2020-2021 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 between September, 2020 - May, 2021. Currently, due to COVID-19, these are held virtually but when we are able to meet in person again, they will be held in 2.212 Basic Science Auditorium. 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 Mayes (CTD), and  Tina Brasher (M&I).

2020

SEPTEMBER

15th - CBEID
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

22nd - M&I
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

29th - CTD
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

OCTOBER

6th - M&I
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

13th - CBEID
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

20th - CTD
"Translating microbiota research into therapies for human disease"
Zoom Recording of Lecture
Bernd Schnabl, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, San Diego Digestive Diseases Research Center
University of California San Diego Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
La Jolla, CA
Website

27th - CBEID
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

NOVEMBER

3rd - M&I
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

10th - CTD
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

17th - ASTMH Annual Meeting
No speaker scheduled

24th - Thanksgiving Week
No speaker scheduled

DECEMBER

1st - CBEID
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

8th - M&I
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

15th - CTD
Cancelled-No speaker scheduled

22nd - Winter Holidays
No speaker scheduled

29th - Winter Holiday
No speaker scheduled

2021

JANUARY

5th 
No speaker scheduled

12th - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

19th - M&I
No speaker scheduled

26th - CTD
"Redefining Post-Ebola Syndrome: Identification of Sub-Phenotypes in a Cohort of Survivors"
Zoom Recording of Lecture 
John S. Schieffelin, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Sections of Infectious Disease
Tulane University School of Medicine
Website

FEBRUARY

2nd - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

9th - Mardi Gras Week
No speaker scheduled

16th 
"Nucleoside-modified mRNA therapeutics"
Zoom Recording of the Lecture
Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Website

23rd - M&I
No speaker scheduled

MARCH

2nd - CTD
No speaker scheduled

9th - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

16th - Spring Break
No speaker scheduled

23rd - M&I 
No speaker scheduled

30th - CTD
No speaker scheduled

APRIL

6th - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

13th - M&I
"Immunologic Regulation of Immunity, Inflammation and Cancer"
Gregory F. Sonnenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Jill Roberts Institute for Research in IBD
Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
C ornell University
New York, NY
Website

20th - CTD
No speaker scheduled

27th - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

MAY

4th - M&I
No speaker scheduled

11th - AAI Annual Meeting
No speaker scheduled

18th - CTD
“The role of cross-reactive immunity in constraining the geographic expansion of emergent Madariaga virus in Panama”
Zoom Recording of the Lecture
Amy Yomiko Vittor, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine
Emerging Pathogens Institute
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Website

25th - ALTERNATE DATE

JUNE

15th - Second Annual Juneteenth Colloquium
Keke Fairfax, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pathology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT