MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar Series


MICaB Seminar Series

Fall & Spring Semester 2016-2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1-125 CCRB - Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
2231 6th Street SE (Across from TCF Stadium


September 12:  1-125 CCRB
Avery August, Ph.D.
“Kinase turntabilism: Tuning T cell effector responses”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

September 19:  1-125 CCRB
Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
“Controlling the message: Viral manipulation of host gene expression during infection”
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology and Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

September 26:  1-125 CCRB
Megan Sykes, M.D.
“Tracking the human allo response in transplant recipients”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University, New York, NY
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

October 3:  1-125 CCRB
Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D.
“T cell memory and exhaustion”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Hosts: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650 and Dave Masopust (612) 625-4666

October 10:  1-125 CCRB
“A Minnesota-based search for the origin of adaptive immunity”
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Host: Ashley Haase (612) 624-4442

October 17:  1-125 CCRB
John Kappler, Ph.D.
“Breaking through immunological tolerance”
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

October 24:  1-125 CCRB
Christina Stallings, Ph.D.
“Dissecting the multiple roles for the innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Host: Anna Tischler (612) 624-9685

October 31:  1-125 CCRB
Pinghui Feng, Ph.D.
“Herpesviruses evade RIG-I via protein deamidation”
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

November 7:  1-125 CCRB
Laurence Turka, M.D.
“Regulatory T Cells - from Basic Biology to the Clinic"
Department of Immunology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

November 14:  1-125 CCRB
Gisela Storz, Ph.D.
“The genes that were missed: Intricate regulation provided by small RNAs and small proteins”
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
Host: Gary Dunny (612) 625-9930 and Daniel Voytas (612) 626-4509

November 28:  1-125 CCRB
James Lokensgard, Ph.D.
“Neuroimmune responses to viral brain infection”
Department of Medicine and Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Host: Peter Southern (612) 625-2141

December 5:  1-125 CCRB
Shane Crotty, Ph.D., **MICaB Student Invited Speaker**
“T follicular helper cell (Tfh) and B cell responses in the context of vaccines and infections”
Division of Vaccine Discovery, LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, CA
Host: Jessica Yang (612) 626-1188

December 12:  1-125 CCRB 
Edward Berger, Ph.D.
“Toward an HIV cure with targeted cytotoxic therapy:  Different approaches for acute vs. chronic infection”
Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD
Host: Pam Skinner (612) 624-2644

January 23:  1-125 CCRB
Patrick Green, Ph.D.
“Human T-cell leukemia virus genes encoded on the antisense genome strand: Role in pathogenesis”
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Host: Lou Mansky (612) 626-5525

January 30:  1-125 CCRB
June Round, Ph.D.
“The immune system sculpts the microbiota to prevent obesity and metabolic disease”
Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

February 6:  1-125 CCRB
Michael Federle, Ph.D.
“Microbial Wikileaks: Intercepting bacterial conversations to understand interactions with the host”
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Host: Gary Dunny (612) 625-9930

February 13:  1-125 CCRB
Russell Vance, Ph.D.
“Strategies for cytosolic surveillance of bacterial pathogens”
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Host: Bryce Binstadt (612) 625-2953

February 27:  1-125 CCRB
Virginia Shapiro, Ph.D.
Title: "Regulation of T cell development and lineage commitment by Hdac3"
Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401

March 6:  1-125 CCRB
Benhur Lee, M.D.
“Emerging paramyxoviruses: Diversity and danger”
Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

March 13:  1-125 CCRB
Jane Buckner, M.D.
Title: "Identifying common mechanisms of failed tolerance of autoimmune diseases"
Department of Medicine, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
Host: TBA

March 20:  1-125 CCRB
Cari Vanderpool, Ph.D.
“New frontiers in small RNA-mediated gene regulation”
Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Host: Sandy Armstrong (612) 625-6947

March 27:  1-125 CCRB
Dan Littman, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: TBA
Departments of Pathology and Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
Host: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

April 3:  1-125 CCRB
Forest Rohwer, Ph.D.
“BAM: A phage-derived immune system”
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Host: Ryan Hunter (612) 625-1402

April 10:  1-125 CCRB
Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: TBA
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Host: Bruce Blazar (612) 626-2734

April 17:  1-125 CCRB 
Laurence Eisenlohr, V.M.D., Ph.D.
“Making an MHC-restricted peptidome”
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Ryan Langlois (612) 625-3633

April 24:  1-125 CCRB 
Amy Andreotti, Ph.D.
Title: TBA
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Hosts: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715 and Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313

Gregory Sonnenberg, Ph.D.
Title: "Regulation of host-microbiota interactions in human health and disease"
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Hosts: Mark Herzberg (612) 625-8404 and Tony Baughn (612) 626-0460

May 1: 1-125 CCRB **TIME CHANGE – 2PM**
Andrew Camilli, Ph.D., **MICaB Student Invited Speaker**
Title: TBA
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Host: Beth Adamowicz, adam0101@umn.edu

May 8:  1-125 CCRB 
Darrell Irvine, Ph.D.
Title: "Engineering immunity in cancer and infectious disease"
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Immunology. To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.