The Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity (MI&I) is pleased to sponsor and co-sponsor seminars on campus that are of interest to individuals studying microbiology and immunology.

Of note is the MI&I Seminar Series (MIISS) which features distinguished national and international scientists in the field. Certain events in the seminar series may be a collaboration with various departments, centers, and/or institutes in order to enhance the seminar appeal and breadth. The MIISS is directed by Dr. Haitao Wen.

Links to seminars and events of affiliated programs:

2023-2024 Seminars:

April 22, 2024:  MIISS. Ganesh Halade, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine
Seminar Topic:  TBA

April 8, 2024: MIISS. Rémy Bosselut, MD, PhD Senior Investigator Laboratory of Immune Cell Biology, NCI, NIH
Seminar Topic: TBA

March 25, 2024: MIISS. Tracey Lamb, PhD, Director, M&I Graduate Program, Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Utah
Seminar Topic: TBA

March 4, 2024: MIISS. Pradeep Singh, MD, Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Professor, Microbiology
Seminar Topic: TBA

February 19, 2024: MIISS. Joseph C. Sun, PhD, Member, Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor and Director, Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
Weill Cornell Medical College
Seminar Topic: “NK cells in host immunity”

February 5, 2024: MIISS. Rachel A. Gottschalk, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, Center for Systems Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: “Macrophage signaling-to-transcription networks”

January 22, 2024: MIISS. Jason Brenchley, PhD, Senior Investigator, Barrier Immunity Section, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD
Seminar Topic: “Mechanisms Underlying Differential Disease Outcomes in Primate Immunodeficiency Lentivirus Infections”

January 17, 2024: MIISS. Melanie Scott MD PhD, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Topic: TBA

December 4, 2023: MIISS. Vanessa L. Hale MAT, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Seminar Topic: TBA

November 27, 2023:  Christopher M. Walker, PhD, Director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunity, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Wilby S. Cowan Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
Seminar Topic:  "A New Look at CD4+ T Cells in Hepatitis C Virus Infection"

November 20, 2023: MIISS/DEI Seminar Event. Sabra Klein, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology , Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender Research
Seminar Topic: "Sex differences in virus and vaccine outcomes"
DEI Event Topic:  "Sex as a Biological Variable"

November 6, 2023: MIISS. Alice Prince, MD, John M. and Yvonne T. Driscoll, MD Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University
Seminar Topic: “Airway metabolites promote persistent pulmonary infection”

October 23, 2023: MIISS. Weiguo Cui PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: "The phenotypic, functional and transcriptional diversity of exhausted T cells"

October 9, 2023: MIISS. Jeremy M. Boss, P.D, Emory Chair in Basic Sciences Research, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Associate Dean for Basic Science Research
Seminar Topic: “Epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of B cell differentiation”

September 25, 2023: MIISS. Kai Wucherpfennig, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Cancer Immunology & Virology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Seminar Topic: “Designing immunotherapies that target T cells and NK cells”

September 13, 2023:  MIISS. Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, Professor of Immunobiology, Department of Immunobiology, The University of Arizona
Seminar Topic: "Instructing Durable Humoral Immunity for Viral Infections and Vaccines”

September 6, 2023:  MIISS.  Katrin D. Mayer-Barber, PhD (Dr. rer.nat.), Earl Stadtman Investigator, Chief, Inflammation & Innate Immunity Unit (IIIU), Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and, Microbiology (LCIM), NIH/FDA Intramural TB Research Initiative (NITBRI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Seminar Topic: “Cellular mechanisms of Innate immunity and inflammation in respiratory infections”

2022-2023 Seminars:

June 14, 2023:  MIISS. Craig E. Cameron, PhD, Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine 
Seminar Topic: "Antiviral therapy: Towards the personal and the precise"

May 3, 2023:  MIISS.  Robin Patel, MD(CM), D(ABMM), FIDSA, FACP, F(AAM), Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology; Professor of Microbiology; Director, Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory; Co-Director, Bacteriology Laboratory; Harvard Medical School
Seminar Topic: "Unraveling periprosthetic joint infection"

April 28, 2023:  Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center (P), Medicine - Hematology & Oncology, Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), UAB Immunology Institute, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Seminar Topic: "At the Intersection of DNA Damage and Immune Responses"

April 19, 2023.  MIISS.  Lori Burrows, PhD, Professor, Joint Member, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Seminar Topic: "Pumping Iron - exploitation of nutrient transporters by antibiotics"

April 12, 2023:  MIISS.  Amy Weinmann PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Topic: "Translating mechanisms between species: how evolutionary genome rearrangements affect gene programming potential in immune cells”

April 5, 2023:  MIISS.  Vineet D. Menachery, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Seminar Topic: "Using reverse genetics to probe SARS-CoV-2 infection and pathogenesis"

March 22, 2023:  MIISS. Sergio D. Catz, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Seminar Topic: "The neutrophil inner life, from trafficking to function"

March 9, 2023:  Special Seminar.  Aayushi Uberoi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Topic:  "Commensal microbes fortify skin barrier"

March 8, 2023:  MIISS.  Siddharth Balachandran, PhD, Professor, Blood Cell Development and Function Program Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Seminar Topic: "ZBP1: Come with me if you want to live!"

February 22, 2023:  MIISS.  Jenny PY Ting, PhD, William R. Kenan, JR Distinguished Professor, Genetics, Co-Director, Inflammatory Diseases Institute Director, Center for Translational Immunology, Chapel Hill, NC
Seminar Topic: "The encompassing roles of innate immune receptors"

February 8, 2023:  MIISS.  Deborah Fowell, DPhil, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Professor of Immunology, Department Chair, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
Seminar Topic: "Spatiotemporal control of T cell activation in inflamed and infected tissues"

January 4, 2023.  MIISS.  Walther Mothes, PhD, Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Seminar Topic: "Imaging retroviruses and SARS-CoV-2 across spatial and temporal scales"

December 14, 2022:  Dominique Limoli, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Seminar Topic:  "War and Peace: Polymicrobial interactions during cystic fibrosis airway disease"

December 7, 2022:  MIISS.  Teresa O’Meara, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor 
Seminar Topic:  "A new genetic toolkit for examining Candida auris pathogenesis"

November 21, 2022:  MIISS.  Paul Kubes, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Seminar Topic: "Innate immune responses to infection"

November 7, 2022:  Ryan Langlois, PhD, Associate Professor and McKnight Presidential Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Seminar Topic:  "Uncovering the rules for cross-species virus transmission" 

November 9, 2022:  MIISS.  Xuefang Cao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Co-leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy (TII) Program, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Seminar Topic:  "Non-canonical roles of Granzyme B in immune response and regulation"

November 2, 2022:  Sarah L. Gaffen, PhD, Gerald P. Rodnan Professor, President-Elect, International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS), Director of Basic Rheumatology Research, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Topic: "At the crossroads of IL-17 signaling: Where autoimmunity and fungal immunity meet"

October 26, 2022:  MIISS.  Nicholas Heaton, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University School of Medicine
Seminar Topic:  "Understanding and limiting susceptiblity to respiratory viral infection"

October 24, 2022:  Stanley Huang, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: "Targeting macrophage metabolism for cancer immunotherapy"

October 17, 2022:  MIISS.  Camille Locht, PhD, Professor, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) Head of the Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, France
Seminar Topic:  "A live attenuated vaccine against pertussis and other respiratory illnesses"

October 12, 2022:  MIISS.  Han-Yu Shih, PhD, Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, Head, Neuro-Immune Regulome Unit National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health 

Seminar Topic:  "The dynamic 2D/3D chromatin landscape during lymphocyte development and activation"

September 28, 2022:  MIISS.  Eric Nuermberger, MD, Professor of Medicine,  International Health at Johns Hopkins University
Seminar Topic:  "Development of novel regimens to treat TB: Lost in translation?"

September 21, 2022:  Michelle Anderson, PhD, Professor,  Senior Scientist, Biological Sciences Sunnybrook Research Institute,  Professor Department of Immunology University of Toronto
Seminar Topic:  "Multilayered control of T cell development by HEB transcription factors"

September 14, 2022:  MIISS.  Iliyan D. Iliev, PhD, Professor, Mycobiota and Mucosal Immunology Laboratory, Co-director of the Microbiome Core Lab, of Immunology and Microbiology in Medicine, Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University
Seminar Topic:  "Immunity and inflammation through the prism of functional mycobiota exploration"

August 31, 2022:  Steven Varga, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Student Development, Graduate College, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Professor of Pathology, University of Iowa Health Care
Seminar Topic:  "Inflammasome Activation is Influenced by RSV Strain differences"

 

2021-2022 Seminars:

June 13, 2022:  MIISS.  Chrystal Paulos, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine; Director, Translational Research for Cutaneous Malignancies, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Seminar Topic:  "Instilling T cells with potent antitumor activity via a novel mitochondrial target"

June 9, 2022:  Dario Vignali, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Topic:  “Immune Inhibitory Mechanisms in Cancer”

June 1, 2022:  MIISS.  Joseph G. Sodroski, MD, Researcher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor, Department of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School
Seminar Topic:  "Conformational States of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) Envelope Glycoproteins"

May 16, 2022:  MIISS.  Andrea Schietinger, PhD, Associate Member, Immunology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute
Seminar Topic:  "T cell differentiation and fate choice in cancer and autoimmunity"

May 4, 2022:  MIISS.  Mehul Suthar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory Vaccine Center, Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine
Seminar Topic:  “Vaccine and Infection-induced immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection”

May 2, 2022:  MIISS. Irene Salinas, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Seminar Topic:  "Neuroimmune communication in the olfactory-brain axis of teleost fish"

April 27, 2022:  MIISS.  Mario Feldman, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine
Seminar Topic:  "Dissecting the virulence strategies of Acinetobacter baumannii"

April 6, 2022:  MIISS.  John Lukens, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, University of Virginia
Seminar Topic:  "Innate immunity at the crossroads of neurological health and disease"

March 23, 2022:  MIISS.  Donna Farber, PhD, George H. Humphreys II Professor of Surgical Sciences (in Surgery); Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University
Seminar Topic:  "Tissue compartmentalization of Human Immune Responses"

March 9, 2022:  MIISS.  Judy Lieberman, MD, PhD, Chair, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Seminar Topic:  "Lighting a Fire: Pyroptosis in Immune Defense and Immune Pathology"

February 23, 2022:  MIISS.  Joseph Qualls, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Seminar Topic:  "L-arginine promotes immune cell function and anti-microbial activity"

February 9, 2022:  MIISS.  Gordon Brown, PhD, FRS, Professor, University of Exeter
Seminar Topic:  "C-type lectins in immunity: Why you should take notice"

January 26, 2022:  MIISS.  Lee-Ann Allen, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, George Trimble Endowed Chair for Excellence in Medicine, University of Missouri
Seminar Topic:  "Francisella tularensis reprograms human neutrophil metabolism to delay apoptosis"

January 12, 2022:  MIISS.  Alessandro Sette, Dr.Biol.Sci., Professor, Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Seminar Topic:  "Immune responses to SARS CoV2 vaccination and Variants of concerns"

December 15, 2021:  MIISS.  Alison Criss, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia
Seminar Topic:  "Manipulation of human innate immunity by Neisseria gonorrhoeae"

December 1, 2021:  MIISS.  Joyce Wu, PhD, Professor and Ronald L. Whisler Endowed Chair, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Seminar Topic:  "Gut microbiota-induced c-Maf converts Th17 cells to a unique Tfh cell type that potently promotes autoimmune arthritis"

November 17, 2021:  MIISS.  David Andes, MD, Division Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine
Seminar Topic:  "Construction and Destruction of the Candida Biofilm Matrix"

November 3, 2021:  MIISS.  Jeffery Schorey, PhD, George B. Craig Jr. Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
Seminar Topic:  "Host RNA sensors as regulators of an immune response to mycobacterial  infections"

October 20, 2021:  MIISS.  Benjamin tenOever, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Seminar Topic:  "A molecular basis for Long COVID"

October 6, 2021:  MIISS.  Mark K. Jenkins, PhD, Regents and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota
Seminar Topic:  "A modular view of helper T cell differentiation during infection"

September 22, 2021:  MIISS.  Sunny Shin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Topic:  "Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens”

September 8, 2021:  MIISS.  Douglas R. Green, PhD, Peter C. Doherty Endowed Chair, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Seminar Topic:  "LAP and LANDO:  Noncanonical function of autophagy proteins in inflammation, anti-cancer immunity, and Alzheimer’s Disease"

2020-2021 Seminars:

June 2, 2021:  MIISS.  Mercedes Gonzelez-Juarrero, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Colorado State University
Seminar Topic: "Preclinical development of Aerosol therapy against Tuberculosis"

May 19, 2021:  MIISS.  Alexander Horswill, PhD, Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Seminar Topic: "Regulation of Staphylococcus aureus colonization and disease"

May 5, 2021:  MIISS.  Ping-Chih Ho, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of Lausanne
Seminar Topic: "Metabolic hurdle and reprogramming orchestrate T cell anti-tumor responses"

May 3, 2021:  MIISS.  Joseph P. Zackular, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Topic:  “Pathogen-microbiota cooperation during Clostridioides difficile infection"

April 21, 2021:  MIISS.  Tammy Kielian, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Seminar Topic: "Metabolic crosstalk between Staphylococcus aureus biofilm and innate immunity influences infection persistence"

March 24, 2021:  MIISS.  Matthew Welch, Professor, PhD, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar Topic: “Mobilization of the cytoskeleton by microbial pathogens”

March 10, 2021:  MIISS.  M. Stephen Trent, PhD, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia
Seminar Topic: "“Pushing the Envelope: Building and Maintaining the Gram negative Outer Membrane”

February 24, 2021:  MIISS.  Karin Sauer, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University
Seminar Topic: "Bacterial Biofilms: Development, Regulation, Dispersal, and Therapeutic Strategies"

February 10, 2021:  MIISS.  John Boothroyd, PhD, Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: “How one single celled eukaryote invades and coopts the cells of so many others: the story of the remarkable generalist, Toxoplasma gondii"

January 27, 2021:  MIISS.  Pamela Schwartzberg, MD, PhD, Chief, Cell Signaling and Immunity Section, NIAID, NIH
Seminar Topic: “Integrating T cell signals: Lessons from Primary Immunodeficiencies"

January 13, 2021:  MIISS.  Tobias Hohl, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seminar Topic: “Foiling Fungal Invasion: Lessons from the Mycobiome and from Pulmonary Antifungal Immunity”

December 16, 2020:  MIISS.  Jennifer Martinez, PhD, Principal Investigator, Inflammation and Autoimmunity Group, NIH/NIEHS
Seminar Topic: "Non-canonical autophagy: a double-edged sword"

November 18, 2020:  MIISS.  Michael Niederweiss, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Topic: “The Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin”

October 21, 2020:  MIISS.  Leah Cowen, PhD, Professor, Department Of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Seminar Topic: “Identifying Vulnerabilities in Fungal Pathogens Through Functional and Chemical Genomic Analysis”

October 07, 2020:  MIISS.  Kingston Mills, PhD, Professor, Experimental Immunology, School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin
Seminar Topic: “The two faces of IL-17: protective immunity to infection and disease pathology in autoimmunity”

September 09, 2020:  MIISS.  Keith Reeves, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, CFAR Advanced Technologies Core, Harvard
Seminar Topic: "Adaptive NK Cells Responses Against Viruses and Virus Vaccines"

August 26, 2020:  MIISS.  Hai Qi, PhD, Professor, Institute for Immunology, Tsinghua University
Seminar Topic: “Controlling the B cell immunity: from germinal center dynamics to neural circuits and behaviors”

August 31, 2020:  MIISS.  Barney Graham, PhD, Deputy Director, Vaccine Research Center, NIH/NIAID
Seminar Topic: “Rapid COVID-19 Vaccine Development Enabled by Prototype Pathogen Preparedness"

 

2019-2020 Seminars:

February 26, 2020:  MIISS.  Janet Lee, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: Heme metabolism and host defense: cross signals during macrophage activation”

February 19, 2020:  MIISS.  Kirsten Nielsen, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota
Seminar Topic: "Cell wars:  The fight between Cryptococcus and the immune system"

February 12, 2020:  Takeshi Egawa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Seminar Topic: "Lymphocyte proliferation during the development, immune response and oncogenesis"

January 29, 2020:  MIISS.  Tod Merkel, PhD, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, US Food & Drug Administration
Seminar Topic: "The host response to Pertussis infection and vaccination"

December 16, 2019:  Ali Ellebedy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Seminar Topic: "B cell responses to influenza viruses in humans: Looking deeper into their origin, specificity, and fate"

December 12, 2019:  Jacqueline Payton, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Seminar Topic: "Discoveries in epigenomics drive precision medicine approaches in lymphoma and beyond"

December 4, 2019:  MIISS.  Emanuela Bruscia, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (respiratory) Yale School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: "Macrophages and innate immune dysregulation in Cystic Fibrosis"

November 20, 2019:  MIISS.  Jennifer Bomberger, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Topic: "Complex communities: Decoding microbial interactions in the respiratory tract"

November 6, 2019:  MIISS.  Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD, Pauline and Lawson Reed Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases; Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Seminar Topic: "Immune pathogenesis of prenatal infection"

October 23, 2019:  MIISS.  Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Medicine, and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: "Insights into the Cryptococcus pathogenic species complex through comparative genomics"

October 16, 2019:  MIISS.  Gaya K. Amarasinghe, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pathology & Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St.  Louis
Seminar Topic: "Viral Immune Evasion Mechanisms"

October 2, 2019:  MIISS.  Paul G. Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Seminar Topic: "How the host determines disease outcome after influenza virus infection"

September 18, 2019:  MIISS.  Edward A. Miao, MD, PhD
, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University
Seminar Topic: "Infectious models reveal unique role for caspase-7 after cytotoxic lymphocyte attack"