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Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Seminar Series

FALL Semester 2018
Mondays at 12:00 p.m.

All seminars are held in:

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

September 10: 1-125 CCRB
Todd Brusko, Ph.D.
“Heterogeneity in Type 1 Diabetes: Lessons from pancreatic organ donors”
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

September 17: 1-125 CCRB
Damian Krysan, M.D., Ph.D.
“Genetic interaction analysis in fungal pathogens”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Host: Kirsten Nielsen (612) 625-4979

September 24: 1-125 CCRB
Andrea Schietinger, Ph.D.
“Molecular programs defining tumor-specific T cell differentiation and dysfunction”
Program of Immunology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

October 1:  1-125 CCRB
Kim Kline, MPH, Ph.D.
Enterococcus faecalis biofilms during infection and beyond”
Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Host: Gary Dunny (612) 625-9930

October 8: 1-125 CCRB
Ananda Goldrath, Ph.D.
“Making and maintaining T cell immunity”
Molecular Biology Section in the Division of Biology, University of California, San Diego, CA
Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

October 15:  1-125 CCRB
Sarah Stanley, Ph.D.
"Metabolic regulation of M. tuberculosis infection"
Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Host: Anthony Baughn (612) 626-0460

October 22: 1-125 CCRB
John Harty, Ph.D.
“Immune regulation during blood-stage malaria”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

October 29:  1-125 CCRB
Joseph Sodroski, M.D.
Title: TBA
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Alon Herschhorn (612) 621-2429

November 5: 1-125 CCRB
Megan Levings, Ph.D.
"Engineering Tregs for tolerance induction"
Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

November 12:  1-125 CCRB
Christopher Brooke, Ph.D.
“Diversity and cooperativity during influenza A virus infection”
Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Host: Ryan Langlois (612) 625-3633

November 26: 1-125 CCRB
Andy Luster, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: TBA
Center for Immunology & Inflammatory Diseases and Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Host: Dave Masopust (612) 625-4666

November 28: 1-125 CCRB (WEDNESDAY -Time: 10:00)
Sanghyun Lee, Ph.D.
“Norovirus cell tropism, and an insight for vaccine development”
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Host: Ashley Haase (612) 624-4442

December 3: 1-125 CCRB
Matthew Wolfgang, Ph.D.
“The early CF microbiome, mucus and therapeutic outcomes”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Host: Ryan Hunter (612) 625-1402

December 10: 1-125 CCRB
Marisa Alegre, M.D., Ph.D.
"New insights into transplant rejection and tolerance"
Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, The University of Chicago, IL
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401


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.