Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Spring 2007

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

Please contact the host if you wish to meet with the speaker
Seminar and Journal Club Schedule
Date Speaker & Host Title/Topic


Jan. 24 Speaker: Vasant Muralidharan
Goldberg Lab
Erythrocyte G Protein as a Novel Target for Malarial Chemotherapy PLOS Med. (2006) 3:2403-2415
PMID: 17194200
Jan. 31 Speaker: John C. Carmen (CV)
Sibley Lab
The modulation of mitochondrion-dependent apoptosis by Toxoplasma gondii Cell Micro. (2006) 8: 301-315
PMID: 16441440
Feb. 7 Speaker: Dr. Daojun Jiang
Weil Lab
RNAi mediated silencing of actin expression in adult Litomosoides sigmodontis is specific, persistent and results in a phenotype

Int J Parasitolo. (2006) 36: 661-669
PMID: 16546192

Feb. 14 Speaker: Phillip Key
Host: Beverley Lab

Topic #1: Trypanin, a component of the flagellar Dynein regulatory complex, is essential in bloodstream form African trypanosomes

Topic #2: Flagellar motility is required for the viability of the bloodstream trypanosome

PLoS Pathog. (2006) 2: e101
PMID: 17009870

Nature (2006) 440: 224-227
PMID: 16525475

Feb. 21

Speaker: Dr. James C. Morris (CV)
Host: Goldberg Lab

The odd couple - hexokinases from the African trypanosome Eukaryot Cell. (2006) 5:52014-520123
PMID: 17028241

EMBO J. (2002) 21:4429-4438
PMID: 12198145
Feb. 28

Speaker: Sarah Fentress

Speaker: Luke Starnes

Host: Sibley Lab

Fentress: Scavenging of the cofactor lipoate is essential for the survival of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Starnes: A novel protein kinase family in Plasmodium falciparum is differentially transcribed and secreted to various cellular compartments of the host cell

Mol Microbiol. (2007) ; [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 17244193

Mol Microbiol. (2007) 63:391-403
PMID: 17181785

Mar. 7 Speaker: Mike Mandell

Speaker: Silvane Murta

Host: Beverley Lab

Mandell: What glycosylation mutants tell us about Leishmania persistence

Murta: Deletion of copies of the gene encoding enzyme (TcOYE), a NAD(P)H flavin oxidoreductase, associates with viro-induced benznidazole resistance in Trypanosoma cruzi


Mol Biochem Parasitol. (2006) 146:151- 162
PMID: 16442642

Mar. 14 Speaker: Shalon Babbitt
Goldberg Lab
Toxoplasma gondii inhibits Fas/CD95-triggered cell death by inducing aberrant processing and degradation of caspase 8

Cellular Microbiol. (2007) [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 17298390

Mar. 21 Speaker: Dr. Gary Weil
Host: Weil Lab
Molecular xenodiagnosis as a tool for monitoring filariasis elimination programs

Trends Parasitol. (2007)23:78-82
PMID: 17174604

J Clin Microbiol. (2006) 44: 3887-3893
PMID: 16957038

Am J Trop Med Hyg. (2006)74:826-832
PMID: 16687688

Apr. 4
Special Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Niraj H. Tolia (CV)
Sibley Lab
Structural Basis for the EBA-175 Erythrocyte Invasion Pathway of the Malaria Parasite P. falciparum  
Apr. 12
Special Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Patricia A. Champion (CV)
Host: Beverley Lab
A conserved protein secretion system that manipulates host cells during mycobacterial infection  
Apr. 19
Special Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Alvaro Acosta-Serrano (CV)
Sibley Lab
Parasitic protozoa surface glycoconjugates: to be or not to be anchored by a GPI  

Apr. 25

May 2 Speaker: Dr. Andrew P. Waters (CV)
Sibley Lab
Translation in Plasmodium, better late

Science (2006)313:667-669
PMID: 16888139

Science (2005)307:82-86
PMID: 15637271

May 3
Special Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Boris Striepen (CV)
Host: Sibley Lab
Biogenesis and function of chloroplasts in human parasites  
May 9
Special Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Markus Meissner (CV)
Host: Sibley Lab
Dissecting the parasite: Employment of ectopic gene regulation systems to generate conditional mutants in apicomplexa  

Archives: Fall 2006 Schedule, Spring 2006 Schedule, Fall 2005 Schedule , 2004 Seminar Calendar, 2004 Journal Club

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Center for Infectious Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093 USA