Seminar Series

Seminars are on Tuesday mornings from 10-11am. Streaming and archived seminars are available for viewing with MyAccess credentials at the following links: Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Fall 2016Winter 2017Spring 2017Fall 2017Winter 2018Fall 2018Winter 2019Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2021, Winter 2021, Fall/Winter/Spring 2022-23, Fall/Winter/Spring 2023-2024

Date Speaker Title Institution
9/26/2023 Zhao-qing Luo "ADP-ribosylation, ubiquitination and beyond by Legionella virulence factors" Purdue
10/3/2023 Jeannette Tenthorey "The host strikes back: strategies for evolutionary warfare with pathogens" UCSF
10/10/2023 Kenneth Keiler "Stalled ribosomes: a serious problem for bacteria, a major opportunity for new antibiotics" Penn State University
10/17/2022 James Konopka "Plasma membrane architecture: form and function in fungal pathogenesis" Stonybrook
10/24/2023 Khavong Pha "Chlamydia trachomatis IncE employs SLiMs to multitask during infection" UCSF - Engel Lab
10/31/2023 Karen Ottemann "The surprising role that innate immune complement plays during gastrointestinal bacterial infection" UCSC
11/7/2023 Oriana Kreutzfeld "Susceptibilities of Ugandan P. falciparum isolates to the antimalarial drug pipeline" UCSF - Rosenthal Lab
11/14/2023 Balyn Zaro "The Cause and Consequence of Diversity at an Innate Immune Checkpoint" UCSF
11/21/2023 Holiday    
11/28/2023 Katherine Ralston "Chew your food: Cell nibbling in host-parasite interactions" UC Davis
12/5/2023 Mohamad Dandan "Context-specific Inhibition of Translation by Kasugamycin in Mycobacteria" UCSF - Fraser Lab
12/12/2023 Stefan Rothenburg "Species-Specific Host–Virus Interactions and Enhancing the Host Response by Recombinant Antiviral Proteins" UC Davis
12/19/2023 Holiday    
12/26/2023 Holiday    
1/2/2024 Holiday


1/16/2024 Paul Ogongo "Footprints of evolution: Rare variable M. tuberculosis antigens induce Th17 responses in people with controlled tuberculosis"

UCSF - Ernst Lab

1/23/2024 Tyer Starr "Molecular evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and related bat coronaviruses" University of Utah
1/30/2024 Deepto Mozumdar "Defining the constituents and functions of an early phage endosome-like compartment"

UCSF - Bondy-Denomy Lab

2/6/2024 Open    
2/13/2024 Victoria Tran Understanding the roles of S. epidermidis surface ligands and TLR2 signaling axis in early life skin immune tolerance UCSF - Scharschmidt Lab
2/20/2024 Erin Hiuting Understanding the molecular mechanism of bacterial cGAS immunity UCSF - Bondy-Denomy Lab
2/27/2024 Jesse Bloom Interpreting the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Fred Hutchinson
3/5/2024 Open    
3/12/2024 Mee-Ngan (Frances) Yap Cheating death by ribosome inactivity Northwestern University
3/19/2024 Haley Gause Friend or foe?: Interactions between Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis in the Gut Microbiome UCSF - Johnson Lab
3/26/2024 Rebecca Lamason Microbial manipulation of host membranes MIT
4/2/2024 Open    
4/9/2024 Manning Huang High-throughput approaches for fungal pathogen biology UCSF - Madhani Lab
4/16/2024 Open    
4/23/2024 Britt Glaunsinger

Oncogenic herpesviruses manipulate RNA destruction and synthesis machinery to control gene expression

UC Berkeley


Christine Olson

Investigating the impact of gut bacteria on Parkinson’s disease therapy UCSF - Turnbaugh Lab
5/7/2024 Anna Morrison Ryp transcription factors link temperature sensing and morphogenesis in the fungal pathogen Histoplasma UCSF - Sil Lab
5/14/2024 Aaron Whiteley How does the bacterial immune system defend against threats? University of Colorado Boulder
5/21/2024 Christine Jacobs Wagner Mysteries of bacterial cell replication Stanford
5/28/2023 Scott Weaver Mechanisms and Constraints on Urban Arboviral Emergence

University of Texas Medical Branch