Seminar Series

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

2022-2023 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, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Howard Fox, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Research & Development - College of Medicine
Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences
Director - Center for Integrative & Translational Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center

(Host: Lena Al-Harthi, PhD)

“TBA”
September 14, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Jay McLaughlin, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacodynamics
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida

(Host: Xiu-Ti Hu, MD, PhD)

“HIV-1 Tat protein mediated neurological and behavioral deficits: mechanistic insights for potential translational interventions for neuroAIDS?”
September 21, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ramon Lorenzo Redondo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Northwestern  University

(Hosts: Jeff Schneider, PhD and João Mamede, PhD)

“Studies on viral diversity to understand the evolution and population dynamics of pathogenic viruses”
October 5, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Jacob Estes, PhD
Professor, VGTI-Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Chief, Division of Pathobiology & Immunology, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Oregon Health Science University

(Host: Jeff Schneider, PhD)

“Utilizing Nonhuman Primate Models and Spatial Tissue Approaches to Understand HIV Persistence”
October 19, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Keith Gagnon, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Southern Illinois University

(Host: João Mamede, PhD)

“CRISPR Chemical Biology for Therapeutics”
October 26, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Steven Waggoner, MD
Professor
Department of Reproductive Biology, School of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic

(Host: Edward Barker, PhD)

“Re-making a murderer: non-canonical contributions of natural killer cells to immunity and disease”
November 9, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Lixin Rui, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
Department of Medicine
University of  Wisconsin

(Host: Xian-Ming Chen, PhD)

“Targeting JAK-STAT signaling in B cell lymphoma”
November 16, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Neale Weitzmann, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

(Host: Ryan Ross, PhD)

“HIV-Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)-Induced Immune Reconstitution Bone Loss (IRBL)”
November 30, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ruth Brack-Werner, PhD
Associate Professor
Helmholtz Center Munich
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute of Virology
Neuherberg

(Host: student)

“TBA”

Seminar Series (Virtual Presentation)

December 7, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University

(Hosts: Jeff Schneider, PhD and João Mamede, PhD)

“TBA”
December 14, 2022
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Riti Sharon, PhD
Staff Scientist
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

“TBA”

Seminar Series (Virtual Presentation)

January 11, 2023
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Guido Silvestri, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

(Host: Edward Barker, PhD)

“TBA”
March 22, 2023
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Gregory Voth, PhD
Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago

(Host: João Mamede, PhD)

“TBA”
April 5, 2023
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Pradeep Dudeja, PhD
Professor of Physiology in Medicine Director
Scholarly Activities Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Illinois College of Medicine

(Host: Xian-Ming Chen, PhD)

“TBA”
April 12, 2023
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Leslie Parent, MD
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Penn State College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

(Host: João Mamede, PhD)

“TBA”
May 3, 2023
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sumiti Vinayak, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(Hosts: Xian-Ming Chen, PhD and David L. Williams, PhD)

“TBA”