CBMG SEMINARS


The CBMG department hosts seminars in the Fall and Spring semester of each academic year. All on-campus seminars are held in BRB 1103 on Fridays from 12-1pm. All webinars are held on Zoom on Fridays from 12-1pm. Information on past seminars including schedules, speaker information and recorded seminars can be found below.

 

For questions regarding registration, recordings, etc, please contact Priyanka (pvengata@umd.edu).


spring 2021:


Dr. Olena Vatamaniuk

Date of Webinar: 5/7/21

Title: "The Role of Copper in Plant Fertility: a Journey from Model Plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Branchypodium distachyon to Wheat"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.

Dr. Eric Skaar (Vanderbilt University)

Date of Webinar: 4/23/21

Title: "The intersection of nutrition and infection at host-microbe interface"

Recorded Seminar Link: Seminar not recorded.


Dr. Jeffrey DeStefano (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 4/16/21

Title: "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Pathogen-Specific Aptamers"

Recorded Seminar Link: Webinar not recorded.

Dr. Jiqiang (Lanny) Ling (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 4/2/21

Title: "Lost in translation: role of ribosomal fidelity in bacteria-host interactions"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.


Dr. Najib El-Sayed (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 3/26/21

Title: "On Trypanosomatid Regulomes and Infectomes"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.

Dr. Tamara O'Connor (Johns Hopkins University)

Date of Webinar: 3/5/21

Title: "Legionella - Master of the Long Con"

Recorded Seminar Link: Webinar not recorded.


Dr. Margaret Scull (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 2/26/21

Title: “Rhinovirus C Infection in Human and Mouse Cells”

Recorded Seminar Link: Webinar not recorded.

Dr. John Moult (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 2/19/21

Title: "An AI solution to the protein folding problem: what is it, how did it happen and some implications"

Recorded Seminar Link: Webinar not recorded.


Dr. James Munro (University of Massachusetts)

Date of Webinar: 2/12/21

Title: "Imaging virus replication with single-molecule FRET"

Recorded Seminar Link: Webinar not recorded.

Dr. Jonathan Leshin (USPHS/FDA)

Date of Webinar: 1/29/21

Title: "The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps - America's Health Responders"

Recorded Seminar Link: Webinar not recorded.



fall 2020:


Dr. Margaret Kielian (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Date of Webinar: 12/11/20

Title: Making and breaking nucleocapsids: New approaches to study alphavirus assembly and RNA packaging

Recorded Seminar Link: Updated after seminar.

Dr. Yuxing Li (UMD School of Medicine and IBBR)

Date of Webinar: 12/4/20

Title:  Antibody and Vaccine: The Discovery and Re-design

Recorded Seminar Link: Seminar not recorded.


Dr. Stephen Mount (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 11/20/20

Title: "Understanding CAGGTGAGT and other signals"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here.

Dr. Kim Davis (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Date of Webinar: 11/13/20

Title: "Keeping the stress to a minimum: Cooperation between subpopulations of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis during infection"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.


Dr. Charles Delwiche (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 11/6/20

Title: "Molecular Phylogenetics of Algae and the Origin of Plants"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here.

Dr. Jose Feijo (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 10/30/2020

Title: "Evolution and Functional Regulation of Plant Glutamate Receptors"

Recorded Seminar Link: Contact Priya for link and password


Dr. Monica Mugnier (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Date of Webinar: 10/16/2020

Title: "Using high-throughput sequencing to understand the Trypanosoma brucei host-pathogen interface"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.

Dr. Jennifer Philips (Washington University, St. Louis)

Date of Webinar: 10/23/2020

Title: "Immune Evasion Mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

Recorded Seminar link: Seminar not recorded


Dr. Roy Mariuzza (University of Maryland & IBBR)

Date of Webinar: 10/9/20

Title: "Structural basis for T cell recognition of cancer neoantigens"

Recorded Seminar link: Contact Priya for link and password.

Dr. Daniel Stein (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 10/2/2020

Title: "My 40 year Journey with Neisseria gonorrhoeae"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.


Dr. Zhongchi Liu (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 9/25/2020

Title: "Establishing diploid wild strawberry as a model to investigate asexual reproduction and fleshy fruit development"

Recorded Seminar link: Contact Priya for link and password.

Dr. Carolyn Coyne (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

Date of Webinar: 9/18/2020

Title: "Antimicrobial signaling at the maternal-fetal interface"

Recorded Seminar Link: Click here.


Dr. Jonathan Dinman (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 9/11/2020

Title: "Targeting Programmed -1 Ribosomal Frameshifting in COVID-19"

Recorded Seminar link: Contact Priya for link and password.



Spring 2020:


Dr. Caren Chang (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 6/26/2020

Title: "ACC, a non-proteinogenic aminoacid: the case for a novel plant hormone"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here.

Dr. Sougata Roy (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 6/18/2020

Title: "Synaptic signal transmission in non-neuronal cells through cytonemes - who let the cytonemes out?"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here.


Dr. David Mosser (University of Maryland)
Date of Webinar: 6/12/2020
Title: "A personal history of macrophage biology" Recorded Seminar link: Click here

Dr. Kevin McIver (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 6/5/2020

Title: "Blame the Media; the host as a growth environment for pathogens"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here


Dr. Wenxia Song (University of Maryland)
Date of Webinar: 5/29/2020
Title: "Asymptomatic to symptomatic infection - Adaptation of Neisseria gonorrhea to the human female reproductive tract"
Recorded Seminar link: Contact Priyanka for link.

Dr. Norma Andrews (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 5/22/2020

Title:  "Exocytosis of lysosomes - what for?"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here


Dr. William Snell (University of Maryland)
Date of Webinar: 5/15/2020
Title: "Using the green alga Chlamydomonas to study conserved mechanisms of ciliary signaling and sexual reproduction"
                                    Recorded Seminar link: Click here

Dr. Volker Briken (University of Maryland)

Date of Webinar: 5/8/2020

Title: "Mycobacterium tuberculosis mediated manipulation of the host cell inflammasome"

Recorded Seminar link: Click here


Dr. Antony Jose (University of Maryland)
Date of Webinar: 5/1/2020
Title: "Rethinking Heredity"
Recorded Seminar link: Click here