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JANUARY 24 - no seminar
Juliet Crabtree, "Genetic determinants of vaccine efficacy: The role of PTPN22 in immunity to Influenza"
Advisor: Erik Peterson
Student host: Sam Dunmire
Faculty Reviewers: Tucker LeBien, Patrick Arndt, Khalil Ahmed
Estela Shabani,"Toll-like receptor polymorphisms and their association with immune
responses and disease severity in severe malaria"
Advisor: Chandy John
Darin Wiesner,"Cryptococcus neoformans modulates its chitin density to influence the host response"
Advisor: Kirsten Nielsen/Paul Bohjanen
Student host: Chris Clark
Faculty Reviewers: Gary Dunny, Mike Farrar, Kalpna Gupta
FEBRUARY 14 - no seminar
Jennifer McCurtain, “Pseudomonas aeruginosa agmatine metabolism during biofilm development”
Advisor: Bryan Williams
Sujin Yeom,"Biodegradation of Atrazine by Silica Gel-encapsulated AtzA Biocatalyst"
Advisor: Larry Wackett
Student host: Brittany Bennett
Faculty Reviewers: Steve Rice, Jakub Tolar, Daniel Bond
Emily Thompson, "Breaking Self-Specific CD8 T Cell Tolerance"
Advisor: Vaiva Vezys
Student host: Christine Nelson
Faculty Reviewers: Kirsten Nielsen, Dan Kaufman, Carol Lange
Tarah Regan Anderson, "Breast tumor kinase (Brk/PTK6) mediates hypoxia/HIF-1a-associated breast cancer progression"
Advisor: Carol Lange
Nick Brady, "Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 Signaling and Tumor-Associated Macrophages Contribute to Mammary Tumorigenesis"
Advisor: Kaylee Schwertfeger
Student host: Pauline Jackson
Faculty Reviewers: Sandy Armstrong, Emily Gillespie, Scott McIvor
Michael Vanden Oever, "Chemotherapy used in conditioning for blood and marrow transplantation in children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) alters expression of type VII collagen, the extracellular matrix protein missing in RDEB"
Advisor: Jakub Tolar
Cameron McDonald-Hyman, "Regulatory T-cells and GVHD: Enhancing Adoptive Transfer Efficacy"
Advisor: Bruce Blazar
Student host: Joanne Dehnbostel
Faculty Reviewers: Carol Wells, Paul Bohjanen, Jim McCarthy
MARCH 21: SPRING BREAK
MARCH 28: Ethics seminar – attendance required for first-year MICaB students
Chen Yao,“The function of Langerhans cells (LC) and Langerin+ dermal dendritic cells (dDC)”
Advisor: Dan Kaplan
Sakeen Kashem,“Th17 differentiation by dermal dendritic cells”
Advisor: Dan Kaplan
Student host: Dmitri Kotov
Faculty Reviewers: Bryan Williams, Alex Khoruts, Jaime Modiano
Tracy Powell, "Understanding Osteosarcoma Metastasis using Sleeping Beauty"
Advisor: David Largaespada
Alice Nomura, "Pancreatic cancer stem cells: Minnelide as an effective therapy?"
Advisor: Ashok Saluja
Student host: Josh Boyer
Faculty Reviewers: Pam Skinner, Dan Mueller, Chris Pennell
Elizabeth Steinert, "A reevaluation of the distribution of memory CD8 T cell "
Advisor: Dave Masopust
Nick Dillon,"Probing the mode of action of pyrazinamide against Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
Advisor: Tony Baughn
Student host: Lucky Kalekar
Faculty Reviewers: Larry Wackett, Chandy John, Amy Skubitz
Shirdi Schmiel, "Investigating Regulatory T cell Mechanisms that Promote CD4+ T cell Anergy"
Advisor: Dan Mueller
Eric Hanse, "The integration of the oxidative stress response, glucose metabolism and apoptosis in proliferating cells and cancer"
Advisor: Ameeta Kelekar
Student host: Brandon Leonard
Faculty Reviewers: Tony Baughn, Dale Gergerson, Naoko Shima
Sarah Elliott, "Regulation of ESX-5 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
Advisor: Anna Tischler
Javier Cabrera-Perez, "Immunosuppression of CD4+ lymphocytes by apoptotic cells"
Advisor: Tom Griffith
Student host: Caleb Levar
Faculty Reviewers:Jeff Gralnick, Reuben Harris, Masato Yamamoto