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 Wilhelm Engelbrecht (617-432-2115 or wilhelm@hms.harvard.edu).

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
9/13/2016 Kelly Hughes A Revised Genetic Code for Life Stephen Lory
9/20/2016 Daniel Wall Kin Recognition and Social Consequences in a Multicellular Bacterium Kolter - Lyons
9/27/2016 K. Heran Darwin How Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses a Proteasome to Live in Macrophages John Mekalanos
10/4/2016 Ya-Chi Ho How far away is a cure: Molecular and functional analysis of HIV-1 proviruses Virology Candidate Search
10/11/2016 Michael Metzger Jumping Genes and Jumping Cancers Virology Candidate Search
10/18/2016 Ethan Garner A Contrasting Tale of Dynamics: how two different polymers define bacterial shape and divide them in half David Rudner
10/19/2016 Jonathan Abraham Harnessing Passive Immunity to Combat Emerging Viral Threats Virology Candidate Search
10/25/2016 Mohsan Saeed To Replicate, or Not To Replicate: factors influencing virus replication Virology Candidate Search
11/1/2106 Aaron Schmidt Immuno-viral Archaeology: Uncovering history of antigen exposure and mechanisms of affinity maturation Virology Candidate Search
11/8/2016 Peter Sarnow Virus-host Interactions in Hepatitis C Virus-infected Cells Lee Gehrke
11/15/2016 Michael Howitt Acquiring a taste for parasites: Chemosensory tuft cells in shaping
intestinal type 2 immunity
Immunology Candidate Search
11/29/2016 Alexandra-Chloé Villani Unbiased Discovery of Novel Human Immune Cell Types and Innate Immune Regulatory Circuits Immunology Candidate Search
12/6/2016 Tim van Opijnen The Pneumococcal Pan-genome | Or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love
Its Complexity
Thomas Bernhardt
12/13/2016 Hiutung Chu Gene-microbiota interactions contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease Immunology Candidate Search
1/10/2017 He Yuan The INFLAMMASOME: Function and Activation Mechanism Immunology Candidate Search
1/12/2017 Melissa Kane Genetic and Molecular Basis for Retroviral Immunity Virology Candidate Search
1/17/2017 Mary-Beth Heffernan Putting a Face on Care: Humanizing Isolation with PPE Portraits Jon Beckwith
1/19/2017 Meromit Singer Reconstructing regulatory circuits underlying T cell function in cancer Immunology Candidate Search
1/24/2017 Hidde Ploegh Using Nanobodies: Phenotypic Screens, Visualization of an Immune Response Peter Howley
1/31/2017 Nick Restifo Cells as Drugs: Next-gen Cancer Immunotherapies Uli von Andrian
2/7/2017 Kim Lewis Persister Cells and the Quest for a Sterilizing Antibiotic Stephen Lory
2/9/2017 Noon Jun Hun Cancelled due to weather - rescheduled for March 16, 2017 (see below) Arlene Sharpe
presented in the Bray Room
2/14/2017 Samuel Miller Are Pathogenic Bacteria Just Looking for Food? John Mekalanos
2/21/2017 Sunny Shin Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens Trainees
2/28/2017 Michael McHeyzer-Williams Deconstructing B cell memory: one cell at a time Trainees
3/7/2017 Elizabeth Hartland The cell death response to bacterial gut infection Michael Starnbach
3/14/2017 Victor Torres Staphylococcus Aureus Leukocidins: Unraveling Their Role in Pathogenesis Isaac Chiu
Jun Huh Maternal gut bacteria, inflammation and neurodevelopmental disorder Arlene Sharpe
presented in the Bray Room
3/21/2017 Kevin Urdahl Understanding the barriers to T cell-mediated immunity in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected lung Dennis Kasper
3/28/2017 Michael Diamond The Pathogenesis and Immune Response to Zika Virus Martin Dorf
4/4/2017 Ed Mocarski Viral Evasion of Interlinked Apoptosis and Necroptosis in Host Defense David Knipe
4/11/2017 Ken Yokoyama Antifungal Natural Products Targeting Cell Wall Formation: The Mechanisms of Biosynthesis and Mode of Action Susan Walker
4/18/2017 Derrick Rossi Hematopoietic Stem Cells: From Genesis Through Aging Uli von Andrian
4/25/2017 Sara Sawyer HIV, Zika, and Ebola: Immunological and Cellular Factors that Keep Animal Viruses from Infecting Human David Knipe
5/2/2017 Alexis Kaushansky Integrating Global and Mechanistic Approaches to Studying Interactions Between Malaria Parasites and Their Host Michael Starnbach
5/9/2017 Daniel Mucida Tissue adaptation: implications for gut immunity and tolerance Dennis Kasper
5/16/2017 Nihal Altan-Bonnet Viral propagation in vesicles: pooped out or pathogenix? Priscilla Yang
5/23/2017 Colin Kleanthous Protein antibiotic import in Gram-negative bacteria Thomas Bernhardt
5/30/2017 Karin De Visser The Immune System: A Double-Edged Sword in Metastatic Breast Cancer Arlene Sharpe
6/1/2017 Mélissa Léger-Abraham Found in Translation: Targeting Protein Synthesis in Problem Pathogens David Knipe