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

February 1, 2018
Poster Presentations
Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th Floor
Alexander Bastian“GMCSF-NAg vaccines change antigen presenting cell preference of interacting T cells”
Kayla DeOca:  "The Unforeseen Antagonistic Activity of CD25 in IL2Signaling"
Dariel Hopersberger:  “How does BAB2_1083 Function in Cyclic di-GMP Signaling in Brucella?
Wesley Kendle:  The role of HBZ in cell-to-cell infection of T-cells by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1”
Nathaniel Seals: “A characterization of the bfmRS two component regulatory system in Acinetobacter baumannii”         
February 22, 2018
"Regulatory T cells trigger effector T cell DNA damage and senescence caused by metabolic competition "
Alexander Bastian, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology 

March 8, 2018
"Antibacterial photosensitization through activation of coproporphyrinogen oxidase"
Nathaniel Seals, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

March 15, 2018
"HTLV-1 uses HSPG and neuropilin-1 for entry by molecular mimicry of VEGF165"
Wesley Kendle, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

 March 22, 2018
"AraC-like transcriptional activator CuxR binds c-di-GMP by a PilZ-like mechanism to regulate extracellular polysaccharide production"
Dariel Hopersberger, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

April 5, 2018
"From Cell Death to Cell Metabolism:  Holin-Antiholin Homologs with New Functions"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology  

April 10, 2018 - Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:00
"Exploring the Role of TACI-Ig to Down Regulate Auto-Reactive B Cells in Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
Kayla DeOca, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

April 19, 2018 - Cancelled

April 26, 2018

"Versatile roles of SpoVG in modulating the physiology of Borrelia burgdorferi"
Priyanka Theophilus,  Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

May 3, 2018
Cody Moorman, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

May 10, 2018
Rebecca Nickle, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

Individuals with disabilities, requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at 252-328-6799 (V) or 252-328-0899 (TTY).

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