Fall 2009 Seminars

Fall 2009 Seminars


   Microbiology Seminars Fall 2009

Date Seminar Host

2009 Cancer Training Grant Retreat

Amy Bouton, PhD
9/16/2009 Sarkis K. Mazmanian, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology 
"Say Hello to Your Little Friends:  How Gut Bacteria Promote Intestinal Health"
Joanna Goldberg, PhD
9/22/2009 - Tuesday

Third Annual Robert J. Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology 

Susan Gottesman, PhD
NIH, Center for Cancer Research
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Head, Biochemical Genetics Section
Laboratory Co-Chief

J. Thomas Parsons, PhD
9/30/2009 Anthony V. Furano, MD
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
"L1 Retrotransposons in the Human Genome"
Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld, MD, PhD
10/7/2009 Andrea Cerutti, MD
Associate Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"Immunoglobulin class switching in healthy and HIV-infected mucosal surfaces"
Graduate Student Committee
10/14/2009 Michael Starnbach, PhD
Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School
"Inhibition of T cell responses to bacterial pathogens"
Alison Criss, PhD
10/21/2009 Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD
Byrd Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia

"DNA replication and DNA damage response in human cancer cells"
Daniel Engel, PhD
10/28/2009 David Schneider, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departmentof Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama
"Share and share alike: Factors that influence transcription elongation by RNA polymerase II also regulate RNA polymerase I activity."
Ann L. Beyer, PhD

Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD
Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

"Cell Polarity Pathways differentiation and transformation of epithelial cells"
Deborah Lannigan, PhD
Ian Macaca, PhD

Robert L. Garcea, MD
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado

"Chaperoning Papovavirus Assembly and Disassembly"
Sue Delos, PhD
11/18/2009 Jeremy Sanford, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Center for Molecular Biology of RNA
U of California, Santa Cruz

"Deciphering the roles of protein-RNA interactions in gene expression and human disease"
Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld, MD, PhD
11/252009 -- 11/16 Thanksgiving    

Kirk W. Deitsch, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Weill Cornell Medical College

"Immune evasion through epigenetic gene silencing and activation: how malaria parasites survive and proliferate"


William A. Petri, MD, PhD
12/9/2009 Lindsey Hutt-Fletcher, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Louisiana State University
"Epstein-Barr virus: B cells, epithelial cells and the cycle of persistence"

Jay Brown, PhD