Seminar Series

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., NRB 1031, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Coffee is served at 12:15 pm outside of the seminar room.

If you would like to meet any of the speakers to discuss research of mutual interest or during lunch or dinner, please contact Shannon Haas, MBIB Events Planning: MBIB_Events@hms.harvard.edu or (617) 432-2115.

In the event Harvard is closed due to weather or other emergency, talks and seminars scheduled on the affected day will be canceled.


Date Speaker Title Host
9/12/2017 Grant Jenson How electron cryotomography is opening a new window into bacterial cell biology David Rudner
9/19/2017 Eduardo Groisman A Scientific Journey: from Bacterial Pathogenesis to Bacterial Physiology Stephen Lory
9/26/2017 Steve Galli Mast cells and IgE can enhance innate and acquired immune defenses against venoms. Is this a “good side” of allergy? Peter Howley
10/3/2017 Isabelle Derre The role of ER-Inclusion Membrane Contact Sites during Chlamydia infection Michael Starnbach
10/10/2017 Nels Elde Evolutionary innovations from biological collisions Philip Kranzusch
10/17/2017 Vanessa Sperandio “You’re hot and you’re cold”: neurotransmitters modulation of bacterial virulence gene expression Darren Higgins
10/24/2017 Houra Merrikh The multifaceted impact of replication-transcription collisions on bacterial life Thao Truong (Bernhardt)
10/31/2017 Jorge Galan Pathogen restriction and host specificity: insights from the human pathogen Salmonella typhi Roberto Kolter
11/7/2017 Christopher Voigt Computation in Living Bacteria John Mekalanos
MBIB Symposium on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Immunity - 1:00-5:00pm - Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
11/28/2017 Paul Bieniasz New, old mechanisms of defense against viruses Sean Whelan
12/5/2017 Victor Torres Staphylococcus aureus leukocidins: from receptor identification to unraveling their role in pathogenesis Isaac Chiu
12/12/2017 Mohammad Seyedsayamdost Eliciting Secondary Metabolism in Diverse Bacteria Using Low Doses of Antibiotics. Suzanne Walker
12/19/2017 Karen Fleming From Chaperones to the Membrane with a BAM! Jessica Bohrhunter
1/9/2018 Marcela Maus

T Cells as Cancer Drugs

Peter Howley
1/16/2018 Wes Sundquist Understanding and Harnessing the ESCRT Pathway Philip Kranzusch
1/23/2018 Caroline Genco Immune Subversion by a Common Pathobiont Modulates Host Immunity and Chronic Inflammatory Responses Stephen Lory
1/30/2018 Robert Siliciano Curing HIV infection: Going beyond N=1 David Knipe
2/6/2018 Wenyuan Shi Inter-species Interactions within Oral Microbiome John Mekalanos
2/13/2018 Richard Losick Stochasticity and Cell Fate David Rudner
2/20/2018 Michael Angelo Comprehensive enumeration of infiltrating immune cells in triple negative breast cancer using multiplexed ion beam imaging Arlene Sharpe
2/27/2018 Beth Stevens How Immune Cells Sculpt Neural Circuits in Development and Disease Uli von Andrian
3/6/2018 Katherine Lemon

Nose Picking for Progress: Mining the Nasal Microbiome for New Insights into Pathobionts

Thomas Bernhardt
3/20/2018 Ry Young Phage Lysis: Do we have the hole story now Ann Hochschild
3/27/2018 Stacey Horner The epitranscriptome implications for biology and viral infection Sean Whelan
4/3/2018 Igor Brodsky

Regulation of Cell Death Programs during bacterial infection – It’s in the CARDs

Michael Starnbach
4/10/2018 Dan DiMaio Membrane penetration and retrograde trafficking of human papillomavirus during cell entry Peter Howley
4/24/2018 Gabriel Nuñez

Control of Pathogen Colonization by Immunity and the Microbiota

Isaac Chiu
5/1/2018 Judith Agudo Immune evasion of stem cells: a matter of niche? Uli von Andrian
5/8/2018 Jeff Cohen Development of a vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus David Knipe
5/15/2018 Ankur Dalia

Molecular dissection of natural transformation and exploiting it as a genetic tool to study Vibrio species

Thomas Bernhardt