Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Fall 2005

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

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

September 21
Dr. Asis Khan
Dr. Sonya Taylor
Host: Sibley Lab

Common inheritance of chromosome Ia associated with the recent origin of Toxoplasma gondii
Fine mapping of the Toxoplasma gondii virulence trait
Nucleic Acids Res. 2005; 33:

September 28
Dr. Tim J. Vickers
Host: Beverley Lab

Plant peroxidases in Leishmania, how does ascorbate contribute to antioxidant defences?
J Biochem. 2005; 300: 465-474
October 5
Jun Liu
Marisa Ponpuak
Host: Goldberg Lab

Updates about plasmepsin
A new role for Plasmodium falciparum falcilysin suggested by localization of a GFP
Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2003; 129: 123-6
J Biol Chem. 2003; 278: 38022-8
October 12

Simren Mehta
Luke Starnes
Host: Sibley Lab

Giardia mitosomes and trichomonad hydrogenosomes
share a common mode of protein targeting
PNAS  2005; 102:10924-10929

Trypanosoma cruzi proline racemases are involved in parasite differentiation and infectivity
Mol Microbiol. 2005; 58: 46-60

October 19
Dr. Joseph Smith
Host: Hansen Lab

Plasmodium falciparum var genes and malaria disease: deconstructing cytoadherence
Mol Microbiol. 2003; 50: 1527-38
J Infect Dis. 2005; 191: 1010-3
October 26
Dr. Natalia Akopyants 
Host: Beverley Lab

The TriTryp Genomes: perspectives on a parasite milestone.
Science 2005; 309: 436-442

Science 2005; 309: 416-422

Science 2005; 309: 409-415

November 2
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley,Jr.
Host: Stanley Lab

Stanley lab update
November 9
Ericka Ricalcez
Host: Goldberg Lab

Apoliprotein L-1 Promotes Trypanosome Lysis by Forming Pores in Lysosomal Membranes
Science 2005; 309: 469-472
November 16
Dr. Gary J. Weil 
Host: Weil Lab 

Research for elimination of lymphatic filariasis- the next phase
November 23
Dr. Thomas J. Hannan
Host: Sibley Lab

Molecular mechanism for switching of P. falciparum invasion pathways into human erthrocytes
Science 2005; 309: 1384-1387
November 30
Elizabeth Brooke-Powell 
Host: Beverley Lab

Watching Leishmania change its spots: probing a parasite using microarrays
Curr Mol Med. 2004; 4: 611-21
Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2004; 136: 71-86
December 7
Margaret Snow 
Host: Stanley Lab

A novel palmitoyl acyl transferase controls surface protein palmitoylation and cytotoxicity in Giardia lamblia
Mol Microbiol. 2005; 58: 999-1011

December 14
Dr. Eva Istvan 
Host: Goldberg Lab

The F1-ATP synthase complex in bloodstream stage trypanosomes has an unusual and essential function
EMBO J. 2005; 1-12

Archive: Fall 2004 Seminar Calendar, Fall 2004 Journal Club

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