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.

2019-2020 seminars schedule

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

Download the Schedule for the 2019-2020 MPI Seminar Series.

Date and Time Speaker Title
January 18, 2019
Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Benjamin Readhead, MBBS
Assistant Research Professor
Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
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”
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

Professor
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
Professor
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”
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
“TBA”
November 20, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Fabio Romerio, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland
“TBA”
December 11, 2019
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Robert Paul, PhD
Professor
Behavioral Neuroscience
Director, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
University of Missouri St. Louis
“TBA”
January 8, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
James R. Lokensgard, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
University of Minnesota
“TBA”
January 22, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
February 5, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Francois Villinger, DVM, PhD
Director of the New Iberia Research Center
Department of Biology
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
“TBA”
February 19, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
March 4, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
March 18, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
April 1, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tatyana Golovkina, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Chicago
“TBA”
April 15, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
April 19, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
May 13, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”
May 27, 2020
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
TBA “TBA”

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

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