Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Fall 2006

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

Please contact the host if you wish to meet with the speaker
September 20 Dr. David A. Scott
Host: Beverley Lab

Mitochondrial folate metabolism of Leishmania is important for intracellular growth

September 27
Jennifer Gordon
Kristen Skillman
Host: Sibley Lab
Flagellar motility contributes to cytokinesis in Trypanosoma brucei and is modulated by an evolutionarily conserved dynein regulatory system
Eukaryot Cell 2006;5: 696-711

Conserved and specific functions of axoneme components in trypanosome motility
J Cell Science 2006
; 119: 3443-3455

October 4 Dr. Christopher M. Armstrong
Marisa Ponpuak
Host: Goldberg Lab
Using proteomics to understand how Plasmodium falciparum escapes from the Red Blood Cell

Falcilysin and its role in transit peptide degradation in Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast
J Biol Chem 1999; 274: 32411-32417
J Biol Chem 2003; 278: 38022-38028

October 11 Dr. Kisa Nagamune
Host: Sibley Lab 
Aberrant receptor-mediated endocytosis of Schistosoma mansoni glycoproteins on host lipoproteins
PLoS Med. 2006; 3:1360-1370
October 18

Dr. James McCarter
Host: Weil Lab

Applying Comparative and Functional Genomics to Parasites and Their Control
Biochem. 2006; 45l:6056-6065
Int J Parasitol. 2006; 36: 829-839
October 25
Mike Mandell
Host: Beverley Lab
Skeleton Binding Protein 1 functions at the parasitophorous vacuole membrane to traffic PfEMP1 to the Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocyte surface
Blood. 2006; [Epub ahead of print]  
November 1
Dr. Sonya Taylor
Host: Sibley Lab
A secreted serine-threonine kinase controls acute virulence in Toxoplasma
November 8
Ericka Ricaldez

Host: Goldberg Lab
Fatty Acid Synthesis by Elongases in Trypanosomes
Cell 2006; 126: 691-699
November 15
Dr. Fabien Brossier

Host: Sibley Lab 
Investigating the role of Toxoplasma rhomboids in host cell invasion
November 22
Tracy Carlson

Surface carbohydrate composition of a tapeworm in its consecutive intermediate hosts: individual variation and fitness consequences
Int J Parasitol. 2005; 35:1499-507
November 29
Autophagy and Other New Developments In the Beverley Lab
December 6
Simren Mehta
Luke Starnes
Host: Sibley Lab
Regulation of sexual development of Plasmodium by translational repression
Science 2006;313: 667-669

Changes in the expression of human cell division autoantigen-1 influence Toxoplasma gondii growth and development
PLoS Pathog. 2006; 2:e105

December 13
Dr. Mark Drew
Host: Goldberg Lab
Chemical Biology of Malarial Proteases
MBP 2003; 129: 157-165
Int J Parasitol 2004; 34:1489-1499
PNAS 2006; 103: 8840-8845

Archive: Fall 2005, 2004 Seminar Calendar, 2004 Journal Club

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