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MMI Seminars

  • Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Raphael Valdivia
    Title: "Genetic Analysis in Chlamydia"
    Location: rm. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://mgm.duke.edu/faculty/valdivia/

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Vice Dean for Basic Research at Duke University

    Host: Scott Fites

    Sponsor: MMI | MHD

  • Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Bradley Bolling, Assistant Professor
    Title: ""Aronia berry polyphenols: bioavailability and cytokine modulation""
    Location: RM. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.foodsci.wisc.edu/faculty/bolling/index.php

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Food Science | UW-Madison

    Host: Jenny Gumperz

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH

  • Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Sarah Fortune, Associate Professor
    Title: ""Bacterial variation or the variable outcomes of TB infections? (A chicken-or-the-egg problem)"
    Location: RM. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/sarah-fortune/

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease | Harvard School of Public Health

    Host: Caitlin Pepperell

    Sponsor: MMI, MBTG, SMPH

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Erik Hofmeister, Veterinary Medical Officer
    Title: ""Search for an avian laboratory model of the West Nile virus: Potential of the captive zebra finch""
    Location: Rm. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/staff/erik_hofemeister.jsp

    Speaker's Affiliation
    National Wildlife Health Center | US Geological Survey | Dept. of the Interior

    Host: Jenny Gumperz

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH

  • Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Blake Wiedenheft, Assistant Professor
    Title: "A CRISPR Immune Response to Viruses that Infect Bacteria"
    Location: RM. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.montana.edu/mbi/facultyandstaff/BlakeWiedenheft.html

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Department of Microbiology & Immunology | Montana State University

    Host: Andy Mehle

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH, MBTG

  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Ralph Isberg
    Title: "Microbial Community Behavior During Growth in Deep Tissue Sites"
    Location: Rm. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://sackler.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research/Faculty-Profiles/Ralph-Isberg-Profile

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

    Host: Laura Felley, MHD

    Sponsor: MMI, MHD

  • Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Speaker: Floyd Romesberg, Professor
    Title: "A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet"
    Location: Ebling Symposium | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.scripps.edu/romesberg/index.htm

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Department of Chemistry | Scripps Research Institute

    Host: Kymberleigh Romano, MDTP

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH, MBTG, MDTP

  • Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Adam Ratner
    Title: "Host-specificity and novel functions in a family of Gram-positive pore-forming toxins"
    Location: Rm. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/pedsid/aratner.html

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Columbia University Medical Center | Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease

    Host: Joe Dillard

    Sponsor: Bonnie DeMaio Lecture, MMI, Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Disease

  • Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Ted Golos, Professor
    Title: "The maternal-fetal interface: placental interactions with the maternal immune system for programming successful pregnancy outcome"
    Location: Rm. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/people/golos/

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Comparative Biosciences

    Host: Jenny Gumperz

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Joe Dillard
    Title: "Breaking down the wall: Peptidoglycan and its effects on gonococcal infections"
    Location: Rm. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://medmicro.wisc.edu/people_faculty_profile.php?id=jpdillard&view=intro

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Medical Microbiology & Immunology

    Host: Jenny Gumperz

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Manish Patankar
    Title: "Novel therapies for ovarian cancer"
    Location: RM. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://www.obgyn.wisc.edu/directory/detail.aspx?id=40

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Host: Jenny Gumperz

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Samuel Gellman, Professor
    Title: "Modulation of biomolecular signaling and immunological recognition with backbone-modified peptides"
    Location: RM. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: http://gellman.chem.wisc.edu/members

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Department of Chemistry | UW-Madison

    Host: Jenny Gumperz

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH

  • Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Richard Bennett
    Title: "Genetic and Epigenetic Variation in Candida Species"
    Location: RM. 1520 | Microbial Sciences Building | 1550 Linden Drive
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    Website: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/rbennett

    Speaker's Affiliation
    Associate Professor of Medical Science and Co-Director of the Pathobiology Graduate Program at Brown University

    Host: Dave Andes

    Sponsor: MMI, Bonnie Demeio Fund

  • Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speaker: Keith Cassidy
    Title: "Computing the Bacterial Brain: All-atom structure and dynamics of an intact chemosensory array"
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    Speaker's Affiliation
    Department of Physics | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Host: Kiel Nikolakakis

    Sponsor: MMI, SMPH