Past Seminars

 Immunology Focus Group Seminar: Tuesday, April 21, 2017, 3:30-5:00 pm, A. Paul Schaap Auditorium (Chemistry Building), 5101 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 – Speaker, David Schatz, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Chair, Department of Immunobiology, Yale University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Title: "Targeting of V(D)J Recombination and Somatic Hypermutation in the Genome", Hosted by: Ashok Bhagwat, PhD and Kang Chen, PhD.  Sponsored by: The Office of Vice President for Research, Department of Chemistry, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute of Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System.

Seminar: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:30-12:30 pm, 7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine – Speaker, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, Director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program, The Phyllis Kotter Friedman Professor for the Department of Neurosurgery and the State of Florida Endowed Cancer Research Chair at the UF College of Medicine, Title: "Immunologic targeting of human cytomegalovirus antigens in glioblastoma", Hosted by: PhD Student, Ashley Anderson ananders@med.wayne.edu

Seminar: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:30-12:30 pm, 7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine – Speaker, Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Genetics and of Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Title: "ER Stress Mechanisms in Inflammation and Metabolism", Hosted by: Dr. Raghavendar Thipparthi trreddy@med.wayne.edu 

 CiBORG - BEST Seminar: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm, 7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine, Speaker, Jennifer Carter-Johnson, Ph.D., J.D., Michigan State University, College of Law, Title: "Biology in Society", Hosted by: William Close, Ph.D. Candidate, wclose@med.wayne.edu, Sponsored by: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry and the Wayne State University BEST Program.

Seminar: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11:30-12:30 pm, 7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine – Speaker, Katherine R. Spindler, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, Title: "Virus-Host Interactions in Encephalitic Virus Infection", Hosted by: PhD student, Jonathan Greenberg jgreenbe@med.wayne.edu 
 

Seminar: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:30-12:30 pm, 8364 Scott Hall School of Medicine – Speaker, Wei-Zen Wei, Ph.D., Professor, Oncology and Microbiology/Immunology/Biochemistry WSU School of Medicine, Herrick Chair of Cancer Research, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Title: "Cancer Vaccination and Genetic Linkage Analysis", Hosted by: Dr. Harley Tse, htse@wayne.edu 

CiBORG - BEST Seminar: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm, 7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine, Speaker, Danielle Whittaker, Ph.D., NSF BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, Title: "Balancing Act: Managing a Research Center and Maintaining a Research Program", Hosted by: William Close, PhD candidate wclose@med.wayne.edu, Sponsored by: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry and the Wayne State University BEST Program.

 

"Bird-associated microbiomes: Effects of physiology, genetics, environment & social behavior."

Kathryn Docherty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall
School of Medicine

Hosted by: Dr. Kevin Theis ktheis@med.wayne.edu (313) 577-9746

 

"Synergy of Radiotherapy and Viral Cancer Vaccine for Induction of Specific Immunity to Tumor"


Gilda Hillman, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall
School of Medicine

Hosted by: Dr. Raghavendar Thipparthi trreddy@med.wayne.edu (313) 577-1310

"Synergy of Radiotherapy and Viral Cancer Vaccine for Induction of Specific Immunity to Tumor"
This seminar was cancelled and is rescheduled for February 21.

Gilda Hillman, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Radiation Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State University

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine
 

"Flavivirus vs Host: An Ongoing Battle" -  
This seminar cancelled and will be rescheduled at later date.

Travis Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Toledo Health Science Campus

November 15, 2016 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine
 

"What deliverables can we expect from the human microbiome"

Patrick D. Schloss, Ph.D.
Professor
Microbiology and Immunology University of Michigan

November 8, 2016 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall School of Medicine

 

"Targeting Pathways that regulate latent TGFbeta activation to modulate skin immunity"

Javed Mohammed, DVM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Minnesota

Monday, October 10, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall
School of Medicine

 Hosted by: Dr. Philip Pellett (313) 577-1564 or ppellett@med.wayne.edu.

 

"The Role of Vascular Remodeling during Leishmania Infection"

Tiffany Weinkopff, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall
School of Medicine

Hosted by: Dr. Philip Pellett 313-577-6494 or ppellett@med.wayne.edu

 

The INFLAMMASOME: Function and Activation Mechanism"

Yuan He, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall
School of Medicine

Hosted by: Dr. Philip Pellett 313-577-6494 or ppellett@med.wayne.edu

 

"The physiological and pathological roles of T cells during late gestation"

Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
CS Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
Director of Perinatal Immunology Unit, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall
School of Medicine

Hosted by: Dr. Kevin Theis 313-577-9746 or ktheis@med.wayne.edu

 

"Engineering a highly efficacious live-attenuated herpes simplex type-1 vaccine against ocular and genital herpes simplex infections but unable to infect neurons"

K. Gus Kousoulas, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research and Economics Development
Professor of Virology and Biotechnology
Louisiana State University

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
7364 Scott Hall|
School of Medicine

Hosted by: Dr. Philip Pellett 313-577-6494 or ppellett@med.wayne.edu

 

The unique immune biology of cytomegalovirus

Klaus Früh, Ph.D.
Professor, Oregon Health and Science University Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
President and Chief Scientific Officer, TomegaVax Inc.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Immunology and Microbiology Library (7364 Scott Hall)

 

Sokol V. Todi, Ph.D.
WSU Pharmacology & Neurology
"Deubiquitinases in health and disease"

Tuesday April 12, 2016
12:00 p.m.
Immunology and Microbiology Library (Scott Hall 7364)