World Health Interest Group

Spring 2014

Janurary 10, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Lisa Palazzo, JD

Director of Export Control and Privacy Management

Case Western Reserve University Compliance Office

"Export Compliance in Research at CWRU"

 

January 17, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Anil Ghosh, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Multiple Pathways for Plasmodium OOkinete Invasion of the Mosquito Midgut"

 

January 24, 2014

Joint Center for Aids Reearch and Center for Global Health and Diseases
Biomedical Research Building 105

Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair

Department of Epidemiology

University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

"Genetic Diversity of Malaria: Deep Thoughts About Deep Sequencing"

 

Janurary 31, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 105

Gloria Tavera

MD, PhD Candidate

Christopher King Lab

Case Western Reserve University

"Bench to Bedside: The Role of Universities, Researchers and Students in Improving Access to Medicines"

 

February 7, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Jonathan (Rob) Honegger, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital

"Cellular Immunity to the hepatitis C virus during and after pregnancy"

 

February 28, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

Myreen Tomas, MD

Fellow

Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"Mucin-degrading anaerobes and colonization resistance to Clostridium difficile"

 

March 7, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

George Dubyak, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

Co-director, Medical Scientist Training Program

Case Western Reserve University

"Pyroptosis: A caspase-1 mediated pathway of inflammatory cell death in myeloid and lymphoid leukocytes"

 

March 14, 2014
Spring Break -- No Seminar

 

March 21, 2014

Utkarsha Hazarnis

Graduate Student

Institute of Management and Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

"Rapid assessment of malaria detection device"

 

March 28, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Janell Friesen

Graduate Student

Anthropology Department

Case Western Reserve Univesiry

"The relationship between food insecurity and adherence to antiretrovial therapy"

 

April 4, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Carlos Subauste, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Ophthalmology and Pathology

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

“CD40 expressed on endothelial cells restricts retinal and cerebral invasion by Toxoplasma gondii"

 

April 11, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

Barne Willie

Graduate Student

Biology Department

Case Western Reserve University

“The Association of Toll-Like Receptor Polymorphisms with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in North Americans”

 

April 18, 2014

No Seminar

 

April 25, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

Ernest "Ricky" Chan, PhD

Post Docotoral Fellow

Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University

“Genomic Analysis of Plasmodium vivax

 

May 2, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Andrew Talal, MD, MPH

Professor and Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Department of Medicine

University of Buffalo

“Peripheral and intrahepatic viral kinetics and host immunie responses in HCV during antiviral therapy"

 

May 9, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Paul Wille, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

The cis-Acting Genomic RNA Packaging Enhancer (GRPE) Enhances HIV-1 and Lentiviral Vector Genome Packaging

 

 

May 20, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Scott T. Small, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Population Genomics of Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea"

 

May 23, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

David Serre, PhD

Associate Staff, Associate Professor

Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

“Complexity of Infection and Drug Resistance in Cambodian Plasmodium vivax”

 

June 6, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Georg Lauer, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

"HCV-specific T cells in viral control and viral persistence"

 

 

Fall 2013

September 13, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

Amer Al-Nimr, MD FAAP

Staff, Division of General Academic Pediatrics

Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Director, Global Child Health Program

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Case Western Reserve University

"Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Evolution and Lessons Learned"

 

September 20, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

Amelia Pinto, PhD

Research Instructor in Medicine

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases,

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

“A loss of type I IFN signaling in myeloid cells during West Nile infection in vivo results in a MAVS-dependent induction of cytokine storm”

 

September 27, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

Lucio Barbosa, MS

Visiting Research Scholar

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

Salvador, Bahia Brazil

"Opening a can of worms:  Schistosoma mansoni dynamics over time"

 

October 4, 2013

Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Dan Popkin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Dermatology

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"Two-pronged NK harness to seek and destroy the HIV reservoir"

 

October 11, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

Catherine Stein, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology & Biostastics and Tuberculosis Research Unit

Case Western Reserve University

"Genetic epidemiology of tuberculosis risk in Uganda"

 

October 18, 2013

Biomedical Research Building 433

Kathleen C. Blazar, MSLS

Assistant Director

Cleveland Health Sciences Library

Case Western Reserve University

“Compliance with NIH Access Policy for Publications:  Practical Approaches for Compliance and Update on Reporting Requirements for NIH Progress Reports”

 

October 25, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

David Gurarie, PhD

Professor

Department of Mathematics

Case Western Reserve University

"Immune selection in multi-strain malaria systems: virulence and persistence"

 

November 1, 2013

Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Robert A. Bonomo, MD

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Chief, Medical Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Vice Chair for Veteran Affairs, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"The challenge of Resistant Gram negative bacteria"

 

November 22, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

Student Presentations

 

November 29, 2013

No Seminar

 

December 6, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defence and the Inaugural Infectious Disease and Immunology Institute Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by Infectious Diseases and Immunology Institute and the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Margaret K. Hostetter, MD

Albert B. Sabin Professor

Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Cincinnati Children's Hospitals Medical Center

“Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections: Heparin Binding Motifs, Biofilm, and Candida albicans"

 

December 13, 2013
Biomedical Research Building 433

Elizabeth Harausz, MD, MPH

Fellow

Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

“Utility of Whole Blood Assay in Evaluating Activity of Nitazoxanide Against Tuberculosis”

 

 

Spring 2013

Friday, January 25, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Sarah Krier, PhD, MPH

University of Pittsburgh

"Knowledge, attitudes & practices on lymphatic filariasis in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea"

Dr. Krier is a medical anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh.  She conducted her dissertation research on healing practices in Indonesia.  She has just completed a post-doctoral fellowship at CWRU that focused on understanding local practices related to lymphatic filariasis in Papua New Guinea.  She will present results of her work in Papua New Guinea.

Sponsored by Janet McGrath, Anthropology

Friday, February 1, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 105

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

Zahra Toossi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

"Systemic immune activation and Microbial translocation in dual HIV/TB infected subjects"

Friday, February 8, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

E. Ricky Chan, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Case Western Reserve University and Lerner Research Institute

"Genomic Analysis of Plasmodium vivax"

Friday, February 15, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Pushpa Pandiyan, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Dental Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

"Suppressive and Non-suppressive functions of CD4+Foxp3+ Tregs during infections"

Friday, February 22, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Scott T. Small, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Population Genetics of the filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti"

Sponsored by Zimmerman Lab

Friday, March 1, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 105

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

Jordi B. Torrelles, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity & Microbiology

The Ohio State University

"Consuming Consumption: Influence of the Alveolar Environment in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Pathogenesis"

Friday, March 8, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, MEd, MPPM, FACOG

Assistant Professor/Director, Global Health Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Biology

MacDonald Women's Hospital Case Medical Center

"WONDOOR" (Women and Neonates Diversity, Outreach, Opportunity, Research) Global Health Program: International Research initiatives focusing on Women's Health"

Friday, March 15, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

NO WHIG - Spring Break

Friday, March 22, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Ruth Nyakundi, MSc

Visiting Research Scholar

Institute of Primate Research

Nairobi, Kenya

"The effect of chronic schistosomiasis on severe malaria in a primate model"

Sponsored by King, CL Lab

Friday, March 29, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

NO WHIG - Good Friday

Friday, April 5, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Denise F. Johnson, MPH, MBA

Doctoral Candidate

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Case Western Reserve University

"Factors Associated with Tuberculosis Recurrence among Ugandan Patients"

Friday, April 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 105

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

University of Michigan 

"The inflammasome: a link between autoimmunity and cardiovascular disease?"

Friday, April 19, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Raghavendra Yadavalli, BS

Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences

Cleveland State University

"In vitro cell-free expression systems for synthesis of malaria proteins"

Friday, April 26, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Amy Edwards, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

"Human Cellular Response to Rift Valley Fever Virus"

Sponsored by King, CH Lab

Friday, May 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 105

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

Liem Nguyen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Case Western Reserve University

"RHOCS - a Redox Homeostatic Control System - mediates Biofilm Growth, Intracellular Survival and Drug Tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

Friday, May 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Paul Wille, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

"The cis-Acting Genamic RNA Packaging Enhancer (GRPE): A Step Forward in Lentivector Efficiency?"

Sponsored by Arts Lab

Friday, May 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

John Lewandowski, BSE/SA

Master of Engineering and Management Candidate

Case Western Reserve University

"The Rapid Assessment of Malaria Device"

Sponsored by Grimberg Lab

Friday, May 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Alexander Barron

Research Assistant 2

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Regulation of Humoral Immunity to Malaria:  Role of FcgR2b"

Sponsored by King, CL Lab

 

Fall 2012 Seminars

Friday, August 31, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Deborah Sumari

Graduate Student

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technolgy

"Detection of erythrocytic Plasmodium falciparum stages and gametocyte quantification from blood using magnetic microscopy device"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, September 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Nancy C. Erdey, PhD, CIP

Research Associate/Compliance Officer

Center for Global Health and Diseases, CWRU

Mary L. Lones

Pre/Post Award Specialist

Center for Global Health and Diseases, CWRU

Joseph Gibbons, MD

Chairman, Institutional Review Board

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"Update on NIH Grant Submission and JIT Requirements"

 

Friday, September 14, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 1033

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

 

Benigo Rodriguez, MD

Assistant Professor

AIDS Clinical Trial Unit

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Activation, Inflammation and Non-HIV Related Events in Treated HIV+ Infection"

 

Donald Anthony, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Rheumatology and Division of Infectious Diseaes and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Plasma proteome reflects overlapping, yet distinct mechanisms of immune activation comparing chronic HCV and HIV infection"

 

Friday, September 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

 

Maxwel Majiwa Omenda, BSc

Predoctoral Research Associate

Global Health Pathobiology Program

University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 

"Defining the role of maternal plasma neutralizing antibodies in mother-to-child  HIV-1 transmission"

Sponsored by the Kazura Lab

 

Friday, September 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Jeff Tomalka

Doctoral Candidate in Pathology

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Mucosal Immunity to Candida albicans"

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, October 5, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 105

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

 

Jesse Kwiek, PhD

Associate Professor

Departments of Microbial Infection and Immunity &

Microbiology and The Division of Infectious Diseases

The Ohio State University

 

"Maternal/Child Transmission HIV"

 

Friday, October 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Sheree Hemphill, MS

CRU Informatics Manager

CRU Informatics Manager, Dahms Clinical Research Unit

CTSC Biomedical Research Informatics Management Core

Case Western Reserve University

 

" REDCap 101:  Introduction to REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)"

 

 

Friday, October 19, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Ronald Blanton, MD, MSc

Professor of International Health and Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Case Western Reserve University

 

"When Schistosomes Come to Town:  The population genetics of urbanization"

Sponsored by the Blanton Lab

 

Friday, October, 26, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

NO WHIG

 

Friday, November 2, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 105

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

 

John C Tilton, MD

Assistant Professor

Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Case Western Reserve University

 

"HIV replication and pathogenesis:  new insights from a multi-stage reporter virus system"

 

Friday, November 9, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

American Society Tropical Medical and Hygiene Annual Meeting Practice Session

 

Friday, November 16, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

NO WHIG

Friday, November 23, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

NO WHIG

 

Friday, November 30, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Puja Van Epps, MD

ID Fellow, Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland

 

"Effects of aging and antiretroviral therapy on B Cell phenotypes and function in HIV infected persons"

Sponsored by the Canaday Lab

 

Friday, December 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Seminar with ID & HIV Host Defence Series

Biomedical Research Building 433

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research

 

Nicholas Funderburg, PhD

Instructor, AIDS Clinical Trial Unit

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland

 

"Monocyte Subset Activation, a Link to Cardiovascular Risk in HIV disease?"

Spring 2012 Seminars

Friday, January 13, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Roxana Rojas, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Direct regulation of T cell function by Mycobacterium tuberculosis molecules"

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, January 20, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

NO Seminar

 

Friday, January 27, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Brian T. Grimberg, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Center for Global Health & Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Manipulations of Malaria with Magnets"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, February 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Helene Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Reproductive Biology

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Neonatal innate immune function: The challenge of protecting against perinatal infections while limiting inflammation associated morbidity and mortality"

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, February 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Megan Ermler

Pre-doctoral Candidate

Department of Pathology

Case Western Reserve University

 

“RNA helicase signaling is critical for type I IFN production and protection against Rift Valley fever virus”

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, February 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Charlie King, M.D.

Professor of International Health and Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Helminth update: Hot Topics for the Tropics"

Sponsored by the King, CH Lab

 

Friday, February 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

M R Sandhya Rani, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Case Western Reserve University

 

"To IL28b or not to IL28b.....?"

Sponsored by the Blanton Lab

 

Friday, March 2, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Akshaya Ramesh

Graduate Student

Department of Biology

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COXI) sequence polymorphism reveals population genetic diversity of Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea"

Sponsored by the Zimmerman Lab

 

Friday, March 9, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Elizabeth Samuelson

Post Doctoral Candidate

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse

 

"Blk haploinsufficiency impairs the development, but enhances the functional responses, of marginal zone B cells"

Sponsored by the Kazura Lab

 

Friday, March 23, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Krufinta Bun

Pre Doctoral Candidate Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CWRU

 

"Advances in Filariasis"

 

Kyle Logue

Pre Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biology, CWRU

 

"Origin of Anopheles punctulatus complex in Papua New Guinea"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, March 30, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Carlos Subauste, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Ophthalmology and Pathology

Div of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Dept of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

 

"PKR mediates protection against a non-viral pathogen "

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, April 6, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

No Seminar -

 

Friday, April 13, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Thomas Raymond Unnasch, Ph.D.

Professor and State of Florida World Class Scholar

Global Health, Infectious Diseases Research Program

University of South Florida

 

"Proving something does not exist:  Monitoring of onchocerciasis transmission in an era of elimination"

Sponsored by the Zimmerman Lab

 

Friday, April 20, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Walter Blank, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Genetic monitoring of an Aedes aegypti mosquito control program in Salvador, Brazil"

Sponsored by the Blanton Lab

 

Friday, April 27, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Gareth Hardy, Ph.D

Instructor, Pathology

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Type-I Interferon dysregulation in HIV-1 Infection"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, May 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Therese Kombi

Graduate Student, Master's Degree

Biotechnology/Microbiology

EICNAM Paris France

Ecole D'ingenieur Du Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers

 

"Inhibition of P.knowlesi and P.vivax invasion of erythrocytes from various Duffy Genotypes"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, May 11, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Suzanne Rivera, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Associate VP for Research

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Proposed New Rules for Protection of Human Subjects: Implications and Questions"

Sponsored by Nancy Erdey

 

Friday, May 18, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Samantha Stubblefield, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Gastroenterology

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Intestinal permeability and microbial translocation in two disease states (HIV and IBD) yields distinct systemic immune activation"

Sponsored by the Alan Levine Lab

 

Friday, May 25, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Biomedical Research Building 433

 

Speaker TBD

 

Fall 2011 Seminars

Friday, September 2, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Angelle Desiree LaBeaud, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA

Indu Malhorta, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate, CGHD/CWRU

 

"The Effects of Polyparasitism on Vaccine Response"

Sponsored by the Malhotra Lab

 

Friday, September 9, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

John Milligan

Research Assistant, Biology, CWRU

 

"Transcriptional Regulation: a MEF2 homolog in S. Mansoni"

Sponsored by the Emmit Jolly Lab

 

Friday, September 16, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Rafael Ponce, M.D.

Fellow, Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, CWRU

 

"Schistosomiasis and waterborne diseases understanding the dynamics

for fecal contamination of water"

Sponsored by the Blanton Lab

 

Friday, September 23, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Gloria Tavera

Graduate Student, Medical Scientist Training Program, CWRU

 

"Exploring Amodiaquine Resistance in Tanzania in P. falciparum"

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, September 30, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Babu Tekwani, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist and Professor of Pharmacology

National Center for Natural Products Research

School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

 

"Pathway to Discovery of Safer Antimalarials"

Sponsored by Mehlotra Lab

 

Friday, October 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Eric Pearlman, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Research Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

 

"The Role of Cytokines and Pathogen Recognition Molecules in Fungal Keratitis - insights from human disease and animal models"

Sponsored by the Hise Lab

 

Friday, October 14, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Edsel Salvana, M.D., DTM&H

Assistant Professor for Research, NIH, University of the Philippines Manila

Adjunct Professor for Global Health, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

 

"Another Shot at San Francisco: Saving Lives Through a Comprehensive Response to the Nascent HIV Epidemic in the Philippines"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, October 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Rebecca Gilson

Department of Physics, CWRU

 

"Plasmodium falciparum's Response to Oscillating Weak Magnetic Fields and the influence of disruptive measures"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, October 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Nancy Erdey, Ph.D., C.I.P.

Research Associate/Compliance Officer, CGHD

 

"Regulatory Update 2011"

CRECS will be sought for this presentation

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, November 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Ruth Djigbenou, M.D.

ID Fellow, University Hospitals of Cleveland

 

"Trophozoite stage resistance to quinine, implications for cerebral malaria treatment"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, November 11, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Krufinta Bun

Pre-Doctoral Candidate Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CWRU

 

"Impact of human movement on MDA compliance and effectiveness in Papua New Guinea"

 

Phalkun Cheng, MPH

Senior Research Associate, CWRU

 

"Prevalence and Risk for MTB Infection among First Degree Relative Contacts to TB Patients, Kampala, Uganda"

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, November 18, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases

And Center for Global Health

University Hospitals of Cleveland and CWRU

 

"Detecting Antigen-specific Memory B Cells by Flow Cytometry"

Sponsored by the Kazura Lab

 

Friday, December 2, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

M. Edward Medof, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Medicine, Ophthalmology and Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University

 

“Understanding How Naive T cells are Programmed to T-regulatory verses T-effector cells: Implications for Malaria”

Sponsored by the Grimberg Lab

 

December 2nd will be the last seminar for the Fall 2011 semester.  Thanks to all for your interest and support in the Center for Global Health & Diseases World Health Interest Group Seminar Series

Our Center will be relocating to the fourth floor of the Biomedical Research Building as of December 19, 2011. The location of our weekly seminars will be in BRB 433 or BRB 105 and our first seminar for the Spring 2012 semester is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2012.

                                                            

Spring 2011 Seminars

Friday, January 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Lisa Reimer, Ph.D.

Head of Entomology Unit, Papua New Guinea Medical Research/CWRU

"Changes in Vector "Biology and Disease Transmission Following Implentation of the Malaria Control Program in Papua New Guinea"

Sponsored by the Zimmerman Lab

 

Friday, January 14, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Ravinder Sehgal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, San Francisco State University

"Avian Malaria in a Changing World"

Sponsored by the Zimmerman Lab

 

Friday, January 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Lisa K. Ryan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, Public Health Research Institute

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

The Innate Immune Response to Influenza:  A Focus on B-Defensins

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

 

Friday, January 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Fayyaz S. Sutterwala, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

“The NLRP3 inflammasome in infection and inflammation”

 

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

 

Friday, February 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Jessica Berg, J.D., MPH

Professor of Law, Bioethics and Public Health

Associate Director. Law-Medicine Center

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Who owns your genetic information?  The Case of the Havasupai Tribe vs. ASU"

CRECs Pending

Sponsored by Nancy Erdey

 

Friday, February 11, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Charles King, M.D.

Professor

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

 

"The SCORE Project for Schistomiasis control in Africa"

 

Friday, February 18, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Cara Henry-Halldin

Pre-Doctoral Candidate

Biology

Case Western Reserve University

 

Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: "Genetic Diversity of Malaria Vectors

and Implications for Vector Management in Papua New Guinea"

Sponsored by the Peter Zimmerman Lab

 

Friday, February 25, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Eric Pearlman, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Research

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

"Pathogenesis of fungal keratitis - human disease and animal models"

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

 

Friday, March 4, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Egil Lien

Assistant Professor

School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

University of Massachusetts

 

"Yersinia pestis - activation and evasion of innate immunity"

 

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

Friday, March 11 - Spring Break - No Seminar

 

Friday, March 18, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Denis Tebit, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Division of Infectious Disease, UH

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Tracking the global evolution and Fitness of HIV: the Diversity Factor"

Sponsored by the Brian Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, March 25, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Ron Blanton, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

 

"S. mansoni population structure, distribution and response to treatment"

 

Friday, April 1, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Rosemary Rochford, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

SUNY Upstate Medical University

 

"Clues to the etiology of endemic Burkitt's lymphoma: report from a field study on EBV and malaria infection in Kenyan infants"

 

Sponsored by the Brian Grimberg Lab

 

Friday, April 8, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Xiaoxia Wang

Postdoctoral Candidate

Department of Mathematics

Case Western Reserve University

"Modeling schistosomiasis transmission and morbidity"

Sponsored by the Brian Grimberg Lab

 

Fall 2010 Seminars

Friday, August 27, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Valerie Wiesbrock, MA CIP

Manager

Office of Institutional Review

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"Genetic Studies and Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS): A practical guide to regulatory issues and compliance"

CRECs will be available

Friday, September 3 - Labor Day Weekend - No Seminar

Friday, September 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Maria da Glória Teixeira, PhD

Associate Professor of the Public Health Institute

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

"Dengue in Brazil: Epidemiological situations and researches developed by Bahia University and the Center for Global Health and Diseases"

Sponsored by the Ronald Blanton Lab

Friday, September 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Peter Piermarini, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Cornell University

"Targeting 'kidney' function in mosquitoes for the development of novel vector control"

Sponsored by the Peter Zimmerman Lab

Friday, September 24. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Carlos Subauste, MD

Associate Professor

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

"CD40, Autophagy and the Control of an Intracellular Pathogen"

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

Friday, October 1, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Miako Sakaguchi, PhD

Department of Protozology

Institute of Tropical Medicine

Nagasaki, Japan

"Characterization of Invasive Proteins in Malaria Parasites Using an Ultrastructural Approach"

Sponsored by the Brian Grimberg Lab

Friday, October 8, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Mark Drew, Ph.D.

Division of Infectious Diseases

The Ohio State University

"Flow Cytometric Methods of Detection for Novel Antimalarials"

Sponsored by the Brian Grimberg Lab

***CANCELLED***

October 15, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Amaya Bustinduy, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

University Hospitals of Cleveland

"Schistosomiasis and Polyparasitism Impairing Normal Physiological Functioning of Kenyan Children: Experience In Four Endemic Villages"

Sponsored by the Charles King Lab

Friday, October 22, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Narathrus Asingwire, PhD

Chairman

Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda

"National Response to the AIDS Epidemic in Uganda: Highlights from the Country UNGASS Progress Report, March 2010"

Sponsored by the Brian Grimberg Lab

Friday, October 29, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Kim Brustoski, PhD

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Mucosal immune responses to RVFV"

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

 

Friday, November 5 - No Seminar

Friday, November 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Student Presentations

Friday, November 19, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Heather Lander

Pre-Doctoral Candidate, Experimental Pathology

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston

"Junin Virus infection induced endothelial cell permeability and adherens junction disruption"

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar

Friday, December 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Amaya Bustinduy, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

University Hospitals of Cleveland

"Schistosomiasis and Polyparasitism Impairing Normal Physiological Functioning of Kenyan Children: Experience In Four Endemic Villages"

Sponsored by the Charles King Lab

Spring 2010 Seminars

Friday, January 22, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Jeff Tomalka

Doctoral Candidate in Pathology

Center for Global Health and Diseases

 

"The Inflammasome: A key mediator of host defense to Candida infection"

 

Recent publications related to this presentation are identified below as well as available in PDF through the link provided:

 

Hise, A, et al. "An Essential Role for the NLRP3 Inflammasome in Host Defense against the Human Fungal Pathogen Candida albicans." Cell and Host & Microbe 5(5)May 2009, pp 487-497

PDF version

 

Sponsored by the Amy Hise Lab

Friday, January 29, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Joseph Gibbons, M.D.

Chair, University Hospitals Case Medical Center IRB

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Comprehensive Cancer Center at University Hospitals

of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University

 

"Human Subjects Research and Exempt Determinations"

 

3 CRECS will be available

Friday, February 5, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Rajeev Melhotra, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"CCR2-CCR5 ... And the Band Plays On"

Recent publications related to this presentation are identified below as well as available in PDF through the link provided:

McDermott, D et al "CCR5 promoter polymorphism and HIV-1 disease progression." The Lancet 352 (9): 866-870, 1998

PDF Version

Salkowitz, J et al "CCR5 promoter polymorphism determines macrophage CCR5 density and magnitude of HIV-1 propagation in vitro." Clinical Immunology 108: 234-240, 2003

PDF Version

Special WHIG Seminar!

Friday, February 19, 2010, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Sarah Williams-Blangero, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Genetics

Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research

San Antonio, TX

"Genetics of Susceptibility to Parasitic Disease"

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Ronald Blanton

Professor of International Health

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Where the Wild Things Are: S. mansoni Genotypes from the Field"

 

Special WHIG Seminar!

Co-Hosted by the Institute for the Science of Origins

Monday, March 8, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Biomedical Research Building (BRB) #105

2109 Adelbert Rd

Mark Stoneking, Ph.D.

Professor, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Leipzig, Germany

Director Molecular Anthropology Group

Honorary Professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of Leipzig

"Detecting Local Selection in Human Populations"

For additional information, feel free to visit http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics/

 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

 

Mark Buller, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

St. Louis University School of Medicine

 

"Towards a Mechanistic Understanding Variolation"

Friday, March 26, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Peter Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Professor of International Health and Genetics

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Plasmodium vivax clinical malaria is commonly observed in Duffy-negative Malagasy people"

Recent publications related to this presentation are identified below as well as available in PDF through the hyperlink provided:

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/03/11/0912496107.full.pdf+html?sid=7b22f632-759d-46e1-af0e-c2bf6bb63f07

Friday, April 9, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Cara Haldin

Doctoral Candidate in Biology

Case Western Reserve University

Kogulan Nadesakumaran

Undergraduate Biology Major

Case Western Reserve University

 

"Insecticide resistance and species diversity of malaria vectors in Papua New Guinea"

Recent Publications related to this presentation are identified below:

1.  Beebe, et al, "DNA sequence analysis of the ribosomal DNA ITS2 region for the Anopheles punctulatus group of mosquitos."  Insect Molecular Biology 8(3):381-390:1999

2.  Reimer, et al, "Relationship Between kdr Mutation and Resistance to Pyrethroid and DDT Insecticides in Natural Populations for Anopheles gambiae."  J Med Entomol 45(2):260-266:2008

Friday, April 16, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

David H. Canaday, M.D.

Assistant Professor Geriatric Research

Education and Clinical Center

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Division of Infectious Disease

Case Western Reserve University

"Vaccination Response in the Elderly"

Friday, April 23, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Gillian Barclay, DrPh., DDS

Pan American Health Organization: 

Office of Caribbean Program Coordination/WHO, Barbados

"Workforce Development, Migration and Implications for Public Health in Caribbean"

Friday, April 30, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wolstein Research Building 4-136

Brian Verrelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

BioDesign Institute

Arizona State University

"Duffy Antigen Evolution"

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