Microbiology & Immunology

Bacterial Pathogenesis Journal Club

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am


We'll be having BPJC on Monday (November 16th) at 10 AM.  Dr. Marco Cassone from Geriatric Medicine will be  presenting: Streptococcus pneumoniae Elaborates Persistent and Prolonged Competent State during Pneumonia-Derived Sepsis  (See download)

Postdoc: RNA Virology - University of California, Irvine

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in Dr. Bert Semler’s laboratory at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the UCI Center for Virus Research. The position is fully funded by a private foundation for up to three years. Three major areas of RNA virology research are being investigated: (1) Understanding the molecular basis of enterovirus persistence in cardiac cells; (2) Generation of novel rabies virus vectors for neuronal circuit tracing; and (3) Development of novel therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2.

mRNA: Ushering in the New Age of Vaccines

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sukhmani Bedi, Ph.D.
Investigator - Seqirus Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA

Sukhmani's Ph.D. work was focused on identifying potential targets for anti-influenza drugs. After completion of her Ph.D. in 2019 in the laboratory of Dr. Akira Ono, she decided to further pursue her passion for infectious disease research and joined the Research and Development group at Seqirus, a company specializing in influenza vaccine development. Her work at Seqirus is focused on development of mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

Implementation and application of genomic association methods to Clostridium difficile toxicity and clinical infection outcomes

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Katie Saund
Ph.D. Candidate (Snitkin Lab)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Microbiology and Immunology

The University of Michigan 2020