Spring 2013 Seminars

Spring 2013 Seminars

Wednesdays, 4:00 PM Jordan Hall Room 1-17
(unless otherwise noted)
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MIC Seminars - Spring Semester 2013


Sanjay Ram, MD
Associate Professor 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Infectious Diseases And Immunology

Complement evasion by Neisseria: implications for development of vaccines and therapeutics

Alison Criss, PhD
Loren Erickson, PhD



Joan S. Brugge, PhD
Chair of the Department of Cell Biology
Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

Regulation of cell survival during morphogenesis and oncogenesis
MIC Graduate Students

Peter Lewis, PhD
Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics
Rockefeller University

"Varying and Poisoning the ‘Histone Code’: a role for histone variant H3.3 in human cancers"
Dan Engel, PhD

Monthly Graduate Student Seminar

Claudia Han (Ravichandran Lab)

"Crosstalk among phagocytes during cell clearance"

Brittany Johnson (Criss Lab)

"Neisseria gonorrhoeae phagosomes delay fusion with primary granules to enhance bacterial survival inside human neutrophils"
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD

Monthly Graduate Student Seminar

Ashley Wilson (Bouton Lab)

"Breast Cancer Antiestrogen Resistance 3 (BCAR3) promotes cell motility by regulating actin cytoskeletal and adhesion remodeling in invasive breast cancer cells."

Natalie Perez (Ramakrishnan/Mann Lab)

"Importance of fsl and feo genes for iron acquisition in the Live Vaccine Strain (LVS) of Francisella tularensis"


Kodi Ravichandran, PhD

CANCELED -  Dr. Hugh Rosen, MD, PhD
Department of Chemical Physiology
Scripps Institute

Daniel Engel, PhD
3/13 Spring Break for Students


FYI - of Interest - Annual Infectious Diseases and Biodefense Research Day

Jordan Hall; Jordan Lobby, Jordan 1-5
Research Day Event: 12:00-4:30pm
Keynote Speaker: 3:00-4:00pm
Dr. John Mekalanos, Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School

1-14 Jordan

Reception to follow

Wagner Prize Seminar

Amelia E. Hufford, Ravichandran Lab

"Rethinking dying cells: New cues for development"
Kodi Ravichandran, PhD

Meta J. Kuehn, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Duke University Medical Center

Bacterial Outer Membrane Vesicle Biogenesis and Function
Melissa Kendall, PhD

Matthew K. Waldor, MD, PhD
Kass Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School and HHMI

The German E. coli HUS outbreak: Lessons from single-molecule real time DNA sequencing and animal models

Melissa Kendall, PhD
4/10 Stephen Smale, PhD

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine

Selective regulation of inflammatory gene transcription
Dan Engel, PhD

Ellen V. Rothenberg, PhD
Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

Transcriptional regulatory network guidance of T-cell lineage commitment
Timothy P. Bender, PhD

George Calin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Experimental Therapeutics
Division of Cancer Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

About Noam Chomsky, DNA patterns, non-codingRNAs and cancer patients
Roger Abounader, MD, PhD

Ben Neel, PhD, MD

Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute, Senior Scientist of the Division of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology of the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada Research Chair Tier 1, and Professor of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, and the William B. Castle Professor of Medicine at Harvard University

Shp2 and its binding proteins in health and disease

This seminar is co-sponsored with the Cancer Center

Ulrike Lorenz, PhD

Brent Berwin, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Chasing Down IL-10 Networks in Ovarian Cancer

This seminar is co-sponsored with the Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research

Loren Erickson, PhD
Jill Slack-Davis, PhD

The Inaugural UVa Postdoctoral Research Symposium - flyer

Date: May 09, 2013

Time: 11:30am to 6:00pm

Location: Newcomb Hall


11:30am Postdoc Lunch

Presentation of the UVa-PDA

Focus Group

12:00pm UVa Postdoctoral Research Session 1 (10-12 min each + 3-5 min questions)

12:00  Opening Remarks (President Sullivan and Vice President Skalak have been invited)

12:15 Talk 1

12:30 Talk 2

12:45 Talk 3

1:30 Talk 4

1:45 Talk 5

2:00 Talk 6

2:30 Panel discussion

  • "A day in the life of…"
  • Alison Criss, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. Microbiology UVa
  • Erik Hewlett PhD, Professor Dept. Infectious Diseases Uva
  • Erin Cadwalader, PhD American Association for Women in Science
  • Kalyani Jambunathan, PhD Stanford Research Institute

3:30 Break

3:45 Keynote Speaker

  • Crystal Icenhour, PhD, President and Chief Science Officer for Phthisis Diagnostics, a biotechnology company located in Charlottesville, VA
  • Cathee Philips, NPA

4:15 Concluding remarks

4:30 Poster Session

Posters presented by UVa Postdocs

Best poster and presentation awards

Table for the UVa Postdoc Association

  • Information
  • Registration
  • T-Shirts

Tables for the Biotech Companies and partners

  • Advertisement
  • Job opportunities
  • Networking

5:30 Awards for best poster and presentation