Seminars

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Date, Time, Location Visiting Scientist Host
May 4, 2016
11:00 a.m.
MS-169
Pawan Kumar, D.V.M, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh
"Enteric IL17R Signaling Mediates Reciprocal Control of the Gut Microbiota and Autoimmune Inflammation"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
May 12, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Minkyung Yi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
"Mechanism Regulating the Late Onset of HCV Particle Assembly"
Kouacou V. Konan, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9040

PAST SEMINARS

Date, Time, Location Visiting Scientist Host
March 15, 2016 
11:00 a.m.
MS-169
Martijin Nolte, Ph.D.
Head, Department of Hematopoiesis; Sanquin Research, The Netherlands
"The Cells that Rock: The Impact of T Cells on Blood Cell Formation"
 Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D.
(518) 262-0921
March 10, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Eileen M. Barry, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development; University of Maryland School of Medicine
"F. tularensis Vaccine Development"
 Karsten R.O. Hazlett, Ph.D.
(518) 262-2338
February 11, 2016 
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Eyal Amiel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Medical Laboratory Science, University of Vermont
"Regulation of Dendritic Cell Immune Function by Glucose Metabolism Flux"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337 
January 14, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Guangxiang Luo, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology; University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine
"Cellular Factors Important for Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Replication in vitro and in vivo"
Kouacou V. Konan, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9040
November 12, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
"Microbes and Colorectal Cancer: The Search for a Drug Target"
William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
November 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Patricia Q. Cortes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Immunology Institute, Mount Sinai
"Insights into the Mechanism of V(D)J Recombination"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
October 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Justin Wilson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Restriction of Intestinal Inflammation and Tumorigenesis by Innate Immune Sensors: Beyond the Inflammasome"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
October 20, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Qi Yang, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"The Development and Function of Innate Lymphoid Cells"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
October 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Donald Morrison, Ph. D.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; University of Illinois at Chicago
"Is the Genus Streptococcus Addicted to Genetic Transformation?"
Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.
(518) 262-9596
September 24, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Jacques Thibodeau, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; University of Montreal
"Role of the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase MARCH1 in Adaptive and Innate Immunity"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
September 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.
MS-169 Auditorium
Yasuhiko Irie, Ph.D.
Researcher, University of Bath
United Kingdom
"The Many Functions of Biofilm Extracellular Polysaccharides"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
September 10, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Christopher Hunter, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology
University of Pennsylvania
"Limiting Infection Induced Pathology-New Pathways to Target"
Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
July 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Charles O. Elson, III, M.D.
Professor, Mucosal HIV and Immunobiology Center; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine;
Basil I. Hirschowitz Chair in Gastroenterology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Immune Dialogue with the Microbiota: Maintaining Peace at the Mucosal Surface"
William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
June 11, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Paul Masters, Ph.D.
Research Scientist; Chief, Laboratory of Viral Replication and Vector Biology; Division of Infectious Diseases; Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH
"Coronavirus Replication: Unique Molecular Interactions of the Largest RNA Virus"
Kouacou V. Konan, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9040
May 28, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Jie Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Indiana University School of Medicine
"Regulation of Host Responses to Respiratory Virus Infection"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
May 14, 2015
10:30 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
David E. Briles, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology; University of Alabama, School of Medicine, at Birmingham
"Potential and Problems with Protein Vaccines for Pneumococci"
CIMD Graduate Students
(518) 262-6750
April 30, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Markus Thali, Ph.D.
Professor, Depart. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; College of Medicine and CALS, University of Vermont
"Reexamining the Role of Syncytia in HIV-1 Infection"
Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
(518) 262-1175
April 28, 2015
11:15 a.m.
MS-169
Joseph J. Barbi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"Neuritin: An Unexpected Immune Modulator and Regulator of Regulators"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
April 23, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Clara Abraham, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine; Yale School of Medicine
"Genetic Modulation of Human Innate Immune Response"
William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
(518) 262-6548
April 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Sebastian Joyce, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"A Border Patrol Gone Awry: NKT Cell Activation by Francisella Leads the Host Astray Toward Pathology"
James R. Drake, Ph.D.
(518) 262-9337
March 26, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Yoichi Furuya, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease
Albany Medical College
"Susceptibility of Asthmatic Mice to Influenza A Virus Challenge"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
March 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.
MS-169
Gilad Doitsh, Ph.D.
Staff Research Investigator
Head, HIV Pathogenesis Research Group, Dept. of Virology and Immunology; Gladstone Institutes
University of California School of Medicine
"Intrinsic Cellular Defense to HIV-1 Infection Drives CD4 T-Cell Depletion and Progression to AIDS"

Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750

March 5, 2015
11:00 a.m.
MS-169
Bryon Au-Yeung, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Medicine
University of California School of Medicine
"Titration of T cell Antigen Receptor Signal Strength Reveals Thresholds for T cell Responses"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750
February 12, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium
Joseph P. Mizgerd, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Biochemistry; Director, Pulmonary Center; Boston University School of Medicine
"Host-pathogen Interactions During Bacterial Pneumonia"
Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.
(518) 262-6750

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