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Spring 2012 Microbiology General Seminar

Seminar will be held every Monday in Alumni Memorial Building Room 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Micro 620: Topics in Microbial Pathogenesis: Host-pathogen interactions with eukaryotic pathogens

Date Speaker Information Seminar Title/Topic
23-Jan Guido Silvestri
Emory University School of Medicine
Host: Vitaly Ganusov
How HIV causes AIDS: lessons from the monkeys
30-Jan Rob T. Wheeler
University of Maine
Host: Todd Reynolds
Dynamics of Candida-host interaction during infection
6-Feb George S. Deepe, Jr.
University of Cincinnati
Host: Jeffrey Becker
The Intersection of Chemokines, cytokines, and Trave Metals
13-Feb Eleftherios E. Mylonakis
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital - Division of Infectious Diseases
Host: Jeffrey Becker
Invertebrate Models of Fungal Infection
20-Feb Edward A. Sobek
University of Tennessee
Host: Todd Reynolds
The Current Status of Indoor Microbiology
27-Feb Arturo Casadevall
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Host: Todd Reynolds
Martians, mammals, and dinosaurs: nihilistic thoughts on the origin of microbial virulence
5-Mar John Dunlap
University of Tennessee
Host: Todd Reynolds
Advanced Microscopy and Imaging at UTK: Who we are and what we do.
12-Mar Amariliz Rivera-Medina
The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Host: Nathan Schmidt
Innate immune activation and the differentiation of fungus-specific CD4 T cells
26-Mar Louie L. Wurch
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Host: Steven Wilhelm
Genome-enabled studies of algal physiological ecology: What causes harmful brown tides?
2-Apr Colleen B. Jonsson
University of Louisville
Host: Jeffrey Becker
Strategies to Discover Small Molecules as Probes for Biological Problems and Drug Discovery
9-Apr Melinda Hauser
University of Tennessee
Host: Jeffrey Becker
Discuss new DNA Ion Torrent instrument and its capabilities for sequencing
16-Apr Scott Filler
UCLA
Host: Todd Reynolds
Receptor-ligand interactions during host cell invasion by Candida albicans
23-Apr Fidel P. Zavala
Johns Hopkins University
Host: Nathan Schmidt
Protective CD8+ T Cell Responses Against Malaria Liver Stages

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