2016 IHII / McLaughlin Colloquium
on Infection & Immunity

Levin Hall Dining Room & North Auditorium
Friday, April 1 •  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

AGENDA
9:00 - 9:30 Poster setup (presenters only)
9:30 - 11:30 Poster session
11:45 - 1:00 Keynote lecture
  Bellur S. Prabhakar, PhD
  "TCR independent expansion of regulatory T cells; Implications for treating autoimmune diseases"
1:15 - 3:15 Poster session continues
4:00 Presentation of travel awards
4:15 - 5:00 Poster breakdown (any posters not removed by 5 p.m. will be discarded)
   
PROGRAM
GRADUATE STUDENTS
1 Andersson, Jourdan A. HIGH-THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF NON-ANTIBIOTIC COMPOUNDS TO COMBAT RESPIRATORY AND GASTRO-INTESTINAL PATHOGENS
2 Auclair, Sarah  VACCINE-INDUCED FOLLICULAR HELPER CD4 T CELL RESPONSE IN HIV INFECTION
3 Azar, Sasha R. DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SMALL ANIMAL MODEL OF ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION
4 Bechelli, Jeremy  AUTOPHAGY PROMOTES RICKETTSIA AUSTRALIS REPLICATION IN PRIMARY MURINE MACROPHAGES 
5 Brown, Aaron John STRUCTURAL BASIS OF CHEMOKINE CXCL7 FUNCTION IN NEUTROPHIL-PLATELET CROSSTALK: ROLE OF DIMER FORMATION AND GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN INTERACTIONS
6 Carpio Rojas, Victor H. IFN-γ AND IL-21 DOUBLE PRODUCING T CELLS ARE BCL6-INDEPENDENT AND SURVIVE INTO THE MEMORY PHASE IN PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI INFECTION
7 Chen, Feidi  mTOR MEDIATES IL-23 INDUCTION OF NEUTROPHIL IL-17 AND IL-22 PRODUCTION
8 Chesson, Charles Brent HETEROLOGOUS PRIME-BOOST WITH BCG AND SYNTHETIC NANOFIBER VACCINES AUGMENTS PROTECTIVE IMMUNITY AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS 
9 Collins, Natalie  ROLE OF NON-STRUCTURAL GENES ON QUASISPECIES POPULATION STRUCTURE OF YELLOW FEVER VIRUS
10 Dawes, Brian E. HENIPAVIRUS INFECTION OF HUMAN NEURONAL STEM-CELL DERIVED NEURON-ASTROCYTE CO-CULTURES
11 Erasmus, Jesse H. BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN IMMUNOGENICITY AND SAFETY: AN INSECT-ONLY VIRUS AS A VACCINE PLATFORM
12 Farris, Tierra R. EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS TRP32 IS A NUCLEOMODULIN WHICH DIRECTLY REGULATES HOST GENE EXPRESSION
13 Fitts, Eric  AUTOINDUCER-2 RELATED GENES AS DETERMINANTS OF YERSINIA PESTIS VIRULENCE IN PLAGUE MODELS
14 Garron, Tania M. HUMAN DPP4 TRANSGENIC MICE AS SURROGATE MODELS FOR MERS
15 Hallam, Steven  DETERMINING THE EFFECTS OF JUNV L POLYMERASE MUTATIONS ON REPLICATION ACTIVITY AND REGULATION
16 Hart, Charles E. COMPARATIVE PATHOGENESIS OF POWASSAN VIRUS LINEAGE I AND LINEAGE II (DEER TICK VIRUS) IN MICE
17 Hatcher, Christopher L. BURKHOLDERIA MALLEI CLH001 ATTENUATED VACCINE STRAIN IS IMMUNOGENIC AND PROTECTS AGAINST ACUTE RESPIRATORY GLANDERS
18 Hermance, Meghan  IMMUNE CELL TARGETS OF INFECTION AT THE TICK-SKIN INTERFACE DURING POWASSAN VIRUS TRANSMISSION
19 Huante, Matt  INFLAMMASOME ACTIVATION OF MACROPHAGES CO-INFECTED WITH MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV-1
20 Kautz, Tiffany  HIGH FIDELITY TC-83 HAS REDUCED GROWTH RATE IN RNAI COMPETENT MOSQUITO CELLS
21 Koo, Sue-jie  OXYGEN METABOLISM REGULATES MACROPHAGE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI
22 Langsjoen, Rose  HOST PROTEIN DISULFIDE ISOMERASE REPRESENTS A NOVEL ANTI-CHIKV DRUG TARGET WITH BROAD-SPECTRUM POTENTIAL
23 Ly, Hoai Jaclyn CHARACTERIZATION OF RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS GENETIC RECOMBINATION USING PERSISTENTLY INFECTED CELLS 
24 Muruato, Laura A. BURKHOLDERIA VACCINE DESIGN: IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL CANDIDATES VIA BIO- AND IMMUNOINFORMATIC APPROACHES
25 Nusbaum, Rebecca J. HIV-1 ALTERS PATHOLOGY AND ARGININE METABOLISM DURING CO-INFECTION WITH MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS LEADING TO INCREASED BACTERIAL PROLIFERATION
26 Phoenix, Inaia  ANALYSIS OF RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS GLYCOPROTEIN PRECURSORS FOR GN EXPRESSION
27 Ronca, Shannon  UNDERSTANDING VIRAL SEQUELAE: ENCEPHALITIS-INDUCED BEHAVIOR CHANGES AND HEARING LOSS RESULTANT OF LASSA FEVER
28 Ross, Brittany N. TO PERSIST OR NOT TO PERSIST: A BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI ANTIBIOTIC-TREATMENT MODEL
29 Roundy, Christopher M. VECTOR COMPETENCE OF AEDES AEGYPTI AND ALBOPICTUS FOR ZIKA VIRUS
30 Ru, Wenjuan  MICROGLIA ACTIVATION CONTRIBUTES TO HIV1-GP120-INDUCED SYNAPSE DEGENERATION
31 Saldana, Miguel Arturo ENGINEERING THE MOSQUITO MICROBIOME TO DELIVER RNAi FOR VECTOR BORNE DISEASE CONTROL
32 Schroeder, Casey L.C. CHARACTERIZATION OF SMALL, NONCODING RNAS IN RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKII
33 Silvas, Jesus A. EXTRACELLULAR MICROVESICLES MEDIATE RECEPTOR-INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION OF NOVEL TICK-BORNE BUNYAVIRUS
34 Smalley, Claire  MECHANISMS OF NON-CANONICAL INFLAMMASOME ACTIVATION BY RICKETTSIA
75 Tapia, Daniel  BIOINFORMATIC APPROACH IDENTIFIES CANDIDATES THAT CONFER PROTECTION AGAINST ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 IN VIVO
35 Tercero, Breanna  DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW TYPE OF SINGLE-CYCLE REPLICABLE RIFT VALLEY FEVER VACCINE
36 Thaxton, Grace E. THE EFFECTS OF PROTEIN ENERGY MALNUTRITION ON HOST INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY
37 Tiner, Bethany  IMMUNIZATION OF MICE WITH A LIVE-ATTENUATED TRIPLE MUTANT OF YERSINIA PESTIS CO92 INDUCES LONG TERM HUMORAL- AND CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY TO PROTECT ANIMALS FROM PNEUMONIC PLAGUE
38 Trent, Brandon  ROLE OF IL-33 IN PATHOLOGY AND IMMUNE RESPONSES IN THE LIVER OF ORIENTIA TSUTSUGAMUSHI-INFECTED MICE
39 Wan, Xianxiu  TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI INHIBITION OF SIRT1/PGC1 ACTIVITY CONTRIBUTES TO ANTIOXIDANT/OXIDANT IMBALANCE BUT NOT TO MITOCHONDRIAL BIOGENIC DEFECTS: BENEFITS OF SIRT1-TARGETED THERAPY IN CHAGAS DISEASE
40 Wang, Jennifer Y. EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS TRP120 INFLUENCES NOTCH SIGNALING AND CELL CYCLE BY MODULATING THE SCF UBIQUITIN LIGASE FBW7 TO PROMOTE INFECTION
41 Wang, Jia  STERILE Α MOTIF DOMAIN CONTAINING 9 IS A NOVEL CELLULAR INTERACTING PARTNER TO LOW-RISK TYPE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS E6 PROTEINS
42 Wilson, Kyle  BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS AND CELLULAR NEUROINFLAMMATION IN IL-10-DEFICIENT MICE INFECTED WITH PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI
43 Woolsey, Courtney A RECOMBINANT VESICULAR STOMATITIS VIRUS-BASED VACCINE MEDIATES POST-EXPOSURE PROTECTION AGAINST MARBURG VIRUS ANGOLA IN THE RHESUS MACAQUE MODEL
44 Xu, Guang  INVESTIGATING THE ROLES OF T CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY DURING SCRUB TYPHUS WITH A NEWLY DEVELOPED MOUSE MODEL
MEDICAL STUDENTS
45 Eastaway, Adriene C. EVALUATION OF ENDOVASCULAR BIOMATERIALS AS SCAFFOLDS FOR ENDOTHELIAL CELLULAR SEEDING
46 Smith, Jeffrey Michael QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF ENDOTHELIAL CELL ATTACHMENT IN WOUND-HEALING BIOMATERIALS
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
47 Agrawal, Anurodh S. A GERMLINE-LIKE HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY PROTECTS AGAINST LETHAL DISEASE IN A TRANSGENIC MOUSE MODEL OF MERS-COV INFECTION
48 Atkins, Colm  RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS INFECTION AND INDUCTION OF CELLULAR RESPONSES IN HUMAN ASTROCYTES
49 Auguste, A. Jonathan CHARACTERISTICS OF A NOVEL INSECT-SPECIFIC FLAVIVIRUS IN VERTEBRATE CELLS AND ITS EFFECT ON WEST NILE VIRUS IN VIVO
50 Bazhanov, Nikolay  BROAD RANGE ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY OF HYDROGEN SULFIDE
51 Bharaj, Preeti  NIPAH VIRUS MATRIX PROTEIN TARGETS THE E3-UBIQUITIN LIGASE TRIM6 TO INHIBIT THE IKKΕ KINASE-MEDIATED TYPE-I IFN ANTIVIRAL RESPONSE
52 Buzhdygan, Tetyana  RICKETTSIA INDUCES TRNA CLEAVAGE TO CONTROL THE EXPRESSION OF A HOST GENE SH3GLB1 FOR WEAKENING ENDOTHELIAL BARRIER FUNCTION
53 Chahar, Harendra Singh CHANGES IN CARGO COMPOSITION OF EXOSOMES ISOLATED FROM AIRWAY EPITHELIAL CELLS INFECTED WITH RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS
54 Chowdhury, Imran Hussain REGULATION OF PULMONARY LONG NON-CODING RNAs IN A MURINE MODEL OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER
55 Colorado, Audrie Ann THE IMPACT OF CITRIC ACID AND GLUCOSE UPON THE VAGINAL MICROBIOME
56 de la Haba, Carlos  THE MECHANISMS OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) NS5A-MEDIATED DOUBLE MEMBRANE VESICLE (DMV) FORMATION 
57 Hegde, Shivanand  IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INVASION GENES FROM THE BACTERIAL MICROBIOTA OF MOSQUITO GUT
58 Komaravelli, Narayana  NF-ΚB AND NRF2 PATHWAYS CROSS-TALK DURING RSV INFECTION
59 Liang, Yuejin  RETINOIC ACID REGULATES IMMUNE RESPONSES BY PROMOTING IL-22 PRODUCTION AND MODULATING S100 PROTEINS IN VIRAL HEPATITIS 
60 Lina, Taslima T. E. CHAFFEENSIS INDUCED Wnt-mTOR SIGNALING REGULATES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR TFEB TO INHIBIT AUTOPHAGY
61 Liu, Fengliang  SEQUENTIAL DYSFUNCTION AND PROGRESSIVE DEPLETION OF CANDIDA ALBICANS-SPECIFIC CD4 T-CELL RESPONSE IN HIV INFECTION
62 Liu, Shengxuan  A TRNA-DERIVED RNA FRAGMENT PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN MECHANISM OF ARSENITE TOXICITY
63 Lubaki, Ndongala Michel THE EBOLA INTERFERON INHIBITING DOMAINS ATTENUATE AND DYSREGULATE CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNE RESPONSES
64 Meyer, Michelle  AEROSOLIZED EBOLA VACCINE PROTECTS PRIMATES AND ELICITS ROBUST ANTIBODY AND LUNG-RESIDENT T-CELL RESPONSES
65 Mitra, Shubhajit  EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS MEDIATED EPIGENETIC REPROGRAMMING OF THE HOST FACILITATES INTRACELLULAR SURVIVAL OF THE PATHOGEN
66 Nakagawa, Keisuke  MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME CORONAVIRUS NSP1 INHIBITS HOST GENE EXPRESSION BY TARGETING CELLULAR mRNP COMPLEXES 
67 Narra, Hema Prasad DECODING THE POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORY NETWORKS IN RICKETTSIA CONORII 
68 Nishiyama, Shoko  CHARACTERIZATION OF TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE MUTATIONS FOR RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS MP-12 VACCINE
69 Opata, Michael M. IDENTIFICATION OF TWO T CELL SUBSETS THAT PROTECT AND SURVIVE LONG-TERM IN MALARIA INFECTION
70 Patel, Jignesh G. NEITHER TOO MUCH NOR MUCH LESS: BALANCING ACT OF A PROMISING DRUG TARGET IN RICKETTSIA CONORII
71 Patterson, Edward I. MUTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ESCAPE OF VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS FROM THE MIDGUT OF CULEX TAENIOPUS
72 Sawant, Kirti Vishwanath ROLE OF CHEMOKINE CXCL17 IN INNATE IMMUNITY
73 Shanmugam, Saravanabalaji  THE ROLE OF NS5A DIMER FORMATION IN HEPATITIS C VIRUS REPLICATION
74 Shelite, Thomas R. NEUTROPHILS CONTRIBUTE TO DISEASE PATHOGENESIS IN SEVERE SCRUB TYPHUS  
76 Velayutham, Thangam Sudha IDENTIFICATION OF VACCINE CANDIDATES OF EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS USING IN SILICO ANALYSIS AND IN VITRO PROTEIOMIC APPROACHES
77 Wu, Ming-Jhan  REGULATION OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) P7  AND NS2 INTERACTION DURING VIRAL PARTICLE PRODUCTION
78 Yi, Panpan  PI3K/MTOR-DEPENDENT IL-22 PRODUCTION MODULATES POLYFUNCTIONAL T CELL RESPONSES IN VIRAL HEPATITIS
79 Zhou, Jiehua  IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL FUNCTIONAL tRNA-DERIVED FRAGMENTS IN RESPONSE TO RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS

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