2016-2017 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium

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 13, 2016 - May 9, 2017. 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) or Tina Brasher (M&I).

2016

SEPTEMBER

13th
BASIC SCIENCE DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SPEAKER
"My personal vaccine development ‘bucket list"
Myron M. Levine, M.D., D.T. P.H.
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Public Health, Microbiology & Immunology, and Pediatrics
Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professorship
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Website

20th  No speaker scheduled

27th CTD
"Food from the Fire: Bacterial Metabolism in the Inflamed Intestine"
Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Website

OCTOBER

4th CBEID

"Effects of malnutrition and malaria on immunity to non-typhoidal Salmonella infection"
Renee M. Tsolis, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of California Davis, School of Medicine
Davis, CA
Website

11th  No speaker scheduled

18th No speaker scheduled

25th CTD
"Norovirus - Sugars, Antibodies, and Immunity"
Robert L. Atmar, M.D.
Professor and Interim Chief, Medicine-Infectious Disease
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Website

NOVEMBER

1st ALTERNATE

8th CTD
"Detours and destinations: Novel interactions of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with its host"

Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Website

15th ASTMH ANNUAL MEETING (11/13-17/16)
Atlanta, Georgia

22nd NO SEMINAR

29th CBEID
"Warping disease space to improve recovery from infections"
David S. Schneider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Website

DECEMBER

6th M&I
"Role of Hepatic Macrophages in Liver Disease"
Cynthia Ju, Ph.D.
Professor, Immunology and Toxicology
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
Website

13th CTD
"Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells: from human cholera to B cell help"
Daniel T. Leung, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
Website

20th NO SEMINAR

27th HOLIDAY

2017

JANUARY

3rd HOLIDAY

10th CBEID
"Eosinophil Activities in Allergic Inflammation: A Changing Paradigm"
James J. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
Website

17th M&I
"Experimental Infections of Natural Hosts to Understand Infectious Disease"
Richard A. Bowen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Website

24th CTD
"From retroviruses to herpesviruses: my studies of CNS infections in Peru"
Joseph Zunt, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Global Health and Neurology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Website

31st CBEID
"The Living Lung Platform: A Novel Approach to Studying Q Fever Pathogenesis"
Daniel E. Voth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Arkansasfor Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Website

FEBRUARY

7th M&I
"A new paradigm in intestinal epithelial self-defense: changes in actin dynamics regulated by villin and gelsolin are determinants of host defense"
Seema Khurana, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Website

14th BASIC SCIENCE DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SPEAKER
"Challenges in next-generation metagenomics: refining the microbiome/virome characterization for known species, and chasing the unknown"
Mattia Prosperi

21st CBEID
"Infidelity is Bad for Coronavirus Relationships: Targeting Proofreading"
Mark R. Denison, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Website

28th M&I
"Epithelial Stem Cell Repair of Colonic Ulceration"
Terrence A. Barrett, M.D.
Professor
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Kentucky, School of Medicine
Lexington, KY
Website

MARCH

7th CBEID
"T cell vaccinology: from cytokines to stroma"
Ross Kedl, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
Website

14th ALTERNATE

21st M&I
Peter Jay Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Website

28th M&I

APRIL

4th CBEID
Durland Fish, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Microbial Diseases
Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT
Website

11th M&I
Marvin Whiteley, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Biosciences
Director, John Ring LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease
The University of Texas at Austin
Website

18th CTD
"Defective viral genomes as determinants of virus and host fate during viral infections"
Carolina B. Lopez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Website

25th ALTERNATE

MAY

2nd ALTERNATE

9th ALTERNATE

16th AAI Annual Meeting-Immunology (5/12-16/17)
Washington, DC