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
February 1, 2018Poster PresentationsMicrobiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th FloorAlexander Bastian: “GMCSF-NAg vaccines change antigen presenting cell preference of interacting T cells”Kayla DeOca: "The Unforeseen Antagonistic Activity of CD25 in IL2Signaling"Dariel Hopersberger: “How does BAB2_1083 Function in Cyclic di-GMP Signaling in Brucella?”Wesley Kendle: “The role of HBZ in cell-to-cell infection of
T-cells by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1”Nathaniel Seals: “A characterization of the bfmRS
two component regulatory system in Acinetobacter baumannii” February 22, 2018"Regulatory T cells trigger effector T cell DNA damage and senescence caused by metabolic competition " Alexander Bastian, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology
March 8, 2018 "Antibacterial photosensitization through activation of coproporphyrinogen oxidase" Nathaniel Seals, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology
March 15, 2018"HTLV-1 uses HSPG and neuropilin-1 for entry by molecular mimicry of VEGF165"Wesley Kendle, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology
March 22, 2018 "AraC-like transcriptional activator CuxR binds c-di-GMP by a PilZ-like mechanism to regulate extracellular polysaccharide production" Dariel Hopersberger, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology
April 5, 2018"From Cell Death to Cell Metabolism: Holin-Antiholin Homologs with New Functions" Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology
April 10, 2018 - Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:00"Exploring the Role of TACI-Ig to Down Regulate Auto-Reactive B Cells in Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Kayla DeOca, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology
April 19, 2018 - Cancelled
April 26, 2018
"Versatile roles of SpoVG in modulating the physiology of Borrelia burgdorferi" Priyanka Theophilus, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology
May 3, 2018
Cody Moorman, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & ImmunologyMay 10, 2018"TBA" Rebecca Nickle, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology
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