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2010 Fall Seminar Series

Sponsored by Ewing Halsell Foundation of San Antonio

Seminars held from 9:00-10:00 am at the UTSA main campus in BSE 2.102


August 27, 2010

The Mycobacterium tuberculosis Divisome
Malini Rajagopalan, PhD, The Center for Biomedical Research, UT Health Science Center-Tyler

September 3, 2010

Subversion of Macrophage Function by the Q Fever Agent, Coxiella burnetii
Daniel E. Voth, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

September 10, 2010

Surfactant Modulation of Pulmonary Immune Responses to Francisella
Tonyia D. Eaves-Pyles, PhD, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, UT Medical Branch

September 17, 2010

Studies of Campylobacter jejuni Using a Natural Host Model of Infection
Victor J. DiRita, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan
NOTE: This seminar will take place in the Loeffler Room, BSB 3.03.02

September 24, 2010

Turning the Outside In: A Novel Role for CD8+ T-Cell Control of the Extracellular Pathogen Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
Molly Bergman, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UTHSCSA

October 1, 2010

The Biology of the Human Blood-Nerve Barrier Ex Vivo. Implications for Peripheral Nerve Inflammation and Repair
Eroboghene E. Ubogu, MD, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

October 8, 2010

The Innate Road to Inflammation During Genital Chlamydial Infection
Uma M. Nagarajan, PhD, Department of Pediatrics/Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

October 15, 2010

New Techniques to Study Biological Materials with Electron Microscope; How to Induce Contrast Without Destroying Sample Information
Miguel Jose-Yacaman, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTSA

October 22, 2010

Genomic Reconstruction and Targeting NAD Biogenesis in Acinetobacter
Andrei Osterman, PhD, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

October 29, 2010

Cryptococcus: An Emerging, Sickly, Sweet Yeast in Outbreak Status
John R. Perfect, MD, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

November 5, 2010

Proteomics and Animal Models of Leptospirosis
Jarlath E. Nally, PhD, Veterinary Sciences Centre, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin

November 12, 2010

Regulation by the RNA Binding Protein CsrA and its RNA Antagonists
Tony Romeo, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida

November 19, 2010

Complex Molecular Processes that Influence Bacterial Survival and the Potential for Disease
Glenn M. Young, PhD, Food Science and Technology, University of California-Davis

November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Break

December 3, 2010

RANKL and Differentiation of Antigen-Sampling M Cells in the Intestine
Ifor Williams, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine

December 10, 2010

Diversity in Chlamydial Pathogens of Mice – Is There More than Meets the Eye?
Kyle Ramsey, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Midwestern University