Graduate Student Seminar

“Evaluating the poor immunogenicity against intracranial melanomas”

Katarzyna Stasiak – Engelhard Laboratory
Host: Kwon Park, PhD

This will be a hybrid seminar. Join the speakers in Pinn 1-14 for the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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5/25/2022 – MIC Seminar: Ying Jiang, PhD

“Cancer as a malfunction of cellular homeostasis”

Ying Jiang, PhD
Hui Zong Laboratory
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
University of Virginia

Host: Amy H. Bouton, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014
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