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MICaB Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

September 11:  1-125 CCRB
Anne Sperling, Ph.D.
“Environmental effects on immunity and atopy/asthma risk: Lessons from Amish and Hutterite farm children”
Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, IL
Host: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

September 18:  1-125 CCRB
Christopher Benedict, Ph.D.
“What is CMV teaching us about immune control of viral persistence?”
Center for Infectious Disease, LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, CA
Hosts: Wade Bresnahan (612) 626-5876 & Tom Griffith (612) 624-8269

**9:30 a.m., Thursday**
September 21:  1-125 CCRB
Teresa O’Meara, Ph.D. **Special Seminar**
“Functional genomic analyses identify vulnerabilities in human fungal pathogens”
Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada
Host: Kirsten Nielsen (612) 625-4979

September 25:  1-125 CCRB
Jennifer Lund, Ph.D.
“Modulation of anti-viral immunity: From mice to humans”
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Host: David Masopust (612) 625-4666

October 2:  1-125 CCRB
John Harty, Ph.D.
“Immune regulation during blood-stage malaria”
Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

October 9:  1-125 CCRB
Benjamin tenOever, Ph.D.
“Finding your inner arthropod: A journey into the 3.5 billion year history of our antiviral defense systems”
Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Host: Ryan Langlois (612) 625-3633

October 16:  1-125 CCRB
Kathryn Haskins, Ph.D.
Title: "Hybrid insulin peptides: Neo-antigens in autoimmune diabetes"
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

October 23:  1-125 CCRB
Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.
“Middle East respiratory syndrome: Insights into T Cell responses and role of Type 1 interferon”
Department of Microbiology, Interdisciplinary Program in Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

October 30:  1-125 CCRB
Robert Husson, M.D.
“Regulation of the pathogen-environment interface by Mycobacterium tuberculosis kinases”
Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Host: Tony Baughn (612) 626-0460

November 6:  1-125 CCRB
Diane Lidke, Ph.D.
“Quantifying the protein-protein interactions that regulate FceRI and pre-BCR signaling”
Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Host: Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313

November 13:  1-125 CCRB
Marion Pepper, Ph.D. 
"The development and function of Plasmodium-specific Memory B cells"
Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Host: Marc Jenkins, (612) 626-2715

November 20:  1-125 CCRB
Ran Blekhman, Ph.D.  **MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate**
Title: "Genomic basis of host-microbiome interactions in humans"
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development; and Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Faculty Advocate: Ryan Hunter (612) 625-1402

November 27:  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

December 4:  1-125 CCRB
Benjamin Youngblood, Ph.D.
Title: TBA
Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Host: Dave Masopust (612) 625-4666

December 11:  - Mayo Auditorium -
Peter Agre, M.D.  **MICaB Student Invited Speaker**
“Aquaporin water channels:  From atomic structure to malaria”
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Host: Shannon Kordus (612) 625-9959

December 18:  1-125 CCRB 
Douglas Green, Ph.D.
Title: "Targeting LAP: LC3-associated phagocytosis in inflammation and anti-cancer immunity"
Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Host: Tom Griffith (612) 624-8269


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.



To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.