Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD)

2018-2019 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Archive


No Speaker Scheduled

11th CBEID
No Speaker Scheduled

18th M&I
No Speaker Scheduled

25th CTD
“Inter-organismal transmission of vesicle-cloaked viral populations”
Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator,
Head, Laboratory of Host -Pathogen Dynamics,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD

"Functional maps of viral genomes at single nucleotide resolution”
Ren Sun, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology and Engineering
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, David Geffen School of Medicine
Associate Vice Provost for Internationalization
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

No speaker scheduled

16th M&I
“How to Work with Ebola Virus Without a BSL4 Lab”
Elke Muhlberger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Director Biomolecule Production Coreuhlberger
Boston University and NEIDL Institute
Boston, MA

23rd CTD
"Lymphotoxin in mucosal immune homeostasis"
Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
UT Health Mays Cancer Center
San Antonio, TX

No Speaker- ASTMH Annual Meeting

6th M&I
No speaker scheduled

13th CTD
“Defining Multiple Mechanisms Regulating Herpesvirus Replication and Latency”
Tiffany A. Reese, Ph.D.
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
Assistant Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

No Speaker - Thanksgiving Week

27th CBEID
No speaker scheduled


4th M&I
"Breaking biological barriers in drug transport"
Haifa Shen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Nanomedicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Department of Nanomedicine
Cancer Center Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

11th CTD
“Natural selection for killer receptor and self-MHC I gene pairs that fit well”
Michael G. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

No Speaker - Winter Break

No Speaker - Winter Break


No Speaker - Winter Break

"Illuminating morbillivirus pathogenesis informs measles vaccine delivery"
Paul Duprex, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

15th M&I
"Balancing protective and pathogenic immune responses to flavivirus infection"
Mehul S. Suthar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

22nd CTD
"Tropical Disease Research Capacity Development in Ecuador: The Center for Research on Health in Latin America"
Mario Grijalva, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director Tropical Disease Institute
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ohio University,
Athens, Ohio

29th CBEID
"New and improved: Assigning function to novel Borrelia burgdorferi surface proteins and identifying new roles to "old" ones"
Jon T. Skare, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology
Texas A&M University
Bryan, TX

5th M&I
No speaker scheduled 

12th CTD
"Host-Pathogen Interactions that Dictate Arbovirus Clearance"
Tem Morrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Program in Microbiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

19th CBEID
"Zika protease inhibitors and novol target for cryptococcosis"
Hongmin Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Structural Immunology & Viral Replication
University of Albany, State University of New York
School of Public Health, Wadsworth Center, Center for Medical Science

No Speaker - Mardi Gras

No Speaker - Mardi Gras

12th No Speaker - Spring Break

19th M&I
No speaker scheduled

26th CTD
"Targeting Vector-Borne Viral Diseases using Arthropod Exosomes; Are we there yet?"
Hameeda Sultana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Tenured),
Center for Molecular Medicine,
Department of Biological Sciences,
Old Dominion University,Norfolk, VA

"Mitigating zoonotic disease risk with eco-informatics and machine learning"
Barbara A. Han, Ph.D.
Disease Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Millbrook, NY

9th M&I
“The Hi-HOST Phenome Project: An Atlas of Human Genetic Variation Affecting Host-Microbe Interactions”
Dennis C. Ko, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
and Department of Medicine
Center for Host-Microbial Interactions
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

16th M&I
Michael R. Betts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

23rd CBEID
"Zika virus vaccination and immunity”
Theodore C. Pierson, Ph.D.
Chief, Viral Pathogenesis Section
Chief, Laboratory of Viral Diseases
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, MD

30th M&I
"Intestinal Bacteria and the Pathogenesis of Chronic Gut Inflammation: A Tale of Two Cities"
Matthew B. Grisham, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair,Vernon and Elizabeth Haggerton Chair in Gastroenterology
Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

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14th CBEID
No speaker scheduled

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