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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Health Sciences Campus
Past Departmental Series

Spring 2014

March 25, 2014:  (NOTE: time 12:30 to 1:30) "Ionic Iron Trafficking in Aerobes from Bacteria to Homo Sapiens"
Daniel J. Kosman, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

April 15, 2014
"Role of the Borrelia burgdorferi β-Barrel Assembly Machine in Outer Membrane Biogenesis"
Darrin R. Akins, PhD, Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

April 22, 2014
"Biomaterials based induction of immune tolerance and immunotherapy"
Duncheng Wang, PhD

April 29, 2014:  "Reciprocal regulation of cAMP signaling drives acute and chronic infection phenotypes in Pseudomonas aerugiosa"
Matthew C. Wolfgang, PhD, Associate Professor, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

May 6, 2014
"Exercise and immune function: The role of psychological stress"
Krissy Rehm, PhD, ACSM-HFS, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center,   Jackson, MS,_PhD,_ACSM-HFS.aspx

May 13, 2014:
  "The Production of Virally-Derived Peptides for Recognition by CD4+ T Cells - Not So Conventional"
Laurence C. Eisenlohr, VMD, PhD, Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

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Fall 2013

August 14, 2013
:  (Note: Wednesday at 1:00 PM) "The Contribution of Motility and Chemotaxis in the Infectious Life Cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi"
Aaron Yerke, Master Student Thesis Defense, Microbiolgy & Immunology

September 17, 2013:  "Contribution of motility, chemotaxis, and cyclic-di-GMP to the enzootic life cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi"
MD A. Motaleb, PhD, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University 

October 15, 2013:  Chemical Hygiene training (NOTE: this is not a seminar, it is renewal training for M&I)
Alana E. Bagley, AOEE EH&S Specialist, East Carolina University

November 5, 2013:  (Note: ECHI Auditorium) "Whooping cough in 2013-new perspectives on Bordetella virulence factors and vaccine antigens"
Erik L. Hewlett, MD, Professor, University of Virgina, Charlottesville VA

December 3, 2013:  "The role(s) of RNA sensing TLRs and adapter molecules in the host response to Borrelia burgdorferi"
Jennifer Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

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Spring 2013

January 16, 2013: (Wednesday - Burgundy Auditorium)  "The regulation of anthranilate synthesis for the production of PQS in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
Claire Knoten, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, ECU, Dissertation Defense

March 5, 2013:  "West Nile Virus: Differential vector competence of Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus mosquitoes"
Stephanie Richards, PhD, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

March 12, 2013:  (Burgundy Auditorium) "Coxiella burnetiiat the tipping point: A stealth pathogen with novel strategies to manipulate the host revealed by in vivo, in vitro and comparative genomic studies"
James E. Samuel, PhD, Professor & Chair, Texas A&M, Bryan, TX

March 19, 2013
:  (ECHI)  "The Unique Motility and Flagellar Structure of Spirochetes"
Nyles Charon, PhD, Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

March 26, 2013:  "Thymopoiesis across the Lifespan"
Gregory Sempowski, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC

April 16, 2013
:  "Regulatory networks essential for Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development and dispersion"
Karin Sauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

April 23, 2013
:  "Molecular explanations for the toxicity of oxygen"
James A. Imlay, PhD, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

May 7, 2013:  "Blocking Suppressive Mechanisms to Enhance Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer"
Nasreen A. Vohra, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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