South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

2013 Spring Seminar Series

January 25, 2013

Dissection of the Burkholderia Intercellular Life Cycle Using a Photothermal Nanoblade
Jeff Miller, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles

February 1, 2013

Dynamic Shiga Toxin-Encoding Bacteriophage and the Problems They Cause
Ed Dudley, PhD, Penn State University

February 8, 2013

Ins and Outs of Iron Acquisition in Francisella tularensis
Girija Ramakrishnan, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

February 15, 2013

Integrative Systems Biology Approaches to Studying Human Complex Diseases
Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

February 22, 2013

Evolution of Respiratory Pathogens
Eric Harvill, PhD, Penn State University

March 1, 2013

Astrocyte-Secreted Sonic Hedgehog Sustains Blood Brain Barrier Properties and Promotes CNS Immune Quiescence
Jorge Alvarez, PhD, Centre Hospitalier De L'Université de Montréal

March 8, 2013

Mapping Malaria Genes Linked to Chemical Responses and Virulence
Xin-zhuan Su, PhD, NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

March 15, 2013

Spring Break

March 22, 2013

Differential Involvement of Inflammasome Molecules During Central Nervous System Bacterial Infection
Tammy Kielian, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

March 29, 2013

The Aging Brain: A Permissive Environment for the Progression of Neurological Disorders
Linella Gemma, PhD, University of Washington

April 5, 2013

Monica Carson, PhD, University of California-Riverside

April 12, 2013

The Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease
Jacques Ravel, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

April 19, 2013

A Status Report on Dendritic Cells' Mechanisms of Transcriptional Control
Stephanie Watowich, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

April 26, 2013

Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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