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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 10, 2013 - May 27, 2014. 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, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Website

September 9, 2014 - CBEID
Stephen Luby, M.D.
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
Yang-Xin Fu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Website

September 23, 2014 - CTD
George S. Yap, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Website

September 30, 2014 - CBEID
Joseph M. Vinetz, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA
Website

October 7, 2014 - M&I
Amy Sims
Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Website

October 14, 2014 -CTD
Randall Basaraba, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Website

October 21, 2014 - CBEID
Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center
Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
Durham, NC
Website

October 28, 2014 - M&I
Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
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
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
Kristen Michel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Website

December 9, 2014 - M&I
TBD

December 16, 2014 - CTD
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
Nahed Ismail, M.D., Ph.D., D(ABMM), D(ABMLI)
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, PA
Website

January 13, 2015 - M&I
Charles O. Elson, III, M.D.
Professor of Medicine & Microbiology
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Website

January 20, 2015 - CTD
A. Desiree Labeaud, MD, MS
Associate Scientist,
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Oakland, CA
Website

January 27, 2015 - CBEID
Laura C. Harrington, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Entomology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Website

February 3, 2015 - M&I
Weiping Zou, M.D., Ph.D.
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
Gwen Randolph, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Immunology and Internal Medicine
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Website

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

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

March 3, 2015 - CTD
TBD

March 10, 2015 - CBEID
Koichi Araki, D.V.M., Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Website

March 24, 2015 - CTD
TBD

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

April 7, 2015 - M&I
TBD

April 14, 2015 - CTD
TBD

April 21, 2015
TBD

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

May 5, 2015
TBD

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

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