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MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar Series

Spring semester 2021, Mondays at Noon
 
*ALL SEMINARS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM*
 
 
Meeting ID: 958 8113 6465
Passcode: 5G+FxN
 
January 25:
"Exploiting host cell processes for replication: two tales of poxvirus"
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Host: Hinh Ly, PhD (hly@umn.edu)
 
February 1:
"Targeting PANoptosis for the Treatment of Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases"
Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Host: Tom Griffith, PhD (tgriffit@umn.edu)
 
February 8:
“Engineering the host-pathogen interface”
Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Host: Anthony Baughn, PhD (abaughn@umn.edu)
 
February 15:
"Multiscale exploration of the immune system"
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Host: Marc Jenkins, PhD (jenki002@umn.edu)
 
February 22:
"TBD"
BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO
Host: Anna Selmecki, PhD (selmecki@umn.edu)
 
March 1:
"TBD"
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Host: Tanya Freedman, PhD (tfreedma@umn.edu)
 
March 8:
NO SEMINAR
 
March 15:
"Persistence of Zika virus in the male reproductive tract"
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Host: Matthew Aliota, PhD (mtaliota@umn.edu)
 
March 22:
"TBD"
Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Michael Farrar, PhD (farra005@umn.edu)
 
March 29:
"TBD"
Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Host: Kathryn Fixen (kfixen@umn.edu)
 
April 5: SPRING BREAK -- MICaB STUDENT ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED
"TBD"
Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh, PA
Host: Kris Hogquist, PhD (hogqu001@umn.edu
 
April 12:
"TBD"
Department of Biology, The University of  Texas at Arlington
Host: Anthony Baughn, PhD (abaughn@umn.edu)
 
April 19:
"TBD"
Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Host: Brian Fife, PhD (bfife@umn.edu)
 
April 26:
*CWIMS Distinguished Women in Medicine Visiting Scholar*
“TBD”
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, The University of Tennessee Health
Science Center, Memphis, TN
Host: Hinh Ly (hly@umn.edu)
 
May 3:
"TBD"
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Host: Jesse Williams (jww@umn.edu)
 

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
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


FEBRUARY 11
Zoe Schmiechen
“Untangling the hierarchy of mechanisms limiting T cell anti-tumor function in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma”
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, David Largaespada

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
Title: TBA
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
TBA

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)

 

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