Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Spring 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


Jan. 23

Speaker: Philipp Olias, Ph.D.
Host: Sibley Lab

Main Road and Side Roads – Apicomplexan Parasites of Veterinary Importance

Article: Emerg Infect Dis. (2010)16: 497-9
PMID: 20202429

Jan. 30 Speaker: Caren Freel-Meyers, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Odom Lab

Targeting isoprenoid biosynthesis in human pathogens

Article: ACS Chem Biol. (2012) 7: 1702-1710
PMID: 22839733

Article: Selective inhibition of E. coli 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate synthase by
Link to article

Feb. 6 Speaker: Jason S. Silverman, Ph.D.
Host: Beverley Lab

Trypanosome Motion Represents an Adaptation to the Crowded Environment of the Vertebrate Bloodstream

Article: PLoS Pathog. (2012) 8: e1003023
PMID: 23166495

Feb. 13

Speaker: Kevin Brown (CV)
Host: Goldberg Lab

Inhibition of Toxoplasma MAPK1 by SB505124 Alters the Division Cycle to Promote Bradyzoite Development

Feb. 20

Speaker: Makedonka Mitreva, Ph.D.
Host: Weil Lab

Repositioning existing drugs to combat neglected diseases

Feb. 27 Speaker: Bang Shen, Ph.D.
Host: Sibley Lab

Molecular dissection of Toxoplasma invasion: from outside to inside

Mar. 6

Speaker: Michelle A. Favila, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Beverley Lab

Host and Pathogen derived factors that modulate IL-12 immune response in Leishmania infected cells  
Mar. 13 Speaker: Tamira Butler
Host: Goldberg Lab
A Toxoplasma Palmitoyl Acyl Transferase and the Palmitoylated Armadillo Repeat Protein TgARO Govern Apical Rhoptry Tethering and Reveal a Critical Role for the Rhoptries in Host Cell Invasion but Not Egress

Article: PLOS Path. (2013) 9: e1003162
PMID: 23408890

Mar. 20

Speaker: Aditi Alaganan

Speaker: Elizabeth Selleck
Host: Sibley Lab

Discovery of a splicing regulator required for cell cycle progression

A host GPCR signaling network required for the cytolysis of infected cells facilitates release of apicomplexan parasites
Article: PLoS Genet. (2013) 9:e1003305
PMID: 23437009

Article: Cell Host Microbe. (2013) 13:15-28
PMID: 23332153

Mar. 27

Speaker: John Jimah

Speaker: Jooyoung Park
Host: Tolia Lab

Adult somatic stem cells in the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni

Evolution of FE/S cluster biogenesis in the anaerobic parasite Blastocystis

Article: Nature. (2013) 494: 476-479
PMID: 23426263

Article: PNAS. (2012) 109: 10426-10431
PMID: 22699510

Apr. 3

Speaker: Tiffanie Fowlkes
Host: Beverley Lab

Endobiont viruses sensed by the human host - beyond conventional antiparasitic therapy

Article: PLoS One. (2012) 7: e48418
PMID: 23144878

Apr. 10

Speaker: Sean T. Prigge, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Goldberg Lab

Acquisition of enzyme cofactors in P. falciparum: The role of vitamin H

Article: Mol Microbiol. (2007) 63: 1331-1344
PMID: 17244193

Apr. 17

Speaker: Bart Everts, Ph.D.
Host: Pearce Lab

Mechanisms behind Th2 polarization by parasitic helminth Schistosoma mansoni: From Alpha to Omega

Apr. 24 Speaker: Zi Wang
Host: Sibley Lab
Within-host competition in genetically diverse malaria infections: parasite virulence and competitive success

Article: Evolution. (2006) 60: 1358-1371
PMID: 16929653

May 1 Speaker: Slavica Pavlovic-Djuranovic, Ph.D.
Host: Goldberg Lab
A Ribosome-Bound Quality Control Complex Triggers Degradation of Nascent Peptides and Signals Translation Stress

Article: Cell, (2012) 151:1042-1054
PMID: 23178123

May 8 Speaker: Lon-Fye Lye, Ph.D.
Host: Beverley Lab


May 15

Speaker: Audrey R. Odom, M.D., Ph.D.
Host: Odom Lab

Isoprenoid biology in the malaria parasite  


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