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MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2022
Mondays at 12:00 noon

All seminars will be live streamed through the Zoom link below.

Hybrid In-person/Zoom seminars will be held in: 1-125 Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB) – 2231 6th St SE (Across from Huntington Bank Stadium) unless otherwise noted

Meeting ID: 917 8077 7331
Passcode: S0bUfe
 

September 12: Hybrid Seminar 

*MICaB DEI committee Invited Speaker*

Kelly Rice, PhD

"Staphylonauts and Streptonauts: Investigating the effects of space flight and microgravity on Gram-positive pathogens"

Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Host: Taylor Crooks (crook142@umn.edu


*BONUS SEMINAR* 

September 12: 2:30PM: Hybrid Seminar

Kelly Rice, PhD

“My fanStaphtic Journey through Academia”

Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Host: Taylor Crooks (crook142@umn.edu


September 19: Virtual Seminar

Art Weiss, MD, PhD

"Insights into TCR ligand discrimintation via kinetic proofreading"

Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Host: Tanya Freedman, PhD (tfreedma@umn.edu


September 26:

*SEMINAR CANCELED*


October 3: Virtual Seminar

Mary Carrington, PhD

"Effect of HLA class I signal peptide variation on HLA-E expression and natural killer cell function"

Laboratory of Integrative Cancer Immunology, NIH National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Host: Steve Jameson, PhD (james024@umn.edu


October 10: 

*Room change - Seminar to be held in LRB/MTRF 1-110*

TBD

"TBD"

Department, Institution, City 

Host: 


October 17:

Justin Richner, PhD

"TBD"

College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Host: Steve Jameson, PhD (james024@umn.edu


October 24: Hybrid Seminar

*Room change - Seminar to be held in LRB/MTRF 1-110*

Kelly Brayton, PhD

"TBD"

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Host: Roberta O’Connor, PhD (ocon0586@umn.edu)



October 31: Hybrid Seminar

Amy Weinmann, PhD

"Translating mechanisms between species: how evolutionary genome rearrangements affect gene programming potential in immune cells."

Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Host: Michael Farrar, PhD (farra005@umn.edu


November 7: Hybrid Seminar

*Room change - Seminar to be held in LRB/MTRF 1-110*

Caitlin Pepperell, MD

"TBD"

Department of Medicine and Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Host: Anthony Baughn, PhD (abaughn@umn.edu


November 14:

TBD

"TBD"

Department, Institution, City 

Host:


NO SEMINAR ON NOVEMBER 21: THANKSGIVING WEEK


November 28: Hybrid Seminar

Leslie Parent, MD

"TBD"

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Penn State

Host: Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, PhD (kbl@umn.edu


December 5:

Amy Moran, PhD

"TBD"

Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Host: Kris Hogquist (hogqu001@umn.edu


December 12: Hybrid Seminar

Tamara Tilburgs, PhD

"TBD"

Division of Immunobiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Host: Craig Bierle, PhD (​​cjbierle@umn.edu


December 19: Virtual Seminar

David Rawlings, MD

"TBD"

Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

Host: Bruce Blazar (blaza001@umn.edu

 



Jointly sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Immunology. 

 

Student Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2022
THURSDAYS, 12:00-1:00

Hybrid seminars held in 1-110 LRB/MTRF and available by livestream Zoom Link:
https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/96796888066?pwd=Z1dzdFBNdk8zdWdpZmFtOE8rSnRtQT09

Meeting ID: 967 9688 8066
Passcode: s3LTyt

 

SEPTEMBER 8

Kevin Lang, Ph.D., Dept. of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate

“The impact of host-pathogen interactions on genomic integrity”

Faculty Advocate: Tony Baughn

 

SEPTEMBER 15

Hai Dang Nguyen, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate

“Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targeting of DNA damage response in cancers”

Faculty Advocate: David Largaespada

 

SEPTEMBER 22

Bruno Lima, D.D.S., Ph.D., Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate

“Investigating Streptococcus gordonii surface protein regulation and biofilm formation”

Faculty Advocate: Ryan Hunter

 

SEPTEMBER 29

TBD


OCTOBER 6

Jenna Dick

“Characterizing adaptive natural killer cell enhanced cytotoxicity in malaria”

Advisor: Geoff Hart

Student Host: Sylvia Klein

Faculty Reviewers: Katie Fixen, Clark Chen, Tim Starr

 

OCTOBER 13

Dira Putri

“Transmission and Pathogenesis Dynamics of Murine Kobuvirus”

Advisor: Ryan Langlois

Student Host: Anders Lindstedt

Faculty Reviewers: Daniel Bond, Frank Cichocki, Tim Hallstrom

 

OCTOBER 20

Abigail Gress

Activated CD4 T cells in tuberculosis express OX40, a novel target for host-directed immunotherapy

Advisor: Tyler Bold

Student Host: José Valentín López

Faculty Reviewers: Dana Davis, Alexander Khoruts, David Largaespada

 

OCTOBER 27

Alexis Elfstrum

LYVE-1+ macrophages fragment hyaluronan, promoting mammary gland homeostasis and breast cancer progression

Advisor: Kaylee Schwertfeger

Student Host: Tristan Neal

Faculty Reviewers: Lou Mansky, Steve Jameson, James McCarthy

 

NOVEMBER 3

Zoe Schmiechen

“Elucidating the Role of Tregs in Cancer Metastasis and T Cell Dysfunction”

Advisor: Ingunn Stromnes

Student Host: Foster Powers

Faculty Reviewers: Roberta O’Connor, Xavier Revelo, Justin Drake


NOVEMBER 10

Buck O’Flanagan

“TBD”

Advisor: Dave Masopust

Student Host: Michael Patterson

Faculty Reviewers: Peter Southern, Hai-Bin Ruan, Subree Subramanian

 

NOVEMBER 17

Jake Hildebrand

“TBD”

Advisor: Sara Hamilton Hart

Student Host: Olivia Smith

Faculty Reviewers: Anna Tischler, Vaiva Vezys, Doug Yee


NOVEMBER 24- THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

DECEMBER 1

TBD

 

DECEMBER 8

TBD

 

Cancer Center Seminar Series

To view the Masonic Cancer Center Seminar Series, click here.