Research Meetings
April through May 2015


April 27, 2015 ( Monday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Tsan Sam Xiao, Case Western Reserve

"Mechanisms of nucleic acid sensing by innate immune receptors"

Location:  Hutchison Hall - Lander Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 15-Jan-15 10:34am ET


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

The Virology graduate students are proud to announce the speaker for the 2015 Melville Hare Memorial Lecture!

Thomas Geisbert, PhD

Professor Microbiology & Immunology

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

"Vaccines and Treatments against Ebola Virus"

Student Hosts: Andrew Cox and Peter Bryk

Seminar Abstract: Dr. Geisbert's laboratory focuses on the pathogenesis of emerging and re-emerging viruses that require Biosafety level (BSL)-4 containment and on the development of countermeasures against these viruses. Our work particularly emphasizes studies on viruses causing hemorrhagic fever (HF) including Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and Lassa virus. Efforts focus on: 1) developing, refining and characterizing animal models that accurately reproduce human viral HF infection; 2) identifying critical pathogenic processes of viral HF infections that could be exploited as targets for therapeutic interventions. Particular emphasis is placed on determining the basis of coagulopathy and shock that characterize HF viral infections; and 3) measuring the therapeutic benefits of interrupting pathogenic processes that are important in the development of HF viral infection.

Research Interests: Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Lassa virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus; nonhuman primate models; pathogenesis, vaccines, therapeutics

http://microbiology.utmb.edu/faculty/Geisbert.asp

Location:  Upper Auditorium, Rm 3-7619

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Micro & Immunolgy, 14-Apr-15 11:31am ET


April 29, 2015 ( Wednesday )

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar

Yelena V. Lerman
(Dr. Minsoo Kim, Advisor)

"Integrin alpha3beta1 on Neutrophils during Sepsis and TLR-mediated Inflammation: From Function to Immunotherapy Implications"

Location:  Room K-207 (2-6408)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 20-Apr-15 9:59am ET


4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Samuel Carrell, (HHMI student)

TITLE OF TALK: "TBD"

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:35pm ET


April 30, 2015 ( Thursday )

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pharmacology and Physiology Seminar

Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, and of Neurobiology and Anatomy

"Neurocircuitry of Reward and Cognition: Implications for Psychiatric Disease"

Location:  Anders Room (4-6912)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 24-Apr-15 9:46am ET


May 1, 2015 ( Friday )

9:00am - 3:00pm
Aging Research Day

This all day event will feature aging research talks and a poster session with prizes. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Location:  Helen Wood Hall Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 17-Apr-15 11:27am ET


3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Gerald Wilkinson, University of Maryland

"Genomic conflict, sexual selection and speciation in stalk-eyed flies"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 23-Jan-15 3:15pm ET


May 4, 2015 ( Monday )

12:00pm - 1:00am
Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Lee Ratner, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Oncology Division, Medical Oncology Section, Molecular Oncology Section

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Department of Pathology & Immunology

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

" Comparative Human Retrovirus Pathogenesis "

Host: Jian Zhu

Seminar Abstract: HIV-1 caused the global AIDS epidemic, but HIV-2 is attenuated. The restriction factor SAMHD1 limits HIV-1 replication in noncycling cells. HIV-2 overcomes this restriction via the accessory protein Vpx, which targets SAMHD1 for degradation through interaction with ubiquitin ligase adaptor DCAF1. We identified cyclin L2 as a DCAF1-interacting protein required for HIV-1 replication in macrophages. Vpx was also found to bind interferon regulatory factor 5, and inhibit Toll-like receptor-mediated cytokine activation. Understanding the mechanism of HIV immunomodulation is important for overcoming latency and vaccine development. Human T-cell virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes an aggressive CD4+ T cell malignancy, whereas HTLV-2 is not leukemogenic. HTLV-1 oncoprotein, Tax1, includes a PDZ domain binding motif (PBM) lacking from Tax2, and induces Akt phosphorylation by inhibiting PI3K-Akt regulatory phosphatases. Tax1 also induces genetic instability, at least partially by inducing nitrogen oxide synthetase. Definition of these pathways provides novel methods of treatment or chemoprevention.

http://oncology.wustl.edu/people/faculty/Ratner/Ratner_Bio.html


Location:  Upper Auditorium, Rm 3-7619

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Micro & Immunolgy, 8-Apr-15 12:18pm ET


May 6, 2015 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
NO CVRI Seminar Series

NO CVRI Seminar Series scheduled for Today - 5/6/15

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 12-Sep-14 3:16pm ET


May 8, 2015 ( Friday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pediatric Biomedical & Translational Research Seminar

Audrey Odom, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Molecular Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine will be speaking on MEPtastic metabolism in malaria."

Location:  Room 2-6424 (Whipple Auditorium)

Posted by:  Patricia Klein, Pediatrics, 7-Apr-15 11:34am ET


May 11, 2015 ( Monday )

12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Center for Oral Biology Presents… Faculty Candidate Seminar

Jacqueline Wiesehan Mays, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Clinical Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Bethesda, MD

"Pathogenesis and Therapy in Oral Chronic Graft –versus- Host Disease"

Location:  Farash Auditorium, EDC, RM 124

Posted by:  Nicole Beaumont, Micro & Immunolgy, 23-Apr-15 2:04pm ET


May 13, 2015 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Da-Zhi Wang, PhD Duke

TITLE OF TALK: "Natural Cardiac Regeneration Strategies"

NOTE-- LOCATION *** 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room (Medical Center) ***

Location:  1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room (Medical Center)

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 9-Apr-15 8:18am ET


May 15, 2015 ( Friday )

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Purba Gupta and Daniel Khost, University of Rochester

Titles TBA

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 23-Feb-15 9:45am ET


May 20, 2015 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
THE Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Ken Poss, PhD

TITLE OF TALK: "Natural Cardiac Regeneration Strategies"

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:37pm ET


May 22, 2015 ( Friday )

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Martine Zilversmit, NIH

"The evolutionary genomics of malaria: mutation, duplication, and recombination"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 9-Mar-15 9:01am ET


May 27, 2015 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
THE Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKERS: Tejas Khire, and Eric Comeau (HHMI students)

TITLE OF TALKS: TBD

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 13-Feb-15 1:39pm ET

 
 
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/calendar/index.html