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Guest Speaker Series Schedule 2011-2012





Sept. 6, 2011 Dr. Paul Kaye                                      University of York, England The host response to Leishmania in vivo: new insights into the macrophage response to infection
Sept. 15, 2011 Dr. Marcel Behr                                Montreal General Hospital Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a symbiont
Sept. 29, 2011 Dr. Rongtuan Lin Lady Davis Institute, McGill University Regulation of antiviral immune response through a RIG-I dependent pathway
Oct. 13, 2011 Dr. Andrew Mouland                                              Lady Davis Insitute, McGill University Elucidating critical HIV-1-host interactions during HIV-1's transit through the cell
Oct. 27, 2011 Dr. Alfredo Menendez University of Sherbrooke Biliary function and enterohepatic bacterial infection
Nov. 10, 2011 Dr. Simona Steiger Insitute Armand Frappier, Laval Regulation of T-cell responses during experimental visceral leishmaniasis
Nov. 17, 2011 Dr. Andrew Gonzales McGill University Adaptation and evolutionary rescue in mircobial model systems
Nov. 22, 2011 Dr. Philippe Sansonetti Pasteur Institute, France Symbionts and Pathogens at mucosal surface, the Yin and Yang of innate immunity
Nov. 24, 2011 Dr. Eric Boilard Laval University Functions of Platelets in Inflammatory Arthritis
Dec. 1, 2011 Dr. Andres Finzi Centre de Recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM)- Département de Microbiologie et Immunologie Université de Montreal Conformational changes of the HIV-1 gp120: structure and function
Dec. 8, 2011 Dr. Markus Mohrs Trudeau Institute Saranac Lake, NY Dissecting cytokine responses in vivo
Jan. 12, 2012 Dr. Peter Moffett

Department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke

Installing effective antivirus programs: lessons from the plant immune system
Jan. 19, 2012 Dr. Cheolho Cheong

The Rockefeller University

Harnessing Dendritic Cells toward Human Diseases
Jan. 26, 2012 Dr. Stephen Waggoner

Medical School, University of Massachusetts

Natural killer cells act as rheostats modulating anti-viral T cells
Feb. 2, 2012 Dr. Irah King Trudeau Institute Mechanisms of innate and adaptive T cell help for B cells during infection and immunity
Feb. 9, 2012 Dr. John Dalton

The Institute of Parasitology, McGill University

Immunomodulatory molecules of the human and animal helminth parasite, Fasciola hepatica
Feb. 16, 2012 Dr. Thomas Clarke

Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

The dynamic interaction between innate immunity and the mucosal barrier
Feb. 22, 2012 Dr. Rodney Russell

Memorial University, Newfoundland

Hepatitis C Virus Assembly: A Puzzle with No Picture on the Box
Feb. 23, 2012 Dr. Tracy Raivio Department of Biological Sciences- University of Alberta Mutations that impact the Gram negative envelope stress response alter virulence
Feb. 27, 2012 Dr. Jacques Neefjes Head, Division of Cell Biology- The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam A genome-wide siRNA screen for global understanding of MHC class II antigen presentation
Feb. 29, 2012 Dr. Selena Sagan

Department of Microbiology & Immunology- Stanford University, School of Medicine

A moonlighting microRNA: human miR-122 stabilizes viral genomes
March 1, 2012 Dr.  Nathan Peters

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Behavior and Function of CD4+ T cell subsets mediating acquired resistance to Leishmania major
March 8, 2012 Dr. Marceline Côté

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School

Small molecule inhibitors reveal Niemann-Pick C1 is essential for Ebola virus infection
March 22, 2012 Dr. Jacques Archambault

Director, Molecular Virology Laboratory-Institut de Recherche Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

Human papillomavirus genome replication: host factors and candidate antiviral targets
April 5, 2012 Dr. Jose Teodoro

Department of Biochemistry - Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University

Tumour Cell Specific Apoptosis Induced by Viral Targeting of the Anaphase Promoting Complex
April 19, 2012 Dr. Nicolas Cermakian

Douglas Mental Health University Institute - Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Is it the right time for antigen presentation? The crosstalk between the circadian and immune systems
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