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Seminars


UPCOMING SEMINARS

Date, Time, Location Visiting Scientist Host
August 14, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Richard F. Lockey, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida
"TBA"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
Jocelyn Celestin, M.D.
(518) 264-2510
September 18, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Boris Reizis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, The Weiszmann Institute of Science; Columbia University
"TBA"
Dorina Avram, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6731
October 2, 2014
11:00-12 Noon
MS-316
Guido Silverstri, Ph.D.
Professor, Emory Vaccine Center; Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
"TBA"
Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
(518) 262-1175
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176

October 9, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Isabella Cattadori, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Department of Biology; The Pennsylvania State University
"TBA"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
October 23, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Caroline Harwood, Ph.D.
Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor for Research; Associate Vice-Provost for Research, University of Washington
"TBA"
Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
Jonathan Harton, Ph.D.
(518) 262-4445
November 6, 2014
11:00-12 Noon
MS-316
Adrian Ting, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine; Mount Sinai Hospital
"TBA"
Jonathan Harton, Ph.D.
(518) 262-4445
December 11, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Vineet KewalRamani, Ph.D. 
Head, Model Developement Section, HIV Drug Resistance Program; Center for Cancer Research, Nationa Cancer Institute
"TBA"
William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548


PAST SEMINARS

Date, Time, Location Visiting Scientist Host
May 29, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Liang Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology; Department of Microbiololgy & Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine
"Regulation of T Cell and Innate Lymphoid Cell in Gut Immune Homeostasis"
Dorina Avram, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6731
May 8, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Michael Gerdes, Ph.D.
Project Leader, GE Global Research
"Immune Interactions in Cancer"
Dana Crawford, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6652
April 10, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Avery August, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
"Tuning T Cell Responses"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
March 27, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Xiaoping Zhu, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine; University of Maryland
"Merging Cell Biology and Immune Functions: Many Faces of FcRn"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
Febraury 27, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
George A. O'Toole, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
"To Build a Biofilm: Polymicrobial Communities in CF"
Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
January 30, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Nicholas J. Mantis, Ph.D.
Research Scientist V, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wadsworth Center, NYDOH;
Chair, Biomedical Sciences; University of Albany School of Public Health
"Deconvolution of the Antibody Response to Ricin Toxin"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
January 14, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Raymond M. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine & Microbiology and Immunology; Division of Infectious Disease, Indiana University
"Chlamydia Vaccines - Tying Pathogenesis to Surrogate Markers for Protective Immunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 12, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Beth McCormick, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology & Physiological Systems, University of MassachusettsMedical School
"Salmonella typhimurium Interactions with the Intestinal Epithelium: A Twist in the Tale of Pathogenesis"
William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
November 14, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Host and Viral Targets to Control RNA Virus Spread"
Kouacou Konan, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9040
October 31, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Douglas S. Reed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology-Department of Medicine; and Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh
"Evaluation of Vaccine Candidates for Pneumonic tularemia in the Rabbit Model"
Karsten Hazlett, Ph.D.
(518) 262-2338
October 24, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Amer A. Beg, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology, University of South Florida, and Senior Member, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
"Defining Immune Surveillance Functions of NF-?βSignaling in Cancer"
Jonathan Harton, Ph.D.
(518) 262-4445
October 20-23, 2013

The SagamoreResort and Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

16th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference

September 12, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Cheng Chia Kao, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, and Director of Biotechnology, Indiana University at Bloomington
"Regulation of Toll-like Receptor 3 Signaling"
Kouacou Konan, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9040
April 26, 2013
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jason Mackenzie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
"Lipid Requirements for the Intracellular Replication of West Nile Virus"
Kouacou Konan, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9040
April 19, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Theresa Filtz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University
"Bcl11b, A Highly Decorated Transcription Factor Required for T Cell Development "
Dorina Avram, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6731
April 15, 2013
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Sarah Gaffen, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
"Straight From the Mouse's Mouth: IL-17 Signaling and Opportunistic Fungal Infections"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
February 25, 2013
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Lee Ann Allen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, University of Iowa Health Care
"Manipulation of Human Neutrophil Function and Lifespan by Francisella tularensis"
Timothy Sellati, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8140
December 7, 2012
4:00-5:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-700
2012 Theobald Smith Annual Lecture
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, The Rockefeller University; Head, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases; and Physician, Rockefeller University Hospital
"Toward a Genetic Theory of Infectious Diseases"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 6, 2012
2:00-3:00 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Harnessing the Tools from the Microelectronics Industry to Design Therapeutics and Vaccines"
Timothy Sellati, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8140
October 29, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Lisa Borghesi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"The Transcription Factor E47 in Normal Hematopoiesis and Cancers of Hematopoietic Origin"
Kate MacNamara, Ph.D.
(518) 262-0921
September 24, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Lynn Puddington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology and Medicine, Department of Immunology, University ofConnecticut Health Center
"Optimizing Immune and Neurological Outcomes of Maternal-transmitted Cytomegalovirus Infection"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 23, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Tajie H. Harris, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"Imaging and Modeling the Immune Response to Toxoplasma gondii"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 16, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Michael B. Jordan, M.D.
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
"Lymphocyte Cytotoxicity, Interferon Gamma, and Immunopathology: Unexpected Connections"
Kate MacNamara, Ph.D.
(518) 262-0921
May 21, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Center for Immunology and Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota Medical School
"Origins of CD4+ Memory T Cells"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
April 23, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Janice S. Blum, Ph.D.
Chancellor's Professor of Microbiology & Immunology;and Co-Director of the Center for Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine
"LAMPs and ROS: Regulating Antigen Presentation"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
April 16, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Lawrence J. Stern, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry & Molecular
Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
"Insights Into the Molecular Mechanisms of Antigen Presentation, From Crystal Structures of ERAP-1 and HLA-DO"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
March 26, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Marsha Wills-Karp, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses in Asthma"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-6750
March 19, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

George Y. Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
"Novel Antimicrobial Strategies Based on Manipulation of Host-S.aureus Interaction"
Keer Sun, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6220
March 12, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Michael F. Princiotta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
"What Can Listeria Teach Us About MHC Class I Antigen Processing and Presentation"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
March 5, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Liang Tang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
"Virus Genomic Packaging"
Kouacou Konan, Ph.D.
518-262-9040
February 16, 2012
11:00-12:00 noon
Huyck Auditorium

Jeffrey T. Mital, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, national Institutes of Health, Missoula, Montana
"Subversion of the Host Microtubule Network by Chlamydia trachomatis Secreted Effector Proteins"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
February 13, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

N. Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Genomics, Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh
"Sex, War and Rumors: Driving Heterogeneity in Biofilms"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
February 6, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
"Th17-Associated Cytokines Orchestrate Innate and Adaptive Responses at the Mucosa"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518)262-6750
January 23, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Lei Jin, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Immunology, National Jewish Health, University of Colorado, Denver
"STING Mediated Host Defense"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 5, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Pushpa Pandiyan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
"Regulation of Immunopathology"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 28, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Indranil Biswas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology, The University of Kansas Medical Center
"Antimicrobial Peptides: What can we learn from streptococci?"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 22, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m.
MS-316

Stacey Gilk, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health
"Bacterial Sterol Reductases and Cholesterol in Coxiella Pathogenesis"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 14, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Stefanie N. Vogel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
"Innate and Adaptive Host Responses to F. tularensis"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
October 10, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Guoyun Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Investigator, General Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan
"Self-Nonself Discrimination in Innate Immunity"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 19, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jonathan A. McCullers, M.D.
Associate Member, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"Bacterial Super-Infections: The Other Side of Influenza Pathogenesis"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 12, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Xilin Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Research Institute Center, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ
"Part I:A Novel, Gas-based Therapy for Tuberculosis; Part II: Understanding Bacterial Stress Response Network"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 29, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Youjun Feng, Ph.D.
Postdoc Research Associate, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Towards our Understanding of Streptococcus suis Infection and Lipid Metabolism in Food-Borne Pathogens"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 22, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Moon H. Nahm, M.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Pneumococcal Capsule Diversity and Adaptability"
Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
July 25, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Ghalib Alkhatib, Ph.D.
Professor, Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso
"Host/Viral Factors and Genetic Resistance to HIV-1 Infection"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 21, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Bing Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville
"Regulation of T cell Differentiation by Epidermal FattyAcid Binding Protein"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 11, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Kai Wucherpfennig, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School,Department of Cancer Immunologyand AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
"The Role of HLA-DM Antigen Presentation"
Kathleen Busman-Sahay
(518) 262-6070
July 7, 2011
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Kouacou V. Konan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
"Insights into the Multifunctional Role of Nonstructural 4B Protein in Hepatitis C Virus Life Cycle"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 13, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Melissa Madsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine, Iowa State University
"Understanding Genetic Phenomenon Utilizing Microarray"
Jennifer Wilson-Welder, Ph.D.
(518) 262-0096
June 6, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Stephen T. Smiley, Ph.D.
Director, Corporate Relations and Faculty Member, The Trudeau Institute
"Immune Defense Against Pneumonic Plague"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
May 23, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Kimberly D. Klonowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia
"The Role of IL-15 in the CD8 T Cell Response to Influenza Infection"
Eric Yager, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6484
May 16, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

James E. Bina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
"Novel Insights Into the Role of Active Efflux in Vibrio cholerae Pathogenesis"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
April 4, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Paul S. Brookes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester ,School of Medicine and Dentistry
"Cardioprotective Drugs: Bottom Up vs. Top Down Approaches"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
March 28, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Paul A. Roche, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Experimental Immunology Branch and Head, Cell Biology Section, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
"The Life and Death of MHC Class II-Peptide Complexes on Dendritic Cells"
James Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
March 14, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Dr. L?a Brakier-Gingras
Professeur, D?partement de biochimie, Universit? de Montr?al
"How Does the Structure of HIV-1 Full-Length Messenger RNA Influence the Programmed -1 Frameshift Generating the Viral Enzymes?"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
January 31, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Rebecca A. Bader, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical & Chemical engineering, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Syracuse University
"Old Concepts and New Insights in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Dana Crawford, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6652
January 10, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Leo LeFran?ois, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology; Director, Center for Integrated Immunology and Vaccine Research; Director, Flow Cytometry Facility, University of Connecticut Health Center
"Subsets and Subtleties in Development of Memory CD8 T Cells"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 6, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

George Drusano, M.D.
Co-Director, Biodefense & Emerging Infections, Ordway Research Institute, Albany
"Suppression of Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
Dana Crawford, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6652
November 30, 2010
4:00-5:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-700
2010 Theobald Smith Annual Lecture
Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Medicine,Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Rethinking Microbial Virulence"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 22, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Peter Jindra, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
"Anti-MHC Class 1 Antibodies Can Activate Endothelial Cell Survival or Proliferation Pathways Depending on Their Concentration"
Amy Hahn, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5574
November 15, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Ronald Swanstrom, Ph.D.
Professor of Virology, Lineberger Cancer Center, University of North Carolina atChapel Hill
"HIV Transmission, Evolution, and Pathogenesis Seen Through the Viral Surface Protein Env"
Kristen Porter, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1144
November 8, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Nicholas J. Mantis, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center; and Assistant Professor, School of PublicHealth
"The 'Finer Chemistry' of Toxin-Antibody Interactions in Systemic and Mucosal Compartments"
Jennifer Wilson-Welder, Ph.D.
(518) 262-0096
October 24-26, 2010

The Sagamore Inn & Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

13th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference



October 4, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Honggao Yan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, Lansing
"Structure, Dynamics, and Catalytic Mechanism of Folate Biosynthetic Enzymes"
Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.
(518) 262-9596
September 20, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Steve N. Georas, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center; Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
"Towards the Definition of an Inhaled Adjuvant: Epithelial Barrier Dysfunction and Dendritic Cell Activation in Models of Allergen Sensitization"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 13, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Katherine Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Medicine, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
"Cytosolic Sensors for Microbial DNA"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-2447
August 9, 2010
9:00-10:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Katherine C. MacNamara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wadsworth Center, N.Y.S. Department of Health
"Infection-Induced Alterations in Bone Marrow Function"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 26, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Joseph F. Petrosino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine
"Infectious Disease Research in the Era of Metagenomics and the Human Microbiome"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 23, 2010
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Damian Kovalovsky, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology Department, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"PLZF and the Innate Functions of Lymphocytes"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 16, 2010



Kevin M. McBride, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, The Rockefeller University
"Regulating Activation Induced Cytidine Deaminase (AID) DNA Damage in Immunity and Cancer"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 17, 2010
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Richard T. Robinson, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Trudeau Institute, Inc.
"IL12R beta 1-dependent control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis immunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 21, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Paul F. Agris, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Director, Institute of RNA Science & Technology, SUNYA
"RNA Target and Tool in Early Phase Drug Discovery"
Jonathan Harton, Ph.D.
(518) 262-4445
June 14, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Daniel R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology), Yale University School of Medicine
"Aging, Imbalanced Inflammation and Viral Infection"
Eric Yager, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6484
June 11, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

John R. Schreiber, M.D., M.P.H.
David and Leona Karp Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chief Administrative Officer andPediatrician-in-Chief, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
"Immunity to Bacterial Polysaccharides and Glycoconjugate Vaccines"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 7, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jeanine D'Armiento, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine, Columbia University
"Molecular Mechanisms of COPD Pathogenesis"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
May 24, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Erika Pearce, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY
"Metabolic Regulation of CD8 T Cell Memory Development"
Deborah Fuller, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
April 28, 2010
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Alan L. Rothman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Virus-Host Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Dengue Viral Infection and Disease"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
April 26, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Karina Ckless, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Plattsburgh
"Reactive Oxygen Species are Involved in the Inflammasome Activation Induced by Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in Mouse Macrophages"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
February 22, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Daniel A. Portnoy, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
"How the Innate Immune System Distinguishes Pathogenic from Non-Pathogenic Microbes"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-5395
February 8, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Julia L. Hurwitz, Ph.D.
Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases, Memphis
"Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development of HIV-1 and Respiratory Virus Vaccines"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 18, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Richard P. Bonocora, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
"Sigma Appropriation:A Fundamentally Different Type of Transcriptional Activation"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 11, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Natalya Serbina, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Service, Sloan-Kettering Institute
"Monocyte Recruitment and Function During Intracellular Bacterial Infection"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 7, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

William G. Kerr, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor of Pediatrics, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse
"Role of SHIP in Transplantation and Stem Cell Biology"
Jonathan Harton, Ph.D.
(518) 262-4445
November 30, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Andrea Cerutti, M.D.
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Graduate Program in Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City
"Innate Signaling Networks in Mucosal Immunoglobulin Class Switching"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 23, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Christopher M. Snyder, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University
"Maintenance of the Virus-Specific T cell Equilibrium During Chronic MCMV Infection"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 16, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

David L. Woodland, Ph.D.
President and Director, Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY
"Regulation of T Cell Immunity to Respiratory Virus Infections"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 9, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Steven J. Norris, Ph.D.
Greer Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School
"Pathogenomics of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme DiseaseSpirochete"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
November 2, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Ulrike G. Munderloh, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
"Genetic Manipulation of Intracellular Tick-Borne Pathogens"
Timothy Sellati, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8140
October 29, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Biodefense Series
Jason F. Huntley, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"The Surface Proteome of Francisella tularensis: From Basic Science to Protective Immunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
October 25-28, 2009

The Sagamore Inn & Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

12th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference



September 28, 2009
12-00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Rebecca S. Tirabassi, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland; Research Director, BioMedical Research Models, Inc., Worcester, MA
"Role of HCMV-encoded miRNAs"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 18, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Joshua J. Obar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, University of Connecticut Health Center
"Early Events Regulating Effector and Memory CD8+ T cell Differentiation"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 5, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Yeonseck Chung, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
"IL-1 in Th17 Biology and Autoimmunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 20, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

James J. Moon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota
"characterization of Epitope-specific CD4+ T cells in the Naive Repertoire"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 17, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Yingzi Cong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Department of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Immune regulation of host responses to commensal bacteria"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 29, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Gerard J. Nau, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Francisella tularensis Metabolism and Virulence"
Karsten R.O. Hazlett, Ph.D.
(518) 262-2338
June 15, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Matthew B. Grisham, Ph.D.
Boyd Professor, Department of Molecularand Cellular Physiology, and Associate Director of Research, Arthritis Center for Excellence, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
"Regulation of Chronic Gut Inflammation"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
June 8, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Heinrich Gottlinger, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor, Program in Immunology and Virology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Host Factors in HIV Budding"
Kristen Porter
(518) 262-1437
May 18, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Tzyy-Choou "TC" Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Perspectives in the Preventive and Therapeutic HPV Vaccines"
Deborah Fuller, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
May 11, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Shan Lu, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor, Program in Immunology & Virology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Eliciting Neutralizing Antibodies for the Development of HIV Vaccines"
Kristen Porter
(518) 262-1437
May 4, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Bernard P. Arulanandam, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas at San Antonio
"New Insights into Protective Immune Mechanisms Against Genital Chlamydial STD"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
April 27, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Clifford M. Snapper, M.D. '81
Professor, Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
"Mechanism of an in vivo Anti-Capsular Polysaccharide Antibody Response to an Intact Extracellular Bacteria"
Stanley Mudzinski, Ph.D.
(518 262-5657
April 6, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jon Skare, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Texas A&M University
"Pathophysiological Determinants of Borrelia burgdorferi"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
March 30, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jim Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
"The Ins and Outs of CD28 Costimulation and Cytokine Secretion at the Immunological Synapse"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
February 2, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Catarina E. Hioe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, NYU Medical Center
"Using Immune Complexes to Stimulate Protective Immune Responses Against HIV-1"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
January 26, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

David A. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology and Immunology, Wadsworth Center; Professor, School of Public Health, New York State Department of Health
"Is the CNS Privileged to have Immune Cells?"
Dana Crawford, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6652
December 8, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Francis E. Nano, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Type 6 Secretion Encoded by the Francisella Pathogenicity Island"
Jing-Ren Zhang, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
November 24, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Dieter M. Schifferli, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Yersinia pestis: How it Spreads and Defends Itself From the Host"
Huaiqing Chen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 10, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Laurence C. Eisenlohr, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College
"Charting MHC Class 1- and Class II-Restricted Antigen Processing Pathways"
James Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
November 3, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Gregory Viglianti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine
"The Effects of Toll-like Receptor/Nuclear Receptor Crosstalk on HIV-1 Cis and Trans Infection"
Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
(518) 262-1175
October 19-22, 2008

The Sagamore Inn & Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

11th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference



October 10, 2008
4:00-5:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-700
2008 Theobald Smith Annual Lecture
Bruce Beutler, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Genetics; Member, National Academy of Sciences, The Scripps Research Institute
"Sensing Infection and Responding to it: The Genetic Analysis of Innate Immunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 29, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Dr. Wangxue Chen
Senior Research Officer, Infections and Immunity, National Research Council (NRC), Institute for Biological Sciences
"Immunity Responses in Effective and Ineffective Vaccination Strategies Against Respiratory Tularemia in Mice"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
September 15, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Kip M. Connor, Ph.D. '05
Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
"Dietaryω-3 Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Protect Against Pathological Retinal Neovascularization"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
September 8, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Gerard C. Blobe, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, and Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center
"The Type III TGF-beta Receptor as a Suppressor of Cancer Progression"
Nadine Hempel, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5373
August 25, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Aparna Ranganathan, Ph.D. '02
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"Dual Function of Endoplasmic Stress Signaling in the Survival and Growth Arrest of Dormant Carcinoma Cells"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
August 19, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Liang Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Molecular Pathogenesis, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University Medical Center
"How Th17 Cells Develop: An Interplay Between RORgt and Foxp3"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 18, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Gustavo Arrizabalaga, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho
"When to Move and When to Stop: Regulation of Motility in the Parasite Toxoplasma gondii"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 11, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Kim Orth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and W.W. Caruth, Jr. Biomedical Scholar, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: The Tales of Bacterial Effectors"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-5373
August 4, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute-Frederick
"HIV-1 Enzymes: From Molecular Mechanisms to Drug Discovery"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.

July 30, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Alexis Kalergis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,Departamento de Genetica Molecular y Microbiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
"Modulating dendritic cell-T cell interactions to promote pathogen immunity and reduce autoimmunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 14, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Yasuhiro Suzuki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Immunology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Tech, College of Veterinary Medicine
"Host-Pathogen Interactions in Resistance Against Toxoplasma gondii in the Brain"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 30, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Todd A. Reinhart, Sc.D.
Associate Professor, Assistant Chairman, and Director of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Programs, University of Pittsburgh
"Chemokine-driven Loss of Regulatory T Cells During SIV Infection"
Deborah H. Fuller, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
June 19, 2008
9:00-10:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-169
Biodefense Series
Lee M. Wetzler, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Microbiology, Evans Biomedical Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine
"Natural History of Francisella tularensis Pulmonary Infection and Implications in Vaccine Development"
Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8140
June 16, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

David Artis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
"Balancing Immunity and Inflammation in the Gut"
Douglas Durrant
(518) 262-6220
June 2, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Zhao-Qing Luo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University College of Sciences
"Making a Living in a Hostile Environment: Lessons from Legionella pneumophila"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
May 19, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Yi-wei Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Director, Molecular Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Staphylococcus aureus: A Super Bug with New Challenges and Opportunities in Diagnostic Molecular Microbiology"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
May 12, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Andrea Cooper, Ph.D.
Associate Member, Trudeau Institute, Inc.
"IL-12 and Tuberculosis: An Old Story Revisited"
Douglas Durrant,
(518) 262-6220
May 5, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
John S. Gunn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Ohio State University
"Francisella Intramacrophage Survival: Phosphatases and Virulence Gene Regulators"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
April 28, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Craig R. Roy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University School of Medicine
"Manipulation of Membrane Transport Proteins by the Intracellular Pathogen Legionella pneumophila"
Justin Wilson
(518) 262-5395
April 21, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Lester Kobzik, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Director of Molecular & Integrative Physiological Sciences, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
"Scavenger Receptors and Lung Host Defense"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518)262-6750
March 30-April 1, 2008

The Sagamore Resort and Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY
Biodefense Series
2008 Tularemia International Workshop



March 24, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Xinxin Ding, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Human Toxicology & Molecular Epidemiology, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Public Health,and Professor, School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Health Sciences
"Mouse Models for Functional Analysis of Microsomal Cytochrome P450 Enzymes"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
March 19, 2008
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jason W. Johnston, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, The University of Iowa
"Regulation of sialic acid uptake and cell-cell signaling: Critical factors in nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
March 18, 2008
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Manuela Raffatellu, M.D.
Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis
"Tales from the gut: How Salmonella overcomes the mucosal barrier"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
March 17, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

David J. Riese, II, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Chair, PULSe Molecular Signaling and Cancer Biology Training Group, Purdue University
"Partial Agonists for ErbB Family Receptors: A New Paradigm for Targeted Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents"
Lisa Petti, Ph.D. and Paul Higgins, Ph.D.
(518-262-5172 and (518) 262-5168
March 10, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Harold Burger, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Physician, Viral Disease, and Co-Director of HIV Research, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
"Evolution and Recombination of HIV-1 Genes Encoding Drug Resistance and Coreceptor Usage During Antiretroviral Therapy"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
February 18, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Margaret Bynoe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
"The Immunomodulatory Role of the Skin"
Douglas Durrant
(518) 262-6220
February 8, 2008
2:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
BiodefenseSeries
Lorena Navarro, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of California at San Diego
"Identification of a Molecular Target for the Yersinia Protein Kinase A"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
January 28, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Christopher Sassetti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts at Worcester
"TB on Steroids: Performance Enhancement Via the Use of Host Cholesterol"
Chandra Shekhar Bakshi, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6263
January 14, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Elizabeth A. Repasky, Ph.D.
Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
"A Matter of Degree: The Role of Body Temperature on Lymphocyte Activation"
James Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
January 11, 2008
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-169
Biodefense Series
Li Tan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Use of a Yersinia pestis-Caenorhabditis elegans Model to Study Mechanism of Plague Transmission"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
December 10, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Stephen I. Pelton, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Boston University
"The Critical Role of Complement in Protection Against Acute Otitis Media"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
December 6, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Weiming Yuan, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
"Viral Immune Evasion: From Epithelium to NKT Cells and Beyond"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 29, 2007
9:00-10:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Joao H.F. Pedra, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University
"Role of the Inflammasome Upon Anaplasma Phagocytophilum Infection"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 19, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Vanderbilt Alliance for Nanomedicine; Director, Vanderbilt Program in Vaccine Sciences, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Molecular and Genetic Basis for Development of High Affinity Human Antibodies that Inhibit Viruses"
Girish Kirimanjeswara, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6220
November 12, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Jenny P.-Y. Ting, Ph.D.
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Genomic Identification and Functional Analysis of New Genes in Innate and Adaptive Immunity"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-5395
November 9, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Sasha H. Shafikhani, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
"Pseudomonas aeruginosaand Host Cell Interactions (New Insights into Pseudomonas Pathogenesis and Mammalian Cell Biology)"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 5, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Michael D. Weiden, M.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) and Environmental Medicine, New York University Medical Center
"HIV/TB Interaction in the Lung"
Girish Kirimanjeswara, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6220
October 29, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

John R. Schreiber, M.D.
Leona and David Karp Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts-Floating Hospital for Children
"Bacterial Glycoconjugate Vaccines: How Do They Work, How Do We Make Them Better?"
Girish Kirimanjeswara, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6220
October 22, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Gerardo Ferbeyre, M.D., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University ofMontreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
"Connecting Cytokine Signaling to p53 and Cellullar Senescence: Implications for Aging and Tumor Suppression"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
October 14-17, 2007

The Sagamore Inn & Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

10th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference



October 1, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Fred Finkelman, M.D.
McDonald Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati
"Unexpected Findings from Mouse Models of Allergic Airway Disease"
Douglas Durrant
(518) 262-6220
September 24, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Jian-Dong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center
"Bacteria-Induced Host Cell Signaling Networks in Airway Infection"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 17, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Barbara Weiser, M.D.
Research Physician, Viral Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
"HIV-1 Coreceptor Usage: Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Response"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
August 22, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium

K. Sandeep Prabhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary & Biological Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
"Redox Regulation of Gene Expression by Selenoproteins"
Girish Kiriminjeswara, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6220
June 4, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Nathaniel C. Cady, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Albany
"Microfluidic Systems for Biological Detection"
James Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
July 23, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Eric R. Lafontaine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
"Identification and Characterization of Adhesins in Gram Negative Bacterial Pathogens"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-6750
July 2, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Catherine Latham, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Biomedical Sciences and Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia
"Munc-y Business in Membrane Fusion: Deciphering Munc18-SNARE Interactions Regulating Exocytosis"
Nadine Hempel, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5373
May 14, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, Lung Biology Program, University of Rochester Medical Center
"Oxidative Stress and Redox Regulation of Histone Acetylation/Deacetylation in Lung Inflammation"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
April 26, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-700
2007 Theobald Smith Annual Lecture
Richard Flavell, Ph.D., FRS
Chairman and Sterling Professor of Immunobiology; Member, National Academy of Sciences; Member, Institute of Medicine; and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine
"Regulation of Inflammation and Immunity by Cytokines"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
April 16, 2007
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Thomas R. Kozel, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Nevada
"Targeting the Cryptococcus neoformans and Bacillus anthracis Capsules for Immunoprotection"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
April 10, 2007
11:00-12:00 noon
AMC Huyck Auditorium

Makio Iwashima, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Immunotherapy Center, Medical College of Georgia
"Selective Enrichment of Regulatory T cells by PLD Signal Inhibition"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
April 2, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Martin S. Pavelka, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Biosafety Level 3 Facility, University of Rochester Medical Center
"Genetic Manipulation of Francisella tularensis"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518 262-6412
March 23, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Stefan Pohlmann, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
"Cellular Entry of HIV and (re-)emerging Viruses"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
March 12, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Thomas J. Inzana, Ph.D.
Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Professor of Bacteriology, Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology; Interim Associate Vice President for Strategic Management & Planning, Office of the Vice President for Research, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech
"Is Francisella tularensis Really Encapsulated? Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Glycolipid"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
March 5, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Carl F. Nathan, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University
"Can Immunology Contribute to Chemotherapy? Challenges of Tuberculosis"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
February 26, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

David J. Mock, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Head, Infectious Disease Unit, Park Ridge Hospital
"HHV-6 in Oligodendroglial Precursor Cells - Silent Sabateurs of Repair in White Matter Damage?"
Mario Canki, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6070
February 19, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Srabani Bhaumik, Ph.D.
Scientist, General Electric Global Research Center
"Applications of Optical Imaging in Preclinical Models"
Chandra Shekhar Bakshi, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6263
February 12, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Charles R. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Veterinary Pathobiology and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri
"Regulating Inflammation During B. burgdorferi Infection"
Timothy Sellati, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8140
January 25, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Jacob D. Estes, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
"Early Induction of an Immunosuppressive Treg Response in Acute SIV Infection and the Consequences to the Host"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
January 8, 2007
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Navdeep S. Chandel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine and Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University
"Mitochondria as a Signaling Organelle"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
December 4, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Cynthia A. Leifer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
"Controlling Toll Traffic"
James Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
November 27, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Blanca Barquera, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biology and Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Na+ -energetics and Pathogenicity in Vibrio cholerae"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
November 16, 2006
11:00-12:00 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Biodefense Series
James Masuoka, Ph.D.
Instructor of Research, Department of Pathology, University of Virginia
"Protein and Carbohydrate Composition of Candida albicans Cell Surface Glycoproteins"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
November 6, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Robert D. Perry, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Kentucky
"Plague Transmission - Fleas, Biofilms, and Cyclic-di-GMP"
Karsten Hazlett, Ph.D.
(518) 262-2338
November 13, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Joao B. Xavier, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, F.A.S. Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University
"The Structure and Activity of Microbial Biofilms"
David Lynch
(518) 262-6750
October 30, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Michael Otto, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana
"Interaction of Staphylococci with Innage Host Defense"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518)262-6412
October 23, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Burt Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Florida
"Modulation of Cellular and Bacterial Gene Expression Involved in Bartonella henselae-induced Angiogenesis"
Chandra Shekhar Bakshi, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6263
October 15-18, 2006

The Sagamore Inn & Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

9th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference



October 13, 2006
12:30-1:30 p.m.
AMC Huyck Auditorium
Biodefense Series
W. Ian Lipkin, M.D.
Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Professor of Epidemiology, Director, Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory, Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Principal Investigator and Scientific Director, Northeast Biodefense Center, Columbia University
"Pathogen Surveillance and Discovery"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
October 9, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS316

John Kearney, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Marginal Zone B Cells: A Bridge Between Innate and Adaptive Immunity"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 11, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Yukai He, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department <br>of Immunology and Department <br>of Dermatology, University <br>of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine


"Mechanism and applications of recombinant lentivector mediated genetic immunization"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 21, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Guoquan Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
"Identifying Components of Protective Immunity Against Q Fever"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 7, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Jason R.E. Shepard, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Division of Infectious Disease, Biodefense Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
"Quantum Dot-Based Multiplexed Detection of Bio-agents"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
August 4, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Deborah H. Fuller, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Effects of Therapeutic Immunization in the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Nonhuman Primate Model for AIDS"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 31, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Michelle Wright Valderas, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University
"Global Stress Resistance and the Intracellular Life of Brucella"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 24, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Paul Christopher Roberts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
"Influenza Virus Pathogenesis: From Bacterial Synergy to Novel Vaccine Development"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 10, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Samithamby Jeyaseelan, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Instructor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Infections, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences
"The Lung: An Organ of Defense Against Invading Bacterial Pathogens"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
June 22, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-500

Robert A. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, J.G. Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville


"From Cytokines to Cancer Stem Cells: Two Novel Approaches to Lung Cancer Disease Intervention"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
May 22, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Stephen St. Jeor, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Nevada
"Cytomegalovirus Infections ofHematopoietic Cells"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
May 15, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

April D. Burch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
"Studies on the Use and Modulation of Host Chaperone Systems by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
May 8, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Christian Sell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, Pathology Control, Drexel University College of Medicine
"Hormonal Influences on Lifespan"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
May 1, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Malcolm E. Winkler, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Director, Biotechnology Training Program,Indiana University, Bloomington
"Regulation of Surface Protein and Virulence Factor Genes in the Respiratory Pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
April 27, 2006
4:00-5:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-700
2006 Theobald Smith Annual Lecture and Biodefense Series
Ralph M. Steinman, M.D.
Henry G. Kunkel Professor and Senior Physician, The Rockefeller University
"Harnessing Dendritic Cell Biology in Vaccine Design"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
April 17, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Qijing Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Frank K. Ramsey Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine, Iowa State University
"Roles of Bacterial MDR Transporters in Intestinal Colonization"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
April 10, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room Huyck Auditorium
Biodefense Series
Jorge A. Benitez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine


"Regulation of Extracellular Protease Expression in Vibrio cholerae"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
March 27, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

William J. Sullivan, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Center for AIDS Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
"Epigenetics and Parasite Differentiation: IfY ou Can?t Change the World, Change Yourself"
Karsten Hazlett, Ph.D.
(518) 262-2338
March 13, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

James L. Clements, Ph.D.

Assistant Member, Department of Immunology, Cancer Cell Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute


"One Adaptor, Many Functions: SLP-76-Dependent Signaling in T Cells and Dendritic Cells"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
February 6, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Stefan U. Pukatzki, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School
"Identification of a Novel Protein Secretion System of Vibrio cholerae Using a Dictyostelium Host Model Sytem"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
January 20, 2006
9:00-10:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-169
Biodefense Series
Robert K. Ernst, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine
"Differential Recognition of Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide by the Host Innate Immune System"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
January 13, 2006
9:00-10:00 a.m.
AMC Room ME-100

Jonathan A. Harton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Florida


"The CATERPILLER (CLR) Family: Nuggets of Immunity from the Genomic Mine"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
January 9, 2006
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Dorina Avram, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Cell Biology & Cancer Research, Albany Medical College
"Regulation of CD4+ T Cell Function by BCL11B Transcription Factor"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
December 19, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Melanie Marketon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Microbiology, The University of Chicago
"Host-Pathogen Interactions During Plague Infection: Molecular Basis for Immune Evasion"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
December 12, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Brent L. Berwin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology Department, Dartmouth Medical School
"Molecular Chaperones: In Through the Out Door"
James Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
December 5, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Nicholas Tonks, Ph.D., F.R.S.
Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
"Regulation of Signal Transduction by the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Superfamily of Enzymes"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
December 2, 2005
9:00-10:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Toufic Nashar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College
"Kill or Cure: Enterotoxins and Immune Modulation"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
November 28, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Michael Starnbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School
"T Cell Responses During Bacterial Infection"
Jing-Ren Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6412
November 21, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D.

Associate Member,Department of Cancer Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute


"InterGenomic Cross Talk and Tumorigenesis"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
November 18, 2005
9:00-10:00 p.m.
AMC Room ME-100

Gee W. Lau, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
"Mechanisms of airway injuries mediated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin pyocyanin"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
November 14, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Lishan Su, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"How Does HIV Deplete CD4+ Cells"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
November 10, 2005
10:00-11:00 a.m.
AMC Room MS-169

Byeongwoon Song, Ph.D.
Instructor of Pathology, Department of Cancer Immunology & AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
"Analysis of Retroviral Restriction Factor TRIM5alpha"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
November 7, 2005

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Hancock, MA
Biodefense Series
Tularemia Workshop 2005
November 6-8, 2005



October 31, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Nicholas H. Heintz, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, University of Vermont; Member Scientist, Vermont Cancer Center
"Redox-Regulation of the Cell Cycle"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
October 24, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316
Biodefense Series
Tamara McNealy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College
"Seeing through the chaos - Identifying the pieces and making them fit"
Edmund Gosselin, Ph.D.
(518) 262-5562
October 17, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Philip E. Pellett, Ph.D.
Director, Herpesvirus Translational and Basic Research, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Lerner Research Institute, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University
"Human Herpesviruses: From Molecules to Public Health"
Karen Duus, Ph.D.
(518) 262-1176
October 9-12, 2005

The Sagamore Inn & Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

8th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference



October 3, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Yousef Abu Kwaik, Ph.D.

Professor and Bumgardner Endowed Chair in Molecular, Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville College of Medicine


"Macrophage Indigestion by Legionella"
Tamara McNealy, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 26, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

James A. Imlay, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology,School of Life Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Molecular Explanations for the Toxicity of Oxygen"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
September 19, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Douglas Spitz, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Iowa
"Metabolic Oxidative Stress and Cancer"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791
August 15, 2005
12:00-1:00 p.m.
AMC Room MS-316

Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Research Health Scientist, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
"Oxidative Stress and Aging: Insights from Mouse Models with Altered Antioxidant Enzymes"
J. Andres Melendez, Ph.D.
(518) 262-8791

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