Seminar Schedule, 2017 - 2018 - Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry
School of Medicine, WSU Room 2268, Scott Hall | 11:30 am – 12:25 pm



Speaker: Federico Jensen, Ph.D., Professor for Immunology, National University Arturo Jauretche Head, Laboratory for Immunology of Pregnancy, Center for Pharmacological and Botanical Studies, Argentina
Title: "Unraveling the Role of B cells in Pregnancy beyond Antibody Production"
Host: Nihar Nayak Ph.D., D.V.M., and Kang Chen, Ph.D.



Speaker: Kang Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Immunology and Microbiology, Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Title: "Emerging Functions of B Lymphocytes in Immunological and Reproductive Health"
Host: Dr. Raghavendar Thipparthi



Speaker: Domenico L. Gatti, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Title: "Mechanism of Type 2 Metallo Beta-Lactamases"
Host: Brian Edwards, Ph.D.



Speaker: Xiaoping Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University
Title: Signal control of invariant T cell development and function
Host: Dr. Qing-Sheng Mi, Henry Ford Health System



Speaker:Joseph Brunzelle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry and Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team, Argonne, IL
Title:"Structural Biology and LS-CAT at the Advanced Photon Source."
Host: Dr. Ladislau Kovari



Speaker:David Crich, Ph.D. Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, WSU
Title:  "Shaping Next Generation Aminoglycoside Antibiotics for Treatment of Multidrug Resistant Diseases.
Host: Dr. Ladislau Kovari


10-03-2017 - Orten Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Michael Levin, Professor, Vannevar Bush Chair
Director, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, and Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology Morphological and behavioral information processing in living systems           
Title: Rewriting bioelectrical pattern memories for the control of growth and form: exploiting somatic primitive cognition for regenerative medicine.
Host: MIB graduate students and Dr. Domenico Gatti



Speaker:  Shari Pilon-Thomas, Ph.D., Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Title: Adoptive Cell Therapy with Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes
Host: Wei-Zen Wei, PhD


10-17-2017 - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Eric Sebzda, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. Division of Molecular Pathogenisis, Vanderbilt University Medical Ctr, Nashville, TN.
Title: Targeting immune regulators to treat autoimmunity and cancer.
Host: Dr. Harley Tse    


10-31-2017 -Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Heather M. Gibson, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Title: Genetic Linkage analysis and immunoPET imaging to identify regulators of immunotherapy response.
Host: Dr. Harley Tse                     



Speaker: Yuru Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago,
College of Medicine
Title: Regulation of alveolar type II Cells in in the repair of lung injury.           
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang 


11-28-2017 - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Wook-Jin Chae, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Department of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine
Title: Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1): A new immunomodulator of inflammatory diseases.
Host: Dr. Harley Tse     



Speaker: John Guatelli, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Title:"How HIV-1 Vpu and Nef Co-op Endosomal Trafficking Pathways to Evade Host Immunity."
Host: Dr. Raghavendar Thipparthi


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