2014 IHII / McLaughlin Colloquium
on Infection & Immunity

Levin Hall Dining Room & South Auditorium
Friday, April 11  •  9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This year's keynote lecture will take place in Levin Hall South Auditorium and the poster session will be held in Levin Hall Dining Room, where refreshments will be available all day.

AGENDA
8:30 - 9:30 Poster setup
9:30 - 11:15 Poster session
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote lecture
  Franklin Alan Sher, PhD
  "Self-regulation of CD4+ T cell effector function in the immune response to Toxoplasma gondii"
1:00 - 3:20 Poster session continues
4:45 Presentation of travel awards
4:30 - 5:00 Poster breakdown
   
PROGRAM
GRADUATE STUDENTS
1 Alzahrani, Shatha EXPRESSION OF ITERLUEKIN 16 IN GASTRIC MUCOSA: A POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTOR TO THE PERSISTENCY OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION. 
2 Argueta, Lissenya VASCULAR REGENERATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN LUNG MODEL SYSTEMS
3 Beck, Andrew DEEP SEQUENCING ALONG THE LINEAGE OF THE YELLOW FEVER VACCINE STRAIN 17D REVEALS LOW DIVERSITY AND POPULATION STABILITY FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SEED LOTS
4 Bergren, Nicholas WESTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS: EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS OF A DECLINING ALPHAVIRUS BASED ON COMPLETE GENOME SEQUENCES
5 Carlsen, Eric NEUTROPHILS LIMIT GROWTH OF LEISHMANIA AMASTIGOTES THROUGH DISTINCT PARASITE SPECIES-SPECIFIC MECHANISMS
6 Cieza, Roberto UNDERSTANDING THE HOST RESPONSE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHERENT INVASIVE ESCHERICHIA COLI 
7 Evans-Marin, Heather CCR9 IS CRITICAL FOR CONTROL OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE BY REGULATORY T CELLS
8 Farris, Tierra EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS TRP 32 TRAFFICKS TO THE HOST NUCLEUS IN A PHOSPHORYLATION DEPENDENT MANNER AND BINDS HOST DNA VIA A TANDEM REPEAT DOMAIN 
9 Hay, Christie EFFICACY OF TLR-BASED ADJUVANTS IN VACCINE AGAINST LEISHMANIA AMAZONENSIS IN MICE
10 Hermance, Meghan PROINFLAMMATORY FOCI AT THE SKIN INTERFACE DURING POWASSAN VIRUS TRANSMISSION
11 Huante, Matthew PRO-INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE AND DEFECTIVE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY BY MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS/HIV-1 CO-INFECTED HUMAN MACROPHAGES
12 Jie, Zuliang RETIONIC ACID PROMOTES IL-22 PRODUCED BY GROUP 3 INNATE LYMPHOID CELLS AND REGULATES IMMUNE RESPONSES IN VIRAL HEPATITIS
13 Kautz, Tiffany HIGH FIDELITY MUTATIONS IN THE VACCINE TC-83 INCREASE IMMUNOGENICITY AND ATTENUATION
14 Kolokoltsova, Olga APOPTOSIS INDUCTION IN MAMMALIAN CELLS IN RESPONSE TO JUNIN VIRUS INFECTION
15 Langsjoen, Rose TARGETING HOST PROTEIN DISULFIDE ISOMERASE AS A NOVEL ANTIVIRAL STRATEGY AGAINST CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS
16 Lina, Taslima HELICOBACTER PYLORI INDUCES B7H3 EXPRESSION BY GASTRIC EPITHELIAL CELLS: IMPLICATIONS IN LOCAL T CELL REGULATION AND SUBSET DEVELOPMENT
17 Liu, Hou-pu TGFβ CONVERTS TH1 CELLS INTO TH17 CELLS THROUGH STIMULATION OF RUNX1 EXPRESSION UNDER INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS IN INTESTINES
18 Lu, Wenzhe DESIGN OF VACCINES AGAINST MULTIPLE STRAINS OF THE ENCEPHALITIC ALPHAVIRUSES
19 Mann, Brian GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF ATTENUATION AND EVOLUTION IN NATURAL WEST NILE VIRUS ISOLATES
20 Manning, Tyler DIFFERENCES IN VIRULENCE BETWEEN LASSA VIRUS CLINICAL ISOLATES
21 McAuley, Alexander GENERATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF FLAVIVIRUS RECEPTOR-BINDING DOMAIN CHIMAERAS
22 Medina, Audrie T CELL ACCUMULATION IN SPLEEN DURING CHRONIC VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS 
23 Mott, Tiffany THE BURKHOLDERIA MALLEI TONB DELETION MUTANT EXHIBITS AN ATTENUATED PHENOTYPE AND PROVIDES PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY AGAINST ACUTE INHALATIONAL MURINE GLANDERS
24 Nusbaum, Rebecca HIV-1 ALTERS PATHOLOGY AND BACTERIAL DISSEMINATION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS IN CO-INFECTED HUMANIZED MICE
25 Ochoa, Lorenzo TISSUE OPTICAL CLEARING FOR ULTRA-DEEP MICROSCOPIC IMAGING: POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR STUDY OF BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER AND NEURONAL MARKERS
26 Ooi, Yaw Shin GENOME-WIDE RNAi SCREEN IDENTIFIES NOVEL HOST PROTEINS REQUIRED FOR ALPHAVIRUS ENTRY
27 Osorio, Elvia MECHANISMS OF DISEASE-PROMOTING MACROPHAGE PROLIFERATION IN CHRONIC INFECTION 
28 Pearcy, Heather ETHICAL CHALLENGES OF PRESCRIBING ANTIBIOTICS 
29 Phoenix, Inaia ABOLISHMENT OF INDIVIDUAL N-GLYCOSYLATION SITES WITHIN RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS GN/GC ALTERS INFECTIVITY VIA DC-SIGN.
30 Ronca, Shannon EVALUATING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT FOLLOWING ALPHAVIRUS INFECTION IN MICE
31 Schroeder, Casey PREDICTION AND VALIDATION OF SMALL, NON-CODING RNAS IN RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKII 
32 Silvas, Jesus MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROLE OF THE NON-STRUCTURAL PROTEIN (NSS) OF SEVERE FEVER WITH THROMBOCYTOPENIA SYNDROME VIRUS
33 Swetnam, Daniele PATTERNS OF WEST NILE VIRUS EMERGENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
34 Tiner, Bethany CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A NOVEL LIVE-ATTENUATED PLAGUE VACCINE DELETED FOR THREE VIRULENCE DETERMINANTS
35 van Lier, Christina DELETION OF BRAUN LIPOPROTEIN AND PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATING PROTEASE-ENCODING GENES ATTENUATES YERSINIA PESTIS IN MOUSE MODELS OF BUBONIC AND PNEUMONIC PLAGUE
36 Vega, Stephanie EVALUATION OF HUMAN IMMUNE RESPONSES TO NATURAL ACELLULAR LUNG SCAFFOLDS
37 Veselenak, Ron TEMPORAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MUCOSAL IMMUNE RESPONSE TO PRIMARY GENITAL HERPES INFECTION IN THE GUINEA PIG
38 Wan, Xianxiu MITOCHONDRIAL BIOGENESIS DEFECTS IN CHAGAS DISEASE
39 Wang, Jia IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL INTERACTING PROTEINS TO LOW-RISK HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS E6 BY PROTEOMICS 
40 Willias, Stephan YERSINIA PESTIS CARBON CATABOLITE REGULATION OF BIOFILM FORMATION
41 Wilson, Kyle INVESTIGATION OF EARLY PROGRAMMED CD4 T CELL MEMORY IN P. CHABAUDI MALARIA INFECTION
42 Xie, Guorui A WEST NILE VIRUS NS4B P38G MUTANT INDUCES A DIFFERENTIAL INNATE CYTOKINE RESPONSE IN HUMAN CELL LINES
43 Xu, Guang A MODEL OF INVESTIGATION OF HOST IMMUNITY DURING ORIENTIA TAUTAUGAMUSHI INFECTION
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
44 Agrawal, Anurodh GENERATION OF TRANSGENIC SMALL ANIMAL MODELS FOR MERS-COV INFECTION AND DISEASE
45 Auguste, Albert J. PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES IN THE NEW WORLD
46 Cao, Anthony TH17 CELLS PROMOTE THE INTESTINAL IgA RESPONSE 
47 Dunphy, Paige EHRLICHIA MANIPULATES HOST EPIGENETIC MACHINERY AND GENE EXPRESSION TO FACILITATE INTRACELLULAR SURVIVAL
48 Eastwood, Gillian INVESTIGATING THE SYLVATIC ECOLOGY OF ARBOVIRUSES IN KENYA 
49 Endsley, Mark THE INTRACELLULAR DOMAIN OF ADAM10 BINDS HIV-1 INTEGRASE TO FACILITATE NUCLEAR TRAFFICKING OF THE PRE-INTEGRATION COMPLEX
50 Escaffre, Olivier THE ROLE OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN NIPAH VIRUS INFECTED HUMAN RESPIRATORY EPITHELIUM
51 Guedes, Herbert ROLE OF PD1/PDL1 IN THE INDUCTION OF REGULATORY T CELLS DURING LEISHMANIA AMAZONENSIS INFECTION 
52 Hill, Terence IN VIVO BIOLUMINESCENCE MONITORING OF HENIPAVIRUS INFECTION
53 Hu, Jia IDENTIFYING THE REGULATOR CONTROLLING LONG POLAR FIMBRIAE EXPRESSION IN ENTEROPATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI 
54 Kalita, Anjana GENOME-WIDE COMPARATIVE AND IMMUNOINFORMATICS APPROACH FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF VACCINE CANDIDDATES AGAINST ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7
55 Koma, Takaaki A LENTIVIRAL SHRNA SCREEN FOR INTERFERON-STIMULATED GENES AGAINST NEW WORLD ARENAVIRUS 
56 Komaravelli, Narayana RSV INDUCES OXIDATIVE STRESS BY REDUCING ANTIOXIDANT ENZYMES VIA NRF2 DEPRIVATION
57 Liang, Yuejin IL-33 REGULATES INNATE IFN-GAMMA AND IL-17 PRODUCTION AND MULTI-FUNCTIONAL T CELL RESPONSES IN VIRAL HEPATITIS
58 Lubaki, Ndongala Michel THE VP35 AND VP24 PROTEINS OF EBOLA VIRUS SUPPRESS MATURATION OF DENDRITIC CELLS AND SKEW THE T CELL RESPONSE
59 Meyer, Michelle AEROSOL VACCINATION AGAINST EBOLA VIRUS
60 Nakagawa, Keisuke MERS-CORONAVIRUS AND SARS-CORONAVIRUS NSP1 PROTEINS USE DISPARATE MECHANISMS TO INHIBIT HOST GENE EXPRESSION
61 Narra, Hema SENSING THE MESSENGER: POTENTIAL ROLE OF CYCLIC-di-GMP IN RICKETTSIAL PATHOGENESIS
62 Opata, Michael PROTECTIVE EFFECTOR MEMORY CD4+ T CELLS ARE GENERATED FROM AN EARLY EFFECTOR MEMORY PRECURSOR
63 Ponnusamy, Duraisamy SEARCHING FOR NOVEL VIRULENCE FACTORS OF YERSINIA PESTIS BY HIGH-THROUGHPUT SIGNATURE-TAGGED MUTAGENIC APPROACH IN A MOUSE MODEL OF INFECTION
64 Saldarriaga, Omar IMMUNOREGULATORY NETWORKS AND IMMUNOPATHOGENIC PATHWAYS IN VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS
65 Santiago Maldonado, Félix HIJACKING OF RIG-I SIGNALING PROTEINS INTO VIRUS-INDUCED CYTOPLASMIC STRUCTURES INHIBITS TYPE I INTERFERON RESPONSES
66 Sarathy, Vanessa A LETHAL MURINE INFECTION MODEL FOR DENGUE VIRUS 3 IN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED MICE LEADS TO SYSTEMIC DISEASE
67 Sawant, Kirti HOW DO GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS REGULATE CXCL1-MEDIATED IN VIVO NEUTROPHIL TRAFFICKING?
68 Shanmugam, Saravanabalaji SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DETERGENT-RESISTANT MEMBRANE (DRM) ASSOCIATION OF NS2 AND E2 DURING HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) REPLICATION
69 Singh, Abinav IL-10 PROMOTES EHRLICHIA PERSISTENCE BY INHIBITING ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC EFFECTOR AND MEMORY CD4+ T CELL RESPONSE 
70 Tao, Xinrong BLOCKING OF EXCHANGE PROTEIN DIRECTLY ACTIVATED BY CAMP 1 (EPAC1) EXPRESSION GREATLY INHIBITS REPLICATION OF EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING HUMAN RNA VIRUSES THROUGH INTERRUPTING CYTOSKELETON DYNAMIC
71 Velayutham, Thangam Sudha ROLE OF HUMAN METAPNEUMOVIRUS GLYCOPROTEIN G IN MODULATING INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSES AND DISEASE PATHOGENESIS  
RESEARCH SCIENTISTS AND ASSOCIATES
72 Huang, Gengming THE K TYPE HUMAN ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRAL ELEMENT ENCODES FUSOGENIC ACTIVITY IN MELANOMA CELLS
73 Ilinykh, Philipp DIFFERENT TEMPORAL EFFECTS OF EBOLA VIRUS VP35 AND VP24 ON THE GLOBAL GENE EXPRESSION IN HUMAN DENDRITIC CELLS
74 Wang, Wei RESISTANCE TO NICLOSAMIDE IN ONCOMELANIA HUPENSIS, THE INTERMEDIATE HOST OF SCHISTOSOMA JAPONICUM: SHOULD WE BE WORRIED? 

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