-2015 Seminar Series-

WHERE: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Conference Room 276 - BSB

WHEN: Tuesdays - 11:00 AM  (unless noted otherwise)

For information, please call the Microbiology Department at 414-955-8253.

Please also see Special Seminars that are not part of the Seminar Series.


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Spring 2015

March 10th

Marc Dione, PhD 
Senior Lecturer, Department of Immunobiology, King's College London
TITLE:  “Mechanisms of Immune-Metabolic Interaction in Infection”
Host: Dr. Bill Jackson


March 24th

--Distinguished Faculty Seminar in Infectious Diseases--
Stephen Calderwood, MD
Morton N. Swartz, M.D. Academy Professor of Medicine, (Microbiology & Immunobiology)
Harvard Medical School
TITLE:  "Cholera: Insights from an Ancient Scourge That is Still a Modern Problem"
Host: Jenifer Coburn   


May 19th

Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD 
Wistar Institute (Tumor Immunology) 
Title: TBA
Host: Lily Wang


June 2nd

Samuel Behar, MD, PhD 
University of Massachusetts Medical School (TB Immunology)
Title: TBA
Host: Rich Robinson



FALL 2014

October 21st

Control of Hepatitis C virus gene expression by liver-specific microRNA mir-122

Peter Sarnow, PhD.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Host: Dr. William Jackson


November 4th

Entry pathways and gene-expression strategies used by negative-strand RNA viruses

Sean Whelan, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School

Host: Dr. Paula Traktman


November 18th

Exploiting viruses as a system to understand and treat cancer

Clodagh O’Shea, PhD
Associate Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
William Scandling Developmental Chair
Salk Institute

Host: Dr. Vera Tarakanova


December 2nd

Structures and Functions of Clostridium difficile Toxins A and B

D. Borden Lacy, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Host: Dr. Dara Frank


December 9th

Tuberculosis in the Setting of the HIV Co-Infected Lung

Janice Endsley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Host: Dr. Richard Robinson


December 16th

Microbial Wikileaks: Are Streptococci Conspiring to Harm, and Our Strategies to Intervene

Michael Federle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Illinois-Chicago

Host: Dr. Chris Kristich




February 4th

Host membrane manipulation by herpesviruses on the way in and out

Ekaterina (Katya) Heldwein, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Host: Dr. Paula Traktman


March 4th

Targeting Dendritic Cells: HSV-mediated Mechanisms

Bin He, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Illinois-Chicago

Host: Dr. Amy Hudson


March 18th

Interleukin-27 in infection, vaccination, and infant immunity

Cory Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
University of South Carolina
School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Host: Dr. Rich Robinson


April 22nd

Distinguished Faculty Seminar in Infecious Diseases: 
Mycobacterial bacilli - We're all Individuals

Eric J Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Special location/time: Noon - 1PM, Children's Hospital Auditorium

Host: Jointly sponsored by Center for Infectious Disease Research, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, the Medical Scientist Training Program, Adult Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, and the Global Health Program


May 5th

Molecular Biology of C. difficile Toxins

Klaus Aktories, MD, PhD
Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Freiburg, Germany

Host: Dr. Joe Barbieri

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