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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



Microbiology & Immunology Forum (MIF)

Thursdays - 12:00 - 1:00
Biotechnology Conference Room, BT 110

August 23, 2012:  "The Vaccinia Virus O1 Protein is Required for Sustained Activation of Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 1/2 and Promotes Viral Virulence"
Anastasia Weeks, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

August 30, 2012:  "Cyclic-adenosine monophosphate (cAMP): a potential second messenger in Borrelia burgdorferi"
Kihwan Moon, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

September 6, 2012 "Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type I (HTLV-1) enhances T lymphocytes migratory capacity by modulating their motility"
Laura Fazio-Kroll, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

September 20 2012:  POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students - Brody, North 5th Floor
Anastasia Weeks- "Effects of the Vaccinia O1L Protein on T-Cell Activation and Antibody Production"
KiHwan Moon -"Cyclic-adenosine monophosphate (cAMP): a potential second messenger in Borrelia burgdorferi"
Laura Fazio-Kroll-“HTLV-1 viral protein HBZ: A new modulator of T cell migration”
Daniel Wilkinson-"Construction of Various Cytokine-Neuroantigen Fusion Proteins for Future Study"

September 27, 2012:  "Potassium Channel KIR4.1 as an Immune Target in Multiple Sclerosis"
Daniel Wilkinson, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

October 4, 2012: 
"H-NS family members function coordinately in an opportunistic pathogen"
John Farrow, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 18, 2012: HBZ inhibits the histone acetyltransferase (HAT) domain of different HAT families "
Diana Wright, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 25, 2012:  Cytokine-neuroantigen fusion proteins may selectively deplete auto-reactive, encephalitogenic T cell clones in a rodent model of multiple sclerosis: a proposed study"
Alan Curtis, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 1, 2012:  An RpiR-family Transcriptional Regulator Modulates PQS Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Kyle Tipton, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 8, 2012: Oxygen induced resistance to tert-butyl hydroperoxide is mediated by Dps in B. fragilis: a second regulator of dps expression
Michael Betteken, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 15, 2012:  In vivo and in vitro Expression of the Polysaccharide Utilization Operon omp117 of Bacteroides fragilis
Yanlu Cao, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 29, 2012:  In Brucella abortus the iron responsive transcriptional regulator Irr controls the expression of genes encoding for iron uptake system and is degraded under iron replete conditions"
David Martinson, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

December 6, 2012:  CANCELED "Aging, Inflammation, and Alzheimer's Disease"
Robert Hazard, IDPBS Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

December 11, 2012:  (Tuesday) "Curli fiber production and their role in the virulence of Enterobacter cloacae "
Ahmed Elhassanny, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology


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