Past Graduate Student Seminars

Date & Location Presenter
5/20/2019 Rotation Talks

Stephanie Peterson 
"Title TBD"

Ellen Upton
"CD40 mediated protection from Ebola infection in keratinocytes" 
Wendy Maury's lab

Tiffany Ybarra
"Regulatory T cells in Alopecia Areata"
Ali Jabbari's lab

Merri-Grace Allred
"Title TBD"

Roger Berton
"Sepsis-Induced Changes in Hematopoietic Stem Cell/DC Progenitor Cell Subsets"
Kevin Legge's lab

Ivy Debreceni
"Title TBD"

5/13/19 AAI Meeting (5/9-5/13 San Diego, CA)
5/6/19 Final Exam Week- No Class
4/29/19 No Seminar
4/22/19 No Seminar
4/15/19 No Seminar
4/8/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Amy Whillock (Bishop's lab)
"TRAF3 regulation of signaling in normal and malignant B cells"
4/1/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Aline Sandouk (Houtman's lab)
"Role of Nuclear GRB2 in the Functional Modulation and Transcriptional Regulation of T Cells"
3/25/19 No Seminar
3/18/19 Spring Break- No Class
3/11/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Megan Keller (Wilson's lab)
"The Composition and Function of Extracellular Vesicles in Leishmaniasis"
3/4/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Tina Arkee (Bishop's lab)
"TRAF3-mediated regulation of the T cell receptor complex"
2/25/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Mitchell LeFebvre (Harty's lab)
"Role of circulating memory CD8 T cells in immunity to liver stage malaria"
2/18/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Rotation Talks #2

Stephanie Peterson 
"Examining Infection of THP-1 Cells by Chlamydia trachomatis Serovars L2, D, and A"

Ellen Upton
"Ubiquitin-like protein activity in response to cell stress"

Tiffany Ybarra
"Impact of TRAF3 in HIF1α Expression in B Cells"
2/11/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Rotation Talks #1

Merri-Grace Allred 
"Title TBD"

Roger Berton
"Bystander Memory CD8 T-cell Responses In B16 Melanoma"

Ivy Debreceni
"Hyper Segmentation of Human PMN Induced by Ascites from Ovarian Cancer Patients"
2/4/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Dana Bohan ( Maury's lab)
"Ebola Virus Infection of Dendritic Cells"

Fionna Surette ( Butler's lab)
"Determining the role of TRAF3 in the germinal center response to Plasmodium yoelii"
1/28/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Joe Skurski (Maretzky's lab)
"The impact of iRhom2 deficiency on obesity-linked adipose tissue inflammation and metabolic disorders in mice"

Kody Waldstein (Varga's lab)
"Determining the Role of RSV F Protein in Modulating Inflammasome Activation"
1/21/19 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY- NO CLASS
1/14/19
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Laura Stephens (Varga's lab)
"Evaluation of a polyanhydride-based nanoparticle vaccine utilizing RSV prefusion F"

Jordan Johnson ( Butler's lab)
"Evaluating the Transcriptional Regulatory Networks and Functional Capacity of Tfh CD4 T cells during experimental malaria"
12/3/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Breanna Scorza (Postdoctoral Associate- Christine Petersen's lab)
"Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in U.S. Foxhounds"
11/26/18
12:30 start time
2117 MERF
(no food)
Rotation Talks #2

Stephanie Petersen
"The Role of RANTES in Alopecia Areata"

Ellen Upton
"Comparison of APC Cell Types in Respiratory Tissues"

Tiffany Ybarra
"Bacterial Skin Infection Induces Long-Lasting Changes in the Composition of the Cutaneous Immune System"
11/19/18 No Seminar- Thanksgiving Break
11/12/18
12:30 start time
2117 MERF
(no food)
Rotation Talks #1

Merri Grace Allred
"Disease-Associated Gene Expression in NOD Mouse Model of Sjögren Syndrome"

Roger Berton
"Immune Responses in Testes Following LPS Exposure"

Shakoora Sabree
"Elucidating the Role of TLR9 Agonist-Based Therapy in the Tumor Microenvironment"

Ivy Debreceni
"Impact of Rapamycin on CD8 T Cell Memory after Influenza Infection"
11/5/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Ramasatyaveni (Satya) Geesala (Postdoctoral Associate- Thorsten Maretzky's lab)
"iRhom2 protects Il10-/- deficient mice from early onset of colitis"
10/29/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Patrick Nuro-Gyina (Graduate student- Ohio State Univ.- Jian Zhang's lab)
"E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Nedd4 is Essential for Anti-fungal Innate Immune Response"
10/22/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Jian Zheng (Postdoctoral Associate- Stantley Perlman's lab)
"Amelioration of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in prostaglandin D2 receptor DP-1 knock out mice"
10/15/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Alan Sariol (Stanley Perlman's lab)
"Depletion of microglia by CSF1R inhibition exacerbates encephalomyelitis and impairs recovery in mouse hepatitis virus infection"
10/8/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Stephanie Silva-Del Toro (Lee-Ann Allen's lab)
"Mechanisms of H. pylori-induced Neutrophil Nuclear Hypersegmentation"
10/1/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Isaac Jensen (Vladimir Badovinac's lab)
"Polymicrobial sepsis influences NK-cell-mediated immunity by diminishing NK-cell-intrinsic receptor-mediated effector responses to viral ligands or infections"
9/24/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Sam Freedman (Ashutosh Mangalam's lab)
"Phytoestrogen-Metabolizing Bacteria Alters the Intestinal Immune Profile and Suppresses Central Nervous System Autoimmunity"
9/17/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Derek Danahy (Vladimir Badovinac's lab)
"The Impact of Sepsis on Cancer Host Survival and Tumor-infiltrating CD8 T Cell Responses"
9/10/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Ashley Brate (Nitin Karandikar's lab)
"Induction of Neuroantigen-specific CD8+ T Cell Responses as a Treatment for Relapsing Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease"
9/3/18 Labor Day- No Class
8/27/18
12:00 p.m.
​B111 ML
Megan Schmidt (Steve Varga's lab)
"Vaccination with a single-cycle respiratory syncytial virus is immunogenic and protective in mice" 
8/20/18
12:00 p.m.
B111 ML
Zeb Zacharias (Kevin Legge's lab)
"Polyanhydride nanovaccine induces pulmonary immune responses and provides protection against influenza A virus infection in inbred and outbred mice"
4/30/2018 
12:00 pm
B111 ML

ROTATION TALKS

Nicole Orban

“Investigating the Effect of O-desmethylangolensin on High Fat Diet Induced Obesity in HLA-DR3 Mice”

 

Dana Bohan

“TREM-1: A Potentially Novel Substrate of the Metalloprotease ADAM17”

 

Jordan Johnson

“Evaluating the Relative Protective Capacity of Th1 and Th17 Cells During Experimental Malaria”

 

Joseph Skurski

“An Update on: Metalloprotease-Dependent  Regulation of LPS-induced Inflammatory Responses in Murine Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages”

 

Laura Stephens

“Tracking T cell Exhaustion in a Murine Model of Chronic Infection”

4/23/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Michael Pisano
"The IL6Myc Mouse Model for Research in Human Multiple Myeloma "

Megan Keller
"The Composition and Function of Exosomes in Leishmaniasis"
4/16/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Tina Arkee
"TRAF3-mediated Regulation of the T cell Receptor Complex"

Aline Sandouk
"Structure and Function of Nuclear GRB2 as a Transcriptional Regulator of T Cells"
4/9/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
NO SEMINAR
4/2/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Samantha Freedman
"Phytoestrogen-Metabolizing Bacteria Suppress Central Nervous System Autoimmunity"
3/26/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Amy Whillock
"Mechanisms of TRAF3-mediated Regulation of B Cell Survival"
3/19/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Isaac Jensen
"Polymicrobial Sepsis Influences NK cell-mediated Immunity by Diminishing Cell-Intrinsic NK cell-dependent Effector Functions in Response to Viral Ligands/Infections"
3/12/18 SPRING BREAK- No Class
3/5/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Alan Sariol
"Regulatory T cell memory in MHV infection"
2/26/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Stephanie Silva-del-Toro
"Mechanisms of H. pylori-Induced Neutrophil Nuclear Hypersegmentation"
2/19/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Rotation Talks

Dana Bohan
"Factors Influencing Anti-malarial TFH Differentiation"

Jordan Johnson
"Pulmonary CD8 T Cell Immunity to Influenza Virus"

Joseph Skurski
"Induction and Regulation of LPS-induced Inflammatory Responses in Murine Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages "

Laura Stephens
​"Investigating CD8 T cell-mediated suppression of neuroantigen-specific inflammation and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis"
2/12/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML

Rotation Talks

Fionna Surette
"Dissecting the therapeutic mechanism of IL12/23 p40 in alopecia areata"

Kody Waldstein
"Determining the Role of RSV F Protein in Modulating Inflammasome Activation"

Mitchell LeFebvre
"Enhancing Whole Parasite Plasmodium Vaccination Strategies"

Nicole Orban
"Relationship Between Cd301b+ DCs and Th17 in GAS Infection"

2/5/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Samarchith Kurup, Assistant Research Scientist (Harty lab)
"Cell-autonomous Immunity to liver-stage Malaria"
1/29/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Guoxin Lin, Visiting Scholar (Zhang lab)
"Regulation of Septic Shock by E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Nedd4"
1/22/18
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Stina Urban, Postdoctoral Associate (Harty lab)
"CD8 T Cells are Recruited to The Central Nervous System after Peripheral Infections and Adopt a Tissue Resident Memory Phenotype"
12/4/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Tony Fehr, Assistant Research Scientist (Perlman lab)
"The Coronavirus Macrodomain Counters Antiviral PARP Activity: New Insights into Virus-Host Interactions"
11/20/17 Thanksgiving Break Week
11/27/17
12:30 pm
B111 ML
NOTE TIME CHANGE
Rotation Talks #2

Dana Bohan
"Characterizing the Adaptive Response to Single-cycle RSV Infection"

Jordan Johnson
"Localization of CD8+NKG2D+ T cells in the skin of Alopecia Areata murine models"

Joseph Skurski
"Quantification of Receptor Ligand Occupancy by IL-2-CD25 Complex Specific Aptamers"

Laura Stephens
"Effects of restoring DC migration on CD8 T cell response to primary and secondary influenza A infection"
11/13/17
12:30 pm
B111 ML
Rotation Talks #1

Fionna Surette
​"CD4 T cell derived IL-10 supports humoral immunity during Plasmodium infection"

Kody Waldstein
​"Origin of CD301b+ Dendritic Cells in the Lungs Following Intranasal Group A Streptococcal Infection"

Mitchell LeFebvre
​"Determining the Numerical Relationships Between Circulating and Liver Resident Memory CD8 T cells in Protection from Malaria"

Nicole Orban
​"Testing a Novel Myelin Peptide as a B Cell-dependent Inducer of MS-like Disease"
11/6/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Barun Poudel, Postdoctoral Associate (Gurung lab)
"Collagen I promotes chronic activation of NLRP3 inflammasome"
10/30/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Rudragouda Channappanavar, Assistant Research Scientist (Perlman lab)
"The Role of Type I Interferons in Coronavirus Pathogenesis: The good, the bad and the ugly"
10/23/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Matthew Martin, Postdoctoral Associate (Badovinac lab)
"Understanding the Genetic Contributions to Infection-Induced CD8 T cell Responses Using Collaborative Cross Mice"
10/16/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Kawther Ahmed, Postdoctoral Associate (Zhang lab)
"Identifying Unique Markers for Heterogeneous Tumor-Infiltrating Tregs"
10/9/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Megan Schmidt 
"Balancing Protection and Immunopathology in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection"
10/2/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Emma Hornick 
"Nlrp12 Mediates Adverse Neutrophil Recruitment During Influenza Virus Infection"
9/25/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Derek Danahy 
"Polymicrobial Sepsis Enhances Host Vulnerability to Secondary Infections and Tumor Development"
9/18/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Ashley Brate
"Autoregulatory CNS-reactive CD8+ T Cells Suppress Relapsing-Remitting EAE"
9/11/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Zeb Zacharias
"Cellular Responses to Influenza A Virus Infection and Vaccination"
9/4/17 Labor Day-No Class
8/28/17
12:00 pm
B111 ML
Lori Wheeler 
"Microglia Provide Protection in a Neurotropic Coronavirus Infection"
8/21/17
12:30 pm
B111 ML
NOTE TIME CHANGE
Steve Varga
Introduction to the course
May 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Rotation Talks
"A Functional Analysis of Memory CD8+ T Cell Subpopulations Identifies by CX3CR1"
Michael Pisano
April 24, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Laura Rogers (Postdoctoral Fellow - Weiner Lab)
"Validating Crtc3 as a Novel Immunotherapy Target for Cancer"
April 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Tina Arkee  
"Role of TRAF3 in T Cell Signaling"
Amy Whillock 
"The Role of TRAF3 in B Cell Signaling"
April 10, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
NO SEMINAR
April 3, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Aline Sandouk 
"Grb2 Structure and Function in the Transcriptional Regulation of T Lymphocytes"
March 27, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Stephanie Silva Del-Toro (Lee-Ann Allen's lab)
"Mechanisms of Neutrophil Nuclear Hypersegmentation"
Alan Sariol (Stanley Perlman's lab)
"Regulatory T cell memory in MHV infection"
March 20, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Isaac Jensen (Vladimir Badovinac's lab) 
"Polymicrobial Sepsis Induces Numerical and Functional Impairment of NK Cells"
Samantha Freedman
"Phytoestrogen Metabolizing Gut Flora Alter Autoimmune Demyelinating Disease"
March 13, 2017 SPRING BREAK
March 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Ashley Brate (Nitin Karandikar's lab) 
"Autoregulatory CNS-reactive CD8 T Cells in Relapsing-Remitting EAE"
February 27, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Derek Danahy (Vladimir Badovinac's lab)
"Impact of Polymicrobial Sepsis on CD8 T cell immunity"
February 20, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Emma Hornick (Ashutosh Mangalam's Lab)
"​Inflammasome-independent Roles for NLRs during Influenza A Virus Infection"
February 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Megan Stoley
"Memory CD T Cells in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection"
February 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Corey Parlet, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Alex Horswill's lab)
"​Apicidin Inhibits MRSA Quorum-Sensing and Pathogenesis"
January 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Rotation Talks
Michael Pisano
"CD301b+ Dendritic Cells and T Helper Cell Differentiation"

Megan Keller
“Impact of Leishmania Life-stage on Human Phagocyte ROS Response”
January 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm
B111 ML
Sabrina Scroggins-Postdoctoral Research Fellow​ (Mark Santillan's lab)
"Preeclampsia: The Intersection between Physiology and Immunology"
December 5, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Jessica King (Postdoc - Salgado-Pabon lab) 
"Staphylococcus aureus Superantigen-mediated Activation of Non-hematopoietic Cells"
November 28, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Ryan Kolb (Postdoc - Weizhou Zhang lab) 
"Obesity, Inflammation and Breast Cancer Progression"
 
November 14, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Stina Urban (Postdoc - Harty Lab) 
"CD8 T Cells in Malaria: The Good and the Bad”
 
November 7, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML

Michael Pisano/Megan Keller 
Michael - "Generation and analysis of TRAF3-/- BJAB Clones"
Megan - "RSV Strain-dependent Th-17 Responses"

October 31, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Matthew Martin (Postdoc - Badovinac lab) 
Revealing the Complexity in CD8 T Cell Responses to Infection in Outbred vs Inbred Mice
October 24, 2016 - 12:00pm B111 ML Zeb Zacharias (Legge lab) 
CD8 T Cell Lymphopenia during High-dose Influenza A Virus Infections: A Role for FasL+ B Cells?
October 17, 2016
- 12:00pm B111 ML
Breanna Scorza (Wilson lab) 
Differential Activation of Human Keratinocytes by Leishmania spp. Causing Localized or Disseminated Disease
October 10, 2016 - 12:00pm B111 ML

Brett Gross (Norian lab) 

Changing Medicine, Changing Lives: Breast Cancer Vaccines

October 3, 2016 -
12:00pm B111 ML

Lori Wheeler (Perlman lab)

Understanding the Role of Microglia in CNS Infection

September 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
B111 ML

 

Jodi Gullicksrud (Xue lab)

TCF1 Isoforms Have Unique Roles in CD4 and CD8 T Cell Responses

September 19, 2016 - 12:00pm B111 ML

Farah Itani (Karandikar lab)


Endogenous Presentation of CNS Antigens to CD8 T Cells Promotes Their Regulatory Function in EAE
 

September 12, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Alicia Wallis (Bishop lab) 
TRAF3 in T Cell Signaling
August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Nurbek Mambetsariev (Bishop lab) 
TRAF3 and B Cell Survival
August 22, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Introduction to Course 
Steven Varga
May 23, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
1st year Immunology students 
Rotation Talks
May 9, 2016 - 12:00pm  NO SEMINAR 
Final Exam Week
May 2, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Brett Gross (Norian lab) 
"Therapeutic vaccines for metastatic malignancies"
April 25, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Megan Stoley (Varga lab)
Emma
Hornick (Sutterwala lab) 
"Revealing the epitope diversity of RSV-specific CD8 T cells in C57BL/6 mice" and "The role of NLRC4 during influenza A virus infection"
April 18, 2016 - 12:00pm  NO SEMINAR 
NO SEMINAR
April 11, 2016 - 12:00pm  NO SEMINAR 
Health Sciences Week
April 4, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Tara Grinnage-Pulley (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Petersen lab) 
Immunomodulation by Leishmania surface glycans during L. majorinfection
March 28, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Nubek Mambetsariev (Bishop lab) 
"TRAF3 and B cell Survival"
March 21, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Jennifer Barr (Postdoctoral Associate, Lieberman lab) 
“Immune dysregulation in a mouse model of Sjögren syndrome”
March 14, 2016 - 12:00pm  NO SEMINAR 
Spring Break
March 7, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Ashley Brate (Karandikar lab)
Derek Danahy (Badovinac lab)
 
TBA - Brate and Danahy
February 29, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Laura Rogers (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Weiner lab) 
"Identification of novel cancer immunotherapy targets using Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis"
February 22, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Zeb Zacharias (Legge lab) 
"FasL expression in B cells during influenza A virus infections"
February 15, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
1st year Immunology students 
Rotation Talks
February 8, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Jodi Gullicksrud (Xue lab) 
TCF-1 long isoforms are critical for secondary T follicular helper cell responses
February 1, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Lori Wheeler (Perlman lab) 
Olfactory bulb interneuron infection and survival in a mouse hepatitis virus infection
January 25, 2016 - 12:00pm 
B111 ML
Farah Itani (Karandikar lab) 
Listeria monocytogenes-encoded expression of a neuroantigen induces CD8 T cell-mediated inhibition of autoimmune demyelinating disease