Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Fall 2013

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 Schedules
Date Speaker & Host Title/Topic


Sep. 18 Speaker:Ildiko Rita Dunay, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Sibley Lab
Chronic Toxoplasma infection, from myeloid cells to neurons  
Sep. 25 Speaker: Natalie Spillman, Ph.D.
Host: Goldberg Lab

Identification of New PNEPs Indicates a Substantial Non-PEXEL Exportome and Underpins Common Features in Plasmodium falciparum Protein Export

Article: PLoS Pathog. (2013) 9: e1003546
PMID: 23159060
Oct. 2 Speaker: Jahangheer Shaik, Ph.D.
Host: Beverley Lab

Interactions of Leishmania RNA viruses (LRVs) with the parasite RNAi pathway

Oct. 9 Speaker: Christian Tschudi, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Sibley Lab

Further insights into the biology of African trypanosomes by studying RNAi and the small proteome

Article: PLoS Pathog. (2010) 6: e1001090
PMID: 20838601
Article:BMC Genomics (2012) 13: 427
PMID: 22925482

Oct. 16 Speaker:Priya Pal
Host: Goldberg Lab

The Suf Iron-Sulfur Cluster Synthesis Pathway Is Required for Apicoplast Maintenance in Malaria Parasites

Article: Plos Pathogens. (2013) 9, e1003655
PMID: 24086138

Oct. 23 Speaker: John Robinson
Host: Beverley Lab
Globin-coupled heme containing oxygen sensor soluble adenylate cyclase in Leishmania prevents cell death during hypoxia

Article: PNAS (2013) [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24082109

Nov. 6 Speaker: Josh Beck, Ph.D.
Host: Goldberg Lab

Apical membrane antigen 1 mediates apicomplexan parasite attachment but is dispensable for host cell invasion

Article:Nat Commun. (2013) 4, 2552  
PMID: 24108241

Nov. 13 Speaker: Samarchith P. Kurup (CV)
Host: Sibley Lab

Enhancing immunity to Trypanosoma cruzi with transgenic expression of exogenous PAMPs and endogenous parasite proteins

Article: Nat Commun. (2013) 4, 2616
PMID: 24149620

Nov. 20 Speaker: Christopher Huston, M.D. (CV)
Host: Odom Lab

Dual utility of drug repurposing for cryptosporidiosis:  combining therapeutic lead identification and chemical genetics

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. (2013) 57: 1804-1814
PMID: 23380723

Nov. 27 Speaker: Gary J. Weil, M.D.
Host: Weil Lab

The impact of mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis on intestinal worm infections and an update on LF elimination in Sri Lanka

Dec. 4 Speaker: Natalia Akopyants, Ph.D.
Host: Beverley Lab

Protozoan RNA viruses

Dec. 11 Speaker: Niraj H. Tolia, Ph.D.
Host: Tolia Lab

I. Targeting erythrocyte invasion by Plasmodium parasites
II. Structural insight into regulation of isoprenoid biosynthesis



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