South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

2008 Fall Seminar Series


August 29, 2008

Regulation of Host Gene Expression by Geminivirus AL2 Protein
Gabriela Lacatus, PhD, UTSA

September 5, 2008

The Role of Dendritic Cells in the Immune Response to Cryptococcus neoformans
Karen Wozniak, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

September 12, 2008

Microarray Analysis of Gene Expression in the Southern Cattle Tick Associated with Infection by Babesia bovis, the Causative Agent of Cattle Fever
Felix Guerrero, PhD, USDA-Kerrville

September 19, 2008

Proteomic and Functional Studies of the Molecular Interactions Between Trypanosoma cruzi and Host Cells
Igor Almeida, PhD, UT El Paso

September 26, 2008

HCV Infection and Vaccine Strategies
Krishna K. Murthy, PhD, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

October 3, 2008

The Effects of Aging on Tolerance to AChR, the Autoanitgen in Myasthenia gravis
Ellen Kraig, PhD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

October 10, 2008

The Host Response to Chlamydiae – New Directions
Roger Rank, PhD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute

October 17, 2008

Cellular Bioengineering: Models for Vascular Pathophysiology and Toxicology
Anand K Ramasubramanain, PhD, UTSA

October 24, 2008

Now Infecting More Than 3 Billion People: Helicobacter pylori, the Most Successful Pathogen in the World
Scotty Merril, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

October 31, 2008

Host-Virus Interactions: From Pathogenesis to Therapeutics of an Oncogenic Herpesvirus Associated with AIDS-Kaposi’s Sarcoma
Shou-Jiang Gao, PhD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

November 7, 2008

Host-Pathogen Interactions in the Development of Lyme Disease and Melioidosis
Mark Wooten, PhD, Medical College of Ohio

November 14, 2008

Genetic Dissection of Candida albicans Biofilm Formation
Aaron Mitchell, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

November 21, 2008

Tackling the Genetically "Intractables": New Insights into the Biology of Obligate Bacterial Pathogens through Functional Genomics
Raphael Valdivia, PhD, Duke University

November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Break

December 5, 2008

Cancelled

December 12, 2008

Cytolysin-Mediated Perforation of the Phagocytic Vacuole: Application to Antigen Discovery and Vaccine Development
Darrin Higgins, PhD, Harvard University