All Fall 2020 Seminars will be held via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Date Seminar Schedule, Fall 2020 Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
School of Medicine, WSU Room 2268, Scott Hall | 11:30 am – 12:25 pm

Immunology Focus Group


No BMI seminar

Suggested alternatives:

Sorin Draghici, Ph.D., Professor , Computer Science, College of Engineering, Co-Scientific Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Wayne State University, KCI "Methods and tools for the analysis and integration of high-throughput data"
Time: Sept. 16, 2020, 3:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference Link:
Meeting ID: 923 1304 3666
Password: 212908

Caleb Finch, Ph.D., William Kieschnick and ARCO Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California
"Air Pollution is a Gerogen"
Time: Sep 17, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Zoom video conference link:
Meeting ID: 949 5666 4734
Passcode: 384516                    


Speaker: Dr. Hannah Rowe, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Oregon State University
Title: Direct bacterial-viral interactions promote respiratory transmission

9/29/20 Speaker: Dr. Kristin Parent, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
Title: Deciphering virus entry mechanisms: from bacteriophages to giant viruses
10/6/20 Immunology Focus Group

Speaker: Dr. Chris Waters, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Genetics Graduate Program, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, & Center for Water Sciences
Michigan State University
Title: Cyclic di-nucleotides: From cholera to cancer

10/20/20 Speaker: Dr. Matthew Bogyo, Professor, Department of Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: Chemical probes for imaging of enzyme targets in cancer and infectious disease

Speaker: Dr. John Helmann, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Title: Managing metals in microbes: new insights from Bacillus subtilis 

11/3/20 Election day: University Closed
11/10/20 Speaker: Dr. Jessy J. Alexander, Dept. of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univ. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Title: Complement system: Its role in the kidney 
11/17/20 Speaker: Dr. Julie Pfeiffer, Kern & Marnie Wildenthal President's Research Council Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Title: TBA
11/24/20 No Seminar: Thanksgiving Week
12/1/20 Immunology Focus Group

Speaker: Dr. Jinsheng Zhang, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Arts and Sciences, Research Director, Dept Otolaryngology-HNS, School of Medicine, WSU
Title: Investigate and Treat Tinnitus

12/15/20 SpeakerDr. Pei-Chung Lee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, WSU
Title: TBA

December 14, 2020 IS THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES

December 15, 2020 IS A STUDY DAY

December 16 – 22, 2020 FINAL EXAMS

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View our previous and current Orten Lectures.

View our previous and current Vera Fay Righthand Seminars.