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

August 15, 2017
"Determining the role of adipocyte mediated lipid antigen presentation in the induction of regulatory arNKT cells"
Rebecca Nickle, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

August 24, 2017
"The Bacterial Second Messenger Cyclic di-GMP Regulates Brucella Pathogenesis and Leads to Altered Host Immune Response"
Dariel Hopersberger, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

September 7, 2017
"Vitamin C Facilitates Demethylation of the Foxp3 Enhancer in a Tet-Dependent Manner"
Kayla DeOca, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

October 5, 2017
"Explosive cell lysis as a mechanism for the biogenesis of bacterial membrane vesicles and biofilms"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 17, 2017 (Tuesday)
Poster Presentations
Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th Floor

Kayla DeOca: "IL-2/CD25 Fusion Proteins as a Unique Tool to Probe IL-2 Trans-presentation "
Dariel Hopersberger: "How does BAB 2_1083 Function in Cyclic di-GMP Signaling in Brucella?"

October 19, 2017
"The SpoVG mystery in Borrelia burgdorferi"
Priyanka Theophilus,  Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 2, 2017
"Exploring the Role of Galectin-1 in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Immune Evasion"
Kassondra Balestrieri, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Surgery

November 16, 2017
" GMCSF-Neuroantigen fusion proteins interact with GM-CSFR+ CD11cdendritic cells to induce regulatory T cells that suppress experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and re-establish tolerance via a mechanism of infectious tolerance"
Cody Moorman, 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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