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MI&I Seminar Series

The Microbial Infection and Immunity Seminar Series (MIISS) features distinguished national and international scientists. This seminar series may be partnered with various departments, centers, and/or institutes in order to enhance the seminar appeal and breadth. 
The MIISS is directed by Drs. Shan-Lu Liu and Jacob Yount​.

Upcoming Seminars

​November 20, 2018 Carolyn Coyne, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Topic: "Understanding placental biology and infections at the maternal-fetal interface"

​December 4, 2018 Jonathan Kagan, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University
​Seminar Topic: "Molecular characterization of innate immune responses to microbial pathogens"


Past Seminars

​January 16, 2018 Gregory Melikian, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Seminar Topic: "Determinants of single enveloped virus entry and fusion"​

​​April 17, 2018 Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine Emory University
​Seminar Topic: "Mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis and host immunity to infection"

​May 29, 2018 ​Seungmin "Sam" Hwang, PhD, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago
Seminar Topic: "New factors in autophagy-mediated antimicrobial defense"

May 2, 2017
Howard C. Hang, PhD, Richard E. Salomom Family​ Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University
Seminar Topic: "Chemical Dissection of Host Immunity and Microbial Pathogenesis"

​Marc​h 22, 2016 Caetano Reis e Sousa, PhD, Senior Group Leader; Head, Immunobiology Laboratory, The Francis Crick Institute
Seminar Topic:  "A DaNGeRous talk about dendritic cells"

​April 19, 2016 ​​Christopher Sassetti, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Seminar Topic:  "Understanding tuberculosis pathogenesis through combinatorial genetics of host and pathogen"

​May 24, 2016 Siamon Gordon, PhD, Glaxo Wellcome Professor Emeritus of Cellular Pathology, University of Oxford
Seminar Topic:  "Macrophage Activation, Fusion and Function"

​May 19, 2015 Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Fishberg Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai​
Seminar Topic:  "TRIM proteins: regulators of virus sensing and antiviral immunity​"

​June 16, 2015 Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD, T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar Topic:  “Imaging glycoconjugates, from vertebrates to microbes​"

​November 17, 2015 Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD, Professor and Interim Chair of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Medical College of Wisconsin​
​Seminar Topic: “Entry of the Botulinum toxins and Tetanus toxin into Neurons”