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MICaB Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2014
Note: Room locations listed below

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

2-530 MoosT - Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware St SE

1-125 CCRB - Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
2231 6th Street SE (Across from TCF Stadium

January 27: 2-530 Moos
Nathan Sherer., Ph.D., "HIV-1 Virion Assembly- Lessons from the Mouse and Microscope"
Department of Molecular Virology and Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Host: Lou Mansky (612-626-5525)

February 3: 1-125 CCRB
Pere Santamaria, M.D., Ph.D.,"Peptide-MHC-based nanomedicines for the treatment of autoimmune disease"
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hosts: Brian Fife (612-624-2417) and Vaiva Vezys (612-625-4650)

February 10: 2-530 MoosT
Jason Stajich, Ph.D., " Evolutionary genomic insights into virulence of the amphibian pathogen and chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis"
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside, CA
Host: Kirsten Nielsen (612-625-4979)

February 17: 1-125 CCRB
Warren Leonard, M..D.
"The common gamma chain family of cytokines: from human disease to transcription regulation"
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
 Host: Marc Jenkins (612-625-2715)

February 24: 2-530 MoosT
Jeffery Cox, Ph.D. “Functional ubiquitylation during intracellular bacterial infection."
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Host: Anthony Baughn (612 626-0460)

March 3: 1-125 CCRB
Marc Jenkins, Ph.D.,
"Why you can't live without CD4+ T cells"
Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Host: Dan Kaplan (612-626-9400)

March 10: 2-530 Moos T
Kyu Rhee, M.D., Ph.D.,
“Mycobacterial metabolomics: Toward a chemical understanding of essentiality"
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY
Host: Anthony Baughn (612 626-0460)

March 24: 1-125 CCRB
Susan Kaech, Ph.D.,
"New pathways regulating CD8 T cell function during chronic viral infection"
Department of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: Dave Masopust (612-625-4666)

March 31: 2-530 MoosT
Igor Lukashevich, M.D., Ph.D.,
“Viral hemorrhagic fevers: molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and novel vaccine approaches”
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Host: Hinh Ly (612-625-3358)

April 7: 1-125 CCRB
Louis Picker, M.D.,
"Persistence pays off: Unique efficacy of effector memory T cells elicited by Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vectors“
Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR
Host: Dave Masopust (612-625-4666)

April 14: 2-530 MoosT
Richard Novick, M.D., “The staphylococcal pathogenicity islands (SaPI’s) and their extracurricular antics”
Departments of Microbiology, Medicine and Molecular Pathogenesis, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Host:  Gary Dunny (612-625-9930)

April 21: 1-125 CCRB
Peter Murray, Ph.D.,
"Metabolic cross talk between APC's and T cells"
Departments of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Host: Bruce Blazar (612-626-2734)

April 28: 2-530 MoosT
Susan Egan, Ph.D.,
“AraC family transcriptional regulators: mechanisms and potential as antibacterial targets”
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Host: Gary Dunny (612-625-9930)


May 12:  1-125 CCRB
John O’Shea, M.D., Ph.D. “T cells and identity crisis: Mechanisms underlying helper cell specification”
Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch, NIH Intramural Research Program, Bethesda, MD
Host: Marc Jenkins (612 626-2715)

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and the Center for Immunology.
To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.
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To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.