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Infection, Immunity, and Vaccine Seminar Program – 2010

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 thefungal pathogens Pneumocystis and Aspergillus” Chad Steele, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergyand Critical Care University of Alabamaat 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