Seminars

December 12, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Jeroen Saeij, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
December 12, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Jon Clardy, Ph.D.
Hsien Wu & Daisy Yen Wu Professor of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

Numerous studies with varying degrees of statistical power have found correlations between the composition of the bacterial population in the human gut microbiome and disease states. But the molecules and mechanism(s) connecting a dysbiotic microbiome to a specific disease are generally unknown. In an attempt to address this gap, we undertook a series of screens to link bacterial metabolites with diseases like type 1 diabetes (T1D) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We focused on primary drivers of inflammation like TNFα (tumor necrosis factor alpha) produced by human dendritic cells.

December 13, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

East Conference Room, 4th floor Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) 

Wes Bickford, Ph.D. Candidate (Deborah Golberg, advisor)
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan
January 9, 2020
TBA
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

John Dye, Ph.D.
Chief of Viral Immunology
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
January 16, 2020
TBA
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Melanie Blokesch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
January 23, 2020
TBA
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Alfredo Torres, Ph.D.
Herman Barnett Distinguished Professor
Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology
Assistant Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
University of Texas Medical Branch