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Past Seminars


2014


Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Dr. Andrea Holme, Flow Cytometry Facility Manager
"Why Cytometry?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Dr. Andrew Mason, Professor
"Next generation sequencing for virus discovery? Follow the SINEs!"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Dr. Hanne Ostergaard
"MMI > Σ"
MMI Vision Lecture, Candidate for Chair

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Dr. Hanne Ostergaard
"Killer Cells: Choose your Weapon"
MMI Research Seminar, Candidate for Chair

Friday, February 14th, 2014
Dr. John Paul Pezacki, National Research Council of Canada
"Excellence, strategic partnerships and new directions: A vision for medical microbiology and immunology at the U of A"
MMI Vision Lecture, Candidate for Chair

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Dr. John Paul Pezacki, National Research Council of Canada
"Probing hepatic lipid pathways for novel host-pathoen interactions and therapeutic targets against the hepatitis C virus"
MMI Research Seminar, Candidate for Chair

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Dr. Matthias Götte, McGill University
"MMI 2020: Visions in Research, Teaching and Faculty Support"
MMI Vision Lecture, Candidate for Chair

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Dr. Matthias Götte, McGill University
"Discovery of Antiviral Drugs: The Role of Mechanism-Driven Approaches in Academia"
MMI Research Seminar, Candidate for Chair

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Dr. Tom Hobman
"MMI, the next 5 years: Opportunities and Challenges"
MMI Vision Lecture, Candidate for Chair

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Dr. Tom Hobman
"RNA virus-host interactions: Battles at the cellular level"
MMI Research Seminar, Candidate for Chair

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Dr. Shokrollah Elahi
"Why neonates Suck? The immune pathegenesis of prenatal infection: Relevant to Digestive Health"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 16, 2014

Dr. Colin Anderson, Associate Professor
"Baseline tumor growth and immune control in laboratory mice are significantly influenced by subthermoneutral housing termperature"
Frontiers in Immunology and Immunotherapy


2013



Friday, December 13, 2013
Dr. Paola Marignani, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
"Novel therapeutic pre-clinical strategiees for the treatments of metabolically active cancers"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Monday, December 9, 2013

Silvia Guntermann, Foley Lab
"Caspases in innate immunity"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Friday, December 6, 2013
Jason Wong, Houghton Lab
"Characterization of cross-genotype neutralizing antibodies elicited by a vaccine comprising recombinant envelope glycoproteins from a single HCV strain"
MMI 601 Midstream Seminar

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dr. Julie Bruneau, University of Montréal
"Understanding novel factors driving HCV transmission among people who inject drugs"
Visiting Speaker

Friday, November 29, 2013
Adil Mohamed, Shmulevitz Lab
"Unravelling the Role of p38 MAPK Signaling during Reovirus Infection"
MMI 601 Seminar Series

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Dr. Lina Matsuuchi, University of British Columbia
"B Lymphocytes Find the Gap & Rearrange their Cytoskeleton"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Dr. Lorne Tyrrell
"The importance of the spectrum of research in viral hepatitis from discovery to commercialization"
21st Annual E. Garner King Memorial Lecture

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Dr. Michael Houghton
"Viral Hepatitis: Lost in Translation"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Stephanie Kelly of Baldwin Lab
"Examining the origin of peripheral self-reactive T cells in the HYcd4 TCR transgenic mouse model"
M.Sc. Thesis Seminar

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Dr. Sarah Fortune, Associate Professor of Immunology & Infectious Disease, Harvard School of Public Health
"Determinants of disease outcome in tuberculosis infections: a bacterial perspective"
Fourth Annual Diane Taylor Lectureship in Microbiology

Friday, November 8, 2013
Zuoqiao (Joyce) Wu of Ingham Lab
"Function of JunB and c-Jun in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase +, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALK+ ALCL)
Shugang Yao
"Determining the Role of Paxillin and Leupaxin in Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes"
MMI 601 Seminar Series

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dr. Martin Prlic, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre
"When Memory CD8 T Cells Go Innate"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Friday, November 1, 2013
JingXi (Cathy) Zhang, Ingham Lab
"Examining the function of JunB and c-Jun in classical Hodgkin Lymphoma"
MMI 601 Seminar Series

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Dr. Mario Feldman
"Bacterial memebrane vesicles: fact or artifact?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Monday, October 21, 2013
Dr. Tyler Reddy, PDF, Oxford University
"Biophysical characterization of full-scale influenze virions, dengue virions, and class III viral fusion proteins"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dr. Reuben Harris, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
"Integral roles for enzymatic DNA cytosine deaminationin both antiviral innate immunity and cancer mutagenesis"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Dr. Troy Baldwin. Associate Profesor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
"Dissecting the roles of Bim and Nur77 in T cell tolerance"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Friday, September 13, 2013
Dr. Troy C. Sutton, Research Associate, University of Maryland
"Malleable Influenza: From mammalian transmission of H7N1 to genome rearrangement for therapeutics"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Dr. John H. Connor, Associate Professor, Boston University
"A Pox on no one's house: Quelling poxvirus replication with small molecules and innate host defenses"
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Chad Irwin of Evans Lab
"Increasing the Oncolytic Efficacy of Myxoma Virus through Enhanced Viral Spread"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Dr. Lindsay Elmgren, Director, Centre for Vaccine Evaluation Health Canada
"The Vaccine Approval Process in Canada"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Selena Wang of Baldwin Lab
"T Cells in Transplantation Tolerance: An Unexpected Journey"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Li Fu of Burshtyn Lab
"A unique feature of a human NK inhibitory receptor, KIR3DL1"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

August 20, 2013
Dr. David H. Margulies, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
"Structural Evolution of NKG2D Ligands and Cytomegalovirus Immunoevasins"

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Nicholas Li of Burshtyn Lab
"Regulation of the inhibitory receptor LIR-1 in human NK cells"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis, University of Ottawa
"Role of class I MHC receptors in Natural Killer Cell Immunosurveillance: Missing "missing-self" responses in Ly49-deficient mice"
Centre for Health Innovation)

Friday, July 26, 2013
Sarah Miyata of Pukatzki Lab
"Mibrobial competition by the cholera bacterium: the tale of a toxin/immunity pair"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Beagley, Queensland University of Technology
"Vaccine-induced antibody: Enhancement or neutralization of chlamydial infection?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, June 4, 2013
Dr. Kenneth W. Harder, University of British Columbia
"Tyrosine Kinase Control of Systemic and Intestinal Innate Immune Responses"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Joel Pearson of Ingham Lab
"Understanding the function of the JunB transcription factor in anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive, anaplastic large cell lymphoma"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Friday, June 28, 2013
Daniel Pang of Tyrrell Lab
"To HAV or not to HAV: Novel hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in a chimeric mouse model"
M.Sc. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Dr. Paul Kubes, University of Calgary
"Imaging Innate Immunity"
ImmuNet Research Day

Monday, June 24, 2014

Dr. Robert A. Screaton, University of Ottawa
"Unsing Functional Genomics to Delineate Mitochondrial Signalling Pathways: From Beta Cells to Brains"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Monday, June 24, 2013
Anja Schindler
"Hexokinase 1 attenuates type II death receptor-induced apoptosis"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Jessica Beatty of Ostergaard Lab
"Examining the Potential Modification of Protein Tyrosine Kinase 2 by SUMO-1"
M.Sc. Thesis Seminar

Thuesday, June 18, 2013
Dr. James Di Santos
"Innate Lumphoid Cells: New Players in Immunity and Tissure Remodeling"
Distinguish Immunologist Seminar Series

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Dr. Grant McFadden
"Using Viruses to Treat Cancer"
2nd Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Symposium

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Dr. Stephanie Yanow
"Molecular and immunological characterization of malaria in pregnant women from Colombia"
Guest Speaker

Thusday, May 23, 2013
Dr. Megan S. Lim, Professor, University of Michigan
"Emerging role of anaplastic lymphoma kinase in human cancer: New insights from phosphoproteomics"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Professor Michael Good, Institute for Glycomic, Australia
"The long road to a malaria vaccine"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Melissa Harrison
"Role of the C-Terminal Tail of Poxvirus Single Stranded DNA Binding Proteins"
M.SC. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dr. Deborah Burshtyn
"Natural Killer Cell Receptors: From KIR to LIR and Back Again"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Fred Wu
"Characterization of HSV-1 virion protein 11/12-mediated induction of Src family kinase-P13K-Akt signalling"

Friday, April 12, 2013
Dr. Patrick Flood
"Therapeutic approaches in laboratory models of Parkinson's Disease"

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Gordon Nish of Marchant Lab
"Dynamics of nucleolin availability during RSV infection"
"Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
iNetWORK

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Dr. Shawn Lewenza
"The role of extracellular DNA in biofilm survival strategies and as an innate immune effector"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Dr. Jim Smiley
“Modulation of host cell functions by herpes simplex virus proteins”
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Dr. Harissios Vliagoftis
"Protease-Activated Receptor-2: a new therapeutic target in allergic inflammation?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Monday, January 28th, 2013
David Bond
"The Drosophila PVR pathway regulates innate immunity and intestinal homeostasis"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Dr. Edan Foley
"Indentification of Ubiquitin Modifiers of NF-kB"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Brad Thomas (Tyrrell Lab)
"SNP'ing away at mechanism"
and
Brendon Parsons (Foley Lab)
"The Drosophila PVR Pathway Drives the Survival and Invasive Migration of Embroyonic Macrophages"
Rat Trap Seminar Series


2012


 

Friday, December 21, 2012
Elisabeth Davis
"Generating bio-organic metal surfaces with modified surface properties using the type IV pilus of Pseudomonas aeruginosa"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Kevin Quach
"Herpes Simplex Virus-1 manipulates P13K-AKT signaling"
M.Sc. Thesis Seminar

Dr. Bhagirath Singh
"Role of IL-17 producing Th17 cells in Autoimmunity and Tissure Regeneration"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dr. Maya Shulevitz
“Reovirus Oncolysis: Getting to the Inside Story”
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dr. Stefan Pukatzki
"Vibrio cholerar beats the competition: implications for virulence and transmission"
Immunet Seminar Series

Monday, December 3, 2012
Dr. Russell E. Vance
"Innate immune detection of intracellular bacterial pathogens"
Third Annual Diane Taylor Lectureship in Microbiology

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Kinola Williams of Burshtyn Lab
"HCV Modulation of Class I Human Leukocyte Antigens"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Deanna Hockley
"Co-stimulator contributions in CD8+ T cell differentiation"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Dr. Ninan Abraham
"Immune Regulation by the IL-7-related cytokines"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Lunch & Learn
Dr. Jonathan W. Yewdell
"How to Succeed in Science without Really Trying"

Monday, November 5, 2012
Tyrrell Lectureship in Infection & Immunity Day
Dr. Jonathan W. Yewdell, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
"Advantages in Immunology: Translating DRiPs"
Health Research Innovation

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Dr. Stephen Ogg, Imaging Facility Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
"Everything You Need to Know to Use the Faculty's Core Microscopy Facility"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Monday, September 24, 2012
Kristin Burles (Barry Lab)
"Characterization of NfkB Inhibition by Poxviral Ankyrin/F-box Proteins"
M.Sc. Thesis Seminar

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Joelle St. Pierre (Ostergaard lab)
"Regulation of the cytoskeletal-associated protiens Pyk2 and paxillin in Macrophage Adhesion"
PhD Thesis Seminar1:00 pm, Oborowsky Degner Hall (1-040 LKS)

ImmuNet Seminar Series
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Dr. Jørgen Leisner, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology/Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
"Potential roles of bacterial and human chitinases in disease"

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Dr. Dominik Filipp, Head, Department of Immunobiology, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic
"Mechanisms governing the involvement of Lck in the initiation of TCR signaling"

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Kristen Miller
"Using designed zinc finger proteins to inhibit hepatitis B virus transcription in tissue culture"

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Dr. Patrick Lee, Dalhousie University (Keynote speaker)
"Using Viruses to Fight Cancer"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and Gairdner Foundation

Friday, June 1, 2012
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and Gairdner Foundation Symposium
"Meeting the Challenge of Emerging, Acute and Persistent Viral Diseases"

MMI Career Talk

Friday, June 29, 2012
Andrew Ficzycz, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline
"Life after Graduate School- My Unexpected Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

April 17, 2012
Distinguished Immunologist Seminar
Dr. Judy Lieberman, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Immune Disease Institute and prgram in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
"Disruption of mRNA Processing During Apoptosis"
Host: Dr. Hanne Ostergaard, Professor, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Ben Montgomery , Herman Cortes of The Stafford Laboratory
“Channel catfish leukocyte immune-type receptors; modulators of innate immune cell responses”
iNetWORK
Work-In-Progress Discussion Series

April 4, 2012
Roberta Martindale, Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Tricks of the Teaching Trade
"What is podcasting?"

March 29, 2012

Immunet Seminar

Dr. Mary Hitt, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta
"Now you see it, now you don't: Imaging tumors and viruses in laboratory models for cancer"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

March 22, 2012

Immunet Seminar

Dr. Chet Tailor, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

"Receptor-mediated feline leukemia virus induced diseases provide new insight into the infant diseases Diamond Blackfan Anemia and Fowler Syndrome"
Host: Dr. Andrew Mason, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta

March 19, 2012

Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar Series


Dr. Yi Guan, Professor, Department of Microbiology Director, State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Hong Kong
"The Genesis and the Emergence of the H1N1/2009 Pandemic Influenza virus"
Host: Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell, Professor and CIHR/GSK Chair in Virology Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

March 15, 2012

Immunet Seminar

Dr. Mark Anderson, UCSF
"Control of immune tolerance by Aire"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

March 13, 2012

Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar Series

Dr. Thomas Michalak, Professor of Molecular Virology and Medicine (Hepatology) Senior (Tier 1) Canada Research Chair in Viral Hepatitis/Immunology Memorial University
"Hepatitis C Virus Lymphotropism and Persistence"
Host: Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell, Professor and CIHR/GSK Chair in Virology Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology
Sponsors: Walter Mackenzie Visiting Speaker Funding

March 12, 2012

PhD Thesis Seminar

Li Zhao
"The role of myeloid dendritic cells during chronic HCV infection"

March 2, 2012

MMI Career Talk
"A career communicating science to investors, patients and the public"

Speaker: Amanda Stadel, MSc Communications Officer, Innovotech

March 1, 2012

Immunology Network - iNetWORK - "Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
Nancy (Qian) Hu of Baldwin Lab
"Caspase-independent cell death in thymic negative selection"

February 16, 2012

Immunet Seminar

Dr. Patrick Hanington, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
"Characterization of FREPs, somatically diversified immune molecules in gastropod molluscs"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

February 2, 2012

iNetWORK "Research- in-Progress" Seminar

Samuel Cheung, (Ostergaard Lab), Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

February 9, 2012

Immunet Seminar

Dr. Kevin Kane, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
"Mayhem, death and destruction: killer cells in host defense against pathogens and cancer"Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Classroom F, (2J4.02 WMC)
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

January 26, 2012
ImmuNet Seminar
Dr. Christopher Power, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Neurological Infection and Immunity, AI-HS Senior Scholar, Departments of Medicine (Neurology), Medical Microbiology & Immunology, and Psychiatry, University of Alberta
"Convergence of immunity and infection in the brain: lessons from multiple sclerosis, NeuroAIDS and the microbiome"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta


January 9, 2012

PhD Thesis Seminar
Nicholas van Buuren
"Manipulation of Host Ubiquitin and NF-kB Pathways by Poxviral Ankyrin/F-box Proteins"

January 10, 2012
Dr. Laurent Coscoy, Associate Professor of Immunology & Pathogenesis, University of California, Berkeley
“Interaction between herpesviruses and the immune system of their hosts”
Host: Dr. Michele Barry, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology & ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 12, 2012

David Bond, (Foley Lab), Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
iNetWORK "Research- in-Progress" Seminar

January 19, 2012
ImmuNet Seminar
Dr. Christine Szymanski, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"Dendritic cells as adjuvants for vaccines - it's all in the packaging"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta


2011



Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Stephanie Campbell
“Death and Degradation: Investigation of the Anti-apoptotic Function and Regulation of Vaccinia Virus F1L”
PhD Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Dr. Klaus Früh, Professor, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University
“Harnessing the Unique Biology of Cytomegalovirus for Vaccine Development”
Host: Dr. Michele Barry, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Sponsors: Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, ImmuNet, Walter Mackenzie Visiting Speaker Funding, FGSR (pending)

December 15, 2011 * Tentative *
Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: TBA
Title: TBA

December 8, 2011
Dr. Colin Anderson, Associate Professor, Dept of Surgery, AB Diabetes Institute, University of Alberta
"Adaptive immunity/tolerance: Just how specific is it?"
Immunet Seminar
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

November 24, 2011
Dr. Paige Lacy, Associate Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alberta
"Understanding the role of Rho GTPases in inflammation and lung injury"
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Classroom F, (2J4.02 WMC)
ImmuNet Seminar
Guest Speaker
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Dept of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

November 17, 2011
Dr. Hanne Ostergaard, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
"Controlling Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes"
ImmuNet Seminar
Guest Speaker
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator, Deptartment of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Dr. Carla Coffin, Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
"Hepatitis B Virus and HIV Coinfection"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar
Guest Speaker
Host: Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell, Professor and CIHR/GSK Chair in Virology, Founding Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Dr. Luis Schang, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta
“FAFIs, Broad Spectrum Inhibitors of the Infectivity of Enveloped Viruses with Novel Targets and Mechanisms of Action”
ImmuNet Seminar Series
Guest Speaker
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Nicholas Li Of the Burshtyn Laboratory
"Investigating LIR-1 Receptor-Ligan Interactions"
ImmuNet Seminar Series
Guest Speaker
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dr. Troy Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
“Ras Regulation during T cell development: role of RasGRPs”
ImmuNet Seminar Series
Guest Speaker
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

September 14, 2011
2011 Diane Taylor Lectureship in Microbiology
Speaker: Dr. Jorge Galan, Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Pathogenesis, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University
Title: "Interaction of Salmonella with host cell through type III secretion systems"
Hosts: Graduate Students, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Reception to follow in Atrium

August 15, 2011
MMI Guest Speaker (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
Speaker:  Dr. David Marchant, Research Associate, UBC James Hogg Research Centre, Institute for Heart & Lung Health, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Title: "The Respiratory Syncytial Virus Receptor and the Roles of MMP-12 During Antiviral Immunity"
Hosts: Drs. Jim Smiley and Dr. David Evans

August 11, 2011
MMI Guest Speaker (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
Speaker:  Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Title: "The Latent Gene Product Kaposin B Contributes to Endothelial Cell Reprogramming in Kaposi's Sarcoma" 
Hosts: Drs. Jim Smiley and Dr. David Evans

August10, 2011
Carlos Garcia-Batres, MSc Student
Title: “Exploration of Methods for Sequences Based HLA Typing and Application to Patients with Hair Dye Allergy”
Masters Thesis Seminar
General Events
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

June 27, 2011
MMI Guest Speaker (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
Speaker:  Dr. Steeve Boulant, Post-doctoral Associate, Harvard Medical School, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Immune Disease Institute
Title: "Live Imaging of Single Particle Viral Entry Revealed New Regulatory Mechanisms of Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis" 
Hosts: Drs. Jim Smiley and Dr. David Evans

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Dr. Chris Walker, the Wilby S. Cowan Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research, College of Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Director, Centre for Vaccines and Immunity, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Discusses:"Immune Control of Persistent HCV Infection"
Host: Dr. Michael Houghton, Li Ka Shing Professor, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Joelle St. Pierre and Leslie Robertson (Ostergaard lab)
"Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
iNetWORK
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Monday, April 4, 2011
Xiaoqing Hou
"Characterization of recombinant HSV-GFP reporter viruses"
M.Sc. Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Dr. Nicolas Touret, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta
"How does the pattern recognition receptor dectin-1 trigger anti-fungal immunity?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Dr. Judy A. Mikovits, Director of Research, Whittemore Peterson Institute, University of Nevada, Reno
"Strategies for Detecting XMRV infection in Clinical samples"
Host: Dr. Andrew Mason, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dr. Carl Ware, Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Director, Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center
"Regulating Cellular Environments via the Lymphotoxin/TNF SuperFamily of Cytokines"
Host: Dr. Colin Anderson, Department of Surgery
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dr. Gina Rayat, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
"Islet Xenotransplantation: from bench side to clinic?"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Seminar Coordinator
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Dr. Andrey Shaw, Emile R. Unanue Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Head of the Division of Immunobiology, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri
"Function of the "scaffold" protein KSR in T cell activation and MEK/ERK activation"
Host: Dr. Robert J. Ingham, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Friday, February 11, 2011
Dr. Subash Sad, NRC-Institute for Biological Sciences, Ottawa, ON
"How pathogens induce a chronic infection"
Host: Dr. Kevin Kane, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Deanna Hockley, Kane Lab
"Exploring the use of artificial antigen presentation in the generation of CD8+ T cell effector responses"
iNetWORK
The ImmuNet "Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Dr. Heather L. Wilson, Research Scientist II, Vaccine & Infectious Diseases Organization, Associate Member, Department of Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan
"Innate immunity in small and large animal species: Instructing the adaptive immune system and beyond"
Host: Dr. Christopher Power, Department of Medicine (Neurology)
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Dr. Ralph M. Steinman, Christopher H. Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases, The Rockefeller University
"Vaccines that target dendritic cells"
Distinguished Immunologist
Immunology Network
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Dr. Joanna Shisler, Associate Professor of Microbiology, The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
"Vaccinia virus manipulation of the PKR primitive pattern recognition receptor"
Host: Dr. Michele Barry, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Logan Banadyga
"Fowling Around with the Ins and Outs of Poxviral Apoptosis Inhibition"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry


2010


Friday, December 10, 2010
Maya Kitaoka
"Regulation of the Vibrio cholerae type VI secretion system"
MSc Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Dr. Guido van Marle, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Infectious Disease, University of Calgary
"HIV-1 in the gut"
ImmuNet Seminar Series
Host: Dr. David Evans, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Dr. Philip F. Halloran, MD, PhD, Director, Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre
"New Insights in Transplant Immunology"
ImmuNet Seminar Series
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, ImmuNet Seminar Coordinator

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Dr. Sam K.P. Kung, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
"On the CD40 regulation of DC functions and beyong"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin, Assistant Professor and Dr. Deborah Burshtyn , Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Thursday, October 15, 2010
Dr. David H. Evans, Professor & Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
"Studying poxvirus replication and recombination for fun (and profit)"
Host: Dr. Troy Baldwin
ImmuNet Seminar Series

October 7, 2010
Dr. Qutayba Hamid, Md, PhD, MRCP (UK), FRCP, FRC Path, James McGill Professor, Strauss Chair in Respiratory Medicine, Departments of Medicine & Pathology, McGill University
"Role of IL-17 in severe asthma"
Host: Dr. Harissis Vliagoftis, Associate Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
ImmuNet Seminar Series

September 30, 2010
Dr. Gary Chan, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Center for Molecular & Tumor Virology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
"Human cytomegalovirus reprograms monocytes to function as vehicles of viral disemmination"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar
Hosts: Dr. Jim Smiley, Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Evans, Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Monday, September 27, 2010
Kelly Mottet
"Ubiquitin and the proteasome: Insights into the regulation for a poxviral ubiquitin ligase"
MSc Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Monday, September 27, 2010
Dr. Steven J. Burakoff, Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Lillian & Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
"Controlling T Cell Activation: Potential Mechanism for Tumor Escape"
Host: Dr. Shairaz Baksh, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Sponsored by AHFMR
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Stephanie Campbell (Barry laboratory) & Kinola Williams (Burshtyn laboratory)
"The Wonders of Vaccinia Virus"
Rat Trap

Monday, September 20, 2010
Dr. Marianne Stanford, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
"A pox on this cancer! Poxviruses and oncolytic virotherapy"
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar
Hosts: Dr. Jim Smiley, Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Evans, Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Dr. Steve J. Rice, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
"Post-transcriptional stabilization of viral lytic and latent mRNAs by the HSV-1 ICP27 protein"
10:00 am, Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall (1-040 Li Ka Shing Institute for Health Innovation)
Dr. Rice is the External Examiner for the PhD Thesis Defense of Melany Wagner
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology & Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Melany Wagner
"Herpes Simplex Virus Requires VP11/12 to Activate Src Family Kinase-PI3 Kinase-Akt Signalling
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology Immunology

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Inaugural Diane Taylor Lectureship in Microbiology
Dr. Stuart B. Levy, Principal Investigator, Department of Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
"Circumventing Resistance: A New Generation of Tetracyclines"
Host: Dr. Stefan Pukatzki, Assistant Professor, Sarah Miyata, Graduate Student, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
*** New Lectureship ***

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Verena Bachmann, Ph.D., University of Konstanz, Germany
“Receptor-Mediated Uptake of Bacterial Pathogens: Lessons from Gonococci”
Potential MMI Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, August 13, 2010
André Deslauriers
“Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Induction by an Endogenous Retrovirus Glycoprotein during Neuroinflammation: Regulation by a Free-radical Scavenger”
MSc Thesis Seminar
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Monday, August 16, 2010
Maya Shmulevitz, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
"Why Reovirus Prefers Cancer Cells: Molecular Mechanisms"
Guest Speaker
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Friday, August 6, 2010
Dr. Yiming Shao, MD, PhD, Professor, Chief Expert on AIDS, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Director of the Department of the Research on Virology and Immunology, National Center for AIDS/STD Control & Prevention, Beijing, China
"The challenges and opportunities for AIDS research in China"
10:00 am, Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall (1-040 Li Ka Shing Center for Health Innovation)
Hosts: Dr. Michael Y. Li, Professor & Director Information Research Lab, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Dr. David Evans, Professor & Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Heather E. Eaton, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Ph.D. candidate, Trent University, Peterborough, ON (Potential MMI Postdoctoral Fellow)
"Virus-host interactions of the family Iridoviridae"
Guest Speaker
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Dr. Nikos Vasilakis, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch (Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
"The Great Hunt: Searching for Animal Models for Dengue Pathogenesis and Emergence"
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Summer Student Research Day
Poster Presentations
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Heather E. Eaton, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Ph.D. candidate, Trent University, Peterborough, ON (Potential MMI Postdoctoral Fellow)
"Virus-host interactions of the family Iridoviridae"
Guest Speaker
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, August 6, 2010
Dr. Yiming Shao, MD, PhD, Professor, Chief Expert on AIDS, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Director of the Department of the Research on Virology and Immunology, National Center for AIDS/STD Control & Prevention, Beijing, China
"The challenges and opportunities for AIDS research in China"
Hosts: Dr. Michael Y. Li, Professor & Director Information Research Lab, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Dr. David Evans, Professor & Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Seminar

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Kimberley Zimmerman
"Zinc finger proteins: novel therapeutics for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B infection"
PhD Thesis Seminar

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Dr. Chris Richardson, Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
"Hepatitis C and Measles Virus: Host Cell Interactions"
Host: Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell, Professor and CIHR/GSK Chair in Virology, Founding Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology
Dr. Richardson is the External Examiner for the PhD Thesis Defense of Kimberley Zimmerman

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Dr. David M. Raskin, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Cokrell Foundation Scholar in Clinical and Transitional Research, Houston, TX
"Regulation of Vibrio cholerae virulence by environmental factors"
Host: Dr. Stefan Pukatzki
ImmuNet Seminar Series

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Katharine Fagan-Garcia
"Safety in numbers: a vaccinia virus deletion mutant reveals additional NF-kB inhibitors"
MSc Thesis Seminar

Monday, May 31, 2010
Dr. Marc Ouellette, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Infection & Immunity (III) Professor, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
"Genomics of antimicrobial resistance"
Host: Dr. David Evans, Professor & Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

May 17, 2010
Dr. Karl Y. Hostetler, VMRF Research Scientist, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
"Novel Lipid Acyclic Nucleoside Phosphonate Antivirals for HCV, HIV and Orthopoxviruses"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology - Seminar Series

April 22, 2010
Dr. Richard F. Lamb, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Cross Cancer Institute
"mTOR and nutrient control in health and disease"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

April 8, 2010
Dr. Jude Uzonna, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba
"Generation Maintenance and loss of established immunity: lessons from an intrcellular protozoan infection"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

April 1, 2010
Catherine Ewen
"Catching Killer Granzymes: M.O.'s, Forensic Tools, and Biological Cops"
Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

March 31, 2010
Dr. John R. Gordon, Co-Chair, Immunology Research Group, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
"Regulatory dendritic cells as a treatment for allergic and autoimmune disease"
4:00 pm, Classroom F (2J4.02 WMC)
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 30, 2010
Dr. Michael J. Pinkoski, Programme Leader, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, UK
"Life & Death in the Peripheral Immune System"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 25, 2010
Dr. Shairaz Baksh, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Oncology and Biochemistry, University of Alberta
"Negative Regulation of NFkappaB-dependent Inflammation"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 11, 2010
Aviad Levin, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
"Regulation of Activity and Nuclear Import of HIV-1 Integrase Protein"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

February 5, 2010
Dr. Lisa McNeil, Principal Research Scientist I, Immunobiology, Vaccine Research, Pfizer Inc.
"Discovery and Development of Complex Biological Vaccines"
MMI 601 Career Talk

February 4, 2010
Dr. Lisa McNeil, Principal Research Scientist I, Immunobiology, Vaccine Research, Pfizer Inc.
"LPD2086: Development of a Bivalent Neisseria menigitidis serogroup B Vaccine"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 20, 2010
Meghan Riddell (Guilbert Lab) and Ashley Davey (Hemmings Lab)
"The Phenomenal Placenta and its mighty macrophages and viral visitor"
Rat Trap

January 18, 2010
Michele Barry
"The Art of Staying Alive: Virus Control of Cell"
Jason Dyck
"Resveratrol: Can the Anti-Aging Compound Found in Red Wine Also Save the Heart"
Inaugural Professional Lectures

January 14, 2010
Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, MD, PhD, FRCP, Professor and CIHR/GSK Chair in Virology, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
"The Role of the Mouse Model in the Studies of Viral Hepatitis"
ImmuNet Seminar Series


2009


December 14, 2009
Stacey Gelowitz, West lab, MSc Thesis Seminar
"Detection of ABO Blood Group Antigen-Specific B Cells to Facilitate Infant ABO-Incompatible Heart Transplantation"

December 10, 2009
Don Gammon, Evans Lab, PhD Thesis Seminar
"Vaccinia virus DNA polymerase and ribonucleotide reductase: their role in replication, recombination and drug resistance"

December 10, 2009
Dr. Richard C. Condit, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Post-Initiation Events in Poxvirus Late Gene Transcription"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

November 30, 2009
Dr. Vikram Misra, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Associate member, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
"Is Zhangfei a regulator of herpes simplex virus latency, neuronal differentiation and tumor growth"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

October 22, 2009
Dr. Hermann Ziltener, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
"Getting around! Staying alive! T cells need the molecular Velcro PSGL-1"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

October 1, 2009
Dr. Lisa Cameron, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
"Genetic Variation in CRTh2 Influences Th2 Immunity"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

September 17, 2009
Dr. Michael Houghton, CSO, Epiphany Biosciences Inc., San Francisco, California
"Toward the control of the hepatitis C virus"
AIVI Seminar Series

September 10, 2009
Dr. Lynn W. Enquist, Henry L. Hillman Professor & Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, Professor - Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton
"Monitoring alpha herpesvirus infection of peripheral nervous system neurons"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

August 9, 2009
Dr. Stephan Ludwig, Institute of Molecular Virology, Centre for Molecular Biology of Inflammation, Muenster, Germany
"Targeting cell signalling pathways to fight the flu: towards a paradigm change in anti-influenza therapy"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

July 31, 2009
Wendy Magee, Evans Lab, PhD Seminar
"The mechanism of action of cidofovir and (S)-HPMPA against viral polymerases"

July 30, 2009
Dr. Matthias Gotte, Associate Professor, Biochemical Virology, McGill University, Montreal, QC
"Novel strategies to inhibit HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

June 11, 2009
Dr. Sarah Wootton, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph
"Celluar transformation by ovine betaretroviruses: Insights into the basis for tissue-specific tumor formation:
ImmuNet Seminar Series

June 8, 2009
Dr. Nancy Brown
"Four Types of Hypersensitivity"
MMI FSO Teaching Professional

June 4, 2009
Dr. Tania H. Watts, Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
"Role of 4-1BB in immunological memory and protection from severe viral infections"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 28, 2009
Ostergaard Laboratory
"Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
iNetWORK

May 21, 2009
Baldwin Laboratory
"Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
iNetWORK

May 19, 2009
Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
"Innate-like recognition of diverse microbes by natural killer T cells"
Distinguished Immunologist

May 7, 2009
Dr. David Traver, Assistant Professor, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California
"Ontogeny and function of Zebrafish antigen presenting cells"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 1, 2009
Maggie Haag, Faculty Service Officer IV, Department of Biological Sciences
"Biology Laboratory Education - building the curriculum/training the instructors"
MMI 601 Career Talk

April 23, 2009
Dr. Dee N. Dao, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Alberta Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the Immune system: Identification of Bacterial Cell Wall Components that Suppress Macrophage Production of Interleukin-12"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

April 9, 2009
Dr. Michael Gale Jr., Associate Professor, Microbiology, Affiliate Investigator, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre
"Viral triggering and control of innate immunity during hepatitis C virus infection"
Sixth Annual D. Lorne Tyrrell Lectureship in Infection and Immunity

April 2, 2009
Dr. Marc Sitbon, Professor, Experimental Immunology Branch
"HTLV and MLV retrovirus envelopes and receptors, the metabolic connection"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

March 19, 2009
Burshtyn Lab
"Work-In-Progress Discusttion Series"
iNetWORK

March 18, 2009
Brett Duguay and Bianca Dauber
"Smiley Lab: We Hide In The Nucleus"
RatTrap

March 12, 2009
Dr. Nathalie Labrecque, Associate Professor, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Centre for Guy-Bernier Research, Montreal, QC
"What do you need to generate and maintain memory CD8+ T cells?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 6, 2009
Dr. James Carlye, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
"Innate selflessness: Evolution of MHC-dependent and MHC-independent systems for NK cell recognition of target cells"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

February 25, 2009
Nick Li, Chelsea Davidson and Justine Carvalho (Burshtyn Lab)
"Act 1: The NK cell gazed LIR-ingly at its target..."
Rat Trap

February 12, 2009
Dr. Larry Guilbert
"Placental barrier function to maternal infections. Back to the basics of defining a cellular model of the placenta:
ImmuNet Seminar Series

February 2, 2009
Dr. Michele Barry
"Cell Death: Lessons from Poxviruses"
MMI 601 Faculty Research Rounds

February 5, 2009
Elliott Laboratory
"Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
iNetWORK

January 29, 2009
Anderson Laboratory: Raju and Christa
"Work-In-Progress Discussion Series"
iNetWORK

January 23, 2009
Sharla K. Sutherland, Ph.D., Vice President Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, CV Technologies
"Bench to Boardroom: How a young scientis thrived in industry and why you should too"
MMI 601 Career Talk

January 22, 2009
Dr. Jennifer Gommerman, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
"The Lymphotoxin Pathway as a novel regulator of Dendritic Cell Function"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 19, 2009
Pierre Talbot, PhD, Professor Tier 1 - Canada Research Chair in Neuroimmunovirology, INRS, Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Quebec
I"Neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory consequences of a common cold: human coronaviruses and multiple sclerois"
Alberta Institute for Viral Immunology Seminar Series

January 15, 2009
Dr. Bradley Magor, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"Does pathology recapitulate phylogeny? Germinal in autoimmunity and 'primitive' vertebrates"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 9, 2009
Sandy Campbell, JW Scott Health Sciences Librarian
"The Cyber Library: Library Services for MMI"
Guest Speaker, JWS Health Sciences Library


2008


December 11,2008
Dr. Andrew Mason, Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
"Is the NOD mouse an infectious disease model? Retroviruses and autoimmunity"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

December 4, 2010
Dr. Troy Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Department of MMI
"Molecular mapping of thymic negative selection"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

November 27, 2008
Dr. Alberto Martin, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
The AID enzyme in antibody diversification: Mutational mechanisms and lymphomagenesis"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

November 13, 2008
Dr. Kathy Magor, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"Viral dectors in the duck, the natural host of influenza"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

November 7, 2008
Irwin Griffith, PhD
"Shoes and Ships and Career Paths" 
MMI Career Talk

November 4, 2008
Dr. Marc Kvansakul, Senior, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
"Structural studies of virus mediated inhibition of apoptosis"
AIVI Seminar Series

November 4, 2008
Dr. Christine Szymanski, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Principal Investigator, Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science
"Campylobacter sugars sticking out"
Visiting Speaker

October 28, 2008
Feng Xu, MD, PhD, UHN-AOMF Toronto General Research Institute, Site Manager
Dr. Xu is interviewing for the position of Director for the new Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Imaging Facility
"Towards the First Class Cell Imaging Facility"
Guest Speaker

October 23, 2008
Dr. Ronald Gill, Scientist Director, Alberta Diabetes Institute, Dr. Charles A. Allard Chair in Diabetes Research Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta
"The role of cellular cytotoxicity in transplant tolerance and rejection"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

October 22, 2008
Dr. Rodney S. Russell, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences Memorial, University of Newfoundland
"Determinants of Hepatitis C Virus Production"
AIVI Seminar Series

October 20, 2008
Dr. Anne Vaahtokari, Imaging Coordinator, Molecular Imaging Unit, University of Helsinki
Dr. Vaahtokari is interviewing for theposition of Director for the new Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Imaging Facility 
"What Can an Imaging Core Facility Offer to aResearcher"
Guest Speaker

October 17, 2008
Dr. John Elliott
"HLA-DQ Transgenic NOD Mice as Models of Human Autoimmune Disease" MMI 601 Faculty Research Rounds

October 14, 2008
Dr. Stephen Ogg, Senior Scientist Institute of Medical Biology Head, IMB Microscopy Unit, Singapore
Dr. Ogg is interviewing for the position of Director for the new Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Imaging Facility
"Insights in Imaging: Perspectives on operation of a core imaging facility"
Guest Speaker

October 10, 2008
Dr. Lorna Friis
"Campylobacter Jejuni Drives a MYD88-Independent, IL-6 Mediated Inflammatory Response"
MMI 601 Research Rounds

October 9, 2008
Dr. Denise G. Hemmings, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta
"Cytomegalovirus, sphingosine 1-phosphate and maternal adaptations to pregnancy"
Visiting Speaker

September 29, 2008
Dr. Neil Adames, Research Associate, Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta
"More than meets the eye: Generating data from cell imaging"

Interviewing for the position of Director for the new Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Imaging Facility
Guest Speaker

September 24, 2008
Dr. Francis E. Nano, Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria
"The Francisella Pathogenicity Island"
Visiting Speaker

September 18, 2008
Dr. Ganes C. Sen, Department Chair, The Thomas Lord Endowed Chair n Molecular Biology Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, Ohio"
Cellular and physiological functions of
double-stranded RNA and its binding proteins"
AIVI Seminar Series

September 10, 2008
Dr. Eric Cohen, Canada Research Chair in Microbiology, Professor, Instittute de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal
"HIV Modulation of the Host Ubiquitin Machinery"
AIVI Seminar Series

August 25, 2008
Dr. David A.R. Sanders, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Crystallography, University of Saskatchewan
"Structural and biological studies of unusual carbohydrate modifying enzymes"
Visiting Speaker

June 24, 2008
Dr. Diane Mathis, Harvard University
"Molecular Control of Immunological Tolerance"
Distinguished Immunologist

June 24, 2008
Dr. Terry L. Delovitch, Scientist in Immunology/Diabetes, Robarts Research Institute, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario
"Fatty acids and lipids: they activate iNKT cells and may protect against Type 1 diabetes"
Visiting Speaker

June 19, 2008
Dr. André G. Buret, Ph.D.
"C. jejuni: Microbial host epithelial interactions"

ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 22, 2008
Dr. Sam Loker, Regents' Professor & Chair of Biology, University of New Mexico 
"Trematodes and Snails - From Macroevolution to Immunology … And Back Again"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 1, 2008
Dr. David C. Johnson, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon
"How two herpesviruses get out of cells, and then back in"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

April 24, 2008
Dr. John Hunter Brumell, Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
"Interactions of Salmonella and Listeria with the autophagy system of host cells"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

April 10, 2008
Dr. Rebeka DeVinney
"S*** Happens: Vibrio parahaemolyticus interactions, with epithelial cells"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 28, 2008
Dr. Anna Marie Skalka
"Role of Host Proteins in Retroviral Integration and Gene Expression"
Biology and Genetics Research Group

March 20, 2008
Dr. Yoji Shimizu
"Regulation of integrin function and T cell activation by adapter proteins"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 14, 2008
Dr. Troy Baldwin
"Academia: do you have the bunny inside?"
MMI 601 Career Talk

March 6, 2008
Dr. Robert J. Ingham, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Centre for Biomedical Research University of Victoria
"The Itch E3 ubiquitin Ligase: Regulator of Immune cell and viral function"
(Potential MMI Faculty Recruit)
Guest Speaker

March 6, 2008
Dr. Rachel Horton
“The role of lgA in prevention of infection of two distinct mucosal pathogens: Neisseria" 
ImmuNet Seminar Series

February 8, 2008
Dr. Bart Hazes
"Computational biology: making sens of allthe data"

Faculty Research Rounds

January 25, 2008
Dr. Sarah Hayward
"Working at DRDC Suffield…it was a perfect fitfor me…could it be for you too?"
MMI 601 Career Talk

January 17, 2008
Dr. Christopher W. Cairo
"Exploring cell surface interactions: Lateral mobility,conformational change, and allosteric inhibition of LFA-1"

ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 11, 2008
Dr. Judy Gnarpe
"Professionalism in Teaching"

Special Seminar


2007


December 13, 2007
Dr. Christopher H. Mody
"Direct Killing of Microbes by Cytotoxic Lymphocytes"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

November 29, 2007
Dr. Colin Anderson
"Transplantation tolerance and immunologictheory, a match or mismatch?"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

November 30, 2007
Dr. Jim Talbot
"Public Health: the best job in the world"
MMI 601 Career Talk

November 23, 2007
Dr. Stephen D. Barr
"The Interferon Response Inhibits HIV Particle 
Production By Induction Of TRIM22"

November 15, 2007
Dr. Mario Feldman
"Glycoengineering in bacteria: a novel technology for the synthesis of glycan-based therapeutics"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

October 25, 2007
Dr. Nicolas Touret
"New Imaging Techniques to Study Immune Receptors"
Faculty Research Rounds

October 25, 2007
Dr. Daniel McVicar
"The complex role of LAT and LAB in the regulation of innate immune responses"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

October 18, 2007
Dr. Javier Marcelo Di Noia
"Antibody diversity through somatic mutagenesisand subverted DNA repair"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

October 11, 2007
Dr. Marc K. Jenkins
"Tracking the activation of polyclonal naïve helperT cells during the immune response"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

September 20, 2007
Dr. Edan Foley
"My DREDDful life as a fly JuNKie- immune signalling in Drosophilia"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

September 14, 2007
Dr. Nancy Brown
"And I thought the major histocompatibility complexwas great!"
MMI 601 Career Talk

August 10, 2008
Mohammad Osman, PhD Student
“The Regulation of LFA-1- dependent Adhesion by NK Activating Receptors”

June 21, 2007
Nicola Barsby, MSc Student
"HIV-1 Vpr mediates neuropathogenesis through loss of neurons and astrocytes"

June 19, 2007
John Taylor, PhD Student
"Bax against the wall: characterization of a class of poxviral anti-apoptotic proteins"

May 31, 2007
Dr. William Ridgway
"Defining the immunogenetics ofnew NOD mouse model of primary biliary cirrhosis"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 24, 2007
Dr. David Hockenbery
"Inhibitors of BCL-2 anti-apoptotic proteins:Drug Discovery in an academic Setting"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 10, 2007
Dr. Steven L. Wesselingh
"Holistic approach to NeuroAIDS"

ImmuNet Seminar Series

May 1, 2007
Jay Ingram
"A unique road to discovery"
MMI 601 Career Talk

April 27, 2007
Dr. Kevin Kane
"The roles of IL-15 trans-presentation and costimulation in CD8+ cell activation"
MMI 601 Faculty Research Rounds

April 19, 2007
Dr. Conrad Liles
"Acute Repiratory Distress Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

April 12, 2007
Dr. J. Lee Nelson
"The chimeric self: an investigative frontier in human health & disease"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

March 22, 2007
Dr. Jim Stone
"Regulation of Ras in Lymphocytes - Get a GRP"
ImmuNet Seminar Sereis

February 13, 2007
Dr. Joseph Slupsky
"The role of protein kinase C in Chronic Lymphocytic and Hairy-Cell Leukemia"

ImmuNet Seminar Series

February 7, 2007
Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel
"On antiviral antibody responses"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 24, 2007
Dr. Andrew P. Makrigiannis
"Self-regulation Mechanisms in NaturalKiller and Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 11, 2007
Dr. Chris Bleackley
"Confessions of a Thanatologist"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

January 19, 2007
Stacey Bleoo
"Careers in Clinical Genetics"
MMI 601 Career Talk

January 17, 2007
Dr. Chris Whitfield
"Pumps and channels: moving large polysaccharides across biological membranes in bacteria"
Visiting Speaker

January 12, 2007
Dr. Mark Peppler
"Control of the bacterial beasts, Bordetella and Brucella"
MMI 601 Faculty Research Rounds

January 4, 2007
Dr. Silvia Vidal
"Genetic and functional interactions between NK cell receptors and major histocompatibility class I molecules determine innate resistanceagainst mouse cytomegalovirus infection"
ImmuNet Seminar Series


2006


December 7, 2006
Dr. James Stafford 
"Channel catfish leukocyte immune-type  receptors (LITRs) are related to molecules encoded within the leukocyte receptor complex (LRC) and contain a putative MHC class I binding site"
ImmuNet Seminar Series

December 1, 2006
James R. Smiley
"Novel Activities of Herpes Simplex Virus Host Shutoff Functions"
Faculty Research Rounds

November 3, 2006
Andrew Nikiforuk
"Pandemonium:  The New World Biological Order or How Globalization SpreadsDisease"
MMI 601 Career Talk

October 27, 2006
Randy Irvin
"Coming to Grips with an Opportunist:Learning to Let Go of Anthropocentrism"
Faculty Research Rounds

September 29, 2006
Vicky Walker, W Reg Mgr Life Science Group Olympus Canada Inc.
"What would your mother say if you got a sales job"
MMI 601 Career Talk

September 22, 2006
Markus Stein
"A proteomic approach to study 
helicobacter pylori - host interaction"
Faculty Research Rounds

June 30, 2006
Leslie Jill Shai, MSc (former MMI Student)
"Adventures in Clinical Research, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs"

June 21, 2006
Dr. Seon-Kyeong Kim, PDF, Department of Microbiology & Immunology Stanford U School of Medicine
"Mechanisms by which Toxoplasmagondii persists for the life of an immunocompetent host"

 


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