The Microbiology seminar series is held weekly during the academic year. Speakers present current research on pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, or viruses, covering topics that include fundamental biological discovery, mechanisms of virulence, host: pathogen interactions, and host immunity to pathogens.

Please check back regularly as details may change. This website will always have the most up to date information. For questions, access to zoom links, or updates please contact L.Stevens@wustl.edu

2022-2023 Schedule:

20-Sep

Dr. Ana Flores Mireles

University of Notre Dame

Topic: Deficiencies in the fibrinolytic system predisposes the host to develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection

Hosted by: Michael Caparon


27-Sep

TBD


4-Oct

TBD


11-Oct

Dr. Damian J Krysan

University of Iowa

Topic: Genetic Interaction Analysis of Fungal Pathogens

Hosted by: Tamara Doering


18-Oct

TBD


25-Oct

Dr. Harry B Greenberg

Stanford University

Topic: Rotavirus pathogenesis and immunity

Hosted by: Siyuan Ding


1-Nov

Dr. Photini Sinnis

Johns Hopkins University

Topic: TBD

Host: Daniel Goldberg


8-Nov

TBD


15-Nov

Dr. Vern Carruthers

University of Michigan

Topic: Toxoplasma strategically exploits host ESCRTs for nutrient salvage from infected cells

Host: David Sibley


22-Nov

TBD


29-Nov

Dr. Sanjay Ram

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Topic: Harnessing virulence factors to develop vaccines and immunotherapies against Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Host: Hrishikesh Kulkarni


6-Dec

Dr. Shumin Tan

Tufts University

Topic: TBD

Host: Jen Philips


10-Jan

Dr. Malcolm Winkler

Indiana University

Topic: TBD

Host: Scott Hultgren


17-Jan

Dr. Alexis Kaushansky

Seattle Children’s

Topic: TBD

Host: Daniel Goldberg


24-Jan

Dr. David Russell

Cornell University

Topic: TBD

Host: Shabaana Khader


31-Jan

Dr. Brenda Bass

University of Utah

Topic: TBD

Host: David Wang


7-Feb

Dr. Bree Aldridge

Tufts University

Topic: Engineering Combination Therapies for Tuberculosis

Host: Christina Stallings


14-Feb

Dr. John Bell

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Topic: TBD

Host: Luis Casorla, Postdoc Wang lab


21-Feb

Dr. Jan Carette

Stanford University

Topic: Genetic Dissection of Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defense

Host: Carolina Lopez


28-Feb

Dr. Andrew Goodman

Yale University

Topic: Mechanisms of host-microbiome interaction

Host: Mario Feldman


7-Mar

Dr. Michael Farzan

University of Florida

Topic: TBD

Host: Liang Shan


14-Mar

Dr. Viviana Simon

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Topic: COVID-19

Host: Ali Ellebedy


21-Mar

Dr. Wendy Barclay

Imperial College London

Topic: TBD

Host: Siyuan Ding


28-Mar

Dr. Nihal Altan-Bonnet

National Institutes of Health

Topic: Coronaviruses and egress

Host: Marjorie Cornejo-Pontelli, Postdoc Whelan Lab


4-Apr *Ernie Simms Lecture*

Dr. M. Kariuki Njenga

ESU Global Health- Kenya Washington State University

Topic: TBD

Host: Sean Whelan


11-Apr

Dr. Ansel Hsiao

University of California, Riverside

Topic: TBD

Host: Andrew Kau


18-Apr

Dr. Michael Emerman

Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medicine

Topic: The origins of HIV-1 through the lens of host-virus interactions

Host: Sebla Kutluay


25-Apr

Dr. Judith Berman

Tel Aviv University

Topic: Genetic and physiological routes to antifungal drug tolerance

Host: Tamara Doering


2-May

Dr. Joanne Flynn

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Topic: Unraveling protection against tuberculosis

Host: Shabaana Khader


9-May

Dr. Bryan Bryson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Topic: Host pathogen interactions in tuberculosis

Host: Christina Stallings


Please note! The Microbiology Seminar Series was formerly referred to as the MMMP Seminar Series. This is the same seminar.

Please check back regularly as details may change. This website will always have the most up to date information. For questions, access to zoom links, or updates please contact L.Stevens@wustl.edu