2021 Spring Seminar Schedule

Seminars in Infection & Immunity (Course VETMI 7120*)

Fridays, 12:15 - 1:15
The seminar will be held via Zoom. If you would like the Zoom link please contact Cindy at caw349@cornell.edu

*Students who are enrolled in the course must sign in on the attendance sheet at each seminar.

To sign up for the lunch with the speaker, please e-mail Cindy Whittaker at mi-admin@cornell.edu

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Cindy Whittaker at mi-admin@cornell.edu.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Date Speaker Host
Feb. 12

“Measles Virus: Endgame (?)”

Benhur Lee, MD
Professor
Ward-Coleman Chair of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
https://leelabvirus.host/about

Location: Zoom

Hector Aguilar-Carreno

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: hah3

Feb. 19

“COVID-19: Using chemogenomics to discover antivirals”

Sara Cherry, PhD
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Penn Medicine
https://cherrylab.med.upenn.edu/

Location: Zoom

John Parker

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: jsp7
Feb. 26

“Understanding & developing low-immunogenic biomaterials”

Shaoyi Jiang, PhD
Robert s Langer ’70 Family & Friends Professor
Meining school of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University
https://www.bme.cornell.edu/faculty-directory/shaoyi-jiang

Location: Zoom

Brian Rudd

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bdr54
March 5

“TBD”

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/fernandez-sesma-lab/

Location: Zoom

Hector Aguilar-Carreno



Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: hah3
March 12

Seminars in Infection & Immunity
(Course VETMI 7120)

“Gene regulatory mechanisms that assemble the T-cell identity”

Ellen Rothenberg, PhD
Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
Caltech
https://www.bbe.caltech.edu/people/ellen-rothenberg

Location: Zoom

Brian Rudd

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bdr54
March 19

“Engineering combination therapies for M. tuberculosis”

Bree Aldridge, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University
https://gsbs.tufts.edu/facultyResearch/faculty/aldridge-bree

Location: Zoom

David Russell

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: dgr8
March 26

“TBD”

Deborah Fowell, PhD
Department Chair
Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/deborah-fowell

Location: Zoom

TBD

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: tbd

April 2

“TBD”

Luis M Schang, MV, PhD
Professor of Chemical Virology
Baker institute for Animal Health
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/luis-m-schang-mv-phd

Location: Zoom

TBD

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: TBD

April 9

“Epigenetics mechanisms of trained innate immunity”

Musa Mhlanga, PhD
Professor
Division of Chemical & Systems Biology
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
https://mhlangalab.org/

Location: Zoom

David Russell

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: dgr8

April 16

“Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens”

Sunny Shin, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p8421823

Location: Zoom

Brian VanderVen

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bcv8

April 30

“Regulation of Inflammatory Responses “

Katherine A Fitzgerald, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
UMass
https://www.umassmed.edu/fitzgeraldlab/

Location: Zoom

Gary Koretzky

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: gak36

May 7

“TBD“

Fiona Powrie, PhD
Professor of Musculoskeletal Science
Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
Principal Investigator in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit
Fellow of Wadham College
University of Oxford
https://www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/find-an-expert/professor-fiona-powrie

Location: Zoom

Gary Koretzky

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: gak36

May 14

“TBD“

Marion Pepper, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology
Department of Immunology
University of Washington
https://www.immunology.washington.edu/faculty/primary-joint-faculty/pepper/

Location: Zoom

Deb Fowell

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: djf273

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Cindy Whittaker (e-mail: mi-admin@cornell.edu).