Seminar Series 2013–2014

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. 8 Michael Reese, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Virulence without catalysis: How can a Toxoplasma pseudokinase foil the host immune system? Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Oct. 15 Oscar Gomez-Duarte, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Classical and emergent E. coli pathogens in children with acute gastroenteritis Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 22 Daniel Kearns, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University The cell biology of peritrichous flagella. David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Nov. 12 David Relman, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University Assembly, stability, and resilience in the human microbiome Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Nov. 19 Michael Emerman, Ph.D., Member, Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center How Ancient Host-Virus Interactions Shaped the Modern HIV-1 Pandemic in Humans Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Nov. 26 No Seminar – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University Genetic Approaches to Chlamydia Pathogenesis Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Dec. 10 Victor Torres, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine Cellular Receptors Dictate the Susceptibility of Leikoctyes to Staphylococcus Aureus Leukotoxins Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Jan. 14 Douglas Mitchell, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois Harnessing the Power of Genomemining and Natural Product Biosynthesis to Suppress the Rise of Antibiotic Resistance Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Jan. 28 Borden Lacy, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Understanding the Structures and Mechanisms of Action for Clostridium Difficile Toxins A and B Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Feb. 18 Tiffany Reese, Ph.D., Faculty Candidate, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University Cytokine Regulation of Gammaherpesvirus Reactivation During Helminth Co-Infection Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
Feb. 25 Melody Neely, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine TBA David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
March 4 Sean Whelan, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard Medical School Exploitation of host proteins for viral entry and gene expression Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
March 12 University Lecture Series – Stanley M. Lemon, M.D., (Sulkin Visiting Professor), Professor, Department of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chasing hepatitis C: microRNAs, lipid peroxidation, and emerging therapies Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
March 13 Special Seminar Day – Stanley M. Lemon, M.D. A new view on ancient virus: membrane hijacking and hepatitis A Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
March 18 John MacMicking, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University IFN-inducible GTPases in Mammalian Host Defense John Schoggins, Ph.D.
April 1 Michael K. Rosen, Ph.D., Professor/Chair, Department of Biophysics, UT Southwestern Physical Mechanisms of Cell Organization on Micron Length Scales Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
April 8 Chad A. Brautigam, Ph.D., Director, Macromolecular Biophysics Resource Core, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
April 15 Karla J. F. Satchell, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine Vibrio MARTX toxin effector delivery Neal Alto, Ph.D.
April 22 Paul Lieberman, Ph.D.Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute  Epigenetic Control of Gammaherpesvirus Latency and Genome Maintenance Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
April 29 Julia Klesney-Tait, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa The Role of Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells 1 (TREM-1) in Pneumonia Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
May 6 Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Virology & Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Human Intestinal Enteroids: Translating Stem Cell Biology to Understand Human Enteric Microbial Pathogenesis Molecular & Microbiology Graduate Students
May 14 Special Seminar Day – James Collins, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, William F. Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University Radical approaches to antibiotics and antibiotic resistance Molecular & Microbiology Graduate Students 

Sponsored, in part, by an educational grant from Thermo Fisher