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

Fall 2014

July 16, 2014:  (Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., Brody 5E114)"Hollow Fiber Cell Culture: Cell Culture in 3 Dimensions"
John J.S. Cadwell, President and CEO, FiberCell Systems Inc.

August 5, 2014: "Function and Regulation of the Polysaccharide Utilization Locus, Don, in the Gut Symbiont Bacteroides fragilis"
Yanlu Cao, Microbiology Doctoral Candidate, ECU, Dissertation Defense

September 9, 2014: "From bench to bed: VPA restores sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents in Adult T-cell Leukemia by rescuing the miRNA pathway"
Jean-Marie Péloponèse, PhD, Associate scientist, CNRS (The National Center for Scientific Research), Montpellier, France
http://www.cpbs.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article279&lang=fr 

September 18, 2014:  (Thursday)"Flavivirus envelope proteins inhibit T cell receptor signaling"
Jack Stapleton, M.D., Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City
http://molcellbio.grad.uiowa.edu/faculty/Jack-Stapleton 

September 30, 2014: "Immunity and Immunopathology of Brucellosis"
Jerod Skyberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
http://vpbio.missouri.edu/faculty/Jerod_Skyberg.html

October 14, 2014: 
"I eat, therefore I am": Nutrients altering Metabolism and Virulence potentialof the Agent of Lyme Disease"
Janakiram Seshu, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio
http://bio.utsa.edu/faculty-staff/dr.janakiram-seshu/

November 4, 2014:
"The Streptococcal Collagen-like Protein-1 (Scl1) is a Multifunctional Adhesin in Extracellular Matrix Interactions, Biofilm Formation, and Host Colonization by Group A Streptococcus"
Heaven Oliver-Kozup, PhD

November 17, 2014:  (NOTE: Monday, Biotech Conference Room 110) "Role of PknA and PknB in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
Tripti Anandan, PhD

November 18, 2014: CANCELED "MRSA vs MRSA"
Paul Dunman, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center-NY
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/27478844-paul-dunman

November 21, 2014: (NOTE: Friday, 12:00 pm, Burgundy Auditorium)"Layered Regulation of a Pathway Capable of Altering Quinolone Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
Kyle A. Tipton, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, ECU, Dissertation Defense

December 2, 2014: 
"The P-value is not a clinical chemistry measure: Why biomedical scientists need to know the basics of statistical analysis"
Jamie DeWitt, PhD, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/wootenlab/dewitt.cfm

December 8, 2014:(NOTE: Monday, 9:30am, Burgundy Auditorium) "Irr is the main iron-responsive transcriptional regulator in Brucella and its activity is controlled by inactivation and degradation through its interaction with heme in response to cellular iron levels"
David Martinson, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology, ECU, Dissertation Defense

December 9, 2014:"HIV Pathogenesis:Lessons From NeuroAIDS"
Ronald Swanstrom, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/swanstrom


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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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