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Infection, Immunity, and Vaccine Seminar Program – 2009

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.

Professor 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