Seminar Series 2014–2015

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

Sept. 9
Sept. 16 Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., MPH, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Director, Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

Influenza virus and dual-use research of concern: Potential crisis or fear-mongering?

Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Sept. 23
Sept. 30 Erdal Toprak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Green Center for Systems Biology and Pharmacology, UT Southwestern 

Evolution of antibiotic resistance and hypersensitivity

Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Oct. 7
Oct. 14 Jessica Moreland, M.D.Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, UT Southwestern

Neutrophil priming by TLR agonists: Role of common polymorphisms

Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Oct. 21
Oct. 28 Sing Sing Way, M.D., Ph.D., Pauline and Lawson Reed Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics  

Immune pathogenesis of prenatal infection

Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Nov. 4
Nov. 11 Mary K. Estes, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Virology & 

Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


Molecular Microbiology
graduate students

Nov. 18 Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Green Center for Systems Biology, UT Southwestern  TBA Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Nov. 25 No Seminar
Dec. 2 Stephanie Karst, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida TBA

Molecular Microbiology
graduate students

Dec. 9 John MacMicking, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbial  Pathogenesis, Yale University

IFN-inducible GTPases in Mammalian Host Defense

John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Dec. 16
Dec. 23 No Seminar
Dec. 30 No Seminar
Jan. 6 Dawn M. Wetzel, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and PharmacologyUT Southwestern TBA Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Jan. 13 Jörn Coers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center TBA Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Jan. 20
Jan. 27
Feb. 3 Philip R. Hardwidge, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Pathobiology, Kansas State University TBA Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Feb. 10
Feb. 17
Feb. 24
Mar. 3
Mar. 10
Mar. 17 Karen Ottemann, Ph.D.Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California - Santa Cruz  TBA David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Mar. 24 Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., Chief Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Health TBA

Molecular Microbiology
graduate students

Apr. 1 **University Lecture Series**
Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals 
Sulkin Visiting Professor
TBA Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
Apr. 2 **Special Seminar Day**
Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
Sulkin Visiting Professor 
TBA Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
Apr. 7 Lee-Ann Allen, Ph.D., Professor, Internal Medicine and Microbiology,  University of Iowa  TBA Jessica Moreland, Ph.D.
Apr. 14 Raksha Jain, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care, UT Southwestern TBA Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Apr. 21
Apr. 28
May 5 David S. Weiss, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine TBA (BWF) Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
May 12 Heran Darwin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, NYU Langone Medical Center TBA (BWF) Kim Orth, Ph.D.
May 19 Sara Cherry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania Using high throughout screening to host factors involved in immunity Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
May 26

The series is sponsored, in part, by an educational grant from Thermo Fisher.