Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

• Spring 2019 •
Tuesdays — 12:00 p.m.

McDonnell Sciences Building
All seminars held in Erlanger Auditorium - unless noted *


January 29  

Julie Overbaugh


The potential of international collaborations for HIV prevention: Studies of mother-infant transmission

  Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Ctr.  
  Host: Michael diamond  
February 5  

Carla Saleh

  Small RNAs and antiviral defense in insects
  Pasteur Institute  
  Host: Dave Wang  
February 12  

Andrew Gweirtz

  Gut microbiota, diet, chronic inflammation, and metabolic syndrome
  Georgia State University  
  Host: Phil Tarr  
Feburary 19  

Peter Greenberg

  Communication, Cooperation and Conflict in the Microbial World: Targets for Therapeutic Development?
  Univeristy of Washington  
  Host: Omar Delannoy-Bruno  

* Alternate Location:
Clopton Auditorium, Wohl Clinic

February 26  

Galit Alter

  The role of antibodies in Tb infection
  Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard  
  Host: Christina Stalllings  
March 5  



March 12



Debbie Lenschow

  Chikungunya virus arthritis: New insights into pathogenesis and treatment
  Washington University School of Medicine  
  Host: Dave Wang  
March 19  



March 26


Scott Gray-Owen

  Playing with fire: The fine line between immunity and immunopathogenesis
  University of Toronto  
  Host: Jim Fleckenstein  
April 2  

Darren Higgins

  From gastroenteritis to meningoencephalitis: How Listeria monocytogenes crosses the blood-brain barrier to infect the brain
  Harvard Medical School  
  Hosts: Dr. Mario Feldman and Dr. Shabaana Khader  
April 9



Amariliz Rivera

  Type III interferon is a critical regulator of innate antifungal immunity
  Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School  
  Host: Christina Stallings  
April 16

Wei-Shau Hu

  How does HIV-1 transfer its genetic information to progeny?
  National Institutes of Health  

Host: Sebla Kutluay


* Alternate Location:
Clopton Auditorium, Wohl Clinic

April 23

Igor Brodsky

  Apoptotic and non-apoptotic functions of cell death pathways in anti-microbial host defense

Host: Christina Stallings

April 30

Jörn Coers

  Interferon-inducible GTPases in host defense and inflammation
  Duke University  

Host: Jen Philips


Lori Burrows

  Old drugs, new tricks - using bacterial biofilms to reveal cryptic antibiotic activity
  McMaster Univeristy  

Host: Mario Feldman


Please contact the host if you wish to meet with the Speaker.
Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Interim Coordinator: Maria Ewen, (314) 747-2141