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MIC Seminars - Spring Semester 2015

January 21

MIC Graduate Student Seminar
Emily Mercadante, Lorenz Lab

SHP-1 regulates the interaction between regulatory T cells and conventional T cells

Philippe Gonzalez, Zong Lab

p53 and NF1's distinct modes of tumor suppression during gliomagenesis
Daniel Engel, PhD

January 28


Raphael Valdivia, PhD
Associate Professor
Vice Dean for Basic Research
Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center


Old fashioned genetic analysis in Chlamydia
Melissa Kendall, PhD
February 4

Student Seminar
Celeste Goh, Hahn Lab

Immunoregulatory Roles of HCV-induced MDSCs

Daniel Engel, PhD
February 18

Deborah Kelly, PhD
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute

Structural insights for the role of BRCA1 in transcription

Amy Bouton,


February 25

Kartik Chandran, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University

Unraveling the cell invasion mechanisms of emerging RNA viruses

Daniel Engel, PhD
March 4

Student Seminar
Jonathan Handing and Allison Batties

Daniel Engel, PhD
March 11

John Leong, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Hijack of an Actin Assembly Pathway by Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Leads to Lethal Disease
Melissa Kendall, PhD
March 18

Eric Arts, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario

Virulence and transmission efficiency of HIV
Lou Hammarskjold, MD, PhD  David Rekosh, PhD
March 25

Possible date for Wagner seminar - not final until later


April 1 Student Seminar
Timothy Raines (Slack-Davis Lab) and Ryan Llewellyn (Bouton Lab) – Titles: TBA
Daniel Engel, PhD
April 8

Dyann Wirth, PhD
Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health

MIC student seminar committee
April 15

Markus Hafner, PhD
RNA Molecular Biology Group
Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Genome-wide identification of RNA binding protein targets by PAR-CLIP
Roger Abounader, MD, PhD
April 16
Graduate Biosciences Society Student Symposium
April 22

April 29

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

Engineering approaches to study tumor microenvironment interactions
Kwon Park, PhD
May 4 Anderson Symposium Beirne Carter Center
May 6

H. (Hank) Steven Seifert

John E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Science and Associate Chair

Department of Microbiology-Immunology

Northwestern University

“Diversification in the face of function – Lessons from the mechanisms and results of pilus antigenic variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Alison Criss, PhD
May 13

Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology University of Michigan School of Medicine

Molecular Mechanisms of HIV persistence


Lou Hammarskjold, MD, PhD

David Rekosh, PhD

May 15


MIC Seminar

MIC Seminars - Fall Semester 2015

Date Speaker Host
September 9

Norman R. Sharpless, M.D
Professor of Medicine & Genetics Chair
The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Chapel Hill

Dave Kashatus, PhD
September 16
September 23
September 30 Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Immunology and Microbial Science Scripps Research Institute California Campus 
Joint MIC and CMB speaker
Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant students
October 2 Kadner Seminar
Eduardo Groisman, PhD
Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis; HHMI Investigator
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development
October 7
October 14

Dr. Roy Curtiss III
Professor of Life Sciences
Director, Center for Microbial Genetic Engineering
Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
School of Life Sciences 
Arizona State University

October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18 Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished NIH Investigator
Section on Organelle Biology
Dave Kashatus, PhD
November 25 Thanksgiving Break
December 2
December 9
December 16