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Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. Seminars will held virtually via Zoom on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. unless otherwise specified. 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.

Spring 2021 Seminar Speaker Series Schedule
Date Speaker Host Seminar Title/Details
Jan. 19 Timothy Wannier, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Microbiology and Immunology Understanding recombineering mechanistically and expanding its use to diverse bacteria
Jan. 26 Rich Roller, PhD
University of Iowa
Microbiology and Immunology HSV assembly in the second golden age of herpesvirus genetics
Jan. 27
Boyuan Wang, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
**seminar at 2 p.m.
Microbiology and Immunology

Regulation of Metabolism and Viability of Bacteria by the Nucleotides (p)ppGpp and (p)ppApp

Feb. 1
Marcos De Moraes, PhD
University of Washington
Microbiology and Immunology A novel family of mutagenic bacterial toxins with unprecedented DNA deaminase activity
Feb. 2 Patrick Schlievert, PhD
University of Iowa
Microbiology and Immunology

3T Bacterial Superantigen Diseases

Feb. 5
See-Yeun Ting, PhD
University of Washington
Microbiology and Immunology Molecular mechanisms underlying interbacterial warfare
Feb. 9 Zhao-Qing Luo, PhD
Purdue University
Mary Weber, PhD

The mechanism and regulation of ubiquitination catalyzed by single bacterial enzymes

Feb. 10
Arden Perkins, PhD
University of Oregon
Microbiology and Immunology Bacterial sensing, elimination, and manipulation of host-generated reactive oxygen species
Feb. 16 Jorn Coers, PhD
Duke University
Mary Weber, PhD

Interferon-inducible cell-autonomous immunity to bacterial pathogens

Feb. 23 Bin He, PhD
University of Iowa
Lilly Radoshevich, PhD Evolution of a Stress Response Transcription Factor in an Opportunistic Yeast Pathogen
Mar. 2 Edward M. Campbell, PhD
Loyola University - Chicago
Li Wu, PhD Cytoplasmic trafficking and nuclear import of HIV-1: Simple models ruined by simple experiments
Mar. 9 Pulvermacher Seminar
Deborah Hogan, PhD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Students Evolution in the CF lung: Intergenotype and interspecies interactions 
Mar. 16 Tim Yahr, PhD
University of Iowa
Microbiology and Immunology

Translational control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system gene expression:  a tough nut to crack 

Mar. 23 Stephen Waggoner, PhD
University of Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Co-hosted with Immunology
Steve Varga, PhD

Mindless killers, Machiavellian schemers, or master factotums: Re-defining the roles of NK cells in immunity

Mar. 26 Eleftherios (Lefteris) Michailidis, PhD
Rockefeller University
*Seminar at 10 am
Microbiology and Immunology Modeling chronic Hepatitis B virus infections in hepatocyte systems
Mar. 30 Priya Issuree, PhD
University of Iowa
Mary Wilson, MD Dissecting the role of regulatory elements in epigenetic landscaping during infection
Mar. 31 Rohrit Jangra, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Microbiology and Immunology Discovery of host determinants of virus susceptibility by using BSL2 systems
Apr. 1 Jessica Tucker, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Microbiology and Immunology Gammaherpesviruses Alter the Host tRNA Expression Landscape 
Apr. 6 Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
Microbiology and Immunology

Pathogenesis of coronavirus infections including COVID-19

Apr. 7 Christopher Basler, PhD
Georgia State University
Microbiology and Immunology

How and why emerging RNA viruses target importin alpha nuclear transport proteins

Apr. 8 Eric Weaver, PhD
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Microbiology and Immunology In Search of Universal Influenza Vaccines: Modern Immunogen Design
Apr. 13 Neal Hammer, PhD
Michigan State University
Craig Ellermeier, PhD Close encounters: Staphylococcus aureus interactions with host-derived metabolites
Apr. 14 Renfeng Li, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Microbiology and Immunology

Beyond apoptosis: Caspases switch off cellular restriction factors to reactivate a ubiquitous human tumor virus

Apr. 20 Emily McMackin, PhD
University of Iowa 
Tim Yahr, PhD Global transcriptional regulators and the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system
Apr. 27 No Seminar    
May 4 Philip Efron, MD
University of Florida
College of Medicine
Co-hosted with Immunology
Vladimir Badovinac, PhD The Persistent Inflammation Immunosuppresion Catabolism Syndrome
May 11 Michael A. Apicella Endowed Lecture
Mark Stinski, PhD
University of Iowa
Michael Apicella, MD and Li Wu, PhD 

Discovering the CMV Promoter and the Major Immediate Early Genes of Human Cytomegalovirus

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