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Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology

Seminar Series | 1005 GBSF Auditorium | Fridays 12:10PM

May 19, 2017 Lecture to be at MedSci 180C
Lecture: TBA
Speaker: Grace Aldrovandi, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

May 5, 2017
Lecture: TBA
Speaker: Sungin Kim, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California Davis
Host: Satya Dandekar, Ph.D.

April 28, 2017
Lecture: "Evolutionary Genetics and Population Dynamics of Pathogens: Lessons from Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections" (PDF)
Speaker: Loubna Tazi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of California Davis
Host: Sumathi Sankaran Walters, Ph.D.

March 17, 2017
Lecture: "All animals’ PKRs are equal, but some animals’ PKRs are more equal than others – A tale of species-specific host-virus interactions" (PDF)
Speaker: Stefan Rothenburg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of California Davis
Host: Sumathi Sankaran Walters, Ph.D.

March 3, 2017
Lecture:
“Assessment of Zoonotic Risks in Aquaponic Lettuce Production: A prototype for Experimental Greenhouse Trials” (PDF)
Speaker: Elizabeth Antaki, M.S., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Western Center for Food Safety, University of California, Davis
Host: Sumathi Sankaran, Ph.D.

February 24, 2017
Lecture:
 “Innate Sensing of bacterial peptidoglycan” (PDF)
Speaker: David Underhill, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Host: Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D.

February 17, 2017
Lecture:
 “Inflammation-associated mechanisms that provide carbon sources for growth of Salmonella in the gut” (PDF)
Speaker: Franziska Faber, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Andreas Baumler, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Host: Renee Tsolis, Ph.D.

February 3, 2017
Lecture:
 “From Bacterial Pathogenesis to ER Homeostasis: Fic Proteins in Cellular Signaling” (PDF)
Speaker: Seema Mattoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Host: Sumathi Sankaran, Ph.D.

January 27, 2017
Lecture:
 "Transkingdom interactions in the gut" (PDF)
Speaker: Kenneth Cadwell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine
Host: Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D.

January 13, 2017
Lecture:
"Diet-driven evolution of epidemic strains of an enteric pathogen" (PDF)
Speaker: Robert Britton, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D.

December 2, 2016
Lecture: "Toxoplasma proteins that determine strain-specific modulation of the host inflammatory response" (PDF)
Speaker: Jeroen PJ Saeij, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis
Host: Sumathi Sankaran, Ph.D.

November 18, 2016
Lecture: "A full MHC-matched macaque model of allogeneic stem cell transplantation to understand mechanisms of HIV cure in Timothy Brown” (PDF)
Speaker: Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University
Host: Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor, Ph.D.

October 27-28, 2016
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October 21, 2016
Lecture: “Kicking you when you’re down: 1mm une deficiencies and non typhoidal Salmonella bacteremia" (PDF)
Speaker: Kristen Lokken, Ph.D., Candidate in Microbiology, Laboratory of Dr. Renee Tsolis, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Host: Renee Tsolis, Ph.D.

October 07, 2016
Lecture: “Gut Microbiome Transplants Alters Milk Production Efficiency in Dairy Cows” (PDF)
Speaker: Garret Suen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D.

September 30, 2016
Lecture: "A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System versus HIV" (PDF)
Speaker: Pamela J. Bjorkman, Ph.D., Centennial Professor of Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Host: Satya Dandekar, Ph.D.

September 23, 2016
Lecture:Bacterial manipulation of the host unfolded protein response” (PDF)
Speaker: Shaeri Mukherjee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Host: Renee Tsolis, Ph.D.

 

Contact the IOR, Dr. José V. Torres (jvtorres@ucdavis.edu), if you would like to meet with the speaker.