Microbiology & Immunology


SEMINARS

Spring 2024 Monday Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at 12pm in 1020 COMRB unless otherwise noted

Date Title Name Host Location
Jan 22 Bacterial swordfights: cell-cell antagonism in Burkholderia species Erin C. Garcia, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Dr. Judith Behnsen

1020 COMRB

Jan 29 Deciphering chemical languages in the human microbiome Matt Henke, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Francis Alonzo

1020 COMRB

Feb 5 Molecular mechanisms of COVID-19 and intervention strategies Fang Li, PhD
Professor
University of Minnesota
Dr. Lijun Rong

1020 COMRB

Feb 12 The effects of physiological oxidants on bacteria and their defense mechanisms Jan Ulrik-Dahl, PhD
Assistant Professor
Illinois State University
Dr. Judith Behnsen

1020 COMRB

Feb 19 Targeting the lung for design of new vaccines for TB Shabaana Khader, PhD
Professor and Chair
University of Chicago
Dr. Francis Alonzo

1020 COMRB

Feb 26 The potent alphaherpesvirus neuroinvasive mechanism and what we can do about it Greg Smith, PhD
Professor
Northwestern University
Dr. Lijun Rong

1020 COMRB

Mar 4 Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Bin He

1020 COMRB

Mar 11 Long term consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice Stanley Perlman, MD,PhD
Professor and Distinguished Chair
University of Iowa
Dr. Susan R. Ross

1020 COMRB

Mar 18 Control of antiviral immunity at the Intestinal Barrier Tim Nice, PhD
Associate Professor
Oregon Health and Science University
Dr. Donna MacDuff

1020 COMRB

Mar 25 Sunny Shin, PhD
Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Susan R. Ross

1020 COMRB

Apr 1 Role of viral RNA structure in evolution and emergence of zoonotic viruses Jennifer Hyde, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Dr. Justin Richner

1020 COMRB

Apr 15 Pathogen-microbiota interactions during Clostridioides difficile infection Joseph Zackular, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Lauren Palmer

1020 COMRB

Apr 22 Mucosal colonization by pathogenic streptococci Laura Cook, PhD
Assistant Professor
Binghamton University
Alumni Speaker

1020 COMRB

Apr 29 Charles M. Rice, PhD
Professor
Rockefeller University
COM Dean's Distinguished Lecturere

227 CMW
2:00 PM

Special Seminar
May 2
Eugene Oltz, PhD
Professor and Chair
The Ohio State University
Dr. Amy Kenter

1020 COMRB
2:00 PM

May 6 Overcoming human tropism by studying a natural model of Staphylococcus aureus infection Victor J. Torres, PhD
Professor and Chair
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Departmental Students

1020 COMRB

May 13 Suzana Salcedo, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Lauren Palmer

1020 COMRB

Past Seminars