Seminar Series 2016–2017

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

DateSpeaker/InstitutionTitleSponsor
Oct. 4 George O'Toole, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth
To Build a Biofilm David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Oct. 11 Kate Luby-Phelps, Ph.D.
Director, Live Cell Imaging Facility and Electron Microscopy Core Facility, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Microscope Imaging Core Facilities at UT Southwestern Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Oct. 18 Melanie Ott, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Gladstone Institutes
University of California San Francisco
Epigenetic Regulation of HIV Latency Ivan D'Orso, Ph.D.
Oct. 25

Stanley M. Spinola, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Indiana University

Using Pathogenesis to Address the Emergence of Haemophilus ducreyi as a Major Cause of Skin Ulcers in Children Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Nov. 1 Jonathan Miner, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis
Mouse Models of Zika Virus Pathogenesis  Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Nov. 8  No Seminar    
Nov. 15 Beatriz Fontura, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Influenza Virus Raids Nuclear Speckles for Splicing and Replication Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Nov. 22 No Seminar    
Nov. 29 Anthony Maresso, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Virology & Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
The Janus Faces of Pathogenic E. coli: Models for Understanding and Viruses for Death Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Dec. 6 Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University
Deconstructing, Engineering, and Rewilding the Intestinal Microbiota Graduate Student Hosted
Dec. 13 Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D.
Violetta L. Horton Research Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Genetics
Stanford University
Viral Quasispecies, Human Diversity, Drug Resistance and Host Susceptibility Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Dec. 20 No Seminar    
Dec. 27 No Seminar    
Jan. 3 No Seminar    
Jan. 10 Russell Vance, Ph.D.
Professor and HHMI Investigator, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley
Strategies and Counterstrategies in Host-Pathogen Interactions Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 17
Room NB6.132, Time: Noon
Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Florida
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology
Microbial Genomics as a Tool to Illuminate Colorectal Cancer Hasan Zaki, Ph.D.
Jan. 24 Dawn Wetzel, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Clinical Correlations: Immunodeficiency Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Jan. 31 Bruce A. Vallance, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia
Intestinal Goblet Cells: Newly Recognized Coordinators of Mucosal Host Defense Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Feb. 7 Jan Carette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Hunting Host Factors Critical for Viral Infection John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Feb. 14 Amanda Evans, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Clinical Correlates: Dysentery and the ICU Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Feb. 21 Demián Cazalla
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah School of Medicine
Lessons from Viruses: Novel Roles for Non-Coding RNAs in the Regulation of Gene Expression Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Feb. 28 David Greenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
 
Biofilm Eradication Through Delivery of Alternating Magnetic Fields Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
March 7 Bruce Beutler, M.D.
Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Saturation mutagenesis in the mouse Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
March 14 Eric Skaar, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Division of Molecular Pathogenesis
Vanderbilt University
The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
March 21 Scott Hultgren, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
TBA Kim Orth, Ph.D.
March 28 No Seminar    
Wednesday, March 29 S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Lectureship in Microbiology

Herbert "Skip" Virgin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
University Seminar
TBA
Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 30 S. Edward Sulkin Visiting Lectureship in Microbiology

Herbert "Skip" Virgin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Department Seminar
TBA
Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
April 4 No Seminar    
April 11 Helene Andrews-Polymenis, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
TBA Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
April 18 Elina Zuniga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
University of California San Diego
TBA Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.
April 25 Ileana Cristea, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
TBA Graduate Student Hosted
May 2 Eric Martens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
TBA Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
May 9 Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Clinical Correlates of Molecular Microbiology Eric Hansen, Ph.D.