Complete 2020-2021 Schedule

February 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
"Sphingosine-1-phosphate lyase: the path from yeast gene to gene therapy"
Julie D. Saba, MD, PhD
John and Edna Beck Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Hosts: Jennifer Wolf and Bumsuk Hahm, PhD

March 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
Onyekachi Okpasou/Liangyu Wang
MPT Graduate Students
Mentors: Diana Gil Pages, PhD

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
Billy Schulze/Dennis Perez-Lopez
MPT Graduate Students
Mentors: Maggie Lange, PhD and Dongsheng Duan, PhD

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
"Countermeasures against Emerging Virus Infections"
Jacco Boon, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Host: Emma Teixeiro, PhD

March 31, 2021 - April 1, 2021

Spring Break

April 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
"T cell receptor parameters of Regulatory T cell function"
Maria Bettini, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Host: Habib Zaghouani, PhD

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
Sara Ricardez Hernandez/Lisa Khuu
MPT Graduate Students
Mentors: Chris Lorson, PhD and Lee-Ann Allen, PhD

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
"Biostatistics perspective on basic biomedical research- my personal experience on microbiome data analysis"
Yushu Shi, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics and Center for Biomedical Informatics
University of Missouri
Host: Dongsheng Duan, PhD

May 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
"Surviving Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, from the Perspective of the Pathogen and the Host"
Christina Stallings, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University, St. Louis
Hosts: Gustavo Santiago-Collazo and Pam Brown, PhD

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

1:15 pm Watch via Zoom
Melissa (Menie) Coy
MPT Graduate Student
Mentor: Jeffrey Adamovicz, PhD