Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD)

2014-2015 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Archive

July 22, 2014 - M&I
"Human (HIV-1) and feline (FIV) immunodeficiency viruses: FIV-cat model for developing an effective HIV-1 vaccine"
Janet K. Yamamoto, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

September 9, 2014 - CBEID
"Nipah virus epidemiology and pandemic risk"
Stephen Luby, MD
Sr. Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Sr. Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Research Deputy Director, Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

September 16, 2014 - M&I
"Innate lymphoid cells control pathogens and diet through homeostasis of microbiota"
Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

September 23, 2014 - CTD
"Generating CD8 effector T cells: it takes a village"
George S. Yap, PhD
Associate Professor,
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

September 30, 2014 - CBEID
"Pathogenomics of Leptospirosis: From Baltimore to the Amazon to the Identification of Leptospiral Virulence Factors"
Joseph M. Vinetz, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases
University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

October 7, 2014 - M&I
No speaker scheduled

October 14, 2014 -CTD
"The Predator-Prey Relationship During Active Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection"
Randall Basaraba, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

October 21, 2014 - CBEID
"NextGen genetics in “genetically intractable” microbial systems"
Raphael Valdivia, PhD
Vice Dean for Basic Science
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University Medical Center
Center for the Genomics of Microbial Systems (GeMS)
Durham, NC

October 28, 2014 - M&I
"Innate Immune Mechanics in Bacterial Pneumonia"
Samithamby Jeyaseelan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

November 4, 2014
No speaker scheduled
ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting
November 2-6, 2014; New Orleans, LA

November 11, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Veteran's Day Holiday

November 18, 2014 - CTD
"Myeloid cells and brain inflammation: Insights into cellular activation, trafficking and neuronal damage"
Astrid Cardona, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

November 25, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Thanksgiving week (Thanksgiving Holiday – November 27-28, 2014)

December 2, 2014 - CBEID
"Mosquito immunity in health and disease"
Kristen Michel, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

December 9, 2014 - M&I
"Antigenically Defined Vaccines for Immunization Against Melioidosis"
Paul J. Brett, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

December 16, 2014 - CTD
"Unraveling the mechanisms of malaria immunity through systems biology"
Peter D. Crompton, MD, MPH
Chief, Malaria Infection Biology and Immunity Unit, LIG
National Institutes of Health, NIAID
Rockville, MD

December 23, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 24, 2014-January 1, 2015

December 30, 2014
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 24, 2014-January 1, 2015

January 6, 2015 - CBEID
"Type I Interferon and Inflammasome Activation in Ehrlichiosis"
Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), D(ABMLI)
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, PA

January 13, 2015 - M&I
"Host immunity and the microbiota: a tightly regulated dialogue"
Charles O. Elson, III, MD
Professor of Medicine & Microbiology
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

January 20, 2015 - CTD
"Interepidemic and epidemic disease burden of arboviruses in Kenya"
A. Desiree Labeaud, MD, MS
Associate Scientist,
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Oakland, CA

January 27, 2015 - CBEID
"Mosquito mating biology and behavior: new targets for vector control"
Laura C. Harrington, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Entomology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

February 3, 2015 - M&I
"Immune Impact on Cancer Stemness"
Weiping Zou, M.D., PhD
Charles B. de Nancrede Professor
Professor of Surgery, Immunology and Biology
Co-Director, Tumor Immunology and Host Response Program
Director, Translational Research
Co-Director, Immune Monitoring Core
University of Michigan School of Medicine Ann Arbor, MI

February 10, 2015
No speaker scheduled

February 17, 2015 - CBEID
"RNA virus population dynamics: mechanisms and biological consequences"
Raul Andino, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

February 24, 2015 - M&I
No speaker scheduled

March 3, 2015 - CTD
"Mononuclear phagocytes: old and new"
Gwen Randolph, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Immunology and Internal Medicine
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

March 10, 2015 - CBEID
"Autophagy and memory CD8 T cell formation"
Koichi Araki, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

March 17, 2015 - M&I
"Dissecting the functional complexities of CD8 T cell responses"
Allan J. Zajac, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

March 24, 2015 - CTD
No speaker scheduled

March 31, 2015 - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

April 7, 2015 - M&I
"Using Systems Biology Approaches to Understand How Lethal Human Coronaviruses Manipulate the Host Immune Response"
Amy Sims
Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

April 14, 2015 - CTD
No speaker scheduled

April 21, 2015
"The Environmental Basis of Heart Disease"
Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

April 28, 2015
No speaker scheduled
Microcirculation Symposium
April 27-29, 2015; Galveston, TX

May 5, 2015 - M&I
"New approaches to understanding hepatitis C virus entry and replication at the single cell level"
Glenn Randall, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

May 12, 2015
No speaker scheduled
2015 AAI Centennial, AAI Annual Meeting
May 8-12, 2015; New Orleans, LA

May 19, 2015 - M&I
"mTOR and metabolic control of T cell quiescence and suppression"
Hongbo Chi, PhD
Associate Member, Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

May 26, 2015

June 2, 2015
No speaker scheduled
2015 ASM General Meeting
May 30-June 2, 2015; Boston, MA