MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar Series

MICaB Seminar Series

Mondays at 12:00 p.m.

Hybrid In-person/Zoom seminars will be held in 1-125 Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB)
**Please note Virtual only/Hybrid***

Recurring Zoom link:

Recurring Zoom link: https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/92283229698?pwd=d1lpMW9tM3pTbGlwcFdnd0JONm02QT09
Meeting ID: 922 8322 9698                                         Passcode: XWQ5JW


"Cellular, molecular and epistatic control of microbiota, pathogens and colorectal cancer"

Gianna Hammer, PhD
Department of Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Host: Kris Hogquist, PhD  


Sofia Casares, PhD
Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Host: Pam Skinner, PhD

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February 14
Virtual via Zoom

"Innate inflammatory events & effector cells during Mtb infection"
**Student Invited Speaker**

Katrin D. Mayer-Barber, PhD
Immunobiology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIH, NIAID, LCIM
host: Vaiva Vezys, PhD

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“The human genetic and immunological determinants of life-threatening COVID-19”
**Dr. Paul Cleary Autoimmunity and Infection seminar**

Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD
Professor, Senior Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Host: Paul Cleary, Professor emeritus 

“Reprogramming the Immune Response Through Molecular Engineering”

Jamie Spangler, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Host: Bruce Blazar, PhD 

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Edouard Vannier, PharmD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Geographic Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical School
Host: Roberta O’Connor  

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March 21
Virtual via Zoom 

"Choreography of Thymocyte Central Tolerance""

Lauren Ehrlich, PhD
Department of Molecular Biosciences, Cancer Prevention and Research Insitute of Texas, Austin, TX
Host: Tanya Freedman, PhD 

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March 28

"Beyond reverse transcription initiation -- Structure and function characterization of HIV-1 primer binding site"

Xiao Heng, PhD
Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Host: Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, PhD 

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April 4
Virtual via zoom

"Regulation of the immune response through lymphoid tissue microanatomy"

Michael Gerner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Washington
Host: Marc Jenkins, PhD

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April 11

"Respiratory viral infection: from acute morbidity to chronic sequelae"

Jie Sun, PhD
Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Host: Hinh Ly, PhD

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Virtual via zoom

"Principles of resolving and non-resolving inflammation"

Carla Rothlin, PhD
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: Steve Jameson, PhD 

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April 25

"Inferring in-human commensal biology by reconstructing within-person bacterial evolution"
*Greg R. Germaine Frontiers in Science Lecture*

Tami Lieberman
Institute For Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Cambridge, MA
Host:Anthony Baughn, PhD and Mark Herzberg, PhD 

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May 2

""Neuronal Control of Cutaneous Inflammation""

Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD
Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
Host: David Masopust, PhD