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Seminar Series

Each semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. Seminars are held in Watzke Auditorium (Aud #3) in BSB every Tuesday of the semester at 3 p.m. unless otherwise specified and everyone is encouraged to participate free of charge.   If you prefer participating via Zoom, please email kerry-jones@uiowa.edu for a link.  

*Thursday, held in the Beisner Auditorium (Aud #1) at 3 p.m.
**Monday, held in the Beinser Auditorium (Aud #1) at 2 p.m.
*** Wednesday, held in the Beisner Auditorium (Aud #1) at 2 p.m.

For additional seminar information, please email kerry-jones@uiowa.edu  or call 319-335-7810.

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Fall 2021 Seminar Speaker Series Schedule
Date Speaker Host Seminar Title
Aug. 24


Aug. 31

Jon Houtman, PhD 
University of Iowa       

Microbiology and Immunology Effects of Glycerol Monolaurate on Human T Cell Activation
Sep. 7

Kyle Floyd, PhD
University of California, Santa Cruz

Tim Yahr, PhD Deciphering the Regulation of Vibrio cholerae Surface Colonization  
Sep. 14

Caroline Grunenwald, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tim Yahr, PhD Coping Mechanisms: Bacterial Stress Responses at the Host Pathogen Interface
Sep. 21

No Seminar

Sep. 23

Michael Gebhardt, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Tim Yahr, PhD RNA Binding Proteins and Regulatory RNAs of P. aeruginosa: It’s a small (RNA) world after all
Sep. 28

Olena Shtanko, PhD
Texas Biomedical Research Institute   

Wendy Maury, PhD

Tunneling nanotubes as an alternate route of Ebola virus dissemination 
Sep. 30 *Jay Vornhagen, PhD
University of Michigan
Tim Yahr, PhD

Consternation over colonization: Klebsiella pneumoniae in the gut

Oct. 4 **Jung-Ho Shin, PhD
Cornell University
Tim Yahr, PhD

Exploiting bacterial stress responses to overcome antibiotic tolerance in pathogens

Oct. 5

No Seminar

Oct. 12

Melinda Brindley, PhD 
University of Georgia

Wendy Maury, PhD  How PtdSer localization alters Virus Infectivity and Budding
Oct. 19

J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Li Wu, PhD  Covid-19: pathogenesis, prevention and treatment
Oct. 20

***Apollo Stacy, PhD
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Tim Yahr, PhD Role of poly-microbial interactions in shaping health and disease
Oct. 26

Simon Dove, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Tim Yahr, PhD

Controlling virulence gene expression: Tales from two pathogens

Nov. 2

Mary Weber, PhD
University of Iowa

Microbiology and Immunology

Mechanisms of molecular mimicry: Insights on Chlamydia host cellular invasion and reprogramming

Nov. 9

Kevin Brown, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Noah Butler, PhD Control of Toxoplasma Motility by Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling
Nov. 16

Hillel Haim, MD, PhD
University of Iowa

Microbiology and Immunology  
Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Break - No Seminar    

Nov. 30

Nathan Schmidt, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Noah Butler, PhD  


Craig Coopersmith, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
(Co-sponsored with the Center for Immunology and Immune-Based Diseases)

Vladimir Badovinac, PhD

Gut integrity in sepsis

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.