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Seminars in Infection & Immunity (Course VETMI 7120*)

Fridays, 12:15 - 1:15
The seminar will be either in lecture hall 3, 4, or 5. Please check each week for the location.

*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.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker Host
Jan. 25

Ubiquitin hijacking in bacterial pathogen-host interactions

Yuxin Mao, PhD
Associate Professor
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Cornell University
https://mbg.cornell.edu/people/yuxin-mao/

Location: LH3

Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: js2957
Feb. 1

Inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) is an HIV assembly co-factor that directs the formation of both immature and mature lattices

Robert Dick, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

Location: LH2

Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: ha363
Feb. 8

Making and breaking proteins in mycobacteria - the great LepA forward

Eric Rubin, PhD
Professor
Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard University
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/eric-rubin/

Location: LH3

David Russell
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: dgr8
Feb. 15

Feline coronaviruses and FIP: a tale of two viruses

Gary Whittaker, PhD
Professor
Microbiology & Immunology Department
Cornell University
https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/gary-whittaker-phd/

Location: LH3

 
Feb. 22

Immuno-metabolic Programs Controlled by Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

Juan Cubillos-Ruiz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Microbiology & Immunology in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical School
http://vivo.med.cornell.edu/display/cwid-jur2016/

Location: LH3

Gary Koretzky
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: gak2008@med.cornell.edu
Mar. 1

Using Viruses to Select for Reduced Virulence of Bacterial Pathogens in Human Patients

Paul Turner, PhD
Professor
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Yale University
https://eeb.yale.edu/people/faculty/paul-turner/

Location: LH3


Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: ha363
Mar. 8

Vibrio cholerae’s gut feelings

Jun (Jay) Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Microbiology
University of Pennsylvania
https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g20000320/p4817999

Location: LH3

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

The immuno-modulatory roles of IL-4

Keke Fairfax, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Utah
https://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/research/labs/keke-fairfax/

Location: LH3

Elia Tait Wojno
Baker Institute for Animal Health / Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
email: elia.taitwojno
Mar. 22

Tick determinants of Powassan virus transmission

Saravanan Thangamani, PhD
Professor
Director, Center for Environmental Health and Medicine
Director, Vector Biology Laboratories
SUNY Upstate Medical University
https://thangamani-lab.com//

Location: LH3

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

Laura Harrington
Department of Entomology
Cornell CALS
email: lch27
Mar. 29

Neuro-immune interactions in the gut

Daniel Mucida, PhD
Associate Professor
Immunology, Virology, Microbiology
The Rockefeller University
https://www.rockefeller.edu/our-scientists/heads-of-laboratories/983-daniel-mucida/

Location: LH3

Pamela Chang
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: pvc29
Apr. 12

Viral infections during pregnancy and the fourth trimester

Carolyn Coyne, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
http://www.chp.edu/research/areas/infectious-diseases/coyne-lab

Location: LH3

Colin Parrish
Baker Institute for Animal Health / Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
email: crp3
Apr. 19

FGF-ERK-MAPK signaling in the regulation of myelination

Rashmi Bansal, PhD
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Connecticut Medical School
http://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=Bansal-Rashmi

Location: LH3

Margaret Bynoe
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: msb76
Apr. 26

Surviving Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection- From the Perspective of the Pathogen and the Host

Christina Stallings, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine
http://stallingslab.wustl.edu/

Location: LH3

Brian VanderVen
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bcv8
May 3

The role of PDIM and the PE/PPE proteins in envelope permeability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Clifton Barry III, PhD
Chief
Tuberculosis Research Section
NIH
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/clifton-e-barry-iii-phd

Location: LH3

David Russell
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: dgr8

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).