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Work in Progress-Autumn Semester 2012

August 27


Dr. Yan Zhou, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
"Adaptive cellular immunity to Hepatitis A virus in chimpanzees"

September 3           

University Holiday, Labor Day

September 10


Host Pathogen Seminar Series
Dr. Samuel Miller, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Genome Sciences; Director, Research Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases and Cystic Fibrosis Research and Development Program
"Are pathogenic bacteria just looking for food? The evolutionary interplay between humans and bacteria"

September 17


Dr. Jeanette I. Webster Marketon, Assistant Professor, Pulm, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
"Respiratory Syncytial Virus represses glucocorticoid receptor phosphorylation and function"

September 24

Geoffrey Gonzalez-Escobedo, Graduate Fellow, Microbial Infection and Immunity
"Identification of Salmonella factors specifically regulated during biofilm formation on cholesterol (gallstone) surfaces"

October 1

Dr. Steve Oghumu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Pathology
"Distinct populations of innate CD8+ T cells revealed in a CXCR3 reporter mouse"

October 8
Dr. Corine St.Gelais, Postdoctoral Research Scientist (PI: Wu), Center for Retrovirus Research
"SAMHD1: Characterization of an HIV-1 Restriction Factor in Primary Dendritic Cells"

October 15


Dr. Renukaradhya (Aradhya) Gourapura, Assistant Professor, Food Animal Health Research Program, OARDC
"Immune response to swine influenza viruses in pigs"

October 22

Dr. Issmat Kassem, Postdoctoral Researcher (PI: Rajashekara), OARDC Food Animal Health
"The respiratory chain of Campylobacter jejuni: a toolbox of many funtions"

October 29

Dr. Mahesh Khatri, Research Scientist, OARDC Food Animal Health
"Dual role of stem cells in influenza virus pathogenesis"

November 5


Host Pathogen Seminar Series
Dr. Hank Seifert, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
"Mechanisms used by Neisseria gonorrhoeae to co-exist with human innate and adaptive immune systems"

November 12

University Holiday, Veterans Day

November 19


Forrest Raffel, Graduate Research Associate, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Haemophilus Sap Transporter Mediates Bacterial-Epithelial Cell Homeostasis"

November 26


Dr. Manoj Nair, Postdoctoral Reseacher, Chemistry and Biochemistry
"Protein crystals as a framework for delivery of tubercle antigens"

December 3


Dr. Jessica Edwards, Postdoctoral Researcher, Departments of Microbial Infection & Immunity and Center for Microbial Interace Biology
"Identification of an aminothiazole with antifungal activity against intracellular Histoplasma capsulatum"

December 10

Dr. Tracy Keiser, Graduate Research Associate, Microbial Infection & Immunity
"Biosynthesis of mannose-containing cell wall components important in M. tuberculosis virulence"