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2008 Spring Seminar Series

Sponsored by Ewing Halsell Foundation of San Antonio

Seminars held from 9:30-10:30 am at the UTSA main campus in BSE 2.102


February 1, 2008

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

February 8, 2008

Unwanted Visitors: Intestinal Persistence of Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhimurium
Helene Andrews-Polymenis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis, Texas A&M

February 15, 2008

Cancer Antigen Discovery for Translational Work
Maurizio Chiriva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Southwest Cancer Center, TTUHSC

February 22, 2008

Brain Iron and Prion Disorders: An Ironic Connection
Neena Singh, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western

March 7, 2008

Campylobacter jejuni Pathogenesis: Secretion of Virulence Proteins from the Flagellar Apparatus
Neena Singh, MD, PhD, Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences Center for Biotechnology, 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, UTHSCSA

March 21, 2008

Spring Break

March 28, 2008

Black Death, Black Spot, Black Pearl: Tales of Bacterial Effectors
Kim Orth, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,UT-Southwestern

April 4, 2008

Mycobacterial Immunity: Don’t Mess with the Granulomas
Matyas Sandor, PhD, Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin

April 11, 2008

Carbohydrate Pattern Recognition in Lung Anti-Fungal Immunity
Chad Steele, PhD, Professor, Departments of Medicine & Microbiology, Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, University of Alabama-Birmingham

April 18, 2008

Molecular Genetic Analysis of Transmission of Vibrio cholerae
Andy Camilli, PhD, Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, 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, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine