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Spring 2024 Seminars

1/24/2024 – MIC Seminar: Juliet Spencer, PhD “Cytomegalovirus in Breast Cancer:  Fact or Fantasy?”

Host: Jay Brown, PhD

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

1/31/2024 – MIC Seminar:  Sean Whelan, PhD “Enveloped virus entry mechanisms and inhibition.”

Sean Whelan, PhD
Marvin A. Brennecke Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Department Head
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Host:
Dan Engel, PhD
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

2/7/2024 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar: Emily Dennis (McNamara)

“Loss of TET2 increases B-1 cell number and IgM production while limiting CDR3 diversity”.

Kat Zurowska (Rekosh/Hammerskjold)

“Post-transcriptional regulation of HERV-K and a potential role of the HERV-K Rec protein in oncogenesis”

Host: Kwon Park, PhD
Date:
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

2/14/2024 – MIC Seminar: Kurt Warnhoff, PhD “Molybdenum cofactor transport and metabolism in the nematode C. elegans”

Kuer Warnhoff, PhD
Associate Scientist
Pediatrics and Rare Diseases
Sanford Research

Host: Kwon Park, PhD

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

2/21/2024 – MIC Seminar – Sabra L. Klein, PhD “Sex differences in viral and vaccine outcomes”

Sabra L. Klein, PhD
Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Host:
MIC Graduate Student Committee
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

2/28/2024 – MIC Postdocs Seminar: Sapna Sehrawat, PhD Garcia-Blanco Lab and Xian Zhou, PhD Zong Lab

Host: Kwon Park, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

3/6/2024 – MIC Seminar: J. Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD “The textures of the tumor microenvironment: An integrated imaging perspective”

J. Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Microscopy CORE

Host: Andrew Dudley, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

3/13/2024 – MIC Seminar:  Alissa Weaver, MD, PhD

Alissa Weaver, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Professor of Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Host: Loren Erickson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

3/20/2024 – MIC Seminar: Kelsey Fisher-Wellman, PhD

Kelsey Fisher-Wellman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
East Carolina University

Host: David Kashatus, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

3/27/2024 – MIC Seminar:  Florian A. Karreth, PhD

Florian A. Karreth, PhD
Associate Member
Department of Molecular Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center

Host: MIC Student Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

4/3/2024 – MIC / BMG Seminar: Gad Frankel, PhD

Gad Frankel, PhD
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences
Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis
Imperial College London, UK

Hosts: Alison Criss, PhD, Ed Egelman, PhD
Date:
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

4/10/2024 – MIC Seminar: Vaughn S. Cooper, PhD

Vaughn S. Cooper, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Host:
Alison Criss, PhD
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

4/17/2024 – MIC Seminar: Robert Bowman, PhD

Robert Bowman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cancer Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Host: Kwon Park, PhD
Date:
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

4/24/2024 – MIC Seminar – Joseph Mizgerd, Sc.D.

Joseph P. Mizgerd, Sc.D.
Jerome S. Brody, MD, Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Center
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Host: MIC Graduate Student Committee
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

5/1/2024 – MIC Seminar – Claudia Jakubzick, PhD

Claudia Jakubzick, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Host: MIC Graduate Student Committee
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

5/8/2024 – MIC Seminar – Saman Maleki, PhD

Saman Maleki, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Oncology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Medical Biophysics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Host:  Kristin Anderson, PhD

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

5/15/2024 – MIC Graduate Student Seminar: Samantha Lempke (Ewald) and

and Ian Liyayi (Criss)

Host: Kwon Park, PhD
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

5/22/2024 – MIC Trainee Seminar: Shefali Banerjee, PhD Garcia-Blanco Lab

Swetha Anandh, DudleyLab

Host: Kwon Park, PhD
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014

5/29/2024 – Stefanie R. Bailey, PhD  “Challenging dogmas: Re-thinking IFNg in CAR-T therapy”

Stefanie R. Bailey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Virginia

Host:  Loren Erickson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall 1014