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The Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (CBEID), the Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD), and the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) and Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, sponsor this colloquium each year. This colloquium was created to benefit students and faculty, among others who are interested in hearing different speakers from the U.S. and around the world present their research related to infectious diseases and immunity. These seminars are held every Tuesday from 12-1 in 2.212 Basic Science Auditorium between September 9, 2014 - June 2, 2015. We encourage you to join us for these insightful topics.

If you have any questions regarding one of the upcoming seminars, please contact the hosting Center/Department: Angela Culler (CBEID), Jennifer Ellis (CTD), and Marcela Rubio (M&I).

2013-2014 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Schedule


2012-2013 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Schedule


July 22, 2014 - M&I
"Human (HIV-1) and feline (FIV) immunodeficiency viruses: FIV-cat model for developing an effective HIV-1 vaccine"
Janet K. Yamamoto, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Website

September 9, 2014 - CBEID
"Nipah virus epidemiology and pandemic risk"
Stephen Luby, MD
Sr. Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Sr. Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Research Deputy Director, Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Website

September 16, 2014 - M&I
"Innate lymphoid cells control pathogens and diet through homeostasis of microbiota"
Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Website

September 23, 2014 - CTD
"Generating CD8 effector T cells: it takes a village"
George S. Yap, PhD
Associate Professor,
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Website

September 30, 2014 - CBEID
"Pathogenomics of Leptospirosis: From Baltimore to the Amazon to the Identification of Leptospiral Virulence Factors"
Joseph M. Vinetz, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases
University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
San Diego, CA
Website

October 7, 2014 - M&I
CANCELLED - NO SPEAKER

October 14, 2014 -CTD
"The Predator-Prey Relationship During Active Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection"
Randall Basaraba, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Website

October 21, 2014 - CBEID
"NextGen genetics in “genetically intractable” microbial systems"
Raphael Valdivia, PhD
Vice Dean for Basic Science
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center
Center for the Genomics of Microbial Systems (GeMS)
Durham, NC
Website

October 28, 2014 - M&I
"Innate Immune Mechanics in Bacterial Pneumonia"
Samithamby Jeyaseelan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Website

November 4, 2014
No speaker scheduled
ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting
November 2-6, 2014; New Orleans, LA

November 11, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Veteran's Day Holiday

November 18, 2014 - CTD
"Myeloid cells and brain inflammation: Insights into cellular activation, trafficking and neuronal damage"
Astrid Cardona, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Website

November 25, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Thanksgiving week (Thanksgiving Holiday – November 27-28, 2014)

December 2, 2014 - CBEID
"Mosquito immunity in health and disease"
Kristen Michel, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Website

December 9, 2014 - M&I
"Antigenically Defined Vaccines for Immunization Against Melioidosis"
Paul J. Brett, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Website

December 16, 2014 - CTD
"Unraveling the mechanisms of malaria immunity through systems biology"
Peter D. Crompton, MD, MPH
Chief, Malaria Infection Biology and Immunity Unit, LIG
National Institutes of Health, NIAID
Rockville, MD
Website

December 23, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 24, 2014-January 1, 2015

December 30, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 24, 2014-January 1, 2015

January 6, 2015 - CBEID
"Type I Interferon and Inflammasome Activation in Ehrlichiosis"
Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), D(ABMLI)
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, PA
Website

January 13, 2015 - M&I
"Host immunity and the microbiota: a tightly regulated dialogue"
Charles O. Elson, III, MD
Professor of Medicine & Microbiology
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Website

January 20, 2015 - CTD
"Interepidemic and epidemic disease burden of arboviruses in Kenya"
A. Desiree Labeaud, MD, MS
Associate Scientist,
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Oakland, CA
Website

January 27, 2015 - CBEID
"Mosquito mating biology and behavior: new targets for vector control"
Laura C. Harrington, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Entomology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Website

February 3, 2015 - M&I
Weiping Zou, M.D., PhD
Charles B. de Nancrede Professor
Professor of Surgery, Immunology and Biology
Co-Director, Tumor Immunology and Host Response Program
Director, Translational Research
Co-Director, Immune Monitoring Core
University of Michigan School of Medicine Ann Arbor, MI
Website

February 10, 2015 - CTD
TBD

February 17, 2015 - CBEID
Raul Andino, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Website

February 24, 2015 - M&I
Hongbo Chi, PhD
Associate Member, Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Website

March 3, 2015 - CTD
Gwen Randolph, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Immunology and Internal Medicine
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Website

March 10, 2015 - CBEID
Koichi Araki, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Website

March 17, 2015 - M&I
Allan J. Zajac, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Website

March 24, 2015 - CTD
Damien Chaussabel, PhD
Associate Member and Director,
Division of Systems Immunology Benaroya Research Institute
Seattle WA
Website

March 31, 2015 - CBEID
Gadiparthi N. Rao, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Website

April 7, 2015 - M&I
Amy Sims
Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Website

April 14, 2015 - CTD
Daniel Bausch, MD
Associate Profesor
Department of Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Website

April 21, 2015
Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Website

April 28, 2015
No speaker scheduled
Microcirculation Symposium
April 27-29, 2015; Galveston, TX

May 5, 2015
Glenn Randall, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Website

May 12, 2015
No speaker scheduled
2015 AAI Centennial, AAI Annual Meeting
May 8-12, 2015; New Orleans, LA

May 19, 2015
TBD

May 26, 2015
TBD

June 2, 2015
No speaker scheduled
2015 ASM General Meeting
May 30-June 2, 2015; Boston, MA

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