Past Department of Tropical Medicine Seminars
January 26: Special Seminar 11 am - Noon Tidewater conference room 2302 Noboru Minakawa (Nagasaki University, Japan) " African Malaria Vector Ecology and Control".
February 8: Mardi Gras Holiday- No seminar
February 15: Ousmane A. Koita (University of Bamako, Mali) and Donald Krogstad (DTM) " Randomized, Blinded Phase 1 Clinical Trial of an Investigational Antimalarial, AQ-13 vs. Artémether + Luméfantrine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated P. falciparum Malaria ”.
February 22: Douglas Rice (UND) " Zinc(II)-Dipicolylamine Coordination Complexes as Targeting and Chemotherapeutic Agents for Leishmania major ".
February 29: Sponsored by SPHTM Daniel Bausch (DTM) " Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemics: Ebola's Message ".
March 7: Monica Embers (Tulane National Primate Research Center) " The Challenges of Diagnosing and Curing Lyme Disease ".
March 14: Rebecca C Christofferson (LSU) " Investigations of antibody cross-neutralization among Flaviviruses and implications of Zika emergence in Dengue Enemic Regions ".
March 21: Claribel Murillo (DTM) " HSP90 Proteins in Malaria Parasites: Essential Non-Redundant Roles During Intraerythrocytic Development ".
March 28: Andrea Ropolo (Instituto Martín Ferreyra Argentina) " Deep inside the nuclei: decoding the role of the enzyme arginine deiminase during Giardia lamblia encystation ".
April 4: Nirbhay Kumar (DTM)- CANCELED
April 11: Elizabeth Didier and Marissa D. Fahlberg (Tulane National Primate Research Center) " Macrophages and Aging - Early Lessons from SIV/AIDS Rhesus Macaque Model ".
April 14: Christopher M. Kribs (University of Texas at Arlington) " Conclusions from mathematical models for sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi transmission dynamics in the southeastern US ".
April 18: Dawn Wesson (DTM) " Can Zika be Stopped? "
April 25: Special Seminar 2 pm - 3 pm JBJ Conference room, 504 Carolina Touz (Instituto Martín Ferreyra, Argentina). " Exploring the Unique Dual Function and the Evolutionary Relationship of the giardial epsin-like Protein ".
April 28: David B. Weiner (UPenn) " Tales of Synthetic DNA Approaches for Difficult Immune Targets ".
September 14, 2015: Patricia Scaraffia (DTM) "Alanine aminotransferase is involved in the metabolic regulation of nitrogen waste in blood-fed Aedes aegypti mosquitoes"
September 21, 2015: Ahmed Ali (DTM) - CANCELED
September 28, 2015: Kevin A. Caillouet (St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District) "After Dark in Your Backyard: The Effects of Intra-Specific Heterogeneity on West Nile virus Transmission and its Implications for Disease Prevention"
October 5, 2015: James Robinson (Tulane) "Characterization of Neutralization Epitopes of Lassa Fever Virus Glycoproteins"
October 7, 2015: Andres G. (Willy) Lescano (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia) "The Field Epidemiology International Course in Peru"
October 19, 2015:
"How to Thwart Candida, a masterful opportunist?"
Joy Sturtevant (LSU)
October 26, 2015: 64th ATSTMH Meeting
October 30, 2015: Mathieu Nacher (Université de Guyane) "Worms and Malaria: Parasites Sharing a Human Host"
November 9, 2015: Joshua Yukich (DTM)"When is it safe for malaria control and elimination programs to scale back vector control? Literature review and simulation study"
November 16, 2015: Lucia Freytag (Tulane) "Evaluation of dmLT adjuvant in Experimental Vaccines Against Shigellosis"
November 23, 2015: James B. McLachlan (Tulane) "Immunity to Persistent Salmonella Infection--Why Location Matters"
November 30, 2015:Michael Deshotel (DTM)- CANCELED
January 13, 2015: Miguel Morales (UND) "Stress response in Leishmania"
January 26. 2015: Marcelo Kuroda (TNPRC) "Critical role of macrophages in the pathogenesis of AIDS using the SIV/macaque model"
February 2, 2015: Natthida Petchampai (DTM) "Signal transduction and rickettsial infection of tick cells"
February 9, 2015: Amitinder Kaur (NEPRC) "The innate immune system in AIDS pathogenesis"
February 23, 2015: Sam Jameson (DTM) "The reservoir host blame game: Misunderstandings, myths, and mistakes in the life cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi in the Southeastern United States"
March 2, 2015: Catherine Nation (DTM) "Dissecting promastigote to amastigote differentiation in Leishmania amazonensis"
March 9, 2015: Kevin Caillouet (St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District) - CANCELED
March 16, 2015: Preston Marx (DTM) "Kuru, leprosy & other AIDS topics..."
March 23, 2015: John Schieffelin (DTM) "Ebola: An update on diagnostics and therapy"
March 30, 2015: Spring Break
April 6, 2015: Berlin Londono (DTM) "The Perfect Complement for Dengue"
April 9, 2015: David B. Weiner (UPenn) "Synthetic DNA Vaccines for Difficult Infectious Disease Targets"
April 13, 2015: Patricia Dorn (Loyola) "Cryptic Species Revealed by Phylogeography of Triatoma dimidiata, the Main Chagas Vector in Central America"
April 20, 2015: General Faculty Meeting
April 27, 2015: Thomas Eisele (DTM) "Population-Wide Malaria Testing and Treatment with Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Artemether-Lumefantrine in Southern Zambia: A Community Randomized Step-Wedge Control Trial Design"
May 4, 2015: Claudia Herrera (DTM)
September 22: Fernando Noriega (FIU) "Neuropeptides, flux theory, and regulation of juvenile hormone synthesis in mosquitoes"
October 6: Jun Isoe (University of Arizona) "More detailed views of mosquito oogenesis and blood meal digestion"
October 13: Claribel Murillo-Solano (DTM) "In vitro susceptibility of P. falciparum to HSP90 inhibitors"
October 27: William Wimley (Tulane) "Combating antibiotic resistance with synthetic molecular evolution: Engineering a new generation of peptide antibodies"
November 7: Adriana Costero-Saint Denis (NIH) "NIH application process and funding opportunities, with emphasis on DMID programs"
November 10: Eric Dumonteil (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán) "Chagas disease control: Can we meet the goals of the London declaration on neglected tropical diseases?"
November 17: Shaymaa Abdalal (DTM) "Distinct essential functions for polyamine biosynthesis enzymes in malaria parasite blood and mosquito development stage"
November 24: Glen Palmer (LSU) "The Candida albicans vacuole: a story of virulence, drugs, and exploitation"
December 1: Rajesh Kumar (DTM) "A nanoparticle delivery of P. falciparum Pfs25 induced potent malaria transmission blocking immunity"
December 8: Juan Martinez (LSU)"Spotted fever group rickettsiae: molecular mechanisms of disease"
February 3: Lisa Morici (Tulane) "Bacterial-derived membrane vesicles as a multi-antigen vaccine platform"
February 17: Kristen Healhy (LSU) "Predicting Asian tiger mosquitoes through time and space"
February 18: Mark Riddle (NMRC) "Development of vaccines against bacterial diarrheas: Needs, challenges, and progress"
March 17: Avik Biswas (DTM) "Analysis of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genetic variability and its impact on pathogenesis: Implications in Eastern Indian HBV carriers"
March 24: Mariana Leguia (NAMRU) "Assessing dengue-induced changes in gene expression profiles via ribosome profiling"
March 24: Marcin Kwissa (Emory) "Systems biological analysis of dengue infection reveals a role of CD14+CD16+ monocytes in stimulating plasmablast differentiation"
March 31: Alison Quayle (LSU) "Chlamydia trachomatis in the human endocervix: How local environment influences survival"
April 7: Yi Cao (DTM) "Construction of a transgenic murine malaria parasite for the evaluation of a P. falciparum blood-stage vaccine"
April 15: Bernadette Ferraro (U. Penn) "Inducing Humoral Responses to Multiple Sporozoite and Liver Stage Malaria Antigens Using Exogenous Plasmid DNA"
April 28: Christopher Mores (LSU) "The emergence of dengue and chikungunya viruses: Invasive arboviral threats to the US"
May 5: Virginia Belloni (DTM) "Effect of L-cycloserine on blood-fed Aedes aegypti mosquitoes"
May 12: Kevin Macaluso (LSU) "Arthropod-Rickettsia interactions: ecological and molecular analysis"
September 30: Seth Pincus (LSU) "Eradicating HIV infection with antibodies and immunoconjugates"
October 14: Patricia Scaraffia (DTM) "Investigating nitrogen metabolism in Aedes aegypti mosquitos using multiple approaches"
October 21: Hee-won Park (Tulane) "Progress in structure-based development of narrow-spectrum antibiotics from vitamin analogs"
October 28: Deepak Kaushal (Tulane) "How Mycobacterium tuberculosis copes with stress"
November 4: Anusha Gopalakrishnan (DTM) "Genetic recombination and hotspot recognition - Does Plasmodium care?"
November 11: Claudia Herrera (DTM) "Revising Chagas disease in the United States: Do we really know enough?"
November 18: Edward Wojcik (LSU) "Drug leads against microtubule motors in Plasmodium: How a non-conserved protein segment turns out to be more important than it looks"
November 25: Cecilia Sanchez (Tulane) "From the lung to the heart of Chagas: Repurposing an FDA-approved drug to treat patients with chronic Chagas disease"
December 2: Carrie Manore (Tulane) "Toward an early warning system for forecasting human West Nile Virus incident"
December 9: Pamela Kozlowski (LSU) "Shigella LPS-invasin complex as an adjuvant for nasal HIV vaccines"
December 16: Dawn Wesson (DTM) "Vector ecology research in the Department of Tropical Medicine: What do kissing bugs and yellow fever have in common?"