Winter 2018 Seminars

Immunology Focus Group- Karmanos

05-29-2018 Immunology Focus Group
Speaker: Dr. Michael Nishimura, Professor and Co-Director, Oncology Institute Director, Immunologic Therapeutics Program, Layola University.
Title: "Antigen Recognition by T-cell Receptor-Transduced T-Cells"
Lunch for lecture audience: 12:00pm.
Lecture: 12:15-1:30pm.
Lunch for the speaker and students: 1:30 p.m.
Host: Wei-Zen Wei

Jun Li, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Neurology, Scientifice Director of Translational Neuroscience Institute, Wayne State University
Title: Segmental Demyelination
Location: 3125 Scott Hall
Time: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Host: Dr. Ladislau Kovari

05-08-2018  Immunology Focus Group
Aaron M. Newman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
Title: Decoding Tumor Cellular Heterogeneity with Digital Cytometry
Host: Donovan Watza, Wayne State University MD/PhD Program

05-01-2018 Vera Fay Righthand Seminar
Dr. James Alwine, Emaritus Professor, Department. of Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania  
Title: Human Cytomegalovirus: a master manipulator of host cell biology
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Host: Dr. Philip Pellett

Dr. Huangtian Yang, M.D., Principal Investigator, Head of Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Shanghai Instutues for Biological Sciences, Chinese academy of Sciences, Shanghai China
Title: "Plurpipotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Lineage Cells and Cardiac Repair."
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

Speaker: Dr. Sabra Klein, Associate Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Title: Sex as a Biological Variable in Infectious Diseases
Host: Ashley Anderson, Doctoral Candidate

Speaker: Laurie Krug, Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, New York
Title: Herpesviruses armed to combat uracils: the role of dUTPase and uracil-DNA repair in gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis and genomic stability
Host: Dr. Philip Pellett

04-03-2018 Immunology Focus Group 
Speaker: Gregory Behbehani, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Hematology James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University
Title: Deep Cell Phenotyping in Hematologic Malignancies Enabled by Mass Cytometry
Host: Jessica Back, PhD
Location: Wertz Auditorium, Hudson Webber Cancer Research Building 4100 John R. Street, Detroit, MI 48201
Time: 12:15 – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Nobukiko Kamada, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology , Department of Internal Medicine,University of Michigan
Title: The mouth-gut axis: The influence of oral pathobionts on gastrointestinal disease
Host: Dr. Yuan He

Speaker: Dr. Jian Hu, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University     
Title: Structural Biology of the ZIP Metal Transporters
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra

03-13-2018     NO SEMINAR -  SPRING BREAK WEEK      
03-06-2018 Immunology Focus Group
Wertz Auditorium (Hudson Webber Cancer Research Center, 2nd Floor) 4100 John R., Detroit, MI 48201
Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Speaker: Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D., Elizabeth and John Shapiro Chair, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University
Title: Interactions between the Immune and Metabolic Systems
Host: Dr. Qing-Sheng Mi and Henry Ford Health System

Peter Ma, Ph.D., Biologic & Materials Sciences, Professor, University of Michigan     
Title: Biomimetic environment for stem cells and regeneration
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

Scott Rothbart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
Title: "Functional Proteomics Approaches to Annotate the Lysine Methylome"
Host: Biochemistry Students

Penelope Higgs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University
Title: "Signaling Networks Controlling Cell Fate Segregation in the Multicellular Developmental Program of Myxococcus Xanthus"
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra

02-06-2018 - Immunology Focus Group
Jeffrey Frelinger, Ph.D. Professor of Immunobiology, University of Arizona
Title:  New Genetic Tools for Mouse Immunologists
Host: Wei-Zen Wei, Wayne State University
Location: Wertz Auditorium, Hudson Webber Cancer Research Building, 4100 John R Street.
Time: 12:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

01-30-2018         **Cancelled: rescheduled for 2/20/18
Scott Rothbart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
Title: Functional proteomics approaches to annotate the lysine methylome
Host: Biochemistry Students

: Dr. Wanqing Liu, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Wayne State University
Title: "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Diseaes: Genetics, Diet and Precision Medicine"
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

Andrew Winters, Post-Doc, K. Theis Lab
Title: The perinatal microbiome and its future role in precision medicine.
Host: Dr. Kevin Theis

01-12-2018 - Immunology Focus Group
 Jun Lu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Yale University.
Title: Non-Cell-Intrinsic Mechanisms in the Control of Leukemia and Melanoma
Host: Qing-Sheng Mi, M.D., Ph.D. HFHS