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Seminars in Infection & Immunity (Course VETMI 7120*)

Fridays, 12:15 - 1:15
The seminars will be held at various locations at the Veterinary College, see below.

*Students who are enrolled in the course must sign in on the attendance sheet at each seminar.

To sign up for the lunch with the speaker, please e-mail Cindy Whittaker at mi-admin@cornell.edu

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Cindy Whittaker at mi-admin@cornell.edu.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker Host
August 30

Understanding the biology of Theileria annulata, an Apicomplexan Parasite with Cancer Hallmarks

Paresh Sharma, PhD
Scientist D
Pathogen Biology Group
National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB )
Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of S&T, Govt of India
http://www.niab.org.in/PeopleResearchParesh.aspx

Location: LH3

Avery August
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: aa749
Sept. 9 (Monday)

Intracellular lifestyles of Salmonella

Leigh Knodler, PhD
Associate Professor
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
http://vmp.vetmed.wsu.edu/people/adjuncts/leigh-knodler

Location: LH3

Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: ha363
Sept. 13

Senecavirus A interactions with the host: infection biology, pathogenesis and persistence

Diego Diel, DVM, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University
https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/diego-diel-dvm-ms-phd

Location: LH3

Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: ha363
Sept. 20

Chemoenzymatic synthesis, structure, and function of sialic acid-glycans

Xi Chen, PhD
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/people/xi-chen

Location: LH3

Colin Parrish
Baker Institute for Animal Health / Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
email: crp3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Sept. 27

Materials-based Immunoengineering

Ankur Singh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cornell Engineering
Cornell University
https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/faculty-directory/ankur-singh

Location: LH3

Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: ha363
Oct. 4

Uncovering and disrupting the survival strategies of M. tuberculosis, a bacterium adapted for persistence not virulence.

Brian VanderVen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
Cornell University
https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/brian-vanderven-phd

Location: BTI

Ted Clark
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: tgc3
Oct. 11

HIV Infection of Macrophages: Implications for Viral Persistence and Cure

Saikat Boliar, PhD
Research Associate
Microbiology & Immunology
Cornell University

Examination of Menaquinone Biosynthesis Genes in Chlamydia trachomatis

Tri Nguyen, PhD
Post Doc
Microbiology & Immunology
Cornell University

Location: LH3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Oct. 18

Cell-Autonomous Immunity to Infection: The Art of Self-Defense

John D. MacMicking, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology
Yale University
https://medicine.yale.edu/micropath/people/john_macmicking.profile

Location: LH3

Ted Clark
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: tgc3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Oct. 25

Salmonella Typhoid Toxin: Biology, Pathogenesis, and Neutralization

Jeongmin Song, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunology Department
Cornell University
https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/jeongmin-song-phd

Location: LH3

Ted Clark
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: tgc3
Nov. 1

Influenza virus flips the script to convert antiviral factors into proviral effectors

Andrew Mehle, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Wisconsin Madison
https://mmi.wisc.edu/staff/mehle-andrew-andy/

Location: LH3

John Parker
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Nov. 8

Role of neuronal GPCR signaling in the control of response against bacterial infections and immune homeostasis

Alejandro Aballay, PhD
Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University
https://www.ohsu.edu/people/alejandro-aballay/DFE60B3FE807F2310B2CCD5ED4C559ED

Location: LH3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Nov. 15

Dynamics and Mechanisms of Viral Envelope Glycoproteins

James Munro, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Physiological Systems
University of Massachusetts Medical School
https://profiles.umassmed.edu/display/20117358

Location: LH3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Nov. 22

Resident Memory T Cells: Surveillance, Function, and Plasticity

David Masopust, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Minnesota
https://www.med.umn.edu/bio/microbiology/david-masopust

Location: LH3

Brian Rudd
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bdr54
Dec. 6

Fish stories: swimming in water contaminated with antibiotics and bacterial pathogens

Helene Marquis, PhD
Professor
Microbiology and Immunology Department
Cornell University
https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/h-l-ne-marquis-dvm-phd

Location: LH3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Cindy Whittaker (e-mail: mi-admin@cornell.edu; phone: 253-3402).