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Past Seminars

Spring 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2016 | Fall 2015

Spring 2017 Malaria Friday Seminars - Fridays 4pm
20-JanMichael Macdonald (Consultant) "“Entomology and Vector Control in the Greater Mekong Subregion”W2008
27-JanJohn Adams (University of South Florida) "Discovering the essential genome of Plasmodium falciparum"W2008
3-FebNo seminar; MMI student recruitment 
10-FebLeah Walker (BSPH, Sullivan) "Optimization of antimalarial regimens in a cytocidal P. berghei model"W2008
17-FebGrace Kennedy (BSPH, Sullivan) "Repurposing iron chelators and cethromycin for liver stage malaria"W2008
24-FebSeoukyoung Kang (BSPH, Dimopoulos) "Prefoldin, a potential target for transmission blocking of malaria in Anopheles mosquitoes"W2008
3-MarAnna Durbin (BSPH) "A Year in the Life of Zika"W2008
10-MarFlaminia Catteruccia (Harvard School of Public Health) "Sex, blood and parasites: the malaria mosquito exposed"W2008
17-MarPrakash Srinivasan (BSPH) "Understanding Plasmodium invasion of host cells"W2008
24-MarDouglas Norris and Giovanna Carpi (BSPH, Norris) "PREMONITION: robotic smart traps and metagenomic pipelines for vector and pathogen surveillance and discovery"*W3008*
31-MarMads Daugaard (University of British Columbia) "Exploiting malarial host-anchor proteins for cancer therapy"W2008
7-AprBrian Lovett (Raymond St. Leger Lab, University of Maryland) "Genetically engineered insect pathogenic fungi"W2008
14-AprJesus Valenzuela (NIH) "What’s behind a successful parasite transmission by a sand fly bite?"W2008
21-AprWei Huang (BSPH, Jacobs-Lorena) "Developing strategies to fight malaria parasite in mosquitoes"W2008
28-AprJenny Stevenson (BSPH and Macha Research Trust) "Residual malaria transmission: rethinking entomology surveillance"W2008
5-MayYevel Flores-Garcia (Zavala) "The effect of antibodies on motility of sporozoites in the skin"W2008
12-MayShaden Kamhawi (NIH) "A crucial role for gut microbiota of sand flies in Leishmania development and transmission"W2008
19-MayNo seminar; ScM student presentations 
26-MayNo seminar; Memorial Day weekend 
2-JunNo seminar; speaker rescheduled 
9-JunNo seminar; Vector Encounter 
16-JunRussell Swift (BSPH, Prigge) "Elucidation of Essential Apicolplast Proteins in Plasmodium falciparum"W2008
23-JunThiago Rosa (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) "The mechanisms of complement evasion by malaria parasites"W2008

 

2016 FALL MALARIA FRIDAY SEMINARS - Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m.

9-SepJHMRI Fall Kick-Off & Social, "New Resources and Opportunities" (slides)W2008
16-SepShannon Takala Harrison (University of Maryland)

"Genomic Epidemiology of Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Southeast Asia"

W2008
23-SepChristine Hopp (National Institutes of Health)

"Imaging human malaria sporozoites at the inoculation site"

W2008
30-SepRaul Saraiva (JHSPH, Dimopoulos)

"Fighting bugs with bugs: anti-Plasmodium mechanisms of mosquito midgut bacteria"

W2008
7-OctManuel Llinas (Pennsylvania State University)

"Dissecting the Regulation of Plasmodium Development"

W2008
14-OctTejram Sahu (JHSPH, Coppens)

"Plasmodium Liver-Stage: From Basic Biology to Vaccine Development"

*W3030*
21-OctKelly Searle (JHSPH, Moss)

"Challenges to achieving malaria elimination in southern Zambia"

W2008
28-OctSanjai Kumar (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

"Immunopathogenesis of Experimental Cerebral Malaria"

W2008
4-NovThe Future of Malaria Research symposiumRockville, MD
11-NovJake Tu (Virginia Tech)

"Sex and control of mosquito-borne infectious diseases"

W2008
18-NovPietro Alano (Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanità)

"Low profile and hideouts in the transmission strategy of Plasmodium falciparum"

W2008
25-NovNo seminar; JHU closed for Thanksgiving holiday -
2-Dec

Tamaki Kobayashi (JHSPH, Moss)
"The use of serology for malaria surveillance in Southern Africa"

W2008
9-Dec

George Dimopoulos (JHSPH) 
 "Plasmodium
transmission bottlenecks in the mosquito"

W2008
16-DecDavid Fidock (Columbia University)

"MALARIA: Tackling the Tsunami of Drug Resistance"

 

W2008

2016 MALARIA FRIDAY SEMINARS  - Fridays at 4 p.m. in W2008

DATESPEAKER (AFFILIATION)
29-Jan-2016Kyle McLean (JHSPH - Jacobs-Lorena)
5-Feb-2016Jane Carlton (New York University)
12-Feb-2016Clive Shiff (JHSPH)
19-Feb-2016David Sullivan (JHSPH)
26-Feb-2016Sung Jae Cha (JHSPH - Jacobs-Lorena)
4-Mar-2016Joel Vega-Rodriguez (JHSPH - Jacobs-Lorena)
11-Mar-2016Ananias Escalante (Temple University)
18-Mar-2016Debbie Andrew (JHSOM)
25-Mar-2016Zack Adelman (Virginia Tech University)
1-Apr-2016Krithika Rajaram (JHSPH - Dinglasan)
8-Apr-2016Karen Masterson, author of The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to find a Miracle Cure
15-Apr-2016Jason Stumhofer (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
22-Apr-2016Amanda Balaban (JHSPH - Sinnis)
29-Apr-2016Sean Prigge (JHSPH)
6-May-2016Fidel Zavala (JHSPH)
13-May-2016Channe Gowda  (Pennsylvania State University) 
20-May-2016Rob Paris (Walter Reed Army Institute for Research)
27-May-2016No seminar; Memorial Day Weekend
3-Jun-2016Christine Jones (JHSPH - Norris)

 

2015 DATES

SPEAKER (AFFILIATION)

2-Oct-2015

Tim Shields/Frank Curriero (JHU - Environmental Surveillance Core)

9-Oct-2015

Olena 'Lena' Riabinina (Johns Hopkins University - Potter lab)

16-Oct-2015

Paul Roepe (Georgetown University)

23-Oct-2015

No seminar, JHMRI Fall Symposium - Rockville, MD

30-Oct-2015

Alejandro Kroleweicki (Fundacion Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

6-Nov-2015

Phil Thuma (Macha Research Trust)

13-Nov-2015

Norman Waters (Walter Reed Army Institute for Research)

20-Nov-2015

Mike Matunis (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

27-Nov-2015

No seminar; JHU closed for Thanksgiving holidays

4-Dec-2015

Johanna Daily (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University)

11-Dec-2015

Monique Stins (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health/School of Medicine)

18-Dec-2015

Kyle McKlean (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Jacobs-Lorena Lab)

25-Dec-2015

No seminar, JHU closed for Christmas