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Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Seminar Title: HPV and the DNA Damage Response Speaker: Laimonis Laimins, PhD/ Professor and Chair, Dept. of Microbiology-Immunology Topic: High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the etiological agents of cervical cancer and are linked to the development of many other anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers. Replication of high-risk HPVs requires the activation of the ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and ATM and Rad3-related (ATR) DNA repair pathways. Our studies show that HPVs activate these pathways by inducing breaks in primarily in cellular DNAs and minimally in viral genomes. Breaks are induced in viral genomes but are rapidly repaired through the preferential recruitment of homologous repair factors such as RAD51 and BRCA1 to HPV episomes. The preferential repair of breaks in viral genomes leads to amplification. Our study identifies a novel mechanism by which human papillomaviruses manipulate DNA repair pathways to productively replicate viral genomes. The induction of DNA breaks at a high rate in cellular DNAs likely contributes to the generation of mutations that leads to the development of cancers. Zoom Link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/92041626733 Meeting ID: 920 4162 6733
Online - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Microbiology and Immunology Department along with the IMP T32 program is excited to begin an Alumni Panel series featuring MI department alumni. This will serve as an opportunity for students and post docs to acquire career advice. The panel will take place once a month on Zoom and will be organized by career path. The first alumni panel will be focused on healthcare consulting on Friday, August 21st, at 1 pm. We are excited to hear advice and information on the consulting career path from three of the MI department's former graduate students. Please find information on the panel members below as well as the Zoom link for the first meeting. Panel Members Chris White, PhD · Former Graduate Student in the Cianciotto Lab, graduated in 2018 · Health Science Associate Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton Kyle Obergfell, PhD · Former Graduate Student in the Seifert Lab, graduated in 2017 · HealthCare Practice Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Jessica Tyson, PhD · Former Graduate Student in the Cianciotto Lab, graduated in 2014 · Former Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton · Former Senior Associate at Avalere Health · Current Director at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Megan Nas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: MI Alumni Panel- Healthcare Consulting Time: Aug 21, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/96956557464?pwd=anErZUVoenFBK2E0cE1RcTFrekVPZz09 Meeting ID: 969 5655 7464 Passcode: MIalumni
Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Seminar Title: Improving Adaptive Immunity During Viral Infection and Vaccination Speaker: Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD/ Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology-Immunology Topic: TBA Zoom Link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/98408739107 Meeting ID: 984 0873 9107
Online - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a half day of captivating keynotes, interactive virtual poster sessions, and a lively panel discussion. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees and community, we’re going virtual for our yearly event. We’re embracing this unique opportunity to experiment and innovate with an entirely online version that will allow you to share, learn, and interact in unique ways. Visit our Innovation Symposium page to learn more about the speakers, session details, and how to connect with other attendees. We look forward to interacting with you virtually! Keynote Speakers Daniel Drucker, MD, FRCPC Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, endocrinologist and a game-changer in the field of diabetes research. Deidra Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, FACP Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, nephrologist, and national leader in the study of disparities in chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Panel Speakers COMING SOON!
Medical Education Day is Feinberg’s annual celebration of outstanding teaching and scholarship by faculty, housestaff and students. The conference will feature workshops, innovative didactic presentations, and awards for teaching and educational research. Join Us Thursday September 24th, 2020 12:00pm to 5:00pm Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm Hosted on ZOOM Keynote Speakers Thursday, September 24th: Danny M Cohen, PhD Founder & Interim Executive Director of Unsilence Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor of Instruction Associate Professor of Instruction, School of Education & Social Policy The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies Northwestern University Friday, September 25th: Elizabeth Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics David S. and Marilyn M. Zamierowski Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins CPR Advisory Committee For more info, please visit https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/fame/medical-education-day/index.html.