2015-2016 Seminar Series

Where:  BBRB 170
When: Tuesdays at noon


SEPTEMBER 2015
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 September 1
Susan Roberts Dubay Endowed Lecture
Volker Hall Lecture Room C
2 PM
Dr. Eric Hunter Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine
Fran Lund Retroviruses

Recent publications
 "The role of viral fitness in HIV-1 transmission and disease progression"
 September 8              
 September 15

Dr. Ann Griffith

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

UT Health Science Center San Antonio



John Kearney

Thymic development and atrophy

Recent publications

"A computational approach to understanding age-associated thymus dysfunction"
 September 22          
September 29 Dr. Ulus Atasoy  Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

University of Missouri School of Medicine 
Beatriz León  Posttranscriptional gene regulation

Recent publications
 



OCTOBER 2015
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 October 6
         
 October 13

Co-spomnsored by Pediatric Dentistry

 Dr. George O'Toole Department of Microbiology
and Immunology

Dartmouth College
 Hui Wu  Bacterial biofilms

Recent publications

“To Build a Biofilm”
 October 20 Dr. Akinyemi I. Ojesina UAB

Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health

Allan Zajac Genomic investigation of the links between infection and cancer

Recent publications
 “Of Bugs, Crabs and Gnomes”
October 27
Dr.Tomoaki Ogino Department of Molecular Biology
& Microbiology

Case Western Reserve University
Todd Green

RNA virus gene expression

Recent publications

Unique mRNA capping enzyme of non-segmented negative strand RNA viruses"



NOVEMBER 2015
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 November 3 Dr. Robert W. Sobol   University of South Alabama
Mitchell Cancer Institute
Fran Lund  DNA damage and repair
Recent publications
 
 November 10  Dr. Glenn Randall   Department of Microbiology
 University of Chicago
 George Luo   Roles of virus-host interactions in replication and pathogenesis
Recent publications
 
 November 17
Dr. Shannon Wallet Department of Oral Biology

UF College of Dentistry
Hubert Tse  Innate immune responses in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics

Recent publications
 
 November 24  
 
 
 
 



DECEMBER 2015
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 December 1 CANCELED 
Dr. Avinash Bhandoola
Laboratory of Genome Integrity

NCI
Hui Hu T-cell biology and development  
December 8  Dr. Paul Kubes  Faculty of Medicine
 University of Calgary
 Fran Lund Visualization of the roles of immune cells during inflammation,
infection and tissue injury
Recent publications
 
December 15 Dr. Rick Gourse Department of Bacteriology

University of Wisconsin Madison 
 Chuck Turnbough Molecular biology of gene expression in bacteria

Publications
 



JANUARY 2016
Date Name Institution Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 January 5          
 January 12
Dr. Tom Braciale

Department of Pathology

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Allan Zajac “Dendritic Cells and the Control of Antiviral Effector and Memory T cell Responses During Respiratory Virus Infection”

Recent publications

 
 January 19
Dr. Xiaojiang Chen

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Southern California

Mengxi Jiang “New Structure and Functional Insights into DNA Transaction Enzymes Involved in DNA Replication, Mutation, and Immunity” 

Recent publications

 
 January 26 Dr. Lyse Norian UAB
Department of Nutrition Sciences
  Understanding the effects of obesity on anti-tumor immunity  



FEBRUARY 2016
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 February 2 Dr. Tonya Webb

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Amy Weinmann

"Connecting The Dots: The Role of NKT Cells in Anti-Tumor Immunity"

Recent publications

"Connecting The Dots: The Role of NKT Cells in Anti-Tumor Immunity" 
February 9 Dr. Mark Young

Dept of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology

Montana State University

Peter Prevelige

The interplay of viral and host gene products

Recent publications

“Environmental Virology Meets Biomedical Virology, What Can We Learn From Both?” 
February 16        
 February 23
Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire     The Scripps Research Institute    Jamil Saad  Structural studies of viral hemorrhagic fever pathogenesis

Publications 
 



MARCH 2016
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 March 1 Dr. Andrea Schietinger Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Amy Weinmann

Cancer immunology

Recent publications

"Molecular and Epigenetic Programs Underlying CD8 T cell Dysfunction in Solid Tumors"
 March 8          
 March 15

Marx Lecture
Dr. Roy Curtiss, III

       
March 22 Dr. Ajay Chawla

Cardiovascular Research Institute

Departments of Physiology and Medicine
UCSF

Jeff Singer

Guest of the immunology graduate students

Innate immune system activation

Recent publications

“Innate Mechanisms of Metabolic Homeostasis” 
March 29

Co-sponsored by Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Hung Ton-That Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
Hui Wu Surface structures of Gram-positive bacteria

Recent publications
 
APRIL 2016
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 April 5
         
 April 12
       
 April 19 Dr. Eckard Wimmer  Stony Brook University, NY, USA   Ashley Berg/Sunnie Thompson                                                         "Recoding viral RNA genomes through chemical synthesis: Biological consequences” 
 April 26
Dr. Brian Parks Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin Janusz Kabarowski  
Gene-diet interactions, obesity, diabetes, and systems genetics
 



MAY 2016
 Date Name  Institution  Host  Area of Interest/Recent Publications Title
 May 3          
 May 10 Dr. Jens Kuhn NIH/NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick  Elliot Lefkowitz  Exotic viral diseases   
 May 17
Dr. George Hajishengallis  Penn Dental Medicine Hui Hu     
 May 24          



  Innate immune responses in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics

Recent publications