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2007 Fall Seminar Series

Seminars held from 9:30-10:30 am at the UTSA main campus in BSE 3.106


August 24, 2007

Reprogramming of Host Cell Activities by the Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma gondii
Anthony Sinai, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

August 31, 2007

Targeted Mucosal Vaccination Strategy Against Genital Chlamydial Infection
Ashlesh Murthy, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, STCEID, UTSA

September 7, 2007

Regulation of Host Immune Responses to Leishmania Parasites
Lynn Soong, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

September 14, 2007

Host and Pathogen Interactions in a Murine Model of Pneumonic Plague
Sarah Bubeck, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, STCEID, UTSA

September 21, 2007

Sterol Gene Regulation and Drug Resistance in the Pathogenic Fungus, Candida albicans
Theodore C. White, PhD, Director of Microbial Pathogens Seatttle Biomedical Research Program; Professor, Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Washington

September 28, 2007

Evasion of Natural T-Cell Tolerance by "Type B" T-Cells in the Pathogenesis of Human Autoimmune Diseases
Thomas Forsthuber, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, STCEID, UTSA

October 5, 2007

Host-Pathogen Interactions in a Mouse Model of Bacterial Brain Abscess and Modulation of Tissue Injury
Tammy Kielian, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

October 12, 2007

Evolutionary Immunoinformatics: Host-Pathogen Coevolution Informs Vaccine Candidate Prioritization
Daniel Neafsey, PhD, Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

October 19, 2007

Salmonella Sensing of and Adaptation to the In-Vivo Environment
John Gunn, PhD, Associate Professor, Ohio State University

October 26, 2007

Tales from the Gut: Pathogenesis of Salmonella Gastroenteritis, Typhoid Fever and Bacteremia
Andreas Baumler, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of California-Davis School of Medicine

November 2, 2007

Characterization of the Francisella tularensis Secreted Protein VgrG
Jeffrey Barker, PhD, Student, UTHSCSA

November 16, 2007

Glucan-binding Proteins are Required to Maintain Streptococcus Mutans Biofilm Architecture
Jeffery A. Banas, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatric Denistry, University of Iowa College of Dentistry

November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Break

November 30, 2007

Activation and Counter-Regulation in the Innate Immune System
Christopher Karp, MD, Professor, University of Cincinnati

December 7, 2007

Synergistic Induction of Inflammation by Bacterial Products: An Important Microbial Pathogenic Mechanism
Z. Kevin Pan, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Toledo Health Science Campus College of Medicine, MIT

December 14, 2007

Functional Genomics of Francisella tularensis: Vaccines and Diagnostics
Joseph Petrosino, PhD, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine