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Infection, Immunity, and Vaccine Seminar Program – 2009

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12:00 p.m.
LSUHSC Campus, CSRB Room 563, 533 Bolivar St.

  January 29 “Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS Research"
Ron Veazey, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Chair, Division of Comparative Pathology and Professor of Pathology
Tulane National Primate Research Center & Tulane University School of Medicine
  February 12 “The pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus infection: the battle between sarA and agr”
Mark S. Smeltzer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  March 12 “Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: past successes and current challenges”
Russell Van Dyke M.D.  
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases  
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
  March 26 A “Toll” Bridge for T cells: A novel mechanism of T cell costimulation
Eduardo Davila, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
LSU Health Sciences Center
  April 9 "Th1 and Th17 pathway in intracellular bacterial infections"
Shabaana A. Khader, PhD

Division of Medicine, Allergy and Immunology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
  April 23 “Antigen Structure and Epitope Dominance”
Samuel Landry, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Tulane University School of Medicine
  May 14 “Characterization and Evaluation of Novel Subunit Vaccines against Burkholderia pseudomallei”
Lisa Morici, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
  May 28 “The Normal Vaginal Microbiome: Define “Normal””
Michael Ferris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology
LSU Health Sciences Center
  June 11 “The Role of IL-27 in Modifying Infection-Induced Inflammation.”
Christopher A. Hunter, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathobiology
University of Pennsylvania, School Veterinary Medicine
  August 13 “Differentiation of T cell Memory to Pathogens and Vaccines”
Surojit Sarkar, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
  September 29 “The critical role of the inflammatory response in chlamydial genital infection – ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’”
Roger G. Rank, Ph.D.

Chlamydia Research Group
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
  October 22 “Human T-Cell Responses to DS DNA Virus Infections at the Local and Systemic Level”                                                                                            David Koelle, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
hosted by Drs. Hagensee and Quayle
  November 12

“How Helicobacter pylori varies phenotypes important in host interactions"                                                                                                Martin Blaser M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine
New York University Medical Center

  December 10

"Putting the Bite on Tick-Borne Flavivirus Infections”                            Marshall E. Bloom, M.D.
Division of Intramural Research
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
National Institutes of Health
Hamilton, Montana


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