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 a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Lori McMahon.

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


  Fall 2019 (Tentative) SEMINAR SCHEDULE  
Date Speaker Host Area of Research
Aug 27      
Sept 3

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

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Sept 10

Jason Carlyon, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Weber, PhD

host-pathogen interactions

Sept 17

Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Plant & Microbial Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California Berkeley

Richard Roller, PhD

virus control of RNA degradation and synthesis

Sept 24

Wilmara Salgado-Pabόn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Iowa

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

host-pathogen interactions and disease mechanisms

Oct 1

Jason McLellan
Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences
University of Texas at Austin

Steven Varga, PhD

Fusion Protein of RSV

Oct 8
Galit Alter, PhD
Harvard University

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD

the role of Natural Killer Cells in chronic viral infections

Oct 15 
Joanne Engel, MD, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease
Biomedical Sciences
University of California San Francisco

Mary Weber, PhD and
Lilliana Radoshevich, PhD

bacterial host-cell interactions

Oct 22 

Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Lehigh University

Wendy Maury, PhD

mechanosensing - how cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli

Oct 29 
Lijun Rong, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Balaji Manicassamy, PhD

Nov 5 
Joseph Sodroski, MD
Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Professor, Microbiology and Immunobiology
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School

Hillel Haim, MD, PhD

human immunodeficiency virus entry and pathogenesis

Nov 12
Anice Lowen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine

Balaji Manicassamy, PhD

human influenza virus transmission

Nov 19

Mandy Ford, PhD
Associate Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

Vladimir Badovinac, PhD

cellular mechanisms of induction and modulation of allospecific T cell responses



Dec 3

Jason Stumhofer, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas Medical School

Noah Butler, PhD

anti-malarial DC4 T cell and B cell responses

Dec 10

Sara Hamilton Hart, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

John Harty, PhD

immunity to infection

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