Winter 2019 Seminars

Immunology Focus Group
Speaker: Amal Amer, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity, Ohio State
Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Yuan He

Speaker: Dr. Miriam Greenberg, Department of Biology, Wayne State Univ.
Title: Cardiolipin at the epicenter of energy metabolism - Implications for Barth syndrome
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

Speaker: Dr. Grace Chen, University of Michigan
Title: Regulation of intestinal homeostasis by Nod-like receptors
Host: Dr. Yuan He

Speaker: Professor Gabriel Nunez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Title: TBA
Host: BMI Students, James Glassbrook

Speaker: Dr. Victor DiRita, Rudolph Hugh Professor & Chair, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
Title: Physiological mechanisms that drive the fitness of the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni during chicken colonization
Host: BMI Post-docs, Dr. Andrew Winters

Speaker: Dr. Xuefeng Liu, Professor, Director of Telomeres & Cell Immortalization Program, Department of Pathology, Georgetown University          
Title: Patient-Derived Cell Models for Diagnostic and Regenerative Medicine.
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

03-19-2019 - Vera Fay Righthand Lecture in Virology 
Speaker: Dr. Joshua T. Shiffer, Associate Member, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division/Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Philip Pellett

03-07-2019 Faculty Candidate Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Colbert, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University
Title: Structural Basis for Cell-Surface Signaling (CSS) by the Sigma-Regulator PupR in Pseudomonas capeferrum.
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra

02-28-2019 Faculty Candidate Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Pascale Charest, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona
Title: Understanding chemical attraction…of cells!
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra

Speaker: Dr. Ding Wang*, Professor of Oncology, Director, Clinical Trial Center and Phase 1 Clinical Trial Office Henry Ford Hospital
Title: Translations from Benchtop Science to Bedside Medicine in Anti-Cancer Drug Development.
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

02-21-2019 RESCHEDULED
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Colbert, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University
Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra

Speaker: Dr. Grant Shauer, NIH (NIGMS) Pathway to Independence Postoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University
Title: Functional Dynamics in the Eukaryotic Replisome.
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra

Speaker: Dr. Yang Zhang, Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Professor, Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: Protein Structure Prediction
Host: BMI Students (Kendall Muzzarelli)

02-05-2019 Immunology Focus Group 
Speaker: Dr. C. Garrison (Garry) Fathman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine
Title: Translational research in immunology does not occur rapidly.
Host: Dr. Harley Tse
Location: Wertz Auditorium, Hudson Webber Cancer Research Center, 4100 John R. Street, Detroit, MI 482010

Speaker: Dr. Neal Hammer, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University College of Natural Science
Title: Investigating Staphylococcus aureus metabolic versatility reveals unexpected links to cell surface physiology and nutritional requirements for pathogenesis.
Host: Dr. Jeff Withey

Speaker: Dr. Michael Bachman, Associate Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, University of Michigan
Title: Klebsiella pneumoniae: Colonization, Infection, and the Accessory Genome
Host: Paul Breen and Matthew Fountain, BMI Graduate Students

Speaker: Dr. Mallary Wacker, Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University
Title: Some like it hot, but they sweat when the heat is on: uncontrolled inflammation in staphylococcal infections.
Host: Matthew Fountain, BMI Graduate Student

Immunology Focus Group
Speaker: Dr. Ethan Shevach, Chief of the Cellular Immunology Section, Laboratory of Immune System Biology, NIAID
Title: Mechanism of Action of Foxp3+ Treg cells
Host: Dr. Eric Sebzda