Seminars

The fall seminar schedule will be a hybrid model. Seminars are subject to change based on COVID-19 developments and University guidelines.

Date Seminar Schedule, Fall 2021 Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
Held via Zoom or in-person | 11:30 am – 12:25 pm
9/14/21

Immunology Focus Group

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Lipchik, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wayne State University
Title: Influenza Pathogenesis and Vaccine Responses in Vulnerable Populations
Host: Dr. Wei-Zen Wei

9/17/21

FRIDAY NOON ZOOM SEMINAR

Speaker:  Dr. Jonathan Haber
Title: Critical Thinking
Host: Dr. Matt Jackson

9/21/21

Speaker: Dr. Katherine Gurdziel, Director, Bioinformatics, Genome Science Core, WSU
Title: Bioinformatics at the Genome Sciences Core
Host: Dr. Robert Akins

9/24/21

FRIDAY 8-5PM BMI Retreat (MAY BE IN-PERSON)

Keynote Speaker: TBA
Title: TBA
Host: BMI Department

9/28/21

Speaker: Dr. Oveta Fuller, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine (https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/microbiology-immunology/oveta-fuller-phd)
Title: From Milkmaids to mRNA: Equipping Trusted Messengers to Effectively Implement Disease Prevention and Control
Host: Taylor Vensko and BMI students

10/5/21

Immunology Focus Group

Speaker: Dr. Maria Castro, R. C. Schneider Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, Director NIH Cancer Biology Training Grant, Steering Committee Member, Woman of Color in the Academy Project, University of Michigan
Title: TBA
Host: TBA

10/12/21

 IN-PERSON SEMINAR

Speaker: Dr. Salvador Almagro-Moreno, University of Central Florida (www.vibriocholerae.org)
Title: Emergence and evolution of bacterial pathogens: The Vibrio paradigm
Host: Dr. Jeffrey Withey        

10/19/21

Speaker: Dr. Jason Huntley, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Track
Director, BSL3 Laboratory
Title: Pushing the Envelope: Virulence Functions of Francisella tularensis Hypothetical Proteins
Host: Jillian Green and BMI students

10/26/21

IN-PERSON SEMINAR

Speaker: Dr. Poorna Subramanian, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Title: TBA
Host:  Dr. Brian Edwards

11/2/21

 IMMUNOLOGY FOCUS GROUP          

11/9/21

IN-PERSON SEMINAR

Speaker: Dr. Chunyu Wang, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Title:  TBA
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

11/16/21

ZOOM SEMINAR

Speaker: Dr. Michelle Dziejman, Associate Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Title:  TBA
Host: Taylor Vensko, BMI students   

11/23/21

NO SEMINAR – THANKSGIVING WEEK

11/30/21

Speaker: Dr. Tomoaki Ogino, Associate Professor, Dept. of Virology, University of Toledo       
Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Philip Pellett

12/07/21

IMMUNOLOGY FOCUS GROUP     

12/14/21

IN-PERSON SEMINAR

Speaker: Dr Warren Lockette, Division Chief, Endocrinology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University
Title: Cardiovascular Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang

 

December 13, 2021 IS THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES

December 14, 2021 IS A STUDY DAY

December 15-21, 2021 FINAL EXAMS


View our previous seminars.

View our previous and current Orten Lectures.

View our previous and current Vera Fay Righthand Seminars.