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MICaB Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1-125 CCRB - Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
2231 6th Street SE (Across from TCF Stadium

January 23:  1-125 CCRB
Patrick Green, Ph.D.
“Human T-cell leukemia virus genes encoded on the antisense genome strand: Role in pathogenesis”
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Host: Lou Mansky (612) 626-5525

January 30:  1-125 CCRB
June Round, Ph.D.
“The immune system sculpts the microbiota to prevent obesity and metabolic disease”
Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

February 6:  1-125 CCRB
Michael Federle, Ph.D.
“Microbial Wikileaks: Intercepting bacterial conversations to understand interactions with the host”
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Host: Gary Dunny (612) 625-9930

February 13:  1-125 CCRB
Russell Vance, Ph.D.
“Strategies for cytosolic surveillance of bacterial pathogens”
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Host: Bryce Binstadt (612) 625-2953

February 27:  1-125 CCRB
Virginia Shapiro, Ph.D.
Title: "Regulation of T cell development and lineage commitment by Hdac3"
Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401

March 6:  1-125 CCRB
Benhur Lee, M.D.
“Emerging paramyxoviruses: Diversity and danger”
Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

March 13:  1-125 CCRB
Jane Buckner, M.D.
Title: "Identifying common mechanisms of failed tolerance of autoimmune diseases"
Department of Medicine, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
Host: Daniel Mueller (612) 625-8477

March 20:  1-125 CCRB
Cari Vanderpool, Ph.D.
“New frontiers in small RNA-mediated gene regulation”
Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Host: Sandy Armstrong (612) 625-6947

March 27:  1-125 CCRB
Dan Littman, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: "Shaping of immune responses by the microbiota"
Departments of Pathology and Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
Host: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

April 3:  1-125 CCRB
Forest Rohwer, Ph.D.
“BAM: A phage-derived immune system”
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Host: Ryan Hunter (612) 625-1402

April 10:  1-125 CCRB
Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: "Muiltifaceted functions of the PD-1 pathway"
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Host: Bruce Blazar (612) 626-2734

April 17:  1-125 CCRB 
Laurence Eisenlohr, V.M.D., Ph.D.
“Making an MHC-restricted peptidome”
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Ryan Langlois (612) 625-3633

April 24:  1-125 CCRB 
Amy Andreotti, Ph.D.
Title: "Exploring the conformational switches within the Tec kinases: regulating the immune response at the molecular level"
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Hosts: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715 and Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313

Gregory Sonnenberg, Ph.D. ***Reception at 11:30; seminar at 12:15 pm ***
Title: "Regulation of host-microbiota interactions in human health and disease"
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Hosts: Mark Herzberg (612) 625-8404 and Tony Baughn (612) 626-0460

May 1: 1-125 CCRB **TIME CHANGE – 2PM**
Andrew Camilli, Ph.D., **MICaB Student Invited Speaker**
Title: "Impact of phages on cholera and development of two preventatives"
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Host: Beth Adamowicz,

May 8:  1-125 CCRB 
Darrell Irvine, Ph.D.
Title: "Engineering immunity in cancer and infectious disease"
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715


Jointly sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Immunology. To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.
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To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.