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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
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/content/medicine/faculty/profile.html?ubit=camkos

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
http://www.oumedicine.com/mi/faculty/darrin-akins-phd

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
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/faculty/microbial-pathogensis/matthew-c-wolfgang-ph-d

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
http://www.umc.edu/Education/Schools/Medicine/Clinical_Science/Internal_Medicine/Divisions%28Internal_Medicine%29/Allergy___Immunology/Kristina_Krissy_E__Rehm,_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
http://www.jefferson.edu/facint/details.cfm?key=lce101

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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
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/microbiology/fac_Motaleb.cfm 

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
www.ecu.edu/oehs

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
http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/research/research-centers/cancer-center/cancer-research/membership/members/hewlett.html

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
http://www.microbiology.ncsu.edu/JCM/JCM.html


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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
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/hlth/S_Richards.cfm

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
http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/james-samuel.html

March 19, 2013
:  (ECHI)  "The Unique Motility and Flagellar Structure of Spirochetes"
Nyles Charon, PhD, Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/micro/People/Faculty/Nyles-Charon

March 26, 2013:  "Thymopoiesis across the Lifespan"
Gregory Sempowski, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC
http://cmb.duke.edu/research/faculty/gregory-sempowski

April 16, 2013
:  "Regulatory networks essential for Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development and dispersion"
Karin Sauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
http://www2.binghamton.edu/biology/faculty/sauer.html

April 23, 2013
:  "Molecular explanations for the toxicity of oxygen"
James A. Imlay, PhD, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
http://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/jimlay

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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