Viral Pathogens: Us vs. Them

Seminar Details
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 8:45am to 4:30pm


Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB)
 This is a public event.

Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium 2022

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8:45 a.m. | Welcome
Roger D. Cone, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Director, U-M Biosciences Initiative; Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute; Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School; Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

8:50 a.m. | Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecturer
Mary Sue Coleman, Ph.D.
President of the University of Michigan

9:00 a.m. | Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture — Structural correlates of antibody neutralization of viruses
Pamela Bjorkman, Ph.D.
David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Merkin Institute Professor, California Institute of Technology

9:50 a.m. | Morning break

10:10 a.m. | Next generation nucleic acid vaccines
Deborah Fuller, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology; Associate Director of Research, Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington

11:00 a.m. | Molecular mechanism for self vs. non-self RNA discrimination
Sun Hur, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Program in Cellular & Molecular Medicine;
Oscar M. Schloss, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

11:50 a.m. | Poster session and lunch, BSRB ABC and Upper Atrium

1:20 p.m. | Noncoding RNA and triphosphate balance in virus infection
Chris Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin

2:10 p.m. | Influenza in vulnerable populations
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D.
Full Member, Department of Infectious Diseases; Deputy Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology; Associate Dean of Student Affairs, St. Jude Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

3:00 p.m. | Afternoon break

3:20 p.m. | Rules of engagement between primate and viral genomes
Harmit Malik, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Director, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

4:10 p.m. | Closing remarks