Microbiology & Immunology

Drs. Christiane Wobus and Daniel Goldstein present Immunology Research Seminar

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Christiane Wobus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Michigan Medicine
Daniel Goldstein M.D.
Eliza Maria Mosher Collegiate Professor in Internal Medicine
Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Michigan Biology of Cardiovascular Aging
Michigan Medicine

Christiane Wobus, Ph.D.: SARS-Cov2: The Basics

Daniel Goldstein, M.D.: Why older people do worse from COVID-19: Lessons from Influenza


Please "mute" your audio and visual feeds during the seminar.

After each talk, questions can be posted by attendees using the chat option or mic.

Data Analysis Networking Group (DANG): Introduction to Viral Community Metagenomics

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Will Close presenting: In this presentation, we will go over the steps required to analyze community composition using metagenomics. Topics covered will include read quality control, assembly, binning, and classification. While this talk is framed around analyzing viral communities, the principles also apply to the study of other populations, including bacteria.

Modeling Viral Community Resilience in Response to Antibiotic Perturbation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
William Close, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Schloss Lab)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Michigan Medicine

The resilience of the microbiome determines whether the community returns to the original steady state or to an altered state after perturbation. Microbiome resilience can have positive or negative outcomes for the host, including maintaining resistance to Clostridioides difficile infection after exposure to antibiotics or contributing to the development of chronic disorders including inflammatory bowel disease.