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Health Education Building
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Room 229, MS1021
Office: 419-383-4323
Fax: 419-383-3002 Microbiology.Immunology@utoledo.edu

                        Infection, Immunity & Transplantation Track

                         2014 - 2015 Seminar Series                                                  

Wednesdays, 11 am – 12 pm  (unless otherwise noted),  HEB 227 (unless otherwise noted)

Director: Jason F. Huntley, Ph.D.       Jason.Huntley@UToledo.edu        HEB 259A

 

Date

Speaker

Host

Institution/Department

Seminar Title

SEPTEMBER
3

No Seminar: Labor Day Holiday

 

 

 

10 

Paul Brett

Wooten

U. South Alabama

Antigenically Defined Vaccines for Immunization Against Melioidosis

17 (noon) 

Vanessa Sperandio

Huntley

U. Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

EHEC sings: pour some sugar on me

 

Alexei Fedorov

Takashima

U. Toledo Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics

Inference of distant genetic relations in humans using 1000 Genomes

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 
8

Jeff Withey

Huntley

Wayne State U.

Vibrio cholerae pathogenesis in humans and zebrafish: a running commentary

 15

Dan Wozniak

Matson

Ohio State U.

Pathoadaptation in chronic infection

22 

Matt Mulvey

IIT Students

U. Utah

Blood, Bladders & Bowels: The Inappropriate Journeys of Extaintestinal Pathogenic E. coli

29 

Sidney “Wally” Whiteheart

Worth

U. Kentucky

The Platelet Release Reaction: Molecules and Mechanism

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER
6

John Mekalanos

Distinguished University Lecturer

Harvard Medical School

Understanding bacterial secretion machines through defining their effector functions

 12

Mary O’Riordan

Blumenthal

U. Michigan

Stressing out: control of infection and inflammation by the ER stress response

19 

Brian Schwartz

Pan

U. California San Francisco

Update on Technology Enhanced Learning, New Ways to Educate in the Classroom

26 

No Seminar: Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER
3

Ron Viola

Takashima

U. Toledo Chemistry & Biochemistry

Silencing Pathogenic Bacteria

 10

Xian C. Li

Stepkowski

Houston Methodist Res. Inst.

A Transplant for Life

17 

 

 

 

 

 24

No Seminar: Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

31 

No Seminar: New Year’s Holiday

 

 

 

Month

Speaker

Host

Institution/Department

Seminar Title

JANUARY
7

David Ginsburg

Blumenthal/Worth

U. Michigan

Infectious Diseases, Coagulaton and Fibrinolysis

 14

 

 

 

 

21 

Isabel Novella

Huntley

U. Toledo Med Micro Immuno

E pluribus unum

 28

Dorry Segev

Stepkowski/Rees

Johns Hopkins

Big Data and Novel Applications of Mathematics to Transplantation

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY
4

Lee Kroos

Blumenthal

Michigan State U.

From Bacterial Development to Human Health

 11

 

 

 

 

18 

 

 

 

 

 25

Peter Heeger

Ferreira

Mount Sinai School Med

Complement mediated transplant injury: from mechanisms to potential new therapeutic approaches

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH
4

 

 

 

 

 11

 

 

 

 

18 

 

 

 

 

 25

David Hendrixson

Matson

U. Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL
1

Larry Schlesinger

Huntley

Ohio State U.

TBA

Bryan Yamamoto

Takashima

U. Toledo Neurosciences

TBA

 15

Luis Actis

Wooten

Miami U.

TBA

 22

Michael Gale, Jr.

Taylor

U. Washington

TBA

 29

Ajith Karunarathne 

Takashima 

U. Toledo Chemistry & Biochem 

TBA 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY
6

Adam Lauring

Novella

U. Michigan

TBA

 13

No Seminar: AAI Meeting

May 8-12

New Orleans

 

20 

Dan Hoft

IIT Students

Saint Louis U.

TBA

27 

No Seminar: Memorial Day

 

 

 

 

                       Infection, Immunity & Transplantation Track

                         2013 -2014 Seminar Series        

Director:                       Stanislaw M. Stepkowski, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.Sc.

                                                Stanislaw.Stepkowski@utoledo.eduRoom 263 HEB

Meeting times:               Wednesdays, 11:00-12:00 p.m., Health Education Bldg., Room 227 (unless otherwise indicated below)

Date

Speaker

Invited by

Title

June

 

 

 

Tuesday 18

HEB 103

12 PM

David Leggat, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Westerink

"Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination"

JULY

 

 

 

Holiday

 

 

10

HEB 103

1:00 pm

Yi Yao, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Takashima

“Sequential Priming of Neutrophils and Intravital Visualization of the Early Phase”

 

 

 

 

 24

Padmapriya Sekar, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Wooten

“The effects of key motility and chemotaxis genes for Borrelia burgdorferi dissemination and evasion of immune clearance in murine tissues”

AUGUST

 

 

 

 7

Gurpanna Saggu, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Ferreira

“Complement regulatory protein properdin promotes complement activation on platelets and formation of platelet-leukocyte aggregate”

 14

Nan Zhang, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Wooten

“Role of p38 MAPK on early host immune

responses against Borrelia burgdorferi”

23

Friday

12:00 pm

Anita Iyer, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Westerink

“The impact of PPV-23 vaccine in HIV patients in an era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)”

28

Michael Bechill, Graduate Student

Mentor:

Pan

“Staphylococcus aureus induction of MAP kinase phosphatase-1: a critical negative regulator of inflammatory cytokine gene expression”

SEPTEMBER

Journal Club Section: 

Non-Cellular Immunity

 

 

 2

Holiday

 

 

     Nezam Altorok, M.D.

      Assistant Professor

              3476 Chelsea Circle

             Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Takashima

“Genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in naïve CD4+  T cells from patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome”

 6

Journal Club

 

 

10

Tuesday

HEB227

11AM

Brad McGwire, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Center for Microbial Interface Biology

Doan Hall, Rm N-1145

410 W. 10th Ave.

Columbus, OH  43210

Phone: 614-293-0431

Fax: 614-293-4556

 

Doan Hall N1145

410 W. 10th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210

Tel: 614-293-0431

Fax: 614-293-4556

Email: brad.mcgwire@osumc.edu

Faculty Candidate

Dept. of Medicine

Westerink

"Antimicrobial peptide interactions with Leishmania and trypanosomes”

11 

Journal Club

Blumenthal

Student – Michael Bechill

17

Tuesday

HEB 105

11AM

Gerard J. Nau, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Microbiology &

Molecular Genetics

Dept. of Medicine, Division of

Infectious Diseases

203 Edgeworth Lane

Sewickly, PA

Gerald.nau@gmail.com

412-496-7491

203 Edgeworth Lane

  200 Lothrop Street

  Pittsburgh, PA  15261

  Preferred Contact:

  Tel. 412-496-7491

  gerard.nau@gmail.com

Faculty Candidate

Dept. of Medicine

Westerink

"Translating Basic Research into New Antimicrobials”

20 

Journal Club

Ferreira

Student – Anita Iyer

OCTOBER

Journal Club Section:  Viruses

 

 

 9

Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Microbiology

Home: 3801 Gilbert Ave., Apt. C

Dallas, TX  75219

817-805-1239

 

NL4.110M

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75390-9048

Julie.Pfeiffer@UTSouthwestern.edu

Office phone:

214-633-1377

Cell:  817-805-1239

Novella

“How acteria enhance enteric virus infectivity”

 4

Journal Club

Taylor

Student – David Leggat

 16

Wyndham Lathem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Microbiology-Immunology

303 East Chicago Ave.,Ward 3-307

Chicago, IL 60611

Office: 312-503-2252

Fax: 312-503-9594

lathem@northwestern.edu

Home: 540 N. State Street, Apt. 1004

Chicago, IL 60654

Cell: 314-229-3808

 

303 East Chicago Avenue, Ward 3-307

Chicago, IL 60611

Office: 312-503-2252

Fax: 312-503-9594

Email: lathem@northwestern.edu

Huntley

“Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in the plague pathogen Yersinia pestis”

 

 23

Mark Zabel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Director, Prion Research Center

College of Veterinary Medicine &

Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Home: 3227 Burning Bush Ct.

Fort Collins, CO 805211619 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO 80523-1619 USA
227 Pathology building
office : 001 (970) 491-1455
lab: 001 (970) 491-0733
fax : 001 (970) 491-0603

cell: 001 (970) 297 -8472
text:  001 (970) 439-0880
mark.zabel@colostate.edu

IIT Students

“Prion Trafficking and Therapeutics:  tracking them down and stopping them in their tracks”

 

         18                   

Journal Club

Novella

Student – Nan Zhang

 30

Vipin Kumar, MS, Ph.D.

Member, Professor & Head

Laboratory of Autoimmunity

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: 858-597-3870

Fax: 858-597-3804

Email: vkumar@tpims.org

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

3550 General Atomics Court

San Diego, CA 92121

vkumar@tpims.org

Office:  (858) 597-3870

Cell:  858-699-9916

Fax: (858) 597-3804

Quinn

“NKT cells: protectors or promoters of inflammatory disease”

 

NOVEMBER

Journal Club Section: 

Adaptive Immune Cells

 

 

 6

Journal Club

Takashima

Student – Yi Yao

 13

Johnny Stine

Founder & CEO

North Coast Biologics

7536 28th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98115

206-605-0100

Email: johnny@northcoastbio.com

www.northcoastbio.com

 

 

 

 Wooten

“Efficient Immune Repertoire Sampling for Therapeutic Antibodies:  experiences in oncology, infectious disease, autoimmunity and personalized medicine”

 

 

 20

                Journal Club

Stepkowski

Student – Gurpanna Saggu

 27

No seminar this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

Journal Club Section:

Other Pathogens (fungi, protozoa)

 

 

4

12:00 PM

Julie Biteen

Assistant Professor

Of Chemistry

University of Michigan

930 N. University Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055

jsbiteen@umich.edu

http://www.umich.edu/~biteen

 

Matson

“Peering into Cells One Molecule at a Time: Single-molecule studies of biomolecular structure, cooperativity, and dynamics in living bacteria”

 

 11

                     Journal Club (moved to Dec. 19th)

 

 

13 

 

 

 

 18

Tammy Morrish

Assistant Professor

University of Toledo

Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

3100 Transverse Dr., MS1010

Toledo, OH 43614

Office: 419-383-4157

Email: tammy.morrish@utoledo.edu

 

 

 

Stepkowski

“Retrotransposons and Telomere Maintenance”

CCE 0111

19

Journal Club

Westerink

Student – Priya Sekar

 24 & 25

Holiday

 

 

27

No Journal Club this week

 

 

JANUARY 2014

Journal Club Section:

Bacteria

 

 

1

Holiday

 

 

15 

Journal Club

Matson

Student – Wilma Wu

22

Youngwoo Seo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of Toledo

Dept. of Civil Engineering

Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

School of Green Chemistry

3031 Nitschke Hall

2801 W. Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: 419-530-8131

Fax: 419-530-8111

Email: Youngwoo.seo@utoledo.edu

Webpage: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/civil/seo/seo%20bfrg.htm

 

Novella

“The Role of Extracellular Polymeric Substances on Biofilm Disinfection”

29

CANCELLED

Brent Cameron

Professor

Stepkowski

 

TBD

FEBRUARY

Journal Club Section:

Innate Immune Cells

 

 

 5

Journal Club

Wooten

Student- Anita Iyer

 

5

DOW 2315 2-4PM

(A8152-Conf.)

 

Ethics Seminar for MMI Department

 

Taylor

 

12 

Dragan Isailovic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Toledo

Dept. of Chemistry

 

Stepkowski

“Analysis of Cellular and Tissue Biomolecules by Mass Spectrometry”

19 

Journal Club

Pan

Student – Brian Youseff

26 

INVITED SPEAKER

 

TBD

MARCH

Journal Club Section:  Appl. Of Medicine (vaccines, transplants, autoimmune disease)

 

 

Brent Cameron, Ph.D.

Professor

University of Toledo

Department of Bioengineering

5030 Nitschke Hall

Toledo, OH 43606-3390

(419) 530-8277 (Phone)

(419) 530-8076 (FAX)

e-mail: brent.cameron@utoledo.edu

 

Stepkowski

“The development of customized biomarker sensing platforms through the use of aptamer-based technology”

Journal Club

Takashima

Student – Dulat Bekbolsynov

13

DOW 2315

Sonja Best, Ph.D.

Chief, Innate Immunity and Pathogenesis Unit, LV

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Rocky Mountain Laboratories

903 S. Fourth St

Hamilton, MT 59840

+1 406-375-9694

Email: sbest@niaid.nih.govRocky Mountain Laboratories

Building 28, Room 2A128

903 South 4th Street

Hamilton, MT 59840-2932

Phone:  406-375-9694

Fax:  406-375-9620

Email:  sbest@niaid.nih.gov

Taylor

“New insight into control of type I interferon signaling revealed by flavivirus mechanisms of antagonism”

19

CANCELLED

Journal Club

Stepkowski

Student – Caitlin Baum

19 

Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

University of Utah

15 North 2030 East Rm. 5440

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5331

Phone: 801-581-7096

15 North 2030 East Rm. 5440

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5331

Phone:  801-581-7096

Fax:  801-585-3425

Email:  Mario.capecchi@genetics.utah.edu

 (Assistant) lorenes@genetics.utah.edu

Distinguished Lecturer/Takashima

“Gene Targeting into the 21st Century:  Mouse Models of Human Diseases from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders”

26

Robert Liwski, Ph.D.

Medical Director

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

(QEII HSC)

Division of Hematopathology

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

5788 University Ave, Mackenzie Bldg, Room 630

B3H 1V8, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  

 (902) 473-1429 (W)

Robert.liwski@cdha.nshealth.ca

Stepkowski

“Advances in HLA/histocompatibility testing in solid organ transplantation”

 27

Journal Club

Stepkowski

Student – Caitlin Baum

APRIL

Journal Club Section: Plateles + Epithelia/Endothelial Cells

 

 

1

12:00 PM

Thomas Silhavy, Ph.D.

Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor

Dept. of Molecular Biology

Princeton, NJ 08544

Phone: 609-258-5899

Email: tsilhavy@princeton.edu

Home: 22 Van Doren Way

Belle Mead, NJ 08502

908-874-0874

310 Lewis Thomas Laboratory

Washington Road

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ  08544

Phone:  609-258-5899

FAX:  609-258-2957

https://www.princeton.edu/molbio/silhavy/

 

Huntley

“Outer Membrane Biogenesis in Gram-negative Bacteria”

DATE CHANGE

2

Journal Club

Worth

Student – Jennifer Ohtola

 9

Kathy Spindler, Ph.D.

Professor

University of Michigan Medical School

Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology

1150 W. Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI   48109-5620

734-615-2727

734-764-3562 fax

krspin@umich.edu

Novella

“Virus-Host Interactions in Encephalitic Virus Infection”

 16

Journal Club

 Wooten

Student – Adam Blatt

23 

Christiane Wobus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Univ. of Michigan Medical School

Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology

5622 Medical Sciences Bldg. II

1150 West Medical Center Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0620

Phone: 734-647-9599

Email: cwobus@umich.edu

 

 

 

Taylor

“Early events during norovirus pathogenesis”

30

CANCELLED

Yong Jun Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer

3434 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
E-mail: Yong-Jun.Liu@BaylorHealth.edu
phone: 214 820 9985
Fax: 214 820 4813

 IIT Students

TBD

 

MAY

Journal Club Section:  Commensal Bacteria/Mucosal Immunity

 

 

Journal Club

Blumenthal

Student – Ada Izuogu

14

INVITED SPEAKER

 

 

 21

INVITED SPEAKER

 

 TBD

 28

No Journal Club this week

              

 

JUNE

 

 

 

No Journal Club this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11

INVITED SPEAKER

 

TBD

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 25

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 3/22/15