South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

2008 Spring Seminar Series


February 1, 2008

How Microbes Detoxify Diatomic Oxygen and Nitorgen Species: The Non-Heme Iron Reductive Paradigm
Donald Kurtz, PhD, UTSA

February 8, 2008

Unwanted Visitors: Intestinal Persistence of Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhimurium
Helene Andrews-Polymenis, PhD, Texas A&M University

February 15, 2008

Cancer Antigen Discovery for Translational Work
Maurizio Chiriva, PhD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

February 22, 2008

Brain Iron and Prion Disorders: An Ironic Connection
Neena Singh, MD, PhD, Case Western University

March 7, 2008

Campylobacter jejuni Pathogenesis: Secretion of Virulence Proteins from the Flagellar Apparatus
Neena Singh, MD, PhD, Washington State University

March 14, 2008

Identification of Amino Acids in the Vibrio cholerae Virulence Regulator ToxT Involved in Environmental Sensing
Brandon Childers, PhD Student, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

March 21, 2008

Spring Break

March 28, 2008

Black Death, Black Spot, Black Pearl: Tales of Bacterial Effectors
Kim Orth, PhD, UT-Southwestern

April 4, 2008

Mycobacterial Immunity: Don’t Mess with the Granulomas
Matyas Sandor, PhD, University of Wisconsin

April 11, 2008

Carbohydrate Pattern Recognition in Lung Anti-Fungal Immunity
Chad Steele, PhD, University of Alabama-Birmingham

April 18, 2008

Molecular Genetic Analysis of Transmission of Vibrio cholerae
Andy Camilli, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine

April 25, 2008

Immunity to Chlamydial Genital Infection: the Shifting Paradigm
Rick Morrison, PhD, University of Arkansas

May 9, 2008

Toxoplasma gondii - a Master Manipulator in the Dialogue Between the Pathogen and Host Cell
Anthony Sinai, PhD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine