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Seminar Series

Each semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. Seminars are at 3 p.m. unless otherwise specified. *Oct. 5 begins at 1 p.m.

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Fall 2023 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Host Seminar    Title Location   
Tues, Aug 22

Filiz Korkmaz, PhD
UMass Chan Medical School

Jon Houtman, PhD LOX-1-dependent regulation of immunity and metabolism in the pneumonic lung Watzke Aud. III,  BSB
Mon, Aug 28 

Stacia Phillips, PhD
University of Iowa

Jon Houtman, PhD

Exploitation and evasion of host RNA-binding protein function during viral infections 283 EMRB - Seebohm
Tues, Sep 5

Balaji Manicassamy, PhD
University of Iowa

Microbiology and Immunology

Genetic Approaches to Study Influenza Virus-Host Interactions Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues,Sep 12

Dana Shaw, PhD
Washington State University

Mary Weber, PhD

From stress to defense: unraveling the UPR’s role in tick immunity and vector competency Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues,Sep 19

Sriram Neelamegham, PhD
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 

Balaji Manicassmy, PhD

Glycosylation: New tools and applications in the study of human disease

Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues,Sep 26

Stacey D. Gilk, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mary Weber, PhD

Establishing the intracellular niche: Coxiella manipulation of lysosome biogenesis

Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Thu, Sep 28

Thomas Kehl-Fie, PhD
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Craig Ellermeier, PhD You are what you don’t eat: Bacterial strategies for overcoming nutritional immunity Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Oct 3

Andrea Marzi, PhD

Wendy Maury, PhD

Pathogenesis of filoviruses

Watzke Aud. III, BSB
*Thu, Oct 5

Ting Zhang, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Craig Ellermeier, PhD Defining an entero-hepato-biliary axis of innate immunity Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Oct 10

Jeremiah Johnson, PhD
University of Tennesee

Craig Elleremeier, PhD

Battle for the histones: Translocation of a bacterial sirtuin promotes neutrophil activation and intestinal inflammation during Campylobacter jejuni infection Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Oct 17

Craig Forrest, PhD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Jessica Tucker, PhD

A risky game played by gammaherpesviruses to chronically infect B cells Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Oct 24

Yohei Kirino PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Jessica Tucker, PhD

Infection-induced tRNA half molecules activate endosomal Toll-like receptor in immune response Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Thu, Oct 26

Brady Spencer, PhD
University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus

Craig Ellermeier, PhD The Role of the Type VII Secretion System in Group B Streptococcal Pathogenesis Watzke, Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Oct 31

Eric Freed, PhD

Li Wu, PhD HIV assembly, maturation, and drug resistance Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Thu, Nov 2

Ting-Sung Hsieh, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Craig Ellermeier, PhD

Dynamic membrane remodeling by a self-organizing bacterial kinase–phosphatase duo

Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Nov 7

Andrew Hryckowian, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Craig Ellermeier, PhD

A butyrate-centric view of Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Thu, Nov 9

Tim Casselli, PhD
University of North Dakota

Craig Ellermeier, PhD   Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Nov 14

Becky Lamason, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ASM (graduate students - Alix McCullough)

Manipulation of host membranes by a cytosolic bacterial pathogen Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tue., Nov 21

Thanksgiving Break - No Seminar

Tues, Nov 28

Daniel Perez, PhD
University of Georgia - Athens

Balaji Manicassamy, PhD

Emergence of H9 subtype influenza A viruses of pandemic concern: The little virus that could Watzke Aud. III, BSB
Tues, Dec 5

Leonid Margolis, PhD

Jack Stapleton, MD

  Watzke Aud. III, BSB