Seminar Series

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

Current Year: 2017 - 2018

DateSpeaker/InstitutionTitleHost
Sept. 26 Kelli Palmer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
UT Dallas
"How CRISPR-Cas impacts antibiotic resistance emergence in Enterococcus faecalis" Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Oct. 3 No Seminar
Oct. 10 Rita M. Hollaway, Ph.D., ABMM
Professor
Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory – How Newer Assays Have Transformed Patient Care" Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Oct. 17 Nels Elde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Human Genetics
University of Utah
"Evolutionary innovations from biological collisions" Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Oct. 24 Joanne Engel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine
Director, Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense Program
University of California San Francisco
"Chlamydia is a master cell biologist: unleashing the private lives of intravacuolar pathogens" Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Oct. 31 Ezra Burstein, M.D.
Professor and Division Chief
Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"RNA:DNA and antiviral immunity" Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Nov. 7
in NB6.132
at noon
Andrew Goodman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale School of Medicine
"Tuning the microbiome" Andrew Koh, M.D.
*Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology
Nov. 14 Marvin Whiteley, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Co-Director, Emory-Children’s CF Center (CF@LANTA)
"Microbial interactions during chronic infection" Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Nov. 21 No Seminar
Nov. 28 (Zhijian) James Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, HHMI Investigator
Department of Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"The expanding role of the cGAS-cGAMP-STING pathway in immune defense, autoimmunity, and cellular senescence" Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Dec. 5 Sam Miller, M.D.
Professor
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
"Are pathogenic bacteria just looking for food?: Lessons about chronic diseases at mucosal surfaces for Cystic Fibrosis" Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Dec. 12 Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Cell Biology and of Biophysics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Probing the Molecular Organization of Cells and Organelles using Cryo-Electron Microscopy" Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Dec. 19 Grant McFadden, Ph.D.
Director
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy
Arizona State University
"The Long and Winding Road from Poxvirus Tropism to Oncolytic Virotherapy" Don Gammon, Ph.D.
Dec. 26 No Seminar
Jan. 2 No Seminar
Jan. 9 Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and of Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"A malicious cough" Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
Jan. 16
in NB6.132
at noon
Gabriel Nunez, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Co-Director, Immunology and Host Response Program
University of Michigan
"Control of Pathogen Colonization by Host Immunity and the Microbiota in the Gut"

Hasan Zaki, Ph.D.
*Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology

Jan. 23 Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis
"A CRISPR-Cas9 screen identifies Host Factors required for Chikungunya Virus infection" John Schoggins, Ph.D.

Wednesday,
Jan. 24
in D1.600
at 4 p.m.

University Lecture Series

Michael S. Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis
"Host Immunity to Zika virus infection" John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Jan. 30 Susan R. Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Research Training
Department of Microbiology
University of Pennsylvania

"OAS-RNase L: an antiviral and proapoptotic pathway"

John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Feb. 6 Stacy Horner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center
"The epitranscriptome – implications for biology and viral infection" Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Feb. 13 Robert A. Bonomo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Chief, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center
"A beta-lactamase journey" David Greenberg, M.D.
Feb. 20 Jonathan Karn, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Director, Case Center for AIDS Research
Case Western Reserve University
"Molecular basis for HIV Latency and the search for a Cure" Ivan D'Orso, Ph.D.
Feb. 27 David Tobin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
"From Zebrafish to Humans: Macrophage Reprogramming in Tuberculosis" Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
March 6 Andrew Mehle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Catching the flu: host regulators of influenza virus replication" Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
March 13 Ronald R. Breaker, Ph.D.
Sterling Professor, Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University
"Similar Riboswitch Architectures Sense Ancient RNA Derivatives" Graduate Students
March 20 Jason Mock, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells Promote Lung Repair" Eric Hansen, Ph.D.
*Co-sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Wednesday,
March 28
in NB2.101
at 4 p.m.

University Lecture Series

Ann M. Arvin, M.D.
Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine
University Seminar:
"Immunization against herpesvirus infections: Lessons learned from developing varicella and herpes zoster vaccines"
Michael Norgard, Ph.D.

Thursday,
March 29
in NL4.124
at 11 a.m.

Ann M. Arvin, M.D.
Vice Provost and Dean of Research
Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department Seminar:
"Molecular mechanisms of varicella-zoster virus pathogenesis"
Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
April 3 Steven J. Norris, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UT Health Science Center at Houston
"Long-term in vitro culture of the syphilis spirochete, Treponema pallidum" Michael Norgard, Ph.D.
April 10 Joseph W. St. Geme III, M.D.
Physician-in-Chief and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
"Molecular determinants of disease due to Kingella kingae, an emerging pediatric pathogen" David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
April 17 No Seminar
April 24 Ben Gewurz, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Head, Virology Program
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
"Epstein-Barr Virus Induced Host Dependency Factors" Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.
Thursday,
April 26
Cynthia Portal Celhay, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Medicine and of Microbiology
NYU Langone Health
*Special Seminar: Infectious Diseases Faculty Candidate
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis exploits the ESCRT machinery to impair antigen presentation" Trish Perl, M.D.
May 1 M. Stephen Trent, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Georgia
“The Power of Asymmetry:  Architecture and assembly of the Gram-negative Outer Membrane” David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
May 8 Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease
Scientific and Executive Director, Center for the Study of Hepatitis C
The Rockefeller University
“New Insights into Intrinsic Antiviral Immunity” Graduate Students
May 15 Peng Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Physiology
The Scripps Research Institute
"Chemoenzymatic glycan labeling: Applications to cancer diagnosis and immunotherapy" Nan Yan, Ph.D.