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

January 7, 2016

"The Cytokine GM-CSF Drives the Inflammatory Signature of CCR2+ Monocytes and Licenses Autoimmunity"
Rebecca Nickle, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

January 14, 2016
"A Multidrug Resistance Plasmid Contains the Molecular Switch for Type VI Secretion in Acinetobacter baumannii"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology 

January 21, 2016
"Helicobacter pylori Requires TlpD-Driven Chemotaxis to Proliferate in the Antrum"
Priyanka Theophilus, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

January 28, 2016
"Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Interleukin-6 Modulates Endothelial Cell Movement by Upregulating Cellular Genes Involved in Migration"
Hosni Hussein, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

March 3, 2016
Poster Presentations
Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th floor

Rebecca Nickle: "TBA"
Samantha Palethorpe:  "TBA"
Priyanka Theophilus:  "TBA"
Hosni Hussein:  "TBA"
Cody Moorman:   "TBA"

March  17, 2016
Cody Moorman, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

March 24, 2016
Kassondra Balestrieri, Doctoral Student, Department of Surgery

March 31, 2016
Amanda Rushing, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 14, 2016
Anastasia Weeks, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 28, 2016
Laura Fazio-Kroll, 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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