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Seminar Series Spring 2013
Thursday 1:30-2:30 pm, Rayford Auditorium   
Date Speaker Title Host
January 17, 2013 Matt Welch, PhD.
Professor Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology University of California, Berkeley
"Mobilization of the actin cytoskeleton by bacterial pathogens" Dr. Dan Voth 
January 24, 2013 Fritz Van Rhee, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Director of Developmental and Translational Medicine UAMS
Cancelled Dr. Marie Chow
January 31, 2013 Robert Kaletja, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular Virology and Oncology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Intrinsic Cellular Defenses & Human Cytomegalovirus Replication" Dr. Craig Forrest
February 4, 2013    Kristi Frank, PhD  Faculty Candidate
Post Doctoral Associate
Department of Microbiology
University of Minnesota
 "When a commensal becomes a pathogen:
gene expression and virulence mechanisms in
Enterococcus faecalis biofilm-associated infections"
Dr. Richard Morrison
February 7, 2013 Joey Graham, Graduate Student Microbiology and Immunology 
“Parasitism of Primary Human Alveolar
Macrophages by Virulent Coxiella
Dr. Dan Voth
February 21, 2013 Donald Johann, MS, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, UAMS
"Towards Precision Medicine: Using Systems Biology to Address Oncology Questions" Dr. Marie Chow
February 28, 2013 Courteney Sulentic, PhD
Wright state University
"Transcriptional Regulation of the Immunoglobulin
Heavy Chain Gene: A Novel Target of Exogenous Chemicals?"
Dr. Kathleen Gilbert
March 7, 2013 Carl Cerniglia, PhD
Director of the Division of Microbiology at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)
  Dr. Marie Chow
March 14, 2013 John Leong, MD, PhD
Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University
"Pathogen-Host Interactions at Mucosal Surfaces that Promote Systemic Disease ”  Dr. Jon Blevins
March 21, 2013 No seminar Spring Break N/A
March 28, 2013 Laura MacDonald, Graduate Student Microbiology and Immunology 
“Coxiella burnetii Subversion of Eukaryotic cAMP-Dependent Protein
Kinase Activity During Infection of
Dr. Kevin Young
April 4, 2013 Denise Monack, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Stanford University Medical Center
"The tug-of-war between Salmonella and mammalian hosts" Student invitee
April 11, 2013 De'Broski Herbert,PhD
Assistant Professor,
Division of Experimental Medicine University of California, San Francisco
"Trefoil factors regulate mucosal Type 2 immunity" Dr. Richard Morrison
April 18, 2013 Susan Pierce, PhD
Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIH
"Natural acquired immunity to malaria" Dr. Jason Stumhofer
April 25, 2013 Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD
Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
"Pathogenesis of RNA Viruses: Both Ends of the Animal" Dr. Karl Boehme
May 2, 2013 Jeff Sifford, Graduate Student Microbiology and Immunology
"Gammaherpesvirus interactions with host tumor suppressor protein p53" Open
May 6, 2013     Kerry Evans, Graduate Student Microbiology and Immunology
"Specific penicillin binding protein loss activates two stress response pathways in Escherichia coli" Dr. Kevin Young
May 9, 2013 Danielle Atwood, Graduate Student  Microbiology and Immunology
"SarA regulation as a therapeutic target in chronic Staphylococcus aureus infections" Dr. Mark Smeltzer