Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. These seminars are held Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. in Watzke Auditorium (Aud 3) in the Bowen Science Building (unless otherwise noted). All are encouraged to attend free of charge. If you are interested in more seminars at The University of Iowa, please visit the Carver College of Medicine's upcoming events.

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 the host listed below.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tuesdays - 3:00 p.m.
Aud III (Watzke) BSB
MICR: 4163   





Area of Research

Sept. 4                           

Jon Houtman, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology                        
University of Iowa

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Human T cell activation


Yi Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Temple University                       

Hai-Hui Xue, MD, PhD Alloimmunity and Tumor Immunity

Sept. 18

Sonja Best, PhD
Innate Immunity & Pathogenesis Unit
Rocky Mountain Labs
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD

Innate immunity & pathogenesis

Sept. 25
Room Location:
1110 MERF 

Steve Beverley, PhD
Chair of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University, St.Louis                                                                             

Mary Wilson, MD

Parasitology, parasite genomes & biological implicaitons of parasite viruses

Oct. 2

Francis Impens, PhD
VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology                      

Lilliana Radoshevich, PhD                                   

proteomics research; analysis of ubiquitin-like protein modifications, such as ISG15


Oct. 8
Note: Monday


Mandy Oglesby-Sherrouse, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland

Tim Yahr, PhD

metallobiochemistry of innate immunity and bacterial physiology

Oct. 16

Michael Franklin, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Montana State University
Center for Biofilm Engineering

Tim Yahr, PhD

molecular genetics, gene expression, alginate biosynthesis; pseudomonas


Oct. 23

Robert Cramer, Jr, PhD
Assistant Professor of Fungal Pathogenesis
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College

Damian Krysan, MD, PhD

aspergillus pathogenesis and host responses


Oct. 30

Michael Mcheyzer-Williams, PhD
Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbiology
Scripps Research Institute

Hai-Hui Xue, MD, PhD

T-B cell interaction in immunity


Nov. 6

Jacob Kohlmeier, PhD
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

Kevin Legge, PhD

generation, maintenance, and recall of cellular immunity; how pulmonary immune defenses protect against respiratory pathogens


Nov. 13

Ira Blader, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University at Buffalo School of Medicine

Noah Butler, PhD

cell biology and molecular pathogenesis of toxoplasma gondii infection


Nov. 20



Nov. 27

Phil Pellett, PhD
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
Wayne State University

Richard Roller, PhD

reorganization of cytoplasmic membranes for HCMV assembly


Dec. 4

Craig Ellermeier, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Iowa

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

response of C. difficile to factors produced by the innate immune system

Direct questions to Lori McMahon (319) 335-7810 concerning the seminar schedule.