2017 Seminars

Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
“Immunity to Tuberculosis: Of Microbes, Macaques and Men”
Infectious Diseases Seminar Series
November 30, 2017

Dr. William Wuest
Emory University, Department of Chemistry
"Nature's dirty little secret: rhizosphere natural products as targeted antibacterial agents"
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Seminar Series
November 13, 2017

Dr. Marcin Grabowicz
Emory University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
"Lipoprotein transport: greasing the machines of Gram-negative outer membrane assembly"
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Seminar Series
November 27, 2017

Dr. Abraham Aseffa
Armauer Hansen Research Institute
"Tuberculosis Research in a High Burden Setting: Experience at AHRI, Ethiopia"
Rollins School of Public Health
November 9, 2017

Dr. Adriano Henriques
Nova University of Lisbon
"Insights into the role of spores during infection by the intestinal pathogen Clostridium difficile"
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Seminar Series
November 6, 2017

Dr. Sebastian Bonhoeffer
ETH Zurich
Phenotypic delay of antibiotic resistance mutations in E. coli
Population Biology (PBEE) Seminar Series
November 3, 2017

Dr. Tod Merkel
Pertussis infection and vaccination
Microbiology (MMG) and Immunology (IMP) Seminar Series
October 31, 2017

Dr. Craig Coopersmith
Emory University School of Medicine
Infectious Disease Division Seminar Series
October 26, 2017

Dr. Charles McCall
Wake Forest University
"The Metabolic and Bioenergy Collapse of Sepsis: Novel Treatment Targeting Opportunities"
Nutrition and Health Sciences Seminar
Monday, October 23rd

Maryn McKenna presents "Big Chicken" - the Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats
The Center for the Study of Human Health is hosting Maryn for a lecture on 10/17 at 6pm in Anthropology 303, to be followed by a reception and book signing for her new book “Big Chicken”. The book explores how antibiotics came to be used as growth promoters in industrial agriculture (and the consequences that came in the form of antibiotic resistance). Free tickets can be reserved, seating is limited (just 30 spots left!).
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"Recognizing Your Hospital's Next Global Outbreak"
Sharon Tsay (EIS Officer, CDC), Mary Elizabeth Sexton (Emory ID, Emory ARC), John McGowan (Emory ID, Emory ARC)
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
September 25, 2017

Dr. Olaf Schneewind
University of Chicago
"Staphylococcus aureus immune evasion"
Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center Seminar
August 31, 2017

Dr. Jeff Gore
"Building Microbial Communities from the Bottom Up"
Physics Department Seminar
September 5, 2017
Joshy Jacob, PhD
Emory University
“Harnessing Ancient Innate Immune Mediators
to Combat Modern Day Pathogens"
Division of Infectious Diseases Seminar Series
September 21, 2017

Combating Tuberculosis: NIH TB Initiatives
Jing Bao, MD, PhD
Tuberculosis Clinical Research Branch
Division of AIDS National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
May 2017

"Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae”
David van Duin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Immunocompromised Host, Infectious Diseases Section
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
ID Seminar
May 2017

“The human microbiome during times of peace and of unrest”
David A. Relman, MD
ID Seminar
April 2017

2017 ARC and ARTDTP Joint Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance
Scott Hultgren, PhD (Professor of Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine)
Emily Crispell (MMG Graduate Student)
May 2017

"Exploiting phage evolution for the development of novel therapeutics"
Vincent A. Fischetti, PhD (Professor, Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology, The Rockefeller University)
April 2017

The Hubert Department of Global Health
"The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on tuberculosis control in Lebanon and Jordan"
Lana O’Son, MD, MPH Candidate 2017 and Susan Cookson, MD MPH
April 2017

Russell Kempker, MD, MSc
“An Exploration into Drug-Resistant TB in the Country of Georgia”
ID Seminar
April 2017

Cassandra L. Quave, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
“Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of Antibiotic Potentiators”
March 2017

James Steinberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital Midtown
"Does Hospital Design Matter?: The Built Environment and Health Care-Associated Infections"
February 2017

William M. Shafer, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Director, Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center
“Regulation of efflux pump genes in Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Linkage of antimicrobial resistance with pathogenesis”
ID Seminar
February 2017

James Steinberg, MD
The Built Environment and Health Care Associated Infections"
Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital Midtown
January 26, 2017

Martin J. Blaser, MD
Antibiotics as Microbiome Disruptors, and Their Consequences"
New York University Langone Medical Center
January 2017

Tom Chiller, MD, MPHTM, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Global Emergence of a New MDRO, But This Time It’s a FUNGUS”
ID Seminar
January 2017