Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

• Fall 2017 •
Tuesdays — 12:00 p.m.
All seminars in Cori Auditorium
McDonnell Sciences Building

If you wish to meet with the Speaker, please contact the Host.

September 19  

Robert Abramovitch

  Small molecules that inhibit Mycobacterium tuberculosis environmental sensing and virulence
  Michigan State University  
  Host: Christina Stallings  
September 26  

Jacco Boon

  RNA structures and packaging of Influenza virus genome
  Washington University School of Medicine  
  Host: Sebla Kutluay  
October 3  

Chris Whitfield

  Assembly of microbial glycolipids
  University of Guelph  
  Host: Mario Feldman  
October 10  

Joe Smith

  Dissecting cerebral malaria pathogenesis
  Center for Infectious Disease Research  
  Host: Daniel Goldberg  
October 17  

Joshua Blodgett

  Drugs from bugs: Harnessing actinomycete secondary metabolism to address therapeutic needs
  Washington University School of Medicine  
  Host: Joesph Vogel  
October 24  

Shabaana Khader

  Host immunity to tuberculosis: A balancing act
  Washington University School of Medicine  
  Host: David Wang  

October 31



Jonathan Miner

  Is Zika virus unique? Defining the capacity of multiple arboviruses to cause congenital disease
  Washington University School of Medicine  
  Host: David Wang  
November 7  

Stuart Levitz

  Vaccine development against Cryptococcus: The baker delivers the antigens
  University of Massachusetts Medical School  
  Host: Jennifer Lodge & Tamara Doering  

November 14



Galit Alter

  Defining novel correlates of humoral immunity against TB
  Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard  
  Host: Christina Stallings  
November 21  

Ana Fernandez-Sesma

  Immune evasion mechanisms by dengue virus
  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  
  Host: Michael Diamond  
November 28



Joanne Engel

  Obligate intracellular pathogens are master cell biologists: Decoding the Chlamydia inclusion membrane interactome
  University of California, San Francisco  
  Host: Joseph Vogel  
December 5

Robert Davey

  Macropinocytosis seen through the eyes of Ebola virus
  Texas Biomedical Research Institute  

Hosts: Gaya Amarasinghe & Skip Virgin

December 12  

Shelley M. Payne

  Role of cardiolipin in the intracellular lifestyle of Shigella flexneri
  University of Texas at Austin  
  Host: Phillip Tarr  

Please contact the host if you wish to meet with the Speaker.
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Box 8230
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093 USA
Coordinator: Cathy Alvey, (314) 362-4829