Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Fall 2010

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


Sept. 22

Speaker: Sebastian Lourido

Speaker: Mona Mashayekhi

Host: Sibley Lab

Cross-talk between T cells and NK cells generates rapid effector responses to Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes

The function of dendritic cells in the immune response to Toxoplasma gondii

Article: J immunol. (2010) 184: 6043-6052 PMID: 20427769

Article: None

Sept. 29 Speaker: Mike Mandell
Beverley Lab
Leishmania donovani Promastigotes Evade the Antimicrobial Activity of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Article: J Immunol. (2010) Sep 8 [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 20826753
Oct. 6 Speaker: Tamira Butler
Goldberg Lab
Malaria parasite actin polymerisation and filament structure Article: J Biol Chem. 2010 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 20826799
Oct. 13

Speaker: Niraj H. Tolia, Ph. D.
Host: Tolia Lab

The EBL family of Plasmodium proteins  
Oct. 20

Speaker: Sarah Fentress

Speaker: Aditi Alaganan

Sibley Lab

Hemocyte differentiation mediates innate immune memory in Anopheles

UNC93B1 mediates host resistance to infection with Toxoplasma gondii

Article: Science (2010) 329: 1353 -1355 PMID: 20829487

Article: Plos Pathog. (2010) 6: e1001071 PMID: 20865117

Oct. 27 Speaker: Audrey R. Odom, M.D., Ph.D.
Host: Odom Lab
IspD, a second target for the antimicrobial agent fosmidomycin  
Nov. 3 Speaker: Lon-Fye Lye, Ph. D.
Host: Beverley Lab
RNA interference in Leishmania braziliensis  

Speaker: Gary J. Weil, M.D.
Speaker: Peter U. Fischer, Ph.D.

Weil Lab

Paragonimiasis in Missouri: From Clinical Cases to Improved Laboratory Diagnosis  
Nov. 17 Speaker: Margaret A. Phillips, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Goldberg Lab
Challenges in developing dihydroorotate dehydrogenase as an antimalarial drug target

Article: J Med Chem. (2009) 52:1864-1872
PMID: 19296651

J Biol Chem. (2009) 284: 26999-27009 PMID: 19640844

Nov. 24 Speaker:
Sibley Lab
Dec. 1

Speaker: Eva Istvan, Ph. D.
Host: Goldberg Lab

Mechanisms of resistance in Plasmodium falciparum  
Dec. 8 Speaker: Natalia Akopyants
Host: Beverley Lab
Genome-Wide studies of RNA Stability in Leishmania  


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