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Infection, Immunity, and Vaccine Seminar Program – 2011

12:00 p.m.

LSUHSC Campus, CSRB Room 563, 533 Bolivar Street

January 27 “Viruses at the Crossroads: EBV interacting with HPV in the Development ofCervical Cancer Michael Hagensee, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology LSU HealthSciences Center

February10 “The fungal vacuole – potential as a therapeutic target Glen Palmer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Oral and Craniofacial Biology and Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology LSU HealthSciences Center

February 24 “Deciphering and exploiting innate recognition of fungi” Stuart M. Levitz, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA

March 10 “Transmission Blocking Vaccine – a step in the direction of gradual malaria elimination” Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D. Professor and Head, Department of Tropical Medicine Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

April 14 “Targeting Dendritic Cells with Vaccines and TLR Adjuvants Leads to Protective Multi-Functional T Cell Immunity” Robert Seder, M.D. Chief, Cellular Immunology Section, Vaccine Research Center National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD

April 28 “Defining the Mechanisms of HIV Sexual Transmission” Thomas J. Hope, Ph.D. Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Chicago, IL

May 12 “FitnessMultipliersofArbovirusTransmission” Christopher N.Mores SM, ScD Associate Professor Department of Pathobiological Sciences LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Baton Rouge,LA

May 26 “HSV Vaccine Development – the latest twist” Lawrence Stanberry, M.D., Ph.D. Reuben S. Carpentier Professor and Chairman Department of Pediatrics College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University New York, NY


September 22 “Mechanisms of Type 2 Immunity and Mucosal Repair” De’Broski R. Herbert, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Division of Immunobiology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH

October 20 “Modulation of Host Immune Response by Mycobacterium tuberculosis” Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology Tulane National Primate Research Center Covington, LA

November 10 “Nonhuman Primate Studies with the Pathogenic Alphaviruses” Chad J. Roy, Ph.D. Director, Infectious Disease Aerobiology Tulane National Primate Research Center Associate Professor of Microbiologyand Immunology Tulane School of Medicine