South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

2009 Spring Seminar Series


January 16, 2009

Applications of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Developmental Biology and Disease Modeling
Christopher Navara, PhD, UTSA

January 23, 2009

Neutrophil Accumulation in Bacterial Pneumonia
Samithamby Jeyaseelan, PhD, Louisiana State University

January 30, 2009

Emergence of Novel Retroviruses
Thomas M. Folks, PhD, Southwest National Primate Research Center

February 6, 2009

Determination of Morphology and Virulence in Candida albicans
David Kadosh, PhD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

February 13, 2009

Misfolded Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase and Motor Neuron Disease
P. John Hart, PhD, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

February 20, 2009

Rift Valley Fever (RVF): An Integrated Approach to Controlling RVF in Africa and the Middle East
Mustapha Debboun, Colonel, US Army Medical Department Center & School, Fort Sam Houston

February 27, 2009

Drug Resistance Evolution in Malaria Parasites
Timothy J.C. Anderson, PhD, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

March 6, 2009

Amorphous Computing and Synthetic Biology – Where Computation and Fabrication Meet
Zack Simpson, Mine Control and UT Austin

March 13, 2009

Spring Break

March 20, 2009

Host Resistance and Susceptibility to Mucosal Candidiasis: How Different Can Two Sites of Infection Be?
Paul Fidel Jr., PhD, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

March 27, 2009

Ducks, Avian Influenza, and the Texas Coast: A Winter Wonderland
Blanca Lupiani, PhD, Texas A&M University

April 3, 2009

Bacteria Harden Their Armor: Remodeling of Gram-Negative Lipopolysaccharide
M. Stephen Trent, PhD, UT Austin

April 10, 2009

Mutational Analysis of Ip54-Encoded Genes of the Agent of Lyme Disease
Mahulena Maruskova, PhD Student, UTSA

April 17, 2009

New Insight into Obligate Parasitism by the Q Fever Bacterium Coxiella burnetti
Robert Heinzen, PhD, NIH National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

April 24, 2009

Immune Responses in Effective and Ineffective Vaccination Strategies Against Respiratory Tularemia in Mice
Wangxue Chen, PhD, Canada Research Council

May 1, 2009

Pathogenesis of Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Philipp, PhD, Tulane University Health Sciences Center