Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Spring 2006

Wednesday - 12:00 Noon
Rm 8101
McDonnell Pediatric Research Building

Please contact the host if you wish to meet with the speaker

January 11
Dr. Christopher M. Armstrong
Host: Goldberg Lab

Interaction mapping of the Plasmodium falciparum proteome
Nature. 2005; 438:103-107
Nature. 2005; 438:108-112
January 18
Dr. Nivedita Sahoo
Jennifer Gordon
Host: Sibley Lab

Trichomonas vaginalis adherence mediates differential gene expression in human vaginal epithelial cells
Cell Microbiol. 2005;7:887-897
Trichomonas vaginalis lipophosphoglycan mutants have reduced adherence and cytotoxicity to human ectocervical cells
Eukaryot Cell.
2005; 4:1951-1958

January 25
Dr. Stephen M. Beverley
Dr. David A. Scott
Host: Beverley Lab

Natural and induced chromosome number variation in Leishmania
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1993;90:1599-603
Nat Rev Genet. 2003; 4:11-19
February 1
Dr. Mark Drew
Host: Golberg Lab 

A Plasmodium whole-genome synteny map: indels and synteny breakpoints as foci for species-specific genes
PLoS Pathology 2005; 1: 0349-0361

Combinatorial gene regulation in Plasmodium falciparum
Trends in Genetics, In Press

February 8

Dr. José RonnieVasconcelos
Host: Sibley Lab

Genetic vaccination using genes of Trypanosoma cruzi in a strain of mice highly susceptible to infection
Immunol Cell Biol. 2003; 81:121-129
Hum Gene Ther. 2004; 15:878-886
February 15
Dr. Daojun Jiang
Host: Weil Lab

Genome-wide germline-enriched and sex-biased expression profiles in Caenorhabditis elegans
Development 2004; 131: 311-323
February 22
Dr. Kisaburo Nagamune
Host: Sibley Lab

The role of calcium signaling for the host cell invasion and motility of Toxoplasama gondii
Nature 2003; 424: 957-961
March 1
Dr. Deborah Dobson

Host: Beverley Lab

Strategies in the bloodsucking arena: parasite transmission by insects
Insect Mol Biol. 2005;14:703-12
J. Biol. Chem. 2006; 281: 1935-1942
March 8
Dr. Peter Fischer
Dr. Ben-Wen Li
Host: Weil Lab 

Horizontal gene transfer of Wolbachia endobacteria to the genome of filarial parasites
Parasitol Res. 2003; 90: 38-47

Gender-regulated gene expression in Brugia malayi nematode
Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2004;137:329-337
Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2005;143:49-57

March 15
Paul Davis

Host: Stanley Lab

T. vaginalis PFOR: moonlighting, drug resistance, and adhesion
Cell Microbiol. 2005;7:245-258
March 22
Host: Goldberg Lab

March 29
Rajshekhar Gaji
Host: Sibley Lab

Development of molecular genetic tools for studying Sarcocystis neurona
April 5
Mike Mandel
Host: Beverley Lab

Trypanosoma cruzi infection and nuclear factor kappa B activation prevent apoptosis in cardiac cells
Infect Immun. 2006; 74:1580-1587

April 12
Host: Goldberg Lab

April 19
Kristen Skillman

Luke Starnes
Host: Sibley Lab

Mutually exclusive expression of virulence genes by malaria parasites is regulated independently of antigen production
PLoS Pathog. 2006; 2: 184-194 
CelTOS, a novel malarial protein that mediates transmission to mosquito and vertebrate hosts
Mol Microbiol. 2006; 59:1369-1379 pdf

April 26
Dr. Igor C. Alamedia
Host: Beverley Lab

Role of  Trypanosoma cruzi shed vesicles in the pathogenesis of American trypanosomiasis
J Biol Chem. 2004; 279:15860-15869
PNAS 2006; In Press
May 3
Dr. Ilaria Russo
Host: Goldberg Lab

Calpain, a key enzyme in Plasmodium falciparum
May 10
Dr. Asis Khan
Dr. Sonya Taylor
Host: Sibley Lab

Ancestral genomes, sex, and the population structure of Trypanosoma cruzi
PLoS Pathogens 2006; 2: 24
Virulence of Leishmania major in macrophages and mice requires the gluconeogenic enzyme fructose-1, 6-bisphosphatase
PNAS 2006; 103: 5502-5507

May 17
Dr. William J. Sullivan, Jr.
Host: Sibley Lab

Epigenetics and parasite differentiation: If you can't change the world, change yourself
Eukaryotic Cell 2005; 4: 2057-2065
Eukaryotic Cell 2006; 5: 62-76

May 24
Dr. Amitabha Mukhopadhyay
Host: Beverley Lab

Hemoglobin endocytosis and trafficking to the
lysosomes is required for the growth of Leishmania
EMBO 2003; 22: 5712-5722
JBC 2005; 280: 5884-5891

Archive: Fall 2005, 2004 Seminar Calendar, 2004 Journal Club

Department of Molecular Microbiology, Box 8230
Center for Infectious Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093 USA