Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD)

2013-2014 Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Archive

September 10, 2013 - Pathology
“Antiviral Immunity in Disease Vector Mosquitoes”
Kevin M. Myles
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech
Fralin Life Science Institute
Blacksburg, VA

September 17, 2013 - M&I

September 24, 2013 - Pathology
“Targeting human pathogens in the belly of the beast”
George Dimopoulos, Ph.D.
Director of the Parasitology Core Facility
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI)
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Baltimore, MD

October 1, 2013 - CBEID
“Rickettsia conorii: Pathways and pitfalls of persistence in the tick-borne natural cycle”
Michael L. Levin, Ph.D.
Medical Entomology Laboratory Director
Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, DVBD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

October 8, 2013 - M&I
“Modeling VZN Infection in Rhesus Macaques using Simian Varicella Virus”
Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of California
Riverside, CA
Baltimore, MD

October 15, 2013 -Pathology
“Gene editing in mosquitoes: new tools for understanding arbovirus-vector interactions”
Zach N. Adelman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

October 22, 2013
No speaker scheduled
WRCE Annual/Regional Meeting
October 22-23, 2013; Galveston, TX

October 29, 2013 - CTD
“Translational Science in Global Health - From Bench to Bedside in Malnutrition and Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Peru”
Theresa J.Ochoa, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Alberto Hurtado School of Medicine,
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Perú

November 5, 2013 - M&I
“Pathogenesis of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome”
Stanley Perlman, Ph.D
Department of Microbiology and Pediatrics
University of Iowa

November 12, 2013
No speaker scheduled
ASTMH 62nd Annual Meeting
November 13-17, 2013; Washington, DC

November 19, 2013 - CBEID
“Arbovirology in Brazil: What’s going on under the umbrella of Dengue”
Maurício Lacerda Nogueira
Laboratório de Pesquisas em Virologia
Departamento de Doenças Dermatológicas, Infecciosas e Parasitárias
Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto - FAMERP

November 26, 2013
No speaker scheduled
Thanksgiving week (Thanksgiving Holiday – November 28-29, 2013)

December 3, 2013 - CTD
“Congenital Chagas Disease”
Pierre Buekens, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
W. H. Watkins Professor and Dean
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA

December 10, 2013 - M&I
"Function of the JAK/STAT Pathway in Models of Neuroinflammation"
Hongwei Qin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

December 17, 2013 - CBEID
“Arthropod Vector Saliva: Anti-Inflammatory Potential and Therapeutic Opportunities”
Joao Pedra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

December 24, 2013
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 23, 2013-January 1, 2014

December 31, 2013
No speaker scheduled
Winter Holidays; December 23, 2013-January 1, 2014

January 7, 2014 - CBEID
“Bunyavirus Replication and Pathogenesis”
Antonito T. Panganiban, Ph.D.
Division of Microbiology
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Covington, LA

January 14, 2014 - CTD
“Chagas Disease Research in Peru and Bolivia”
Caryn Bern, M.D.
Visiting Professor, Global Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

January 21, 2014 - CBEID
“Host jumping to create a new epidemics – understanding the emergence of canine parvovirus and canine influenza virus”
Colin Parrish, Ph.D.
John M. Olin Professor of Virology
Albert C. Bostwick Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Ithaca, NY

January 28, 2014 - M&I
“Membrane Hijacking and Pathogenesis of Hepatitis A”
Stanley M Lemon, Ph.D
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

February 4, 2014 - CTD
“Cellular and molecular requirements for protective immunity against Plasmodium parasites”
Urszula Krzych, Ph.D.
Division of Malaria Vaccine Development
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Silver Spring, MD

February 11, 2014 - CBEID
“Signatures of Hantavirus replication and therapeutic interventions”
Mohammad Mir, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

February 18, 2014 - M&I

February 25, 2014 - CTD
"Metabolic reprogramming in the activation of mononuclear phagocytes"
Edward Pearce, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Molecular Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

March 4, 2014 - CBEID
“Breaking the rules: Humoral Immunity and Host Defense during Ehrlichial Infections”
Gary Winslow, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

March 11, 2014 - M&I
“Interaction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with host cell death pathways”
Volker Briken, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

March 18, 2014 - CTD
“Designing a live vaccine for Chagas disease”
Rick Tarleton, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Cellular Biology
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases
Athens, GA

March 25, 2014 - CBEID
“Rickettsial motility – revisited”
Ulrike Munderloh, DVM, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Entomology
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

April 1, 2014 - M&I
“Orchestration of Inflammation and Fibrosis by Interleukin-33”
Sergei P. Atamas, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor
Divisions of Rheumatology & Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

April 8, 2014 - CTD

April 15, 2014 - CBEID
“Pathogenesis and therapeutics for the SARS and MERS Coronavirus”
Matthew B. Frieman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

April 22, 2014 - M&I
"Challenges and Opportunities in the Lassa [and Ebola] Endemic Zone of West Africa"
Robert F. Garry, Jr., Ph.D.
Director of MCB Program
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

April 29, 2014 - CBEID
“Using Alphavirus Genomes as Vaccine Adjuvants”
Robert E. Johnston, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Global Vaccines, Inc.
Research Triangle Park, NC

May 6, 2014
No speaker scheduled
2014 AAI Centennial, AAI Annual Meeting
May 2-6, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA

May 13, 2014 - CBEID

May 20, 2014
No speaker scheduled
ASM 2014 114th General Meeting
May 17-20, 2014; Boston, MA

May 27, 2014