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2019-2020 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.

2019-2020 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
July 12, 2019
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Jeffrey Schneider, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
“Tracking IV-injected Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in the Rhesus Macaque SHIV Infection Model:  Insights Into Viral Clearance”
August 21, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Rebecca L. Ashare, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
“Intersection of Tobacco Use and HIV: Mechanisms, Treatment and Outcomes”
September 11, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Jaquelin P Dudley, PhD
Department of Molecular Biosciences
College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
“Apobec Enzymes versus Oncogenic Retroviruses”
September 25, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Theresa Chang, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Rutgers University
“Mucosal Determinants in HIV Infection”
October 9, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Li Wu, PhD
Center for Retrovirus Research
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Microbial Infection and Immunity and Microbiology
The Ohio State University
“SAMHD1-Mediated Restriction of HIV-1 Infection and Regulation of Antiviral Immunity”
October 23, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Amanda M. Brown, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections
Johns Hopkins University
“Osteopontin (SPP1) Signaling at the Gateway of the Immune and Nervous System Modulating Tissue Homeostasis”
October 25, 2019
Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ruth Serra-Moreno, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Texas Tech University
“HIV Nef Counteracts Autophagy by Enhancing the Association of BECN1 and Its Inhibitor BCL2 in a Parkin-Dependent Manner”
November 6, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Alberto Bosque-Pardos, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
The George Washington University
“Developing Novel Strategies to Target the HIV Latent Reservoir”
November 20, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fabio Romerio, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute of Human Virology
School of Medicine
University of Maryland

“The Tenth Gene of HIV-1”
January 8, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
James R. Lokensgard, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
University of Minnesota
“Brain-Resident Memory T-Cells (bTrm) and Reactive Gliosis”
February 26, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Hameeda Sultana, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Molecular Medicine
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
“Targeting Arthropod Exosomes in Blocking Vector-Borne Viral Disease Transmission; Are We There Yet?”
March 11, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Xian-Ming Chen, MD
Department of Medical
Microbiology & Immunology
Creighton University School of Medicine
“Non-coding RNA Regulation of Innate Immune Responses”

Please call the department at (312) 942-2442 or email our seminar coordinator, Hannah Barbian, for additional information.

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