11/7/2017 3:00pm Microbiology & Immunology Seminar: Shannon Kenney, MD

"Epstein-Barr virus-induced malignancies:  roles of latent and lytic EBV proteins" presented by Shannon Kenney, MD , Cellular & Molecular Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Hosted by Gail Bishop, PhD.

Location: Watzke Aud. III Bowen Science Building

11/14/2017 3:00pm Microbiology & Immunology Seminar: Tajie Harris, PhD

"Danger in the brain:  Alarmins provide protection from CNS infection" presented by Tajie Harris, PhD., Department of Neuroscience, University of Virginia.  Hosted by John Harty, PhD.

Location: Watzke Aud. III Bowen Science Building

11/16/2017 4:00pm Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Roger Kornberg, PhD

Dr. Roger Kornberg, PhD, will visit campus on November 16, 2017 to present a lecture on "The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription" at 4:00pm in the Prem Sahai Auditorium. Dr. Kornberg is the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor in Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry Carl S. Vestling Lecture. 


The Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture Series features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas.


Most lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to the public all University faculty, staff and students. The schedule of current speakers can be found here.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sonya Housholder in advance at (319) 335-8587 or

Location: 1110A Medical Education Research Facility

11/28/2017 3:00pm The Ninth Irving P. Crawford Memorial Lecture

"The Gut Microbiota and Childhood Undernutrition:  looking at human developmental biology from a microbial perspective" presented by Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, Director, Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.  Hosted by David Weiss, PhD.

Location: Beisner Auditorium, I Bowen Science Building