Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar - 2011

102 Magruder Hall · Noon - 1:00 p.m.



Pathogenesis Research in Progress Seminars (PRIPS) - 2011

213 Dryden Hall · Noon - 12:50 p.m.

November 10

Sarker (Clostridium perfringens toxins and spores) & Kent (Fish disease, parasitology, pathogens of zebra fish) Labs

December 1

Geller (Antisense antibiotics; bacterial vectors for vaccines) & Rockey (Chlamydia Pathogenesis) Labs


Biomedical Sciences 2011-2012 Guest Speaker Series

102 Magruder Hall • Noon - 12:50 p.m.
A pizza snack will be served.


November 15:

Amy MacNeillAmy L. MacNeill, DVM, PhD
"Oncolytic virotherapy for canine cancers"
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Urbana, IL




January 10:

Karl Clark, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Guggenheim
Rochester, Minn.

January 24:

Chrissa Kioussi

Chrissa Kioussai, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Collge of Pharmacy
Oregon State University

Focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which transcription factors, such as the homeobox genes, mediate cardiovascular and muscle development. Using mouse model systems, she searches for a better understanding of congenital heart diseases, muscular dystrophies and human syndromes. PubMed

January 31:

Patricia DicksonPatricia Dickson, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Genetics
Harbor-UCLCA Department of Pediatrics

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics > Faculty Spotlight

The MPS research lab focuses on finding treatments for the brain in the mucopolysaccharidoses. The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare genetic diseases. Current projects include intrathecal enzyme replacement therapy for mucopolysaccharidosis type I, immune tolerance to enzyme replacement, and developing enzyme replacement therapy for mucopolysaccharidosis type III.


February 7:

Clinton JonesClinton Jones, PhD
Charles Bessey Professor
University of Nebraska
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Nebraska Center for Virology
Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center
Lincoln, Nebraska


February 28:

Urszula Iwaniec, PhD
Assistant Professor
Bone Research Laboratory
Center for Healthy Aging Research
Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Oregon State University

Dr. Iwaniec is interested in interactions of body weight and bone metabolism, tumor metastases to bone and other aspects of bone physiology and pathology.


April 3:

Alan WolfeAlan J. Wolfe, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine

"Protein acetylation in bacteria"





April 10:

Corrie DetweilerCorrie Detweiler, PhD
Hemophagocytic Macrophages and Salmonella Infections
Associate Professor
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado





April 17:

Jamie Lloyd-SmithJamie Lloyd-Smith
De Logi Chair in Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

“Leptospirosis in California sea lions: long-term data raise questions about pathogen, host(s), and environment”

Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, focusing on zoonotic and emerging pathogens,
effects of heterogeneity in host populations, and integrating dynamics across scales.



April 24:

Ralph TrippRalph Tripp, PhD
GRA Eminent Scholar
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases

Research interests include understanding the mechanisms of immunity and disease pathogenesis
associated with respiratory virus infection, and using this information to develop therapeutic protocols
and vaccines that will confer long-term protective immunity.