Spring 2017 Seminar Series
 
               To be included on the e-mail distribution
                 or if you should have questions, please contact:
                      Tammy Waltz at twaltz@lsuhsc.edu or (504) 568-4064
 
                   Seminars are scheduled Monday at 12:00 pm
                 Medical Education Building (MEB)
              1901 Perdido Street, 6th Floor
                Room 6262/6258 (Access Grid Broadcast)
 

 DATE

SPEAKER

February 6

Derek Pociask, PhD
Assistant Professor - Research
Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine 
"T Cell Control of Epithelial Repair During Influenza Infection"

February 13

Christopher Davitt, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
“Big Impact, Small Particles; Activation of Immunity by Bacterial Nano-particles"

February 20

Jennifer Cameron, PhD
Assistant Professor - Research
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology and
Stanley S. Scott Center
LSU Health Sciences Center
“Prescience is Bliss: Predicting Outcomes of Low-Grade Dysplasia of the Cervix to Inform Clinical Management”

February 27

Mardi Gras week - No Seminar

March 6

Graduate Student Presentation: Vincent Maffei
“Alcohol Intake and T-cell Aging in HIV+ Humans Are Associated with Gut Microbiota Community Structure”

March 13

Jacob Bitoun, PhD
Assistant Professor - Research
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
“Multifaceted Role of Heat-Stable Enterotoxin in ETEC Pathogenesis.” 

March 15

Martina Bradic, PhD
Associate Research Scientist                                              
Carlton Lab, Department of Biology                                           
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology                                
New York University
"From Genome to Mobilome: Unraveling the Biology of Trichomonas Vaginalis"

March 20

Marie-Claire Gauduin, PhD
Associate Scientist, Department of Virology and Immunology
Core Scientist, Southwest National Primate Research Center
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
“Efficacy of Epithelial Stem Cell-based AIDS Vaccine to Induce Mucosal Immune Responses Offering Protection Against Challenge”

March 27

Namita Rout, PhD
Assistant Professor                                                             
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane National Primate Research Center

April 6                                                                                                
Graduate Student Presentation: Spencer Robichaux         

"Elucidating the Effects of Chronic Alcohol Consumption    Dissertation
on HIV Transmission and Disease Progression Using the      
SIV-Infected Rhesus Macaque Model”
April 10

Graduate Student Presentation: Nouriath Ningbinnin
"Identifying Novel and Potentially Therapeutic Compounds Against Chagas' Disease"

April 11

 Graduate Student Presentation: Patricia Dehon        Final Defense of         
“A Role for Mycoplasma Genitalium in Cervicitis and              Dissertation
Inflammation-Dependent Enhancement of HIV Transmission”      1:00 pm

April 17

Easter week - No seminar

April 18

Graduate Student Presentation: Rafiq Nabi               Final Defense of           
''IgA antibodies in individuals who naturally control             Dissertation
HIV infection''    1:00 pm

April 24

Timothy Foster, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology
LSU Health Sciences Center
"Development and Evaluation of Host-Directed Antiviral Therapies: Targeted Modulation of Host Processes for Resolution of Pathogen-Mediated Disease Sequelae"

May 8

Elizabeth Norton, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
"How Derivatives of a Bacterial Toxin Can Be Both Vaccine Adjuvants and
Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics"

May 15

Namita Rout, PhD                                                             
Assistant Professor                                                                 
Division of Immunology
Tulane National Primate Research Center

May 22

Ashok Aiyar, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology
LSU Health Sciences Center
"Tryptophan & Chlamydia trachomatis - the Biochemistry of an Immune Response"

May 29

Memorial Day - No seminar

June 5
ASM Microbe 2017 Conference - No seminar
 
June 12

Rotation Students: Diana Battaglia and Abby Adams
Battaglia: "Characterization of an IgG-IgA Chimeric Dual Variable Domain HIV Antibody."  
Adams: "Double peptide vaccines and monoclonal antibodies that protect against Candida albicans".

June 19

Rotation Students: Natalia Travis and Bryant Autin
Autin:
"Emerging HPV Genotypes in the Post-Vaccine Era"
Travis:
"Defining a Role for CXCR2 in Candida-induced Endothelial Permeability"

 Locations may change.
Please read seminar announcements carefully for specific details.