Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

• Fall 2019 •
Tuesdays — 12:00 Noon
All seminars held in MPRB 8101 Conference Room

September 24  

Juan Martinez
Louisiana State University
Host: Scott Hultgren


Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia-host cell interactions: a tale of the Trojan Horse

October 1  

Mario Feldman
Washington University School of Medicine
Host: Shabaana Khader

  Selfish MDR plasmids take control of gene regulation and pathogenesis in Acinetobacter baumannii
October 8  

Juan Alfonzo
Ohio State
Host: Dan Goldberg

  Dynamic interplay between tRNA transport and processing: On the possibility of tunable modifications
October 15  

Daniel Portnoy
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Joe Vogel

  How intracellular pathogens sense the host cell and vice versa and the serendipitous discovery that Listeria monocytogenes is electrogenic
October 22  

Rachel Dutton
University of California, San Diego
Host: Greg Harrison (Student)

  Dissecting microbiomes using cheese
October 29  

Igor Almeida
University of Texas, El Paso
Host: Steve Beverley

  alpha-Gal glycotopes as effective chemotherapy biomarkers and glycovaccines for Chagas disease and leishmaniasis

November 5



Samuel Behar
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Host: Shabaana Khader

  Recognizing the Problem: T cell recognition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected macrophages
November 12  

Barbara Rehermann
National Institutes of Health, NIDDK
Host: Dave Wang

  Natural versus laboratory world: Wild mouse microbiota improve host fitness and preclinical models

November 19


Adam Burgener
University of Manitoba
Host: Amanda Lewis

  The microbiome in mucosal immunity and HIV Transmission
  Co-Sponsored by the Global Health Center  
November 26  

Victoria D'Souza
Harvard University
Host: Jacco Boon

  Structures of the HIV genome: Insights into regulation of reverse transcription, transcription and translation
December 3



David Underhill
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Host: Jenny Lodge

  A Role for Commensal Fungi in Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
December 10

Florian Krammer
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Host: Ali Ellebedy

  Antibody responses to conserved epitopes on the influenza virus glycoproteins



Please contact the host if you wish to meet with the Speaker.
Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Coordinator: Angela Marsala, 314-273-2996