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Seminar Series List for 2024

FEBRUARY

February 14, 2024

  • Title: "Importance of redox state in reservoir host resistance to tick-borne flaviviruses"
  • Speaker/Institution: Ryan Harris UToledo Ph.D student
  • Work in progess (WIP)
  • Host: Dr. Taylor

February 21, 2024

MARCH

March 13, 2024

March 27, 2024

  • Title: “I’m the problem, it’s me: Campylobacter Jejuni Induces and Degrades Neutrophil Extracellular Traps to Promote Inflammation” 
  • Speaker/Institution: Dr. Jeremiah Johnson University of Michigan
  • Laboratory: https://faculty.utk.edu/Jeremiah.Johnson/about 
  • Host: Dr. Jyl Matson

APRIL 

April 03, 2024

April 17, 2024

April 24, 2024


Seminar Series List for 2023

Current Topics MMIM 6030/8030
Lecture time and location: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., HEB227 

SEPTEMBER

September 13

September 20

OCTOBER

October 11

Title: "The Emerging Threat of the Tick-borne Encephalitis Virus: How Can We Develop an Improved Vaccine?"
Dr. Magnus Johansson Ph.D., Örebro University
Hosted by Dr. Travis Taylor 

October 18

Title: "Natural Antibodies & Acinetobacter"
Dr. Timothy Wilson Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio
Hosted by Dr. Robert Blumenthal

October 25

Title: "Identifying and Exploiting Bacterial Communication Networks to Manipulate Bacterial Pathogens" 
Dr. Michael Federle Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago
Hosted by Dr. Jason Huntley

NOVEMBER

November 1

Title: "Utilization of Genome Editing in Zebrafish to Model Blood Disorders and Develop Therapeutics"
Dr. Jordan Shavit, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Dr. Randall Worth

DECEMBER

December 6

Title:  “Polymicrobial Interactions in the Urinary Tract: Implications for Infection Severity.”

Dr. Chelsie Armbruster, Ph.D., University of Buffalo 
Hosted by Dr. Laura Mike


Seminar Series List for 2021-2022

Current Topics MMIM 6030/8030

Lecture time and location: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Digital Meetings

October

October 27

“Tick-Pathogen Interactions: at the Intersection of Stress Responses and Immunity”
Dana K. Shaw, Ph.D., Washington State University
Hosted by Huntley

November

November 10

“A new approach to Salmonella vaccination for poultry: nanoparticle vaccines” 
Keila Yanis Acevedo Villanueva (Postdoctoral Candidate), University of Georgia
Hosted by Mike

November 17

“Technology Commercialization at the University of Toledo”
Kashif Haque, M.S., M.D., The University of Toledo
Hosted by Matson

December 

December 1

“Melioidosis Subunit Vaccines: Recent Developments and Future Directions”
Paul J. Brett, Ph.D. University of Nevada School of Medicine
Hosted by Wooten

December 15

“Multiple drug efflux and environmental adaptation: lessons from the cholera bacterium”
James E. Bina, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Hosted by Mike

January

January 19

“Clostridioides difficile eats your blood and uses it as a shield”
Eric Skaar, Ph.D., M.P.H., Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Hosted by Mike in person at HEB227

January 26

“Synthesis of natural and designed compounds with antibacterial and immunological activities”
Steven J. Sucheck, Ph.D., University of Toledo
Hosted by Mike

February

February 9

“Endotoxin regulation during Salmonella pathogenesis”
Zachary Dalebroux, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Hosted by Huntley

March

No seminars

April

April 20

“Bornavirus Research: Exploring the Neovirology”
Keizo Tomonaga, D.V.M., Ph.D., Institute for Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
Hosted by Ogino at 9 a.m.

April 27

“Revisit of inhibition of DNA methylation by non-nucleoside analogs”
Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Hosted by Blumenthal in person at HEB227 


Seminar Series List for 2020-2021

Current Topics MMIM 6030/8030

August

No seminars

september

No seminars

october

October 7

“Bacteria lipids: From diagnostics to immune modulators”
Robert Ernst, Ph.D., University of Maryland, School of Dentistry
Hosted by Huntley

October 21

“MAVS mediates a protective immune response to Rift Valley fever virus in the brain”
Dina R. Weilhammer, Ph.D., Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Hosted by Huntley/Kennedy/Haller

October 28

"SAMHD1 regulates HIV-1 infection and antiviral immune responses"
Li Wu, Ph.D., University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Hosted by Chattopadhyay

November

November 4

"Adaptation and pathogenesis of tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes"
Job Lopez, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Hosted by Wooten

November 18

"Microbial Infection During Tick-Host Interactions”
Joe Pedra, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hosted by Huntley

december

December 2

"Structural Studies of RNA Synthesis Machinery in Vesicular Stomatitis Virus”
Todd J. Green, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hosted by Ogino

january

No seminars

february

february 10

"Mechanisms of Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Clostridioides difficile” 
Rita Tamayo, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hosted by Matson

march

March 17

"In the wonderful inner world of complement"
Claudia Kemper, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Immunology Center
Hosted by Ferreira

april

April 7

"The emerging threat of the Tick-borne encephalitis virus!” 
Magnus Johansson, Ph.D., Örebro University School of Medicine
Hosted by Taylor

april 14

"Genome instability caused by persistent RNA-DNA hybrid formation” 
Lyle Simmons, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Blumenthal

april 21

“Regulation of Allergic Responses by Foxp3+ T cells” 
Alexander Dent, Ph.D., University of Indiana School of Medicine
Hosted by Stepkowski

April 28

"Platelet inflammatory response to stress” 
Fabrice Cognasse, Ph.D., University of St. Etienne, French Blood Bank & INSERM 1059, France
Hosted by Worth

may

May 5

“Megakaryocytes as immune cells”
Peter A. Nigrovic, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Hosted by Ferreira


Seminar Series List for 2019-2020

september

September 25

"Precision Medicine and Its Application in Microbiology” 
Alexzander Asea, Ph.D., The University of Toledo Department of Medicine
Hosted by Huntley

october

October 2

“Long-term benefit of microbiota transfer therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota"
Dae-Wook Kang, Ph.D, The University of Toledo, Department of Civil Engineering
Hosted by Huntley

October 9

"Real-time and label-free molecular measurements of how microbes survive extreme stress"
Hoi-Ying Holman, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkely National Lab
Hosted by Huntley

October 16

“Inflammation and cell death in alcohol-related liver disease”
Laura Nagy, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic
Hosted by Chattopadhyay

October 30

Mycoplasma pneumonia Biofilms and the Case for Division of Labor” 
Mitchell Balish, Ph.D., Miami University
Hosted by Blumenthal

november

november 6

"Innate immune memory dynamics in health and disease"
Liwu Li, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hosted by Pan

november 13

“Quorum-sensing gene regulation: how Vibrio harveyi turns on the light”
Julia van Kessel, Ph.D., Indiana University
Hosted by Matson

november 20

“Inflammation, Injury and Immunosuppression in the Tumor Microenvironment” 
Brahm Segal, M.D., University at Buffalo
Hosted by Ferreira

december

december 11

"Bioanalytical approaches to studying nucleic acid modifications in pathogenic bacteria” 
Erin Prestwich, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
Hosted by Blumenthal

january

No seminars

february

February 19

“A Systems Biology View of Clostridioides difficile infection”
Vincent Young, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Matson

march

March 4

“Virus-host interactions: remodeling of secretory and endosomal systems by human cytomegalovirus”
Phillip Pellett, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Hosted by Pan

April

No seminars

MAy

No seminars


Seminar Series List for 2018-2019

september

september 12

"Protein Recycling in Host Innate Immunity"
Guochang Hu, M.D., Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago
Hosted by Pan

september 26

"T Cell Dysfunction in Transplantation"
Wenhao Chen, Ph.D., Houston Methodist Weill Cornell Medical College
Hosted by Stepkowski

october

october 10

"Dissecting In Vivo Fitness of the Group A Streptococcus at the Host Interface"
Kevin McIver, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Hosted by Huntley

november

November 7

"Annotating the 'Dark Matter' of Bacterial Genomes Using Hybrid/Experimental Computational Analysis"
Peter Freddolino, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Blumenthal

december

December 5

"Innate immune response to virus infection"
Ganes C. Sen, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic
Hosted by Chattopadhyay

December 12

"Host-pathogen interplay in lung injury: A tale of cleavage and cell death"
Janet Lee, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Hosted by Ferreira

january

January 16

"Interplay between gut microbiota and dietary fiber in liver cancer: the dark side of fermentation"
Matam Vijay-Kumar, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Hosted by Ferreira

January 30

"Large multifunctional MARTX toxins in Vibrio pathogenesis"
Karla F. Satchell, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Hosted by Matson

february

February 13

"Unexpected host cell responses to Flavivirus infections"
Margo Brinton, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Hosted by Taylor

March

March 13

"Local immunomodulation with engineered biomaterials as an effective means of establishing transplantation tolerance"
Haval Shirwan, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Hosted by Stepkowski

april

April 3

"Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogenesis"
Sunny Shin, Ph.D., University of Pennyslvania
Hosted by Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Students

April 10

"From soil to cytosol: the pathogenic transition of the environemental bacterium Listeria monocytogenes"
Nancy Freitag, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Hosted by Huntley

April 24

"Biology and mechanism of the meningococcal CRISPR-Cas9 system"
Yan Zhang, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Blumenthal

may

No seminars


Seminar Series List for 2017-2018

september

september 27

"Polyphosphate and Nucleic Acids Modulate Blood Clotting"
James H. Morrissey, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Worth

october

October 4

"RSV infection and development of allergic Pulmonary disease"
Nicholas Lukacs, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School
Hosted by Chattopadhyay

October 11

"Genomics and Innate Immune Response to Pathogens - In a Mosquito?"
David Severson, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Hosted by Taylor

October 18

"Life on the Inside: Dealing with Stress in the Macrophage Cytosol"
John-Demian Sauer, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hosted by Huntley

October 25

"Impact of evolution on the pathogenesis and virulence of bacterial pathogens"
Shannon D. Manning, M.P.H, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Hosted by Wooten

november

November 1

"Staphylococcus aureus fine-tunes aerobic respiration in order to colonize and persist"
Neal Hammer, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Hosted by Huntley

November 15

"(p)ppGpp mediates stress-signaling in Gram positive bacteria"
Jade Wang, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hosted by Blumenthal

November 29

"Perinatal Medicine through a Hologenomic Lens"
Kevin Theis, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Hosted by Matson

december

No seminars

january

january 24

"Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Host Defense Against Septic Infection"
Ping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., NEOMED
Hosted by Pan

february

February 7

"Vector-Host-Pathogen Interface: Nidus of Arbovirus Transmission"
Saravanan Thangamani, Ph.D., University of Texas (UTMB)
Hosted by Taylor

February 14

"Migration and Interaction of ICP0, Active Offense as the Best Defense?"
Haidong Gu, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Hosted by Chattopadhyay

February 21

"Genomic insights into the epidemiology and evolution of antibiotic resistant organisms"
Evan Snitkin, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Blumenthal

march

March 14

"Toxoplasma Gondii Infection: From Innate Immunity to Inflammatory Disease"
Felix Yarovinsky, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Hosted by Ferreira

March 21

"Studying global gene regulation and virulence in pathogenic Borrelia"
Jon S. Blevins, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Hosted by Huntley

March 28

"Preaching Tolerance: Can ignorance be bliss in host-pathogen interactions with Borrelia burgdorferi?"
Linden Hu, Ph.D., Brown University
Hosted by Wooten

april

April 4

"Trained innate immunity and sepsis"
Chuanfu, Li, M.D., ETSU
Hosted by Pan

April 11

"From Bacterial Pathogenesis to Mammalian Stress Response - Fic Protein in Cellular Signaling"
Seema Mattoo, Ph.D., Purdue University
Hosted by Matson

April 18

"A Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteolytic complex targets cell wall hydrolases to impact virulence"
Andrew Darwin, Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine
Hosted by Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Students

April 25

"Targeting host cholesterol metabolism during Coxiella burnetii infection"
Stacey Gilk, Ph.D., Indiana University
Hosted by Huntley

may

May 2

"Platelet-Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy: Hype or Hope?"
Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D., MUSC
Hosted by Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Students


Seminar Series List for 2016-2017

august

August 31

"Dynamic Regulation of Antibody Function"
Brian Cobb, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Hosted by Worth

september

september 14

"Small RNAs play big roles: miRNAs regulate immune cell development and serve as serum biomarkers in the precision medicine"
Qing-Sheng Mi, M.D., Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System
Hosted by MMI Dept

september 21

"New and improved: Assigning roles for novel and “old” Borrelia burgdorferi surface proteins"
Jon Skare, Ph.D., Texas A&M Health Science Center
Hosted by Wooten

october

October 12

"Evolution and function of non-genetic diversity in bacterial populations"
Yann Dufour, PhD., Michigan State University
Hosted by Wooten

november

November 2

"CD40 Mediates Renal Fibrosis in Ischemic Renal Disease"
Steven Haller, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Hosted by Stepkowski

November 9

"How Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses a proteasome to live in macrophages"
Heran Darwin, Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine
Hosted by Huntley

November 16

"Cytolytic proteins in the pathogenesis of parasitic infections"
Vern Carruthers, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Blumenthal

November 30

"Happy Burkholderia Games! And may the odds to get a vaccine be in your favor"
Alfredo Torres, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch
Hosted by Matson

december

December 7

"Ebola and Emerging Diseases: Why We’ll Always Have Pandemics"
Tara Smith, Ph.D., Kent State University
Hosted by MMI Students

December 14

"Cell Death and Inflammation"
Jie Fan, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Hosted by Pan

january

January 11

"Toledo Area Sanitary District Operations: Zika Virus, Chikungunya, & Dengue Fever"
Paul Bauman, Toledo Area Sanitary District
Hosted by Taylor

february

February 8

"RNA processing in negative-sense RNA viruses: from basic science to translational research"
Jiranrong Li, DVM, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Hosted by Chattopadhyay

February 22

"Regulatory T cells in health and disease"
Ye Zheng, Ph.D., Salk Institute
Hosted by MMI Students

march

march 8

"Life on the Inside: Understanding How Plague Survives in Macrophages"
Matt Lawrenz, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Hosted by Huntley

march 15

"Vasculitis: Disease to Mechanism"
Ritu Chakravarti, Ph.D., University of Toledo, Department of Surgery
Hosted by Ferreira

april

april 5

"Integrin signaling, platelet response to thrombo-inflammatory stimuli and systemic inflammation"
Xiaoping Du, M.D., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Hosted by Worth/Pan

april 12

"Triggering and control of innate immune immunity during RNA virus infection"
Michael Gale, Ph.D., University of Washington
Hosted by Taylor

april 26

"Antiphospholipid syndrome: more inflammatory (and interesting) than you think"
Jason Knight, M.D.,Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Worth

may

May 3

"Discovering new mechanisms of Salmonella survival during infection"
Helene Andrews-Polymenis, DVM, Ph.D., Texas A&M Health Science Center
Hosted by Blumenthal

may 10

"The hemostatic role of platelets and the contact pathway"
Owen McCarty, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University
Hosted by Worth


Seminar Series List for 2015-2016

september

September 16

"Platelet signaling and vascular integrity"
Wolfgang Bergmeier, Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill
Hosted by Worth

october

october 7

"Ischemia/reperfusion injury in transplant receipients"
Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski, Ph.D., UCLA
Hosted by Stepkowski

october 14

"The emergence of Lyme disease in Michigan, the Midwest, & the eastern United States - what does the future hold?"
Jean Tsao, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Hosted by Wooten

october 21

"Viral homing: the journal of reovirus from intestine to brain"
Terry Dermody, M.D., Vanderbilt University
Hosted by Novella

october 28

"Proteomics-driven reverse vaccinology for gonorrhea"
Aleksandra Sikora, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Hosted by Matson

november

November 4

"Imaging the immune response to infections"
Paul Kube, Ph.D., University of Calgary
Hosted by MMI Students

November 18

"Combating tick-borne diseases on a global scale: new paradigms for protecting public health and biosecurity"
Catherine Hill, Ph.D., Purdue University
Hosted by Huntley

december

December 2

"Small molecules that inhibit M. tuberculosis two-component regulatory systems"
Rob Abramovitch, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Hosted by Huntley

December 16

"Reestablishing an antimicrobial drug discovery pipeline"
William Nierman, Ph.D., J. Craig Venter Institute
Hosted by BPG Students

january

January 13

"Innate cellular resistance to influence virus infection provided by the IFITM3 antiviral protein"
Jacob Yount, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Hosted by Taylor

January 20

"Biofilms, gallstones and salmonella gallbladder carriage"
John Gunn, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Hosted by Huntley

January 27

"Harnessing the sialylation machinery of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to design novel immunotherapeutics against multidrug-resistant bacteria"
Sanjay Ram, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hostd by Ferreira

February

February 24

"Nearshore toxic blooms in Lake Erie - it's not about the phosphorus anymore"
George Bullerjahn, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Hosted by Huntley

march

March 9

"Novel regulation of platelets in health and disease"
Michael Holinstat, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Hosted by Worth

March 23

"Straight from the mouse's mouth: oral epithelial cells and antifungal immunity"
Heather Conti, Ph.D., University of Toledo, Department of Biological Sciences
Hosted by Ferreira

april

April 20

"Commensal to pathogen: nutritional immunity promotes pathoadaptation and presistence"
Kevin Mason, Ph.D., Nationwide Children's Hospital
Hosted by Matson

May

May 4

"The big three vibrio pathogens: a study in contrast"
Valerie Harwood, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Hosted by MMI Students

May 11

"MFG-E8 and inflammation"
Ping Wang, M.D., Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Hosted by Pan

May 25

"Macrophage TRPC3 and atherosclerosis: quo vadis?"
Guillermo Vazquez, University of Toledo
Hosted by Ferreira

 

Last Updated: 5/28/24