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Seminar Series

Oct. 19, 2017

Dr. Michael Silverman
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Pennsylvania
Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Title: “A protective major histocompatibility complex allele prevents type 1 diabetes by shaping the intestinal microbiota early in ontogeny”

Nov. 16, 2017

Dr. Jianming Qiu
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology
University of Kansas Medical Center

Title: “Study of Parvoviruses, from Basic Biology to Applications”

Dec. 14, 2017

Dr. Hao Shen
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Department: Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania                                              

Title: “Bacterial pneumonia: co-infection, Th17 immunity, and regeneration”

Jan. 18, 2018

Dr. Nehal Mehta
Section Chief, Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health.
Title: “Human Translational Studies of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases”

March 15, 2018

Dr. Robert Levy
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Title: “Regulating pre-clinical allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (and other?) transplants – thinking bench to bedside”

April 12, 2018

Dr. Mark Shlomchik
UPMC Endowed Professor of Immunology and Chair, Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine.
Title: “How Autoimmunity Gets Started: T, B and TLR interactions in SLE”

April 19, 2018

Dr. Vera Tarakanova
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Title:  “Gammaherpesvirus versus host: chewing through cholesterol and lipid synthesis”

May 17, 2018

Dr. Kristi Frank
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Program and Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program at Uniformed Services University (USU)
Title: “When a commensal becomes a pathogen: virulence mechanisms of Enterococcus faecalis biofilm-associated infections”

Dissertation Defense

Oct. 27, 2017           

Chelsea Corradetti

Title: “The Roles of RIPK3-Mediated Necrosis and ERa in the Pathogenesis of Immune-Mediated Nephropathy"

July 2, 2018           

Sarah Tursi

Title: “Curli-Extracellular DNA Complexes: Pathogenicity and Role in Enteric Biofilms"









Feb. 15, 2018           

Janaki Purushe

Title:“MLL4-Menin Complex Inhibition Promotes the Generation of Central Memory-like CD8+ CAR-T Cells"

March 22, 2019           

Connie Qiu

Title: “The Biology of Dendritic Cells in the Context of Autoimmunity"

April 4, 2019           

Michael Lee

Title: “Modulators of Dendritic Cells and B Cells in Lupus"

Microbiology and Immunology Research Day

Research Symposium and Grant Competition 2017

Dec. 15, 2017





















20th International Conference of the Inflammation Research Association

July 20-21, 2018

Systems Inflammation in Chronic Disease

Plenary Sessions:

Non-resolving inflammation in chronic diseases

Intervention of systems inflammation and chronic diseases

Concurrent sessions:

Cellular and molecular mechanisms for inflammation (Chair: XiaoFeng Yang)

Inflammation in Autoimmunity (Chair: Stefania Gallucci)

Inflammation and Cancer (Chair: Mike McQueney)

Microbiome in systems inflammation (Chair: Hui Wu, Co-chair: Cagla Tukel)


New Therapy for Chronic Inflammation (Chair: Caralee Schaefer)

Junior Investigator Session (Chair: Erik Lubberts)

Van Armen Scholarship Competition for Best research paper

Organizing committee: Liwu Li (Chair), Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang, Stefania Gallucci (Temple co-hosts), Mike McQueney, Caralee Schaefer, Joel Tocker, Erik Lubberts, Lisa Marshall.