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Seminars in Infection & Immunity (Course VETMI 7120*)

Fridays, 12:15 - 1:15
at Boyce Thompson Auditorium (The Boyce Thompson Institute does not allow eating or drinking in its Auditorium ? PLEASE respect this regulation)

*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 Sachiko Funaba or Kelly Boyko at mi-admin@cornell.edu

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Sachiko Funaba or Kelly Boyko at mi-admin@cornell.edu.

Spring 2017 Schedule

Date Speaker Host
Jan. 27

 

 
Feb. 3

Thymic selection of soldiers and peacekeepers

Kristin Hogquist, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Center for Immunology
University of Minnesota
http://www.jamequist.umn.edu/Jamequist/Our_Lab.html


Avery August
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: aa749
Feb. 10

Staphylococcus aureus leukocidins: from receptor identification to unraveling their role in pathogenesis

Victor Torres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
NYU School of Medicine
http://www.med.nyu.edu/microbiology-parasitology/faculty/torres-lab-microbiology

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Feb. 17

Novel B cells Elicited by Bacterial Infection
More than Just Antibodies

Gary Winslow, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Microbiology & Immunology
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/winslowg


Brian Rudd
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bdr54
Feb. 24

Cell wall stress sensing and antibiotic resistance

Tobias Dörr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
http://doerr.wicmb.cornell.edu

Gary Whittaker
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: grw7
Mar. 3

RNA destruction and revival during viral infection

Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator & Associate Professor
Plant & Microbial Biology
University of California, Berkeley
http://glaunsingerlab.berkeley.edu/


John Parker
Baker Institute for Animal Health / Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
email: johnslparker
Mar. 10

Vaccine adjuvants for intranasal immunization. A comparison of responses in different species

Herman Staats, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Experimental Pathology
Duke University School of Medicine
https://scholars.duke.edu/person/herman.staats

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Mar. 17

Sneaky viruses maintain chronic infection despite neutralizing antibodies

Luis Schang, Ph.D.
Director of Baker Institute for Animal Health
Baker Institute
Cornell University
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/Baker/News/Bakerwelcomesanewdirector.cfm

Gary Whittaker
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: grw7
Mar. 24

Toxoplasma Infections in the Brain: Growth and Consequences

Ira Blader, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University at Buffalo School of Medicine
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/content/medicine/departments/micro/faculty/profile.html?ubit=iblader

Margaret Bynoe
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: msb76
Mar. 31

T cell navigation of the Leishmania-infected skin – a chemokine tug-of-war

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Rochester Medical Center
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/22613691-deborah-j-fowell%2C-phd#credentials

Brian Rudd
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bdr54
Apr. 7

An inordinate fondness for viruses

Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D.
Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Columbia University
http://www.microbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/racaniello.html

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral scholars in the M & I Depart and Infection and Pathobiology Program
Apr. 14

Development of the infant immune system and the role of breast milk

Kirsi M. Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/29058372-kirsi-m-jarvinen-seppo

Elia Tait Wojno
Baker Institute for Animal Health / Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
email: elia.taitwojno
Apr. 21

 

 
Apr. 28

I & P Retreat

 
May 5

Sex gone viral - or, did class II fusogens start the sexual revolution?

Ted Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology and Immunology
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Cornell University
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/microbiology/faculty/Clark/

 

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