When: March 31, 2017, 10 a.m.–4:30 pm (plus an 9:00-9:45 a.m. optional workshop)

Where: Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at UTHealth,
1825 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030

Cost: Free!  On-site registration will also be available.


Speakers will include:

  • Miriam Braunstein, Ph.D. Professor Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine “Secretion by the SecA2 pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis of effectors of phagosome maturation arrest”
  • Barbara E. Murray, M.D., J. Ralph Meadows Professor and Director Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics “The Enterococcus: A tale of survival and success of a second-rate pathogen”

Come join us for this day-long event designed to foster communication and collaboration among molecular pathogenesis researchers in Texas! All faculty, students, fellows (research or clinical) and staff interested in pathogenesis and infectious diseases are welcome to attend.
Sponsored by:
The Molecular Basis of Infectious Diseases Training Program
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens, McGovern Medical Schoolouston

Co-organizers:

Retreat Coordinators:

  • Vicci Sanders, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UTHealth McGovern Medical School; Vicci.Sanders@uth.tmc.edu; 713-500-5434
  • Laura Newell, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UTHealth McGovern Medical School; Laura.L.Newell@uth.tmc.edu; 713-500-5376

The retreat includes:

  • Great invited speakers
  • Additional oral presentations by selected graduate students and fellows
  • Poster session with awards for best posters from graduate students and fellows (1st, 2nd, and 3rd awards of $200/$100/$50 in each category)
  • Optional workshop (9:00-9:45 am) on Career Development in Microbiology/Infectious Diseases. All graduate students, fellows, junior faculty or other interested individuals are welcome to attend.
  • Continental Breakfast and Luncheon

Please register even if you do not intend to present a poster, so that we can get an accurate count for the luncheon and refreshments. Please contact Steve Norris or Laura Newell if you have questions. We hope to see you there!