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Past Departmental Series

 

Fall 2012

 

Spring 2012

 

Fall 2011

 

Spring 2011

 

Fall 2010

 

Fall 2012


September 18 2012: 
(location: Heart Institute Auditorium) "Utilization of the DNA Damage Response by Human Papillomaviruses"
Cary Moody, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/directories/faculty/virology/cary-moody-phd 

September 25, 2012:  (location: Heart Institute Auditorium)"Treponema denticola, periodontal disease and the paradox of factor H cleavage"
Richard Marconi, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
http://www.vcu.edu/mbg/faculty/marconi.html 

November 13, 2012: "Evolution of glycan utilization in human gut Bacteroidetes"
Eric Martens, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.med.umich.edu/microbio/bio/martens.htm

December 4, 2012: "Vitamin A oxidative metabolites promote immune cell adhesion through two distinct mechanisms"Lance Bridges, PhD, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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Spring 2012

February 14, 2012: "DNA tumorviruses and their Oral Pathogenesis in Sickness and in Health"
Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, D.D.S./Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNC Chapel Hill
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/faculty/virology/jennifer-webster-cyriaque-d-d-s-ph-d

March 20, 2012:  "Kidney Damage, Regeneration and Small Molecules:  Studying a Zebrafish Model of Acute Kidney Injury"
Neil Hukriede, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
http://www.devbio.pitt.edu/faculty/hukriede.html 

April 4, 2012: bhuTUVand bhuOgene products play vital roles in the ability of Brucellaabortusto use heme as an iron source and are regulated in an iron-responsive manner by RirA and Irr"
Jenifer F. Ojeda, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, East Carolina University, Dissertation Defense

April 24, 2012:  "Dangerous liaisons:  subversion of neutrophil antimicrobial activities by Neisseria gonorrhoeae"
Alison K. Criss, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, University of Virginia
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/researchfaculty/detail.cfm?people_id=akc2r&hideintro=1


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Fall 2011

August 16, 2011:  "Thoughts on Administrative Philosophy"
C. Jeffrey Smith, Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Immunology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/microbiology/smith.cfm

September 20, 2011:  (Note: Heart Institute Auditorium) "Regulation of viral and cellular transcription by the HTLV-1-encoded protein HBZ"
Isabelle Lemasson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
http://author.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/microbiology/lemasson.cfm  

November 8, 2011:  "The cardiac response to viral infection"
Barbara Sherry, Ph.D., Professor, NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/mbs/personnel/sherry_barbara.html 

November 15, 2011:  (Note: Heart Institute Auditorium)  "Vibrio cholera and Cholera: Vaccine Development and In Vivo Gene Expression"
James B. Kaper, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland Medical Biotechnology Institute, College Park, MD
http://medschool.umaryland.edu/FACULTYRESEARCHPROFILE/viewprofile.aspx?id=1152

November 17, 2011: (Note:Thursday,10:00 a.m.,Burgandy Auditorium) "Regulation of KSHV Replication by Glycoprotein B:  Chronicles of a Virus and its Host"
Ossie F. Dyson, Doctoral Candidate, ECU Microbiology & Immunology, Dissertation Defense

November 18, 2011:  (Note: Friday, 11:00 a.m., Burgandy Auditorium) "p53 and NGAL: DUAL REGULATORY ROLES IN ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER"
William H. Chappell, Doctoral Candidate, ECU Microbiology & Immunology, Dissertation Defense

December 6, 2011:  CANCELED -(Note: Heart Institute Auditorium) "Kidney Damage, Regeneration and Small Molecules:Studying a Zebrafish Model of Acute Kidney Injury"
Neil Hukriede, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.devbio.pitt.edu/faculty/hukriede.html 



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Spring 2011

January 11, 2011:  "Investigations Into the Roles ofBacteroides fragilisThioredoxins During the Oxidative Stress Response"
Michael Reott, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, Dissertation Defense

January 25, 2011:  "Evolution of Host-specificity in Salmonella"
Stanley Maloy, Ph.D., Professor, College of Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego,  CA
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/maloy.html 

February 8, 2011:  CANCELED "Anthrax Stages & Pathogenesis"
Philip C. Hanna, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.med.umich.edu/microbio/bio/hanna.htm 

February 15, 2011:  "Mechanisms Of Tolerance Induction Using Antigen-Linked Ecdi-Fixed Cells And Inert Microparticles For Specific Treatment Of Immune Diseases"
Steve D. Miller, Ph.D., Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
http://millerlab.northwestern.edu/pages/miller.html  

February 22, 2011:  "A multi-scale analysis of bacterial signal transduction"
Sean Crosson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
http://bmb.bsd.uchicago.edu/Faculty_and_Research/01_Faculty/01_Faculty_Alphabetically.php?faculty_id=219 

March 22, 2011:  "The RNA chaperone Hfq in Brucella abortus 2308: Defining its role in genetic regulation and virulence"
Clay Caswell, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Scholar, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

March 29, 2011:  "Surface attachment, cellular orientation and consequences of sessile growth for the alpha-proteobacterial plant pathogenAgrobacterium tumefaciens"
Clay Fuqua, Ph.D., Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
http://www.bio.indiana.edu/faculty/directory/profile.php?person=cfuqua 

April 26, 2011: "Achieving effective anti-tumor immunity: the roles of DNA vaccination, regulatory T cells, and autoimmunity"
Jennifer Brigitte Jacob, Ph.D. Scientist Oncology and Angiogenesis Group Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY

May 3, 2011:  "A Bioactive Phenazine Produced by Pantoea agglomerans. A new Scaffold for Drug Design? "
James Parsons, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
http://ibbr.umd.edu/profile/parsonsj

 

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Fall 2010

October 12, 2010: "What is the Serpentinite Microbiome?: Recent studies of the genomics, physiology, and ecology of microbial biofilms from deep within the Earth"
Matthew O. Schrenk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
http://core.ecu.edu/schrenkm/ 

October 19, 2010: "Cell biology of Brucella-macrophage interactions"
Jean Celli, Ph.D., NIAID/NIH, Rocky Mountain Labs, Hamilton, MT
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/LabsAndResources/labs/aboutlabs/licp/tularemiaPathogenesisSection/Pages/celli.aspx 

October 26, 2010: "Immunomodulatory effects of statins"
Silva Markovic-Plese, M.D., UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/faculty/immunology/silva-markovic-plese-m-d 

November 2, 2010:  "Control of motility by c-di-GMP in Salmonella"
Rasika Harshey, Ph.D., Professor, The University of Texas at Austin-ICMB, Austin, TX
http://www.icmb.utexas.edu/cmb/directory/details.asp?id=1581

November 10, 2010:  (Wednesday, 9:30 AM Brody Burgundy Auditorium) "Molecular Characterization of the activation domain of the HTLV-1 HBZ protein and its interaction with the kIX Domain of the Cellular Transcriptional Coactivators p300 and cBP "
Pamela Cook, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Biological Sciences, Dissertation Defense

November 16, 2010:  "Equus caballus MHC class I is an entry receptor for equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1)"
Dr. Arthur R. Frampton, Jr., Assistant Professor, UNCW, Wilmington, NC
http://www.uncw.edu/bio/faculty_frampton.html

November 30, 2010:  "Secretion and function of Bordetella Filamentous hemagglutinin"
Peggy Cotter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/faculty/microbial-pathogensis/peggy-cotter-phd

December 7, 2010:  "The Environment to Host Transition in Vibrio cholerae"
Rita Tamayo, Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/faculty/microbial-pathogensis/rita-tamayo

 

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