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Seminar Series Fall 2013-2014
Thursday 1:30-2:30 pm, Rayford Auditorium
Date Speaker Title Host
Aug 29 Daniel Voth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor  
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
“Life in a Lysosome: Parasitism of Human Macrophages by the Q Fever Agent, Coxiella burnetii” Rick Morrison, Ph.D.
Sept. 5 Darrin Akins, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
“Characterization of BamA and the BAM Complex from Borrelia
burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease Spirochete”

Jon Blevins, Ph.D.

Sept. 12     David Verhoeven, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Research Scientist II
Rochester General Hospital 
“Divergent immune responses to influenza drive enhanced
morbidity in young children” 

Rick Morrison, Ph.D.  

Sept. 19

Huizhi Wang, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Assistant Professor
Center of Oral Health and Systemic Diseases
University of Louisville 

“Infection-Activated Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase (PI3K) Is a
Central Regulator of Inflammation”
Rick Morrison, Ph.D.
Sept. 26     Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
University of California-Berkeley   
“Killing the Messenger: Virus-Host Interactions that Drive Global
Changes in Gene Expression”

Craig Forrest, Ph.D.    

Oct. 3   Ramkumar Mathur, Ph.D.
Faculty Candidate
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Columbia University    
 “A Critical Role for TLRs in Host Resistance at the Mucosal

Rick Morrison, Ph.D.  

Oct. 10 Jen Junecko     “Title TBA”  

Chia Lee, Ph.D.  

Oct. 17 No Seminar Career Day


Oct. 24 Sonja Best, Ph.D.
Innate Immunity and Pathogenesis Unit
Laboratory of Virology
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institutes of Health
“New insight into control of type I interferon signaling revealed by flavivirus mechanisms of antagonism” Jia Liu, Ph.D.
Oct. 31 No Seminar ASM-South
Central Branch
Nov. 7 William Goldman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina 
“The Progression of Pneumonic Plague” Rick Morrison, Ph.D. 
Nov. 14 Eduardo Salinas “Title TBA”  Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
Nov. 21 Robert Heinzen, Ph.D.
Coxiela Pathogenesis Section
Laboratory of Intracellular Parasites
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institutes of Health
“Taking the Query out of the Q fever bacterium, Coxiella burnetii” Dan Voth, Ph.D.
Nov. 28 No Seminar Thanksgiving  
Dec. 5 Justin Graham “Title TBA”  Chia Lee, Ph.D.
Dec. 12 Ashley Groshong             “Title TBA”  Jon Blevins, Ph.D.