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

January 17, 2019
Poster Presentations
Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th Floor
Alexander Bastian“Antigen persistence on lymph node derived APCs may contribute to but is not sufficient for persistent Treg activation in GMCSF-MOG vaccinated mice”
Charles "CJ" Booth: Structure-function studies of Borrelia turicatae fibronectin binding proteins
Wesley Kendle“The role of neuropilin-1 in cell-to-cell infection of T-cells by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1”
Chris Norton:  “Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type-1 bZIP Factor Represses Annexin A1 Expression”

Nathaniel Seals: “Cis-encoded small RNA, donS, negativiely regulates expression of the N-glycan utilization locus, donCDEFG in Bacteroides fragilis"

January 24, 2019 
"Elucidating the Role of Trehalose during Desiccation Tolerance in Acinetobacter baumannii"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

January 30, 2019 - WEDNESDAY @ 2:30pm (2E-100)
"HTLV-1 Viral Factor HBZ Induces CCR4 to Promote T-cell Migration and Proliferation  
Chris Norton, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

February 7, 2019
"Regulation of acetate metabolism and coordination with the TCA cycle via a processed small RNA"
Nathaniel Seals, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology 

February 13, 2019 - WEDNESDAY @ 2:30pm (2E-100)
"Anti-Opsonic Properties of Staphylokinase"
Charles "CJ" Booth, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

March 14, 2019
Dariel Hopersberger, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 28, 2019
Alexander Bastian, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

April 4, 2019
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 11, 2019
Rebecca Nickle, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 17, 2019 - WEDNESDAY
Kayla DeOca, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 18, 2019
Priyanka Theophilus,  Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

May 2, 2019
Wesley Kendle, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology 


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