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Seminars

Work in Progress Winter/Spring 2011


January

 

Darren Lucas, Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology

"Regulation of Salmonella Virulence Genes by csr"

 

January 10

Dr. Murugesan Rajaram, Research Scientist, Center for Microbial Interface Biology

"M. tuberculosis lipomannan blocks TNF biosynthesis by regulating macrophage MAPK-Activated Protein Kinase 2 (MK2) and miR125b"

NOTE: This seminar will take place in 170 DHLRI.

 

January 17
 

University Holiday, Martin Luther King Day 


 

January 24
 

Dr. Ian Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences

“Defining adult respiratory distress syndrome in mice infected with influenza A (H1N1).”

 

January 31

Dr. Stephanie Seveau, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Microbial Interface Biology

"Listeriolysin O is a major virulence factor of L. monocytogenes and a target for antimicrobial peptides"

 

February
7
 

Shanshan (Melissa) He, Graduate student, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy

"The Mode of Action of Novel Antitrypanosomal Compound OSU-40
- Inducible RNA interference of key enzymes in parasite antioxidant defenses"

 

February 14

Dr. Ruiz Natividad, Assistant Professor, Microbiology

“Understanding the role on MurJ in peptidoglycan biogenesis”

NOTE: This seminar will take place in 170 DHLRI.

 

February 21
 

Host-Pathogen Seminar Series
Dr. Andrew Camilli, Professor, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

"Regulation and Mechanisms of Bacterial Virulence"

 

February 28
 

Laura Novotny, Graduate Student, MVIMG

"Noninvasive immunization strategies against experimental otitis media due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae"

 

March
7

Dr. David Hains, Nationwide Children's Hospital

"Ribonuclease 7: a kidney and urinary tract antimicrobial peptide"

 

March
14

 

Finals Week, no WIP
 
 

March
21

 

Spring Break Week, no WIP

March
28

 

Dr. Jesse Kwiek, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

"Developing a strategy to identify and target host proteins required for HIV-replication"

 

April
4

 

Dr. David Bisaro, Professor, Molecular Genetics, Plant Cell & Molecular Biology, MVIMG

"RNA-Directed Methylation Targeted to Geminivirus Genomes:  Defense and Counter-Defense"

 

April
11

 

Dr. Xin Li, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Biosciences

"Molecular Mechanisms of Persistence by Borrelia burgdorferi,the Lyme Disease Spirochete"

 

April
18

 

Dr. Gillian Beamer, Senior Research Associate, Veterinary Biosciences

"Roles for CCL5 during pulmonary infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

NOTE: This seminar will take place in 170 DHLRI.
 
 

April
25

 

To be determined 

May
2

 

Dr. Jordi Torrelles, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

"Effects of human lung hydrolases on Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection"

May
9

 

Dr. Jessica Edwards, Post Doctoral Researcher, Microbiology

“Dectin-1 avoidance by Histoplasma capsulatum

NOTE: This seminar will take place in 170 DHLRI.

 

May
16

 

Dr. Kristi Strandberg, Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

"Effects of Salmonella PhoP-PhoQ- and PmrA-PmrB-mediated lipopolysaccharide modifications on host antimicrobial peptide expression"

 

May
23

 

Dr. Shipan Dai, Post Doctoral Researcher, Center for Microbial Interface Biology

"A link between complement receptor 3-mediated uptake of Francisella tularensis and immune suppression in human macrophages"


May
30

 

University Holiday, Memorial Day

June
6

 

Finals Week, no WIP