VBS 850 Research Seminar Schedule

Spring Quarter 2012

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Date Speaker Title


Faculty Presentation

Patrick L. Green PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor and Director of The Center for Retrovirus Research

Molecular Pathogenesis Studies of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus


Rami Doueiri, MSc

Advisor: Dr. Green

Determining binding partner and posttranslational modifications of HTLV-2 p28

Nathan Dissinger, BS

Advisor: Dr. Green

Post-Translational Modification of HBZ and Their Role in Protein Function


Faculty Presentation

Stefan Niewiesk, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECLAM

Associate Professor

The B Cell Response in Viral Infection and Vaccination

Famke Aeffner, DVM

Advisor: Dr. Davis

Role of adenosine in influenza pathogenesis
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Pedro-Vargas Pinto, DMV, MSc

Advisor: Dr. Hamlin

A trial deploarization changes in the ECG during tachypacing in a canine model


Faculty Presentation

Xin Li, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular Mechanisms of Persistence by Borrelia Burgdorferi, The Lyme Disease Spirochete
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Final Presentation

Robyn Haines, DVM

Advisors: Drs. Lairmore and Niewiesk

Development, Characterization and Examination of Early Immunological Events of a Novel Rabbit Model of Milk-Borne Transmission of an Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Infection

Janelle Henderson, CVM Graduate Program Coordinator


Survival Guide to Semester Conversion
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Dipu Mohan-Kumar, BVSc, AH, MVSc

Advisor: Dr. Rikihisa

Role of ECH1038 in the pathogenesis of Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis
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Kristin Lewis, DVM

Advisor: Dr. Lucchesi

Structural and functional remodeling following pharmacologic intervention in volume-overload heart failure

Hongyan Liu, BS

Advisor: Dr. Rikihisa

Ehrlichia chaffeensis Type IV Secretion Effector ECH0825 is
Translocated to Mitochondria, and Inhibits Apoptosis through Upregulation of Host MnSOD


Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, Room 170

David G. Russell, PhD

The William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology

College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Communication between host and microbe during human tuberculosis