Microbiology and Immunology Forum

The Microbiology and Immunology Forum (MCBI 7480) is an integral part of the graduate training program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in which students develop their skills in presenting research findings in a standard seminar format. All students are required to give a formal seminar once each semester on a topic from current research literature or their own research. The Forum is attended by all departmental faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and research staff who participate in discussion and critical review of the presentation.

Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Biotech Conference Room, BT 110

August 27, 2015
"The tolerogenic activity of GMCSF-neuroantigen fusion proteins is associated with direct antigen-dependent induction of FOXP3+ regulatory T-cells"
Cody Moorman, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

September 24, 2015
Microbiology &Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th Floor
Addington-Hall: "High throughput system to detect ligands for methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins in Borrelia burgdorferi"
Cody Moorman: "GMCSF-MOG induces myelin-specific regulatory T-cells that inhibit experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice"

October 15, 2015
"Murine Models of Triple Negative Breast Cancer for Investigation of the Pro-metastatic Niche"
Kassondra Balestrieri, Doctoral Student, Department of Surgery

October 20, 2015 (note Tuesday)
"Poxvirus Survival 1O1: Exploring novel putative mechanisms employed by the Vaccinia virus protein O1 to combat the mammalian immune response"
Anastasia Weeks, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 29, 2015
"Identification of Unique Flagellar Proteins in Borrelia burgdorferi"
KiHwan Moon, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 5, 2015
"The Human T cell Leukemia Virus Type-1 Encoded Protein HBZ regulates homotypic T-cell aggregation by increasing Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 expression"
Laura Fazio-Kroll, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 12, 2015
"Investigating the significance of a newly characterized interaction between HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper factor (HBZ) and small Maf transcriptional regulators in the development and progression of Adult T-cell Leukemia"
Amanda Rushing, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology


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