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2018-2019 Schedule

The Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity holds regular seminars with invited speakers from outside the institution, as well as researchers from Rush University.

2018-2019 academic year seminars schedule

Seminars are held in Cohn Research Building Auditorium Room 160 (1735 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612), unless noted otherwise.

Date and Time Speaker Title
September 7, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.

Marisa Alegre, M.D., PhD
Department of Medicine, Section of
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

"New Insights into Transplant Rejection and Tolerance"
September 21, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Dionna Whitney Williams, PhD
Instructor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
"Beyond GPCR Signaling: B-arrestin as a Modulator of the Innate Immune Response"
October 5, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Susan Morgello, MD
Professor of Pathology
(Neuropathology) and Neuroscience.
Founder and Principal Investigator of the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
"HIV, Aging, and Neurogeneration"
October 19, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.

Eunsil Hahm, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, RUSH Medical College
Chicago, IL

"suPAR and ICOSL: Factors Affecting Renal Function"
November 9, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Gregory A. Smith, PhD
Professor of Department of
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
"From Cold Sores to Encephalitis: Herpesvirus Invasion of the Nervous System"
November 13, 2018
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bianca Brundel, PhD
Department of Physiology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Host: Xun Ai, PhD

Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
"Role of Proteostasis Derailment in Atrial Fibrillation: Novel Targets for Drug Therapy?"

Please Note Room Change:
Physiology & Biophysics Conference Room 1201 Jelke

November 16, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Elena V. Batrakova, PhD
Research Associate Professor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, NC
"Autologous Macrophages as Active Biocompatible Drug Delivery vehicles for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders"
November 30, 2018
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Kate Webster, PhD
Director, Student Diversity and
Multicultural Affairs
RUSH University
"Empowered Communication - How to Navigate Difficult Workplace Conversations"
January 18, 2019
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Benjamin Readhead, MBBS
Assistant Research Professor
Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
“Interrogating the role of the brain virome in Alzheimer’s Disease”
March 1, 2019
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Scott Kitchen, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, UCLA Humanized Mouse
Core Laboratory
Division of Hematology/Oncology
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Antiviral CARs in Stem Cells: Can We Engineer HIV Immunity?”
March 15, 2019
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Benjamin Murdock, PhD
Research Investigator
Department of Neurology
University of Michigan
“Immunity in ALS: Targets & Potential Treatments”

Please call the department at (312) 563-3455 or email our seminar coordinator, Maureen Richards, PhD, for additional information.

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