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Fall 2008 Seminars

Date Speaker Topic
9/8 Dr. Don Ennis
Department of Biology
Louisiana State University. Email:
Development of a New Animal Model for TB-Like Infections: Monitoring, Colonization, Spread and Transmission in a Translucent Host
9/15 Dr. Mircea Podar
Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Genomic and metagenomic approaches to studying microbial evolution
9/22 Dr. Laurie Harrington
University Alabama, Birmingham
CD4 T cells: Seubsets, Functions, and Fates
9/29 Dr. Guey Chuen Perng
Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, GA. Email:
Pathogenesis of Dengue hemorrhagic fever/Dengue shock syndrome
10/6 Dr. Jun Zhu
Department of Microbiology
School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Quorum sensing in Vibrio cholerae pathogenesis
10/13 Dr. Terrence Tumpey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.
Pathogenesis of Pandemic and Potentially pandemic influenza viruses
10/20 Dr. Vanessa Sperandio
Department of Microbiology
U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Inter-kingdom signaling in bacterial pathogenesis
10/27 Dr. Paul Cullen
Universityof Buffalo
The Role of Mucins in Cellular Lubrication, Biofilm Formation, and MAPK Activation: Lessons from a Model Organism
11/3 OPEN
11/10 Dr. Feng Chen
Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institution
Phage, Prophage and GTA in Marine Roseobacters
11/17 Dr. Ira J. Blader
Okalahoma University Health Science Center
Communication Between Toxoplasma gondii and its Host

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