Previous Seminar Speakers

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

Date Speaker Title Host
Jan. 9 Courtney Wilkins
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
“Leveraging genomics and informatics to understand innate antiviral immunity and inflammation” Marie Chow, Ph.D.
Jan. 16 Kerry Evans “Cell wall stress signals in Escherichia coli ” Kevin Young, Ph.D.
Jan. 23 Jeff Sifford “Gammaherpesvirus interactions with host tumor suppressor p53” Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
Jan. 30 Josh Kennedy, M.D.
Division of Allergy and Immunology
“Mechanisms of rhinovirus-induced asthma exacerbations: The seed or the soil?” Dan Voth, Ph.D.
Feb. 6 Joey Graham “Coxiella burnetii Replicates Within Alveolar Macrophages in an ex vivo Human Lung Tissue Model” Dan Voth, Ph.D.
Feb. 13
Feb. 20 Pamela Brown
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri
“Evolution of bacterial elongation and morphology” Kevin Young, Ph.D.
Feb. 27 Matthew Jorgenson “The Bacterial Septal Ring Protein RlpA is a Lytic Transglycosylase that Facilitates Elongation and Separation of Daughter Cells in Pseudomonas aeruginosa” Kevin Young, Ph.D.
March 6 Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology,
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“How gut bacteria enhance enteric virus infectivity” Karl Boehme, Ph.D.
March 13 Daniel WikenheiserDanielle Fortune “Follicular helper T cell differentiation during Plasmodium chabaudi infection””Assessing the role of BB0345 during Borrelia burgdorferi mammalian infection” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D./Jon Blevins, Ph.D.
March 20 Caylin Winchell
Allister Loughran
“Coxiella burnetii Type IV Secretion-Dependent Recruitment of Macrophage Autophagosomes” Dan Voth, Ph.D./
Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D.
March 27 No Seminar,
Spring Break
April 3 Mary Stevenson, M.D., Ph.D.
Infection and Immunity Axis
McGill University Health Center
“Immunity to Malaria:  Implications for Vaccine Design” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.
April 10 No Seminar
April 17 Debopam Ghosh
Cemeka Agugbuem
“Induction of a Lin-Sca1+c-kit- Lymphoid Progenitor Population in the Spleen During Acute Plasmodium yoelii Infection””Elucidating the Mechanisms of the Early Immune Response to Chlamydial Genital Infection” Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.Roger Rank, Ph.D.
April 24 Danielle Atwood “Regulatory Loci Impacting Biofilm Formation in Diverse Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus” Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D.
May 1 Jason Carlyon, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University
“Anaplasma phagocytophilum co-option of membrane trafficking pathways to GRab A Meal” Dan Voth, Ph.D.
May 8 Rick Morrison, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UAMS
“Antibody – a Primary Immune Effector Mechanism in Defense Against Chlamydia Genital Infection”
May 15 Eric Skaar, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University
“Title TBA” MBIM Graduate Students