Seminar Spring 2015

Thursday 1:30-2:30 pm, Rayford Auditorium

Date Speaker Title Host
Jan 8 Daniel Wikenheiser (Department of Microbiology and Immunology,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)) “The role of memory Tfh cells during Plasmodium re-infection” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.
Jan. 15 Marc Jenkins (University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Director, Center for Immunology) “Tracking the activation of helper T cells during infection” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.(COBRE-invited)
Jan. 22 Caylin Winchell (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) “Manipulation of macrophage autophagy by Coxiella burnetti Dan Voth, Ph.D.
Jan. 29 Debopam Ghosh (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) “Induction of a Lin-Sca-1+c-kit- (LSK-) Lymphoid Progenitor Population in the Spleen During Acute Infection with Plasmodium yoelii” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.
Feb. 5 Job Lopez (Department of Pediatrics, Section of Tropical Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine) “Pathogenesis of Relapsing Fevor Spirochetes” Jon Blevins, Ph.D. (MBIM-invited)
Feb. 12 Allister Loughran (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) “The role of sarA and extracellular proteases in defining S. aureus as an orthopedic pathogen” Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D.
Feb. 19 Edward Pearce  (Division of Immunobiology, Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine) “Metabolic control of innate immunity” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.(COBRE-invited)
Feb. 26 Margie Lee (Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine) RESCHEDULED MBIM Student-invited speaker
March 5 Linda van Dyk (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Microbiology, Program in Molecular Biology) RESCHEDULED Craig Forrest, Ph.D.(MBIM-invited)
March 12 Johnasha Stuart / Elizabeth Naglak (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) “Reovirus nonstructural protein gamma-1s antagonizes host type-1 interferon responses””Elucidating antibody-mediated protection against reinfection to genital chlamydia” Karl Boehme, Ph.D. and Richard Morrison, Ph.D.
March 19 Richard Lloyd (Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine) “Can RNA Granules Stress-Out Enteroviruses?” Jia Liu, Ph.D. (MBIM-invited)
March 26 No Seminar Spring Break
April 2 Jeff Sifford (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) “Gammaherpesvirus interactions with host tumor suppressor p53” Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
April 9 John Parker (Cornell University, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Program in Virology) “Virus-mediated compartmentalization of the host translational machinery” Karl Boehme, Ph.D. (MBIM-invited)
April 16 Joseph Graham (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) Dissertation defense – “Defining the Human Alveolar Macrophage Response to the Q Fever Agent, Coxiella burnetti Dan Voth, Ph.D.
April 23 Kerry Evans  (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) Student work in progress – “Title TBA” Kevin Young, Ph.D.
April 28 Justin Graham  (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) Dissertation defense – “Trapping and identification of cellular substrates of the chaperone ClpC and determining how they regulate virulence genes in Staphylococcus aureus Chia Lee, Ph.D.
April 30 Linda van Dyk (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Microbiology, Program in Molecular Biology) “Multifunctional genes with distinct functions in gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis” Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
(MBIM invited)
May 7 Margie Lee (Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine) “One Health Impact of the Animal Microbiome” MBIM Student-invited speaker
May 14 Michael Cancro (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) “Title TBA” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D. (MBIM-invited)
May 21 Matt Phillips (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Student work in progress – “Title TBA” Karl Boehme, Ph.D.