2019-2020 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, 2019 - May, 2020. 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  Tina Brasher (M&I).

2019

SEPTEMBER

10th - CBEID
“The ecology of emerging viruses: from host reservoir to disease”
Vincent J. Munster, Ph.D.
NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Hamilton, MT
Website

17th
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

24th - CTD
"Contextualizing host-microbe interactions using chemical cartography"
Laura-Isobel McCall, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
Website

OCTOBER

1st - CBEID
"Innate immune control in flavivirus infection"
Michael Gale Jr., Ph.D.
CIIID Director
Cores Leader, Signaling and PAMP
Professor, Immunology
University of Washington
Website

8th - M&I
"From Genomes to Molecules: Computational systems pharmacology methods in drug design"
Rafael Najmanovich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Montreal
Montréal, QC – Canada
Website

15th
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

22nd - CBEID
"Development of Antibacterial Monoclonal Antibodies for Serious Bacterial Infections"
Antonio DiGiandomenico, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Microbial Sciences
AstraZeneca
Gaithersburg, MD

29th - M&I
"Japanese encephalitis virus: Role of the viral envelope glycoprotein E in replication and pathogenesis"
Young-Min Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular Virology, Viral Replication and Pathogenesis
Utah State University
Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences
Logan, UT
Website

NOVEMBER

5th 
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

12th - CBEID
“Interferon-stimulated genes: The work horses of the interferon response”
Meike Dittmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
New York University School of Medicine
Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, West Tower
New York, NY
Website

19th - ASTMH Annual Meeting
No speaker scheduled

26th - Thanksgiving Week
No speaker scheduled

DECEMBER

3rd 
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

10th - CTD
"Protective and pathogenic CD4 T cell responses to M. tuberculosis infection"
Daniel L. Barber, Ph.D.
Earl Stadtman Investigator
Chief, T Lymphocyte Biology Unit
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda MD

17th - CBEID
“Endothelial Inflammasomes in Vascular Dysfunction in Obesity”
Yang Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Houston, College of Pharmacy
Houston, TX
Website

24th - Winter Holidays
No speaker scheduled

31st - Winter Holiday
No speaker scheduled

2020

JANUARY

7th - M&I
"Early innate immune response impacts on viral replication and transmission"
Ryan A. Langlois, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Website

14th - M&I
"Natural variation in Aedes aegypti-dengue virus interactions"
Laura Dickson
Faculty Recruit

21st - CTD
"Complexities of tick feeding and pathogen transmission regulation revealed through tick saliva proteomics "
Albert Mulenga, BVM(DVM), MVSc, PhD
Professor of Vet. Parasitology
Presidential Impact Fellow
Associate Dept. Head (Research and Graduate Studies)
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, 
College of Veterinary Medicine | Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 

28th 
No speaker schedule

FEBRUARY

4th - CTD
"Intergenerational immune control over intestinal bacterial colonization"
Tim Hand Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology
Director, University of Pittsburgh Gnotobiotic Core
R.K. Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA
Website

11th - CBEID
Cancelled due to scheduling conflict

18th - Mardi Gras Week
No speaker scheduled

25th - Mardi Gras Week
No speaker scheduled

MARCH

3rd - M&I
Randy Longman, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Jill Roberts Center for IBD
Jill Roberts Institute for Research in IBD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Website

10th - Spring Break
No speaker scheduled

17th - CTD
"Translating Microbiota Research into Therapies for Human Disease"
Bernd Schnabl, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, San Diego Digestive Diseases Research Center
University of California San Diego
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterolog
La Jolla, CA
Website

24th 
No speaker scheduled due to NATURE conference
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31st - M&I
TBA

APRIL

7th - CBEID
Jeanne Salje, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
Public Health Research Institute
Newark, NJ
Website

14th - CBEID
Kathryn A. Hanley, Ph.D.
Regents Professor, Biology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Website

21st - M&I
Anthony Maresso, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Virology & Microbiology
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine
Website

28th - M&I
TBA

MAY

5th - CBEID
William R. Jacobs Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology and Genetics
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Website

12th - AAI Annual Meeting
No speaker scheduled

19th - ALTERNATE DATE

26th - ALTERNATE DATE