2021-2022 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, 2021 - May, 2022. 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).

2021

SEPTEMBER

7 - CBEID
"The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery: UTMB Post-COVID Recovery Clinic Research Updates"
Rachel Deer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Galveston, TX
Website
Presentation


14 - M&I
"Investigating the Tripartite Interactions Between Aedes, its Microbiome and Zika Virus Under Increased Temperatures"
Maria G. Onyango, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Website

21 - CTD
"How to thrive in the inflamed gut: lessons from Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis"
Mariana X. Byndloss, DVM, PhD
Asst.  Prof., Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Assoc. Dir., Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tenn.
Website

28 - CBEID
"RNA helicases and immunity: how fundamental research led us to study Ebola virus (and a program project)"
Mariano Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mildred Hajek Vacek and John Roman Vacek Distinguished Chair in Honor of President
Truman G. Blocker, Jr.
Adjunct Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Galveston, TX
Website

Presentation

OCTOBER

5 - M&I
"Have Vector Will Travel: Spillover, Spillback and Spread of Vector-Borne Viruses"
Kathryn A. Hanley, PhD
Regents Professor, Biology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
Website

12 - CTD
"Arboviruses, Aerovirology, and Virus Discoveries: Some Recent Findings"
John A. Lednicky, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Environmental and Global Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida – Gainesville
Gainesville, FL
Website

Presentation

19 - CBEID
NO SPEAKER SCHEDULED

26 - M&I
NO SPEAKER SCHEDULED

NOVEMBER

9 - CTD

16 - ASTMH ANNUAL MEETING

23 - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

30 - CBEID
Thomas W. Geisbert, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Galveston, TX
Website

DECEMBER

7 - M&I
Manuela Raffatellu, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Website

14 - CTD
Lauren Ancel Meyers
Cooley Professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics & Data Science

Dir., UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Website

 

21 - WINTER HOLIDAY

28 - WINTER HOLIDAY

 

2022

JANUARY

4 - WINTER HOLIDAY

11 - CBEID

19 - M&I

25 - M&I

FEBRUARY

1 - CBEID

8 - MARDI GRAS

15 - MARDI GRAS

22 - M&I

MARCH

1 - CTD

8 - CBEID

15 - SPRING BREAK

22 - M&I

29 - CTD

2022

APRIL

5 - CBEID

12 - M&I

19 - CTD

26 - CBEID

MAY

3 - M&I

10 - AAI ANNUAL MEETING

17 - CTD

24 - ALTERNATE DATE

31 - ALTERNATE DATE