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Infection, Immunity, and Vaccine Seminar Program – 2010

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12:00 p.m.
■ LSUHSC Campus, CSRB Room 563, 533 Bolivar St.
■ TUHSC Campus, School of Medicine Room 6065, 1430 Tulane Ave.

  January 28

“Vaccinomics & Personalized Vaccinology"                                     Gregory Poland, M.D., MACP, FIDSA
Mary Lowell Leary Endowed Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Director, Mayo Vaccine Research Group Director

  February 25 “Modulation of T cell function via the cytokine milieu-implications for Improved Vaccines"                                                                             Alistair Ramsay, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Gene Therapy Program
LSU Health Sciences Center
  March 11 “Influence of Host and Fungal Eiosanoids on Candida albicans Host-Pathogen Interactions"                                                                             Mairi Noverr Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Craniofacial Biology
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
  March 25 “Vaccine Initiative for Leprosy: Developing the Tools Needed to Eliminate Hansen's Disease"                                                                     Tom Gillis, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory Research Branch
National Hansen's Disease Programs
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
  April 8 “Protective Immunity Against Pulmonary Cryptococcosis"                Floyd L. Wormley Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Department of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio
  April 22 “Novel Targets for Influenza Virus Therapeutic Discovery"           Thomas Voss, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
  May 17 “Penitentiary or Penthouse Condo: The TB Granuloma from the Microbe's Point of View"                                                                   William R. Bishai, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine,
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
  May 27 “Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women"                          Patricia Kissinger, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  June 10 “Chlamydia trachomatis in the human endocervis: A story of secrets, stealth, & sex"                                                                                       Alison Quayle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology
LSU Health Sciences Center
  August 12 “Visualizing antigen-specific helper T cell immunity: how, where, and when"                                                                                                           James McLachlan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
  August 26

“Understanding the innocence of BK virus in order to combat its pathogenic potential"                                                                                 John A. Vanchiere, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
LSU Health Science Center - Shreveport

  September 23

“Lung immunity against the fungal pathogens Pneumocystis and Aspergillus"                                                                                            Chad Steele, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
University of Alabama at Birmingham

  October 14

“Adjuvanting HIV-1 DNA Vaccine for Enhanced Protection Against Infection"                                                                                                      Rama Rao Amara, Ph.D. 
Emory Vaccine Center
Associate Professor, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

  October 28

“pH Homeostatis and Oral Biofilm Ecology"                                               Robert Burne, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Biology
University of Florida, College of Dentistry
Gainesville, FL

  November 11

“Sensing Infection"                                                                                     Bruce Beutler, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
The Department of Genetics
The Scripps Research Institute


December 9 ■          MEB Rm 3209 

“HIV, HPV and the epithelium"                                                                 Joel Palefsky, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California at San Francisco
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