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2011 Spring 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


January 14, 2011

Candida glabrata Adhesins: Regulation and Functional Diversity
Brendan Cormack, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University

January 21, 2011

Superhero Superoxide Dismutase
Valeria Culotta, PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

January 28, 2011

Bugs on the Brain: Cell Entry, Migration and Control Within the Parasitized Parenchyma
Emma Wilson, PhD, Division of Medical Sciences, University of California-Riverside

February 4, 2011

Perspectives on Environmental Biofilms and Public Health
Kyle Murray, PhD, Geological Sciences, UTSA

February 11, 2011

Preventing Influenza Virus: Bacteria Super-Infections through Vaccination
Kyle Murray, PhD, Geological Sciences, UTSA

February 18, 2011

Building a Synthetic Cell
Daniel Gibson, PhD, Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy, J. Craig Venter Institute

February 25, 2011

Exploring Mixed Culture Interactions in Bacterial Biofilms
Robert McLean, PhD, Department of Biology, Texas State University

March 4, 2011

Salmonella and the Gut Mucosal Barrier: Dichotomies of Help and Harm
Manuela Raffatellu, MD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California-Irvine

March 11, 2011

Streambeds: Physical Properties, Patterns of Instability, and Implications for the Storage and Release of Pathogens
Judy Haschenburger, PhD, Department of Geological Sciences, UTSA

March 18, 2011

Spring Break

March 25, 2011

Signaling During Clearance of Apoptotic Cells: Invitation to a Good Meal
Kodi Ravichandran, BVSc, PhD, Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia

April 1, 2011

Conservation of Dimorphism and Virulence in a Non-Canonical Dimorphic Fungus: Cryptococcus
Xiaorong Lin, PhD, Department of Biology, Texas A&M

April 8, 2011

Sea Ice Biology and Biogeochemistry-Interactions with Climate and Ecosystems
Stephen Ackley, PhD, Geological Sciences, UTSA

April 15, 2011

How Do Protein Toxins Cross Membranes? The Anthrax Toxin Mechanism
John Collier, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

April 22, 2011

Role of MEQ Oncogene in the Pathogenesis of Marek’s Disease Virus
Sanjay Reddy, PhD, MS, BVSc, College of Veterinarian Medicine, Texas A&M

April 29, 2011

Structural Basis for Vibrio cholerae MARTX Toxin Dependent Evasion of Innate Immunity
Karla Satchell, PhD, Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University

May 6, 2011

The Vibrio Cholerae Virulence Regulator ToxT
Gregor Weber, Department of Biology, UTSA