Seminar Series

Spring 2021 Seminars

Due to UTHealth Houston COVID-19 policies and in the interest of the health and safety of all who may attend, seminars will be held remotely via WebEx until further notice.

Email invitations containing a WebEx link will be sent out on or before the week of each seminar. Please contact AlySha Jones or Justin Mayberry if you have any questions or would like to be added to (or removed from) the MMG Seminar Series mailing list.

Parisa Kalantari, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Tufts University School of Medicine

“Molecular Pathways Restraining Immunopathology in Schistosomiasis”

January 15, 2021
10:30 AM

Jayhun Lee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Morgridge Institute for Research
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Developmental regulation of parasite survival and immune invasion by Schistosoma”

January 22, 2021
10:30 AM

Usheer Kanjee, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“How to stop a parasite: exploring the red blood cell determinants of Plasmodium spp. invasion”

January 29, 2021
10:30 AM

Lamba Sangare, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
University of California, Davis

“Systematic identification of Toxoplasma gondii virulence factors”

February 11, 2021
10:30 AM

Aditya Shankar Paul, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Plasmodium protein phosphatases direct host cell infection by malaria parasites”

February 25, 2021
10:30 AM

Petra Schwille, Ph.D.
Director, Max Planck Institute Of Biochemistry
Department of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics

“Proteins unleashed – stunning insights from minimal biological systems”

March 11, 2021
10:30 AM

Anita Hopper, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Ohio State University

“The Lives and Deaths of tRNAs and Their Introns”

March 25, 2021
10:30 AM

Alessandra Polissi, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences
University of Milano

“Maintenance of envelope robustness upon outer membrane stress: role of peptidoglycan”

April 1, 2021
10:30 AM

Scott Alper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine
National Jewish Health
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

“Temporal regulation of inflammation by alternative splicing in the Toll-like receptor signaling pathway”

April 8, 2021
10:30 AM

Michael Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunobiology and BIO5 Institute
University of Arizona Health Sciences College of Medicine

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, copper II”

April 15, 2021
10:30 AM

Daniel Czyz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
University of Florida

“Antimicrobial resistance and the effect of enteric bacteria on host proteostasis”

April 22, 2021
10:30 AM

Ana Traven, Ph.D.
Professor, ARC Future Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University

“Metabolic warfare in fungal pathogen-host interactions”

April 29, 2021
*4:00 PM

David Giedroc, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Lilly Chemistry Alumni Professor, Department of Chemistry
Indiana University Bloomington

“Molecules to metabolism: Elucidating the bacterial adaptive response to host-mediated transition metal restriction”

May 13, 2021
10:30 AM