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MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2021
Mondays at 12:00 noon
 
Seminars will be held in person in: 1-125 Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB) – 2231 6th St SE (Across from TCF Stadium) 
 
OR virtually via Zoom as noted
 
Recurring Zoom link for virtual presenters: https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/92283229698?pwd=d1lpMW9tM3pTbGlwcFdnd0JONm02QT09 Meeting ID: 922 8322 9698 Passcode: XWQ5JW
 
September 13: 
CCRB 1-125
"TBA"
Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Host: Kirsten Nielsen (knielsen@umn.edu
 
September 20: 
TBA
 
September 27: 
CCRB 1-125
“Proteasomes, hormones and metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
Host: Anthony Baughn, PhD
 
October 4: 
TBA
 
October 11: 
Via Zoom
“New insights into hepatitis E virus infection and pathogenesis"
Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Host: Hinh Ly (hly@umn.edu
 
October 18: 
TBA 
 
October 25: 
CCRB 1-125
"TBA"
Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Host: Pam Skinner (skinn002@umn.edu
 
November 1: 
TBA
 
November 8:
CCRB 1-125 
"TBA"
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Host: Matt Aliota (mtaliota@umn.edu) 
 
November 15: 
TBA 
 
November 29: 
Via Zoom
*MICaB Student Invited Speaker*
"TBA"
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: Dira Putri (dputri@umn.edu
 
December 6: 
TBA
 
December 13: 
TBA
 
December 20: 
TBA
 

Student Seminar Series

Spring semester 2021, Thursdays at Noon

*ALL SEMINARS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM*

Recurring Zoom Link: https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/99881533315?pwd=VzhUYjJPTVY2R0JDVk9lSDJYMVBJQT09 

Meeting ID: 998 8153 3315
Passcode: jpWuv7
 

JANUARY 21
Alex Villarreal
"The effect of bacterial community composition on Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence in cystic fibrosis sputum"
Advisor: Ryan Hunter
Student host: Madison Ahmad
Faculty Reviewers: Gary Dunny, Christina Camell, Stefani Thomas

JANUARY 28
Julia Riedl
“Uncovering rare, genetic manifestations of novel immune mechanisms in pediatric skin disease”
Advisor: Jakub Tolar and Bryce Binstadt
Student host: Sabrina Arif
Faculty Reviewers: Dana Davis, Clark Chen, Christopher Burlak

FEBRUARY 4
NO SEMINAR

FEBRUARY 11
Zoe Schmiechen
Overcoming Immune Evasion in Pancreatic Cancer
Advisor: Ingunn Stromnes
Student host: Taylor Crooks
Faculty Reviewers: Peter Southern, Steve Jameson, Zohar Sachs

FEBRUARY 18
Buck O’Flanagan
“Interrogating the fate and function of secondary lymphoid organ resident memory T cells”
Advisor: Dave Masopust
Student host: Zak Hying
Faculty Reviewers: Paul Jardine, Brian Fife, Tim Hallstrom

FEBRUARY 25
Jenna Johnson
“Characterization of adaptive NK cells in malaria”
Advisor: Geoff Hart
Student host: Tailor Mathes
Faculty Reviewers: Kyle Costa, Tanya Freedman, Nobuaki Kikyo

MARCH 4
Dira Putri
“The Dirty Mouse Model as a Platform to Study Innate Immune Barriers to Virus Transmission”
Advisor: Ryan Langlois
Student host: Jesenia Perez
Faculty Reviewers: Matt Aliota, Nichole Klatt, Zohar Sachs

MARCH 11
Alexis Elfstrum
"Determining the functions of Lyve-1+ macrophages in breast cancer"
Advisor: Kaylee Schwertfeger
Student host: Tyler Rollman
Faculty Reviewers: Steve Rice, Sara Hamilton Hart, James McCarthy

MARCH 18
Abby Gress
"Defining characteristics of activated CD4 cells in Tuberculosis"
Advisor: Tyler Bold
Student host: Susan Schmidt
Faculty Reviewers: David Boulware, Yoji Shimizu, Branden Moriarity

MARCH 25
Jake Hildebrand
“Preventing immunopathology during severe malaria infections”
Advisor: Sara Hamilton Hart
Student host: Claire Thefaine
Faculty Reviewers: Dan Bond, Vaiva Vezys, Hongbo Pang

APRIL 1
Ruth Lee
“Taxis to insoluble electron acceptors in Shewanella oneidensis”
Advisor: Jeff Gralnick
Student host: Alison Barkhymer
Faculty Reviewers: Fang Li, Paul Bohjanen, Scott Dehm

APRIL 8- SPRING BREAK

APRIL 15
TBA

APRIL 22
Ethics seminar – Wade Bresnahan
Attendance mandatory for 1st and 2nd year Ph.D. MICaB students

APRIL 29
Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Diversity and STEM Education,
Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University
“BLACK, BROWN, BRUISED: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation”
Sponsored by: Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology, (MICaB), Empowering Women in Science
(EWIS), and Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education and Training (BGREAT)

 

Cancer Center Seminar Series

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