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Seminar Series 2010-2011

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Tuesdays at Noon
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September 7
September 14
Dr. Mogens Kilian

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Aarhus


Jiri Mestecky

“Population Genetic Analysis as a Tool to Understand Evolution of Pathogens, and to Identify the Etiology of Infectious Diseases and Associated Virulence Properties”

Recent publications


September 21
September 28


October 5

Sponsored by the UAB Program in Immunology

Dr. Christopher Garcia Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology Dept. of Structural Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
 Casey Weaver Structure and function of cell surface receptor recognition and activation in the immune and nervous systems

Recent publications

October 12

October 19

Co-sponsored by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jeannine Brady

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Florida

Sue Michalek

Protein structure/function and immunogenicity in pathogenic streptococci

Recent publications

October 26
Dr. Laurence Beck

Department of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Jan Novak "Autoantibodies to the Phospholipase A2 Receptor in Primary Membranous Nephropathy"

Recent publications



November 2
Dr. Michael Carroll

Immune Diseases Institute

Harvard Medical School

David Chaplin

Complement as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity


November 9
November 16
Dr. Malcolm Winkler

Department of Biology

Indiana University Bloomington

Janet Yother "Metabolic and Stress Signaling in the Human Respiratory Pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae"

Recent publications

November 30
Dr. Yang-Xin Fu

Department of Pathology

The University of Chicago

David Chaplin "Lymphotoxin receptor signaling in gut tissues orchestrates innate and adaptive immune responses against mucosal bacterial infection"

Recent publications



December 7
Dr. Guangxiang Luo

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Ming Luo

Hepatitis C virus


December 10

10 AM

Dr. Max Cooper

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Peter Burrows

“How Did Our Adaptive Immune System Evolve?”

Recent publications

December 14
Dr. Margaret MacDonald

Virology and Infectious Disease

The Rockefeller University

Elena Frolova

Sindbis virus host/virus interactions

Recent publications

December 21




January 4
January 11

January 18

Sponsored by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Paul Sullam

Department of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Hui Wu

“Platelet Binding by Streptococci: Mechanisms and Role in Endocardial Infection”

Recent publications

January 25


February 1
February 8
February 15
Dr. Robert Burne

College of Dentistry

University of Florida

Hui Wu

Streptococcal virulence

Recent publications

February 22
Dr. Pat Higgins

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


Chuck Turnbough

“How do Bacteria Evolve Species? – A Model Linking Gyrase, Top I, and Mobile DNA to Optimal Rates of Coupled Transcription/Translation”

Recent publications



March 1
March 8
Dr. Peter Sarnow

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Stanford University

Sunnie Thompson

"Masking of hepatitis C viral RNA by a liver-specific microRNA"

Recent publications

March 15

Prof. Geoffrey Smith

Department of Medicine

Imperial College London

Elliot Lefkowitz

"Vaccinia virus suppression of innate immunity and rapid spread"

Recent publications

March 22

Bertram Marx Lecture

Dr. Joan Brugge

Department of Cell Biology

Harvard Medical School

David Chaplin

Initiation and progression of breast cancer

Recent publications

March 29
Dr. Joel Baseman

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

UT Health Science Center

David Briles

Kevin Dybvig

"Mycoplasma, CARDS toxin, airway disease and beyond"

Recent publications



April 5
April 12
Dr. Thomas Silhavy

Department of Molecular Biology

Princeton University

Michael Niederweis “Outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria”

Recent publications

April 19
April 26
Dr. Laurie Comstock

Channing Laboratory

Harvard Medical School

Janet Yother

Bacterial polysaccharides

Recent publications



May 3
May 10
Dr. Michael Worobey

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The University of Arizona

Microbiology Department Virology and Structural Biology Students

Viral evolution

Recent publications

May 17
Dr. Sara Sawyer

School of Biological Sciences

UT Austin

Peter Prevelige


Recent publications

May 24
Dr. Lynne Maquat

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of Rochester Medical Center

Dave Bedwell

RNA decay pathways

Recent publications

May 31


June 7


Last updated May 18, 2011
Questions? Peter Burrows