Infectious Disease Genomics Speakers

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Fall 2018 seminar series

October 12th, 2018Kathryn A. Knoop, Ph.D.Gut Mechanisms of Neonatal SepsisPediatrics
November 9th, 2018Guoyan Zhao, Ph.D.Intestinal Virome Changes Precede Autoimmunity in Type I Diabetes-susceptible ChildrenNeuroscience
December 14th, 2018Yin Cao, ScD, MPHStudying the human microbiome and health in prospective studiesSurgery, Public Health Sciences Division

Spring 2018 seminar series

February 9th, 2018Gregory A. Storch, M.D.Host nasal and blood gene expression in acute viral respiratory infectionPediatrics
March 9th, 2018Scott Hultgren, Ph.D.UTI Complexity Results from Diversity at the Bacterial-Host InterfaceCenter for Women’s Infectious Disease
April 13th, 2018Sebla B. Kutluay, Ph.D.An unexpected role for HIV-1 integrase protein in particle maturationMolecular Microbiology
May 11th, 2018William H. McCoy IV, M.D., Ph.D.Taking Back Acne: a journey from bedside to benchMedicine, Division of Dermatology

Fall 2017 seminar series

October 13th, 2017Mario Feldman, PhDSelfish plasmids take control of MDR bacteria weaponryMolecular Microbiology
November 17th, 2017Jeffrey Henderson, M.D. Ph.D.


Anne Robinson
Virulence-associated metal ion interactions in extraintestinal pathogenic E.coliMedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases  


Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Program
December 8th, 2017Indira U. Mysorekar, PhDNavigating the placental fortress with microbial friends and foesObstetrics and Pathology & Immunology; Centre for Reproductive Health Services

Fall 2016 seminar series

September 9, 2016

Megan T. Baldridge, MD, PhD Norovirus Regulation by the Microbiome and Interferon-lambda Medicine, Infectious Disease and Center for Genome Sciences  
Scott Handley, PhDAnalysis of Viromes and Bacterial Microbiomes in IBD and AIDSPathology and Immunology

October 14, 2016

David L. Sibley, PhD  Comparative Genomics of Toxoplasma Reveals Pathogenesis Determinants Molecular Microbiology  
Larissa Thackray, PhDOral antibiotic treatment exacerbates the disease severity of multiple flavivirusesMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease

November 11, 2016

Bruce A. Rosa, PhD Taxonomic, genetic and functional gut microbiome assemblages in humans infected with STHsMcDonnell Genome Institute
Haina Shin, PhDNeutrophils and HSV-2 PathogenesisMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease

December 9, 2016

Eldin Jasarevic, PhDTransmission of stress signals: Neurodevelopmental programming through host-microbe interactionsCenter for Host-Microbial Interactions, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Spring 2016 seminar series

February 12, 2016

Christina Ahn Hickey, M.D., M.A Microbial Interactions at the Host Epithelial InterfacePediatrics
Thad Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.DMicrobial Metabolic Influences on Host-Microbial InteractionsPathology and Immunology

March 11, 2016

Brad Ozenberger, Ph.D TBAMcDonnell Genome Institute  
Bob FultonTBAMcDonnell Genome Institute

April 8, 2016

David Sibley, Ph.D TBAMolecular Microbiology  
Avraham Beigelman, M.D., MSCIThe role of infectious agents in asthma inceptionPediatrics

May 13, 2016

Andrew Kau, M.D., Ph.D  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Identifying Immune-Microbiota Interactions that Impact Human HealthMedicine
George Turabelidze M.D., Ph.DApplication of Whole-Genome Sequencing for Disease Outbreak Investigations: Successes and ChallengesMissouri State Department of Health and Senior Services [DHSS]

June 10, 2016

Lori Holtz, M.D., M.S.P.H.Exploring the Dynamic Ecology of the Infant GutPediatrics
Matthew A Wyczalkowski, Ph.DVisualization of Virus Integration Events in TCGA Whole Genome DataMcDonnell Genome Institute

Fall 2015 seminar series

October 9, 2015

Gautam Dantas, PhDNetworks of exchanging antibiotic resistomes in commensal, environmental and pathogenic bacteriaPathology and Immunology
Molly Stout, MD, MSCIThe vaginal microbiome and preterm birthObstetrics and Gynecology

November 13, 2015

Daniel F. Hoft, MD, PhDMucosal and systemic BCG vaccinations induce distinct molecular signatures in human CD4+ T cellsInternal Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, (SLU)
Rich Di Paolo, PhDIn Depth Sequencing to Identify Expanded T and B Cell Receptors After VaccinationMolecular Microbiology & Immunology, (SLU)

December 11, 2015

Eva Istvan, PhDComprehensive analysis of resistance development in the malaria parasite   Medicine    
Todd WylieViroCap: Enhanced virome sequencing using targeted sequence capturePediatrics

Spring 2015 seminar series

February 6, 2015

Reid Townsend, M.D., Ph.D.Proteomics and ID biomarkers: capabilities, caveats and challengesMedicine

March 6, 2015

Robyn Klein, M.D., Ph.D. West Nile virus encephalitis and post-infectious cognitive dysfunction – cancleled  Medicine    
Michael Diamond,M.D.,Ph.D.Modeling Host Responses to Understand West Nile Virus InfectionPathology and Immunology

April 3, 2015

Hilary Reno, M.D., Ph.D. Epidemiology of STIs and Bacterial Vaginosis in the St. Louis region. Medicine    
Amanda Lewis, Ph.D.Influence of the vaginal microbiota on susceptibility to urogenital infection: who matters and why?Molecular Microbiology

May 1, 2015

Shabaana Khader, Ph.D. Tuberculosis Pathogenesis: From mouse to man. Molecular Microbiology
Thomas C. Bailey, M.D.Tuberculosis (and non-TB) Clinical Basics and ChallengesMedicine

June 5, 2015

Stephanie A. Fritz, M.D.  Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Community. Pediatrics
Todd WylieMRSA: Tools for primary genome characterization.Pediatrics

Fall 2014 seminar series

October 3, 2014

Rachel Presti, M.D., Ph.D. HIV: Viral and Host Genetics Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D.Genomics of the human viromePediatrics

November 7, 2014

Mark Manary, M.D.


Kathie Mihindukulasuriya, Ph.D.
The effect of supplementation of resistant starch on gut health in rural Malawian childrenPediatrics  (WashU)


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (SLU)

December 5, 2014

Vince Magrini, Ph.D. The short and long of NGSMcDonnell Genome Institute
David Larson, Ph.D.NGS analysis and applicationsMcDonnell Genome Institute, Division of Oncology

Spring 2014 seminar series

January 10, 2014

Carry-Ann Burnham, Ph.D.Emerging Technologies in the Clinical Microbiology LaboratoryPathology and Immunology

February 7, 2014

William Powderly, M.D.Challenges in systemic fungal infections – can Genomics help?Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Tamara Doering, M.D., Ph.D.Capsule regulation in the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans: from transcriptional network modeling to altered virulenceDivision of Biology & Biomedical Sciences

March 7, 2014

Peter Fischer, Ph.D. Systems Biology of a Missouri Lung Fluke Helps to Develop New Diagnostics for Paragonimiasis GloballyMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Edward Pearce, Ph.D.Macrophage heterogeneity in liver inflammation due to schistosomiasisSiteman Cancer Center

April 4, 2014

Dave Wang, Ph.D. Discovery and characterization of novel virusesPathology & Immunology
Jacco Boon, Ph.D.Genomics of influenza virus pathogenesisMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease

May 2, 2014

Elaine Mardis, Ph.D.Translating the Cancer Genome  Institue for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Maxim Artyomov, Ph.D.Network analysis of parallel metabolic transcriptional data reveals global rewiring during divergent macrophage polarizationsPathology & Immunology

June 6, 2014

Erik Dubberke, M.D., MSPHClostridium difficile Infection and Role of the Fecal MicrobiomeMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Yanjiao Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.Phenotypic and Genomic Survey of Clostridium difficile Strains in Non-outbreak SettingThe Jackson Laboratory

Fall 2013 seminar series

October 4, 2013

Phillip Tarr, M.D.


Barbara Warner, M.D.
The Neonatal Microbiome: A New Vista on Enteric BiologyPediatrics  

November 1, 2013

James Fleckenstein, M.D. Molecular Pathogenesis and Vaccinology of Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease  
Makedonka Mitreva, Ph.D.Gut microbiome dynamics of humans infected with gastrointestinal parasitesMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease & McDonnell Genome Institute

December 6, 2013

Stephen Beverley, PhD. Leishmania genomics: perspectives using in and out-groups on theemergence and nature of vertebrate parasitismDivision of Biology & Biomedical Sciences
Wesley Warren, Ph.D.Dipteran genome resources for host vector genetic investigationMcDonnell Genome Institute

Spring 2013 seminar series

February 14, 2013

Rick Wilson, Ph.D.  –   Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Gary Weil, M.D.Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease  

March 1, 2013

Greg Storch, M.D. Fever in Children – Overview and Virology  Pediatrics  
Kristine Wylie, Ph.D.Fever in Children – Sequence Analysis of the ViromePediatrics

April 5, 2013

Eva Istvan, Ph.D.  Target Discovery in Plasmodium falciparum Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Vince Magrini, Ph.D.A TechD Perspective: NGS overview and potential applicationsMcDonnell Genome Institute

May 3, 2013

Jeffrey Henderson, M.D., Ph.D. Genomic and Metabolomic Studies of Uropathogens at Barnes-Jewish HospitalMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Yanjiao Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.The Human Microbiome in Health and DiseaseThe Jackson Laboratory

June 7, 2013

William Shannon, Ph.D., MBAAdventures in the Statistics of Infectious Disease Genomics Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences
George Weinstock, Ph.D.Adventures in Infectious Disease GenomicsThe Jackson Laboratory