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MICaB Student Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2018
Thursday, 2-102 CMRR

September 6

Paul Jardine, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate
“Bacteriophage assembly as a model for complex biological and biophysical processes”

Faculty Advocate: Gary Dunny

September 13

David Boulware, MD, MPH, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in cryptococcosis 
Faculty Advocate: Kirsten Nielsen

September 20

Xavier Revelo, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate
Immune mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Faculty Advocate:  Marc Jenkins

September 27

Kyle Costa, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate
Metabolic versatility of methanogenic archaea
Faculty Advocate: Jeff Gralnick

October 4

Emily Chiu
Targeting NKG2C: Overcoming adaptive NK cell frequencies
Advisor: Jeff Miller
Student host: Megan Smith
Faculty reviewers: Jake Bailey, Frank Cichocki, Christopher Burlak

October 11

Carlos Perez Kerkvliet
“Unraveling GR-driven regulation of cancer phenotypes in triple-negative breast cancer”

Advisor: Carol Lange
Student host: Katrina Jackson
Faculty reviewers: Ran Blekhman, Kris Hogquist, Michael Kyba

October 18

Sathi Wijeyesinghe
“Homeostasis of the immune system in nonlymphoid tissues”

Advisor: Dave Masopust
Student host: Jordan Naumann
Faculty reviewers: Craig Bierle, Tom Griffith, Kalpna Gupta


October 25: **ROOM CHANGE to 1-110 LRB/MTRF**

Tyler Bold, MD/PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate
“Manipulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis to investigate CD4 T cell function in TB”

Faculty Advocate: Marc Jenkins

November 1

Bridget Conley
How microorganisms breathe rocks: Mechanisms for metal reduction in non-model systems
Advisor: Jeff Gralnick
Student host: Kevin Osum
Faculty reviewers: Trinity Hamilton, Brian Fife, Walter Low

November 8

Emily Irey
“JAK/STAT disruption in breast tumor microenvironment leads to pro-tumor phenotype in macrophages”
Advisor: Kaylee Schwertfeger
Student host: Ruth Lee
Faculty reviewers: Alon Herschhorn, Ingunn Stromnes, Kim Mansky

November 15

Oscar Salgado
The role of Type I IFN in T cell development
Advisor: Kris Hogquist
Student host: Lucy Sjaastad
Faculty reviewers: Fang Li, Marco Pravetoni, Subbaya Subramanian


November 29

Chris Tucker
“TCR avidity and cytokine priming affect anti-tumor responses”
Advisor: Brian Fife
Student host: Alex Villarreal
Faculty reviewers: Janet Schottel, Daniel Mueller, Amy Skubitz

December 6

Lisa Fazzino
“Bacteriophage attack can break metabolic dependencies and affect non-host species”

Advisor: Will Harcombe
Student host: Milcah Scott
Faculty reviewers: Kathryn Fixen, Marc Jenkins, Timothy Hallstrom

December 13

Preliminary examination overview- Wade Bresnahan
Attendance mandatory for 2nd year PhD students and 1st year MD/PhD students



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