2020 Spring Seminar Series

  2020 Spring Seminar Series
  Thursdays, 12:00pm
  Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences
  Room 220, Marcuvitz Auditorium




February 13

Christian Nixon, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for International Health Research
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

"Identification and Evaluation of Novel Malaria Anti-gametocyte Transmission Blocking Vaccine Candidate Antigens"

Jennifer Sanders

February 20

Marc K. Halushka, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor, and Deputy Director for Education
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 “Insights from the Gene Expression Tissue (GTEx) dataset”

Jeffrey Bailey

February 27

Clara Abraham, M.D.
Department of Digestive Diseases
Yale University School of Medicine

"Modulation of immune responses by inflammatory bowel disease-associated genes"

Shipra Vaishnava

March 5

Jeremiah Faith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine​ at Mount Sinai

"Quantifying the transmission of gut microbiome strains and their influence on host immune function"

Shipra Vaishnava

March 12


Eileen M. Shore, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

"Heterotopic ossification in FOP – how does one tissue become another?"

Wentian Yang

March 19


Nu Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
UT Health San Antonio

"The Homeostasis of Stem-like T cells during Chronic Antigen Exposure”

Lalit Beura

March 26


Patrick Allard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Institute for Society and Genetics

"How organisms retain a memory of chemical exposure"

Daniel Spade

April 2


Anthony O'Donoghue, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
UC - San Diego

“Uncovering the optimal substrate sequence of proteases to develop inhibitors and diagnostics with applications to cancer and infectious disease”

Richard Bennett

April 9


Richard J. Bennett, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Brown University

Candida the chameleon - how fungal diversity enables host adaptation”

Laurent Brossay

April 16


David H. Raulet, Ph.D.
Schekman Chair in Cancer Biology
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
UC - Berkeley

57th Annual Charles A. Stuart Memorial Lecture

“Activation, Inhibition, and Desensitization of Natural Killer Cells: Potential for Mobilizing NK Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy “

Amanda Jamieson and Laurent Brossay

April 23


Carla Rothlin, Ph.D.
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Immunobiology
Department of Immunobiology and of Pharmacology
Yale University 

“The Virtues of Restraint”

Shipra Vaishnava and Laurent Brossay

April 30


Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Immunology
Department of Microbiology
New York University School of Medicine

“Communication of immune and non-immune system cells in regulation of the intestinal barrier”

Pathobiology Graduate Students

May 14

Jill Bargonetti, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Hunter College

"The Molecular Choreography of Mutant p53 and MDMX in Breast Cancer"

Jennifer Sanders and Richard Bennett