Fellows and Trainees Short Talk Series

Biomedical Research Facility (BRF2) - Room 2A03   -   11:45 am to 1:00 pm 

Lunch will be provided

The goals of the series are to provide a platform for trainees to present their work-in-progress, receive feedback from their peers and our faculty, and develop interactions and camaraderie between different groups that lead to new multidisciplinary research avenues.   

Faculty Hosts: Dr. Ben Croker and Dr. Lars Bode

Contact: Dr. Lars Bode:

Upcoming Talks - Academic Year 2019/20

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Beatriz Penalver (Gilbert Lab)
"Depression during pregnancy and the gut microbiome"
PeiPei Zhu (Hendrick Lab)
"Use of single cell approaches to delineate neutrophil heterogeneity"

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Mario Manresa (Aceves Lab)
"TNFSF14/LIGHT as a driver of pathogenic fibroblasts in eosinophilic esophagitis"
Li-En Hisieh (Franco Lab)
"B cells process and present peptides of the heavy constant region of the immunoglobulin to thymic-derived human regulatory T cells"
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Megan Thoemmes (Gilbert Lab)
"Microbiomes of the Built Environment: From Homes to Hospitals"
Allison Coady (Nizet Lab)
"Loss of the Antimicrobial Peptide Cathelicidin Protects Against Systemic Candida Infection"
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Le Xu (Sun Lab)
"Activation of Basal Stem Cell Differentiation by a Mitochondria Protease in the Conducting Airway"
Sandra Leibel, Assistant Clinical Professor 
Title TBD

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Dharanidhar Dang (Sahoo Lab)
Title TBD
Speaker 2 TBD
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Speaker 1 TBD
Speaker 2 TBD
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Speaker 1 (Feldstein Lab)
Title TBD
Speaker 2 TBD
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Speaker 1 (Feldstein Lab)
Title TBD
Joseph Rainaldi (Cherqui Lab)
Title TBD

Academic Year 2018/2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Frances Rocamora (Winzeler Lab)
"PfMFR3: A novel drug resistance transporter in the human malaria parasite"
Ryan Geusz (Sander Lab)
"Dynamics of FOXA transcription factors in pancreas development
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Chulie Ulloa (Nizet Lab)
"Avibactam sensitizes Carbapenem-Resistant NDM-1 producing Klebsiella pneumoniae to innate immune clearance"
Sarah Huff (Rana Lab)
"Selective inhibitors of M6-RNA demthylases for the treatment of glioblastoma
Thursday, April 18, 2019
No Seminar.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Pengfei Sui (Sun Lab)
"Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells are Essential for Asthma Responses"
Angelica Riestra (Nizet Lab)
"Inflammasome activation by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Phillip Spahn (Lewis Lab)
"Targeting DNA repair genes to generate genomically stable CHO cell lines"
Maria Valeri (Raffatellu Lab)
"Pathogen evasion fo intracellular complement in macrophages enables systemic colonization and bacteremia"
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Rongbo Li (Sun Lab) 
"Control of Lung Maturation"
Bjoern Gaertner (Sander Lab) 
"Regulation of Pancreas differentiation by long noncoding RNAs"

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Daniel McDonald (Knight Lab) 
"Population differences and the human microbiome"
Celine Rocca  (Cherqui Lab) 
"Gene-corrected hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as potential treatment for the neurodegenerative disorder Freidreich's ataxia"

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Jacqueline Kimmey (Nizet Lab)
"Innate immunity to Streptococcal infection"
Qiong Zhang (Rana Lab) 
"Genome-wide analysis identifies pairs of cis-acting IncRNAs and protein-coding genes involved in innate immunity"

Academic Year 2017/18

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jaspreet Kaur (Sahoo Lab)
"Boolean applications in identifying CDX2 as a prognostic biomarker in advanced stage Colon Cancer"
T. Elizabeth Duong (Haggod Lab)
"Mapping Human & Mouse Lung Cell Populations from Single-cell Chromatin Accessibility Landscapes"
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sara Appleton-Knapp (Boutelle Lab)
"Dissociation between working and episodic memory performance in children with overweight and obesity"
Tsering Stobdan (Haddad Lab)
"New Insights into the Genetic Basis of Monge's Disease and Adaptation to High-Altitude"
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Nicholas (Nick) Dillon (Nizet Lab)
"Old drugs, new synergy: Utilizing novel antibiotic combinations to combat MDR Acinetobacter baumannii infections"
Priti Azad (Haddad Lab)
"Genetic mechanisms of human adaptation at high altitude: An experiment in nature"
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hooman Hefzi (Lewis Lab)
"Cellular response to elimination of the Warburg effect in Chinese hamster ovary cells"
Spencer Goodman (Cherqui Lab)
"Delivery Highways for Stem Cell Treatment of Cystinosis: Tunneling Nanotube-Mediated Lysosomal Trafficking"
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Andres Valderrama (Nizet Lab)
"Group A streptococcal M protein activates IL-1 signaling and cell death in host macrophages"
Benjamin (Ben) Kellman (Lewis Lab)
"Human Milk Oligosaccharides, Infant Health and Maternal Blood Groups"
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Spencer Moore (Muotri Lab)
"Setd5 loss of function impairs neuronal connectivity in an animal model of autism"
Mahmoud (Max) Al-Bassam (Zengler Lab)
"Regulation of the nucleoid structure and its impact on the expression of virulence genes in Group A Streptococcus pyogenes"
Thursday, December 21, 2017
*** Holiday Break ***
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Dawn Eichen (Boutelle Lab)
"The Relationship Between Child and Parent Executive Function to Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance"
Carolina Jimenez Calvente
 (Feldstein Lab)
"Spontaneous resolution of liver fibrosis: a still uncovered  enigma orchestrated by tissue neutrophils"
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Tatiana Lobry (Cherqui Lab)
"New interaction between galectin-3 and cystinosin reveals a role of inflammation in kidney pathogenesis in cystinosis."
Gretchen Bandoli (Chambers Lab)
"Rethinking medication exposures: longitudinal trajectories of antidepressants in pregnancy"