Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD)

2015-2016 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Archive

September 15, 2015 - CBEID
No speaker scheduled

September 22, 2015 - M&I
"Helminths, Wound Healing and Worm Expulsion"
William C. Gause, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Immunity & Inflammation
Senior Associate Dean, Research
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ

September 29, 2015 - CTD
"Mechanisms of Protective Immunity to Rotavirus"
Margaret E. Conner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

October 6, 2015 - CBEID
"Mobilization of the cytoskeleton by microbial pathogens"
Matthew Welch
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

October 13, 2015 -CTD
"Rain, Rats and Sewers: Emergence of Leptospirosis in Urban Slum Settings"
Albert Icksang Ko, M.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT

October 20, 2015 - M&I
"Filoviral interferon-antagonists as virulence factors and drug targets"
Christopher Basler, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

October 27, 2015
No speaker scheduled
ASTMH 64th Annual Meeting
October 25-29, 2015; Philadelphia, PA

November 3, 2015 - CBEID
"Immunopathology of experimental models of Syphilis, Influenza and Asthma"
Stewart Sell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
University at Albany, SUNY
Senior Research Scientist
Albany College of Pharmacy
Albany, NY

November 10, 2015 - M&I
"Quest for a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine"
Larry J. Anderson, M.D.
Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Professor and Marcus Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

November 17, 2015 - CTD
"Paradoxes of Malaria Elimination: Infection versus Immune Pathogenesis"
James W. Kazura, M.D.
Professor of International Health and Medicine
Director, Center for Global Health & Diseases
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

November 24, 2015
No speaker scheduled
Thanksgiving week (Thanksgiving Holiday – November 26-27, 2015)

WEDNESDAY - December 2, 2015 - CBEID
"Enigma of Acute Lung Injury"
Jahar Bhattacharya, M.D., D.Phil.
Professor, Physiology & Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University
New York, NY

December 8, 2015 - M&I
"I don’t believe in vaccines. Let’s talk. Lyme disease, Flaviviruses and Malaria"
Erol Fikrig, M.D.
Section Chief, Infectious Diseases
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yale University, School of Medicine New Haven, CT

December 15, 2015 - CTD
"Innate immune mechanisms and the pathogenesis of cutaneous leishmaniasis"
David L. Sacks, Ph.D.
Chief, Intracellular Parasite Biology Section
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

December 22, 2015
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 24, 2015-January 1, 2016

December 29, 2015
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 24, 2015-January 1, 2016

January 5, 2016 - CBEID
"FRAEMing Chlamydia to investigate pathogenesis"
Kenneth A. Fields, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY

January 12, 2016 - M&I
"Predicting HIV host adaptation to better understand the immune response"
Paul A. Goepfert, M.D.
Director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

January 19, 2016 - CTD
No speaker scheduled

January 26, 2016 - CBEID
"Genetic and structural basis for neutralization of viruses"
James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D.
Ann Scott Carrell Professor, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
Director, VANTAGE
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

February 2, 2016 - M&I
"Discovery of novel mosquito-borne and mosquito-specific viruses"
Bradley Blitvich, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vet Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, IA

February 9, 2016 - Basic Science Distinguished Seminar (M&I)
"Microbiota-Rotavirus Interactions"
Andrew Gewirtz, Ph.D.
University Center Professor
Center for Inflammation, Immunity, & Infection
Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

February 16, 2016 - CBEID
"Caribbean Primate Research Center: History and Contribution to Science"
Carlos A. Sariol, M.D., MS., FACP, ASM, ASTMH
Director, Unit of Comparative Medicine Virology Laboratory, CPRC
University of Puerto Rico (UPR) - School of Medicine
San Yuan, PR

February 23, 2016 - M&I

March 1, 2016 - CTD
No speaker scheduled

March 8, 2016 - CBEID
"Anaplasma, globally distributed tick-borne pathogens of humans and animals: a biochemist’s perspective"
Anthony F. Barbet, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

March 15, 2016 - M&I
"Commensal immune responses: the illusion of free will"
Ivaylo Ivanov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

March 22, 2016 - CTD
To be determined

March 29, 2016 - CBEID

April 5, 2016 - M&I
"Anatomic partitioning regulates T cell function and fate"
Arash Grakoui, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

April 12, 2016 - CTD
To be determined

April 19, 2016
To be determined

April 26, 2016
To be determined

May 3, 2016
To be determined

May 10, 2016
To be determined

May 17, 2016
No speaker scheduled
2016 AAI Centennial, AAI Annual Meeting
May 13-17, 2016; Seattle, WA