Seminar Series 2015–2016

The Department of Microbiology hosts a weekly seminar series at 11 a.m. Tuesdays in room NL4.124 on the North Campus.

DateSpeaker/InstitutionTitleSponsor
Nov. 3 Vincent Tagliabracci, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern  
“Phosphorylation of bacterial spore coat proteins by a new family of kinases” Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Nov. 10 Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern 
"Pseudoenzyme function in Trypanosome polyamine metabolism" Ivan D'Orso, Ph.D.
Nov. 17 David H. Price, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa 
"RNA polymerase II elongation control" Ivan D'Orso, Ph.D.
Lee Kraus, Ph.D. 
Nov. 24 No Seminar
Dec. 1 John Karijolich, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Plant & Microbial Biology
University of California Berkeley
Faculty Candidate 
“Viral Induction and Co-Option of Retrotransposon-derived Noncoding RNAs” Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
Dec. 8  Michael Starnbach, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology
Department of Immunology
Harvard Medical School 
"Evasion of the host immune response by Chlamydia trachomatis" Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Dec. 15 Don Gammon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Faculty Candidate  
“Abortive Infections Provide New Approaches to Exploring Virus-Host Interactions” Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
Dec. 22 No Seminar
Dec. 29 No Seminar
Jan. 5
Jan. 12 Matthew Welch, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, Berkeley 
“Mobilization of the actin cytoskeleton by microbial pathogens”  Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Jan. 19 Andrew Koh, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Department of Microbiology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern 
“The Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Development of Infections and Graft-versus-Host Disease” Ivan D'Orso, Ph.D.
Jan. 26 Jeff Cirillo, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Texas A&M Health Science Center 
“Tracking a Killer from Worms to Man”  Michael Shiloh, Ph.D.
Feb. 2 Anthony R. Richardson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh 
Immunometabolism and Staphylococcus aureus Infections  Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Feb. 9 Elisabeth Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern 
Epigenetic strategies to target infectious and non-infectious disease Ivan D'Orso, Ph.D.
Feb. 16 Ken Cadwell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
NYU School of Medicine Skirball Institute 
Immunomodulation by Viruses and the Gut Microbiome Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.
Feb. 23 Emily Troemel, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences
Section of Cell and Developmental Biology
UC San Diego 
Microbial pathogenesis and host response in C. elegans Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Mar. 1
Mar. 8 Blossom Damania, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
TBA Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Mar. 15 Ian Mohr, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology
NYU School of Medicine 
TBA Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Mar. 22 Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of California Davis
The Pyromaniac Inside You: Salmonella metabolism in the host gut Student Hosted
Mar. 29
Mar. 30 Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, Molecular Biology & Genetics
John Hopkins University
Curing HIV Infection: Recent Progress and Remaining Obstacles S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Professorship
Michael V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Mar. 31 Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, Molecular Biology & Genetics
John Hopkins University
Measuring and Eliminating the latent reservoir for HIV S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Professorship
Michael V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Apr. 5 Shaeri Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Department
University of California San Francisco
TBA Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Apr. 12 Fitnat Yildiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
PBSci - Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department
UC Santa Cruz 
TBA David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Apr. 19
Apr. 26 Joshua J. Woodward, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Washington 
TBA Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
May 3
May 10 Peter Sarnow, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Department of Immunology
Stanford University 
TBA John Schoggins, Ph.D.
May 17 Manuela Raffatellu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
University of California, Irvine 
TBA Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.