March 4, 2021
10:45 am to 11:45 am

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Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.
The virtual UM-SBDRC Annual Symposium Keynote address on Skin Microbiome is by Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D. from 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. 
"Lessons From the Skin Microbiome in Innate Immunity and Human Disease" by Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D. 
March 4, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Heather Pinkett, PhD

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

March 4, 2021
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Susan Holmes, PhD
Professor of Statistics, Stanford University.

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Abstract:  The human microbiome is a complex assembly of bacteria that are sensitive to many perturbations. We have developed specific tools for studying  the vaginal, intestinal and oral microbiomes under many using time course data following many different types of perturbations (pregnancy, hypo-salivation inducing medications and antibiotics are some examples).

March 5, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Amanda Photenhauer
Graduate Student Nicole Koropatkin Lab University of Michigan
March 5, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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Meeting ID: 96306199298

Chelsey Spriggs, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Tsai Lab, Cell & Developmental Biology, U Michigan

During entry, most DNA viruses must navigate the crowded cellular environment to reach the nucleus where transcription and replication of the viral genome occur. How polyomavirus (PyV), a small, DNA tumor virus, accomplishes this essential step in infection is unclear. In mammalian cells, intracellular transport is facilitated largely by two host motors, kinesin and cytoplasmic dynein, which move cargo along microtubules towards the periphery and center of the cell, respectively.

March 5, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 944 6835 3155  Passcode: 340574

Allyson Shea, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Lab PI - Mobley Lab
Microbiology and Immunology, Michigan Medicine

For women in the United States, urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most frequent diagnosis in emergency departments, comprising 21.3% of total visits. The overwhelming majority of uncomplicated cases are caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC). Recent studies show that UPEC exhibit an extraordinarily rapid in vivo growth rate with an average doubling time of 22.4 minutes in patients.