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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.


Spring 2015

January 15, 2015
"The tolerogenic activity of Interferon-β is associated with direct antigen-dependent induction of FOXP3+ regulatory T cells"
Cody Moorman, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

January 29, 2015 "POSTER PRESENTATIONS" Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th Floor
Matthew Addington-Hall: "Novel Protein Involved With Collar Structure of the Periplasmic Flagella in Borrelia Burgdorferi"
Cody Moorman: "The tolerogenic activity of Interferon-β is associated with direct antigen-dependent induction of FOXP3+ regulatory T cells"

February 19, 2015
"Adhesin BBK32 promotes colonization of joints in Borrelia burgdorferi"
Matthew Addington-Hall, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

March 5, 2015
"HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper factor (HBZ) interacts with small Maf transcriptional regulators"
Amanda Rushing, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 26, 2015
"Expression and intracellular localization of the immunosuppressive Vaccinia virus O1 protein"
Anastasia Weeks, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 2, 2015
"Reestablishing immune tolerance by targeting self-antigen to the thymus"
Daniel Wilkinson, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 16, 2015
"Identification of Unique Flagellar Proteins in Borrelia burgdorferi"
Ki Hwan Moon, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 28, 2015 (Tuesday)
"Potential effects of homotypic T-cell aggregation induced by HTLV-1 encoded protein HBZ"
Laura Fazio-Kroll, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

May 7, 2015
"The Brucella MucR has a direct role in regulating the expression of the genes encoding the ferrous iron specific transporter FtrABCD in response to acidic pH"
Ahmed Elhassanny, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

 

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Fall 2014

August 14, 2014
"Sarco-endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium ATPase (SERCA) and Coxsackievirus B3 Pathogenesis"
Anastasia Weeks, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

August 28, 2014
"Periplasmic Flagellar Export Apparatus Protein, FliH, is involved in the Regulation of Major Periplasmic Flagellar Filament Core Pprotein FlaB, in Borrelia hermsii"
Matthew Addington-Hall, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

October 2, 2014
"Hepatitis C core protein: Viral modulation of cellular senescence to promote oncogenesis"
Amanda Williams, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

October 7, 2014 (Tuesday)
"Role of The Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type-1 Encoded Protein HBZ in Cell Adhesion and Migration"
Laura Fazio-Kroll, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 16, 2014
"Insights into the transcriptional regulation of pqsR, a regulator of virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
John Farrow, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 23, 2014
"What controls the acid-responsive expression of the genes encoding the ferrous iron-specific transporter FtrABCD in Brucella abortus2308?"
Ahmed Elhassanny, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 30, 2014 "Perplexing poxvirologists: F5L alters plaque morphology through some indiscernible mechanism"
Anastasia Weeks, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 6, 2014 "Motility and Chemotaxis in the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi: Role in Pathogenesis"
Ki Hwan Moon, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

December 11, 2014 "A proposed study on induced regulatory T cells and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis"
Daniel Wilkinson, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

 

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Spring 2014

January 9, 2014
"Role of CheD in Borrelia burgdorferi: Bacterial Chemotaxis and Pathogenesis"
Ki Hwan Moon, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

January 16, 2014
"The role of Borrelia burgdorferi protein PlzA in the control of virulence genes through RpoS"
Matthew Addington-Hall, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

February 6, 2014
"From mice to men: an overview of tolerogenic vaccine clinical trials for multiple sclerosis"
Daniel Wilkinson, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

February 11, 2014 (Tuesday)
"Role of the Human T-cell Leukemia Virus type-1 encoded protein HBZ in cell adhesion and migration"
Laura Fazio-Kroll, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

February 13, 2014 POSTER PRESENTATIONS Microbiology & Immunology Doctoral Students ~ Brody, North 5th Floor
Amanda Williams: "Identification of novel HTLV-1 Basic Leucine Zipper Factor (HBZ) binding partners and evaluation of cellular protein complex reorganization"
Matthew Addington-Hall: "Characterization of glyceroldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in Borrelia burgdorferi"

February 27, 2014
"FtrABCD is a low-iron and acid-induced ferrous iron specific transporter that is required for the virulence of Brucella abortus 2308 in mice"
Ahmed Elhassanny, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 6, 2014
"GM-CSF-neuroantigen fusion proteins inhibit experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis upon injection into lymphatics primed by encephalitogenic peptide and Complete Freund's Adjuvant"
Alan Curtis, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 13, 2014
"HTLV-1 encoded protein HBZ inhibits p53 transcription by targeting cellular coactivators"
Diana Wright, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 20, 2014
"Layered Regulation of a Pathway Capable of Altering Quinolone Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
Kyle Tipton, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 27, 2014
"Functions of Bacteroides fragilis iron storage proteins Dps and DpsL in vitro and in vivo"
Michael Betteken, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 3, 2014
"The regulation of pqsR transcription in Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
John Farrow, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 10, 2014
"The activity of the iron-responsive regulator Irr is modulated by cellular iron levels, an internal heme binding motif, and ferrochelatase activity in Brucella"
David Martinson, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 17, 2014
"Evaluating HTLV-1 Basic Leucine Zipper Factor (HBZ)-induced reorganization and redistribution of transcriptional regulatory protein complexes"
Amanda Williams, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

June 17, 2014 (Tuesday) UWE SCHOLARS, Microbiology & Immunology
Narvada Bhurosah, "Dendritic cell-mediated phagocytosis of autoimmune effector T cells is a potential mechanism of antigen-specific clonal deletion and immunological tolerance"
Taf Hlangabeza, "Protein PA3433, a potential transcriptional repressor for holin and anti-holin genes in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa" Ferys Warren, "Identification of Bacteroides fragilis targeted proteins by the Thioredoxin superfamily"

 

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