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Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. This fall all our seminars will held virtually via Zoom on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.  If you are interested in additional University of Iowa seminars, please visit Carver College of Medicine's upcoming events.

For Zoom seminar information, please email kerry-jones@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-7810.  Everyone is encouraged to participate free of charge.

Fall 2020 Seminar Speaker Series Schedule
Date Speaker Host Seminar Details
Aug. 25  

No Seminar

Sept. 1 

Matt Welch, PhD
University of California - Berkeley

Mary Weber, PhD

Mobilization of the cytoskeleton by microbial pathogens

Sept. 8

Jie Sun, PhD   
Mayo Clinic
Co-hosted with Immunology

Kevin Legge, PhD

A breath of fresh air: immune regulation of acute morbidity and chronic sequelae following respiratory viral infection

Sept. 15

Open career panel discussion with:
Al Klingelhutz, PhD, Nicki Limoli, PhD, and Wendy Maury, PhD 

Microbiology and Immunology Department

Open discussions and Q/A with graduate students and postdocs. Faculty will share a brief self-introduction before the Q/A session.

Sept. 22

Renée Tsolis, PhD
UC Davis School of Medicine

Mary Weber, PhD Effects of malaria and malnutrition on susceptibility to bacterial infection
Sept. 29 

Suresh de Silva, PhD, Shattucks Labs
Mary Mohrin, PhD, Genentech

Microbiology and Immunology Department

Open discussions and Q/A with graduate students and postdocs about careers in biotech companies.
Oct. 6

Jack Stapleton, MD 
University of Iowa

Microbiology and Immunology Department Positive strand RNA virus T cell receptor interference: Do mechanisms alter T cell fate?  
Oct. 13

Sean Whelan, PhD 
Washington University

Wendy Maury, PhD A vesicular stomatitis virus vectored vaccine for SARS-CoV-2
Oct. 20

Michael Johnson, PhD 
University of Arizona

David Weiss, PhD

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Copper II

Oct. 27

Peter Crompton, MD, MPH
Co-hosted with Immunology

Noah Butler, PhD Persistent asymptomatic malaria: host control or parasite ploy?
Nov. 3 Blanton Tolbert, PhD 
Case Western Reserve University

Li Wu, PhD

Structural biophysics of RNA interactions that contribute to viral replication
Nov. 10

Hillel Haim, MD, PhD
University of Iowa

Microbiology and Immunology Department  
Nov. 17

Que Dang, PhD

Li Wu, PhD An open discussion and Q/A with graduate students and postdocs only about Science careers at NIH
Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Break - No Seminar

Dec. 1

Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD
University of California - Irvine

Li Wu, PhD

Dec. 8   

Carol Carter, PhD
Stony Brook University - Renaissance School of Medicine

Li Wu, PhD


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 our office at 319-335-7810.