DTM Past Seminars


Past Department of Tropical Medicine Seminars


Fall 2014

September 22: Fernando Noriega (FIU) "Neuropeptides, flux theory, and regulation of juvenile hormone synthesis in mosquitoes"

October 6: Jun Isoe (University of Arizona) "More detailed views of mosquito oogenesis and blood meal digestion"

October 13: Claribel Murillo-Solano (DTM) "In vitro susceptibility of P. falciparum to HSP90 inhibitors"

October 27: William Wimley (Tulane) "Combating antibiotic resistance with synthetic molecular evolution: Engineering a new generation of peptide antibodies"

November 7: Adriana Costero-Saint Denis (NIH) "NIH application process and funding opportunities, with emphasis on DMID programs"

November 10: Eric Dumonteil (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán) "Chagas disease control: Can we meet the goals of the London declaration on neglected tropical diseases?"

November 17: Shaymaa Abdalal (DTM) "Distinct essential functions for polyamine biosynthesis enzymes in malaria parasite blood and mosquito development stage"

November 24: Glen Palmer (LSU) "The Candida albicans vacuole: a story of virulence, drugs, and exploitation"

December 1: Rajesh Kumar (DTM) "A nanoparticle delivery of P. falciparum Pfs25 induced potent malaria transmission blocking immunity"

December 8: Juan Martinez (LSU)"Spotted fever group rickettsiae: molecular mechanisms of disease"

Spring 2014

February 3: Lisa Morici (Tulane) "Bacterial-derived membrane vesicles as a multi-antigen vaccine platform"

February 17: Kristen Healhy (LSU) "Predicting Asian tiger mosquitoes through time and space"

February 18: Mark Riddle (NMRC) "Development of vaccines against bacterial diarrheas: Needs, challenges, and progress"

March 17: Avik Biswas (DTM) "Analysis of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genetic variability and its impact on pathogenesis: Implications in Eastern Indian HBV carriers"

March 24: Mariana Leguia (NAMRU) "Assessing dengue-induced changes in gene expression profiles via ribosome profiling"

March 24: Marcin Kwissa (Emory) "Systems biological analysis of dengue infection reveals a role of CD14+CD16+ monocytes in stimulating plasmablast differentiation"

March 31: Alison Quayle (LSU) "Chlamydia trachomatis in the human endocervix: How local environment influences survival"

April 7: Yi Cao (DTM) "Construction of a transgenic murine malaria parasite for the evaluation of a P. falciparum blood-stage vaccine"

April 15: Bernadette Ferraro (U. Penn) "Inducing Humoral Responses to Multiple Sporozoite and Liver Stage Malaria Antigens Using Exogenous Plasmid DNA"

April 28: Christopher Mores (LSU) "The emergence of dengue and chikungunya viruses: Invasive arboviral threats to the US"

May 5: Virginia Belloni (DTM) "Effect of L-cycloserine on blood-fed Aedes aegypti mosquitoes"

May 12: Kevin Macaluso (LSU) "Arthropod-Rickettsia interactions: ecological and molecular analysis"

Fall 2013

September 30: Seth Pincus (LSU) "Eradicating HIV infection with antibodies and immunoconjugates"

October 7: Tonya Colpitts (DTM) "Flavivirus-host interactions in the mosquito"

October 14: Patricia Scaraffia (DTM) "Investigating nitrogen metabolism in Aedes aegypti mosquitos using multiple approaches"

October 21: Hee-won Park (Tulane) "Progress in structure-based development of narrow-spectrum antibiotics from vitamin analogs"

October 28: Deepak Kaushal (Tulane) "How Mycobacterium tuberculosis copes with stress"

November 4: Anusha Gopalakrishnan (DTM) "Genetic recombination and hotspot recognition - Does Plasmodium care?"

November 11: Claudia Herrera (DTM) "Revising Chagas disease in the United States: Do we really know enough?"

November 18: Edward Wojcik (LSU) "Drug leads against microtubule motors in Plasmodium: How a non-conserved protein segment turns out to be more important than it looks"

November 25: Cecilia Sanchez (Tulane) "From the lung to the heart of Chagas: Repurposing an FDA-approved drug to treat patients with chronic Chagas disease"

December 2: Carrie Manore (Tulane) "Toward an early warning system for forecasting human West Nile Virus incident"

December 9: Pamela Kozlowski (LSU) "Shigella LPS-invasin complex as an adjuvant for nasal HIV vaccines"

December 16:  Dawn Wesson (DTM) "Vector ecology research in the Department of Tropical Medicine: What do kissing bugs and yellow fever have in common?"


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