Current Theme: Interdisciplinary Research

All seminars are held Fridays at 12:10 p.m. at 1005 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF Main Auditorium).

April 3, 2020

ZOOM Meeting »

Speaker: Jamal Lewis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, UC Davis

Lecture:Engineering Particulate-Based Systems to Influence the Immune System” (PDF)

April 10, 2020

ZOOM Meeting »

Speaker: Mary E. Kable, Ph.D., Research Molecular Biologist, USDA ARS WHNRC , Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of California

Lecture:Impacts of a Zinc Transporter on the Microbiota and Physiology of the Colon: Findings from a Znt7-/- Mouse Model” (PDF)

April 17, 2020

ZOOM Meeting »

Speaker: Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Director for Genomics, Institute for Genome Sciences, Health Sciences Facility III, University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Lecture:OMICS Approaches to Study Host-Vaginal Microbiome Interactions” (PDF)

April 24, 2020

ZOOM Meeting »

Speaker: Karen Ottemann, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Lecture: "Helicobacter Pylori Chemotaxis in the Stomach: Signaling Diversity and Niche Colonization" (PDF)

May 1, 2020

ZOOM Meeting » (Password: 001677)

Speaker: Ami Bhatt, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine and Genetics, Stanford University

Lecture:From Precise Microbial Genomics to Precision Medicine” (PDF)

May 8, 2020

ZOOM Meeting » (Password: 001677)

Speaker: Michael Farzan, Ph.D., Co-chair and Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Scripps Research Institute

Lecture:A pathway to ART-free suppression of HIV-1” (PDF)

May 15, 2020

ZOOM Meeting » (Password: 001677)

Speaker: Luiz R. Goulart, Ph.D., Professor, Federal University of Uberlandia, Chair of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Theranostics and Nanobiotechnology, Institute of Genetics and Biochemistry, Head of the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology

Lecture:Peptide-based Specific Immunotherapy to Control Allergies” (PDF)

May 22, 2020

*The seminar is CANCELLED*

Speaker: Eugene Oltz, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity, Samuel Saslaw Professor of Infectious Diseases, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Lecture:Normal and Pathogenic Regulatory Circuits in Human Lymphoid Cells” (PDF)

May 29, 2020

ZOOM Meeting » (Password: 001677)

Speaker: Nichole Ginnan, Ph.D. Candidate , NSF GRFP Fellow , UC President's DY Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside

Lecture:Pathogens, Plant Phenology, and Microbial Competition Impact the Structure and Function of the Citrus Microbiome” (PDF)

March 13, 2020

**Seminar is cancelled**

Speaker: Janine M. LaSalle, Ph.D., Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Lecture: “Mining the Perinatal Epigenome for Insights into Autism Risk and Multifactorial Health Disparities” (PDF)

March 6, 2020

Speaker: Sungjin Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Lecture: “Antibody-Dependent Memory-Like NK Cells” (PDF)

February 28, 2020

Speaker: Greg Brennan, D.V.M., Ph.D., Project Scientist, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Lecture: “Bimodal Adaptation of a Chimeric Poxvirus to Human Cells” (PDF)

February 14, 2020

Speaker: Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, of Microbiology and Immunology, G.W. Hooper Research Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
University of California

Lecture: "Eating for Two Trillion: Reciprocal Interactions between Diet and the Human Gut Microbiome" (PDF)

February 7, 2020

Speaker: Lewis Lanier, Ph.D., J Michael Bishop MD, Distinguished Professor, Chair, Microbiology and Immunology Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy University of California

Lecture: “Natural Killer Cells in Viral Immunity and Transplantation” (PDF)

January 31, 2020

Speaker: Bali Pulendran, Ph.D., Professor, Violetta L. Horton, Department of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine

Lecture: “Systems Biological Analysis of the Correlates and Mechanisms of Vaccination Induced Protection” (PDF)

January 17, 2020

Speaker: Mattthew Blango, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute

Lecture: "Aspergillus fumigatus elicits host-derived antifungal extracellular vesicles during infection" (PDF)

January 10, 2020

(Gladys Valley Hall Room 1047)

Speaker: Bridget M. Barker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Associate Director NAU ABSL3

Lecture: “Dust Devil or Fantastic Yeast? The Mysterious Life of Coccidioides” (PDF)

Contact the IOR, Dr. José V. Torres (, if you would like to meet with the speaker.