Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD)

2017-2018 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Archive



CBEID Cancelled - No speaker scheduled

19th M&I
"A Novel Target to Prevent Microvascular Thrombosis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Sepsis"
Miguel A. Cruz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

26th CTD
"Early-Life Undernutrition Influences Intestinal and Liver Physiology and the Gut Microbiome"
Geoffrey Preidis, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine


"The Post Antibiotic Era: No ESKAPE?"
Lindsey N. “Les” Shaw, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
University of South Florida, College of Arts & Sciences
Tampa, FL

10th  M&I
“Antimicrobial signaling at the maternal-fetal interface”
Carolyn B. Coyne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

17th CTD
"Inflammasome priming by sand fly midgut microbiota egested during infected bites orchestrates an inflammatory response that governs visceralization of L. donovani parasites"
Shaden Kamhawi, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Laboratory of Malaria & Vector Research
12735 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD

24th CBEID
"Searching for in vitro and in vivo phenotypes for Coxiella burnetii pathogenesis"
James E. Samuel, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and Head, Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Wofford Cain Endowed Chair in Infectious Disease
Texas A&M University
Bryan, TX

31st M&I
"The Ins and Outs of Virus-Host Interaction: Lessons from the Studies of HIV/AIDS, Influenza Ebola, and Zika"
Shan-Lu Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Retrovirus Research, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
The Ohio State University


7th ASTMH ANNUAL MEETING (11/5-9/17)
Baltimore, Maryland

14th CTD Cancelled - No speaker scheduled

21st No meeting Thanksgiving week

28th CBEID
“The tale of the Trojan Horse: Dissemination of spotted fever group rickettsiae during fatal outcomes in an animal model of fatal disease”
Juan J. Martinez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Baton Rouge, LA


5th M&I
“Hypoxia drives stem cell reprogramming during colitis”
Terrence A. Barrett, M.D.
Professor & Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Kentucky, School of Medicine

12th CTD
"Measles fusion machinery is dysregulated in neuropathogenic variants"
Matteo Porotto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University
New York, NY

19th No speaker scheduled





“Role of cardiolipin in Shigella pathogenesis”
Shelley M. Payne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Section of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

16th M&I

23rd CTD
"Neurocysticercosis: Updates on Diagnosis, Treatment and Control"
Hector Garcia, MD, PhD
Center for Global Health-Tumbes
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Cystcercosis Unit
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas
Lima, Peru

30th CBEID
“Zika virus infection of neotropical primates”
John A. Vanchiere, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport


6th No speaker scheduled (Mardi Gras Week)

13th No speaker scheduled (Mardi Gras Week)

20th CTD
"Interferon-stimulated genes in antiviral immunity"
John Schoggins, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

27th M&I
"Understanding Immune Evasion by Mycrobacteria: A key to New TB Vaccine Development"
Sunhee Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC


6th M&I
"OAS-RNase L: an antiviral and proapoptotic pathway"
Susan R. Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

13th No speaker scheduled (Spring Break Week)

20th CTD
“Immune modulation by dengue virus: beyond the STING”
Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD.
Professor of Microbiology
Co-director of the Microbiology Main Training Area
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

27th CBEID
"Rickettsial determinants for arthropod infection and transmission"
Kevin Macaluso, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA


3rd M&I
"Combination virotherapy for melanoma using retargeted oncolytic VSVs"
Michael A Whitt, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry
The University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

10th M&I
"Clostridium difficile infection: Understanding the host cell response and designing novel approaches to blocking infection"
Xingmin Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

17th CBEID
"Of mice and men: advancing a Burkholderia biodefense vaccine towards licensure"
Lisa Morici, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

24th M&I No speaker scheduled


1st M&I No speaker scheduled

8th AAI ANNUAL MEETING (5/4-8/18)
Austin, TX