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2013 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 25, 2013

Dissection of the Burkholderia Intercellular Life Cycle Using a Photothermal Nanoblade
Jeff Miller, PhD, Chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCLA

February 1, 2013

Dynamic Shiga Toxin-Encoding Bacteriophage and the Problems They Cause
Ed Dudley, PhD, Associate Professor of Food Science, Penn State University

February 8, 2013

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

February 15, 2013

Integrative Systems Biology Approaches to Studying Human Complex Diseases
Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

February 22, 2013

Evolution of Respiratory Pathogens
Eric Harvill, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Penn State University

March 1, 2013

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

March 8, 2013

Mapping Malaria Genes Linked to Chemical Responses and Virulence
Xin-zhuan Su, PhD, Chief, Malaria Functional Genomics Section, LMVR, 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, Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

March 29, 2013

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

April 5, 2013

Monica Carson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California-Riverside

April 12, 2013

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

April 19, 2013

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

April 26, 2013

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