Tropical and Molecular Parasitology
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Fall 2009

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


Sep. 23 Speaker: Chunlei Su, Ph.D. (CV)
Host: Sibley Lab
Global population structure of Toxoplasma Article: Int J Parasitol. (2008) 38: 561-569
PMID: 17963770
Sep. 30 Speaker: Britta Anderson
Host: Beverley Lab
A surface transporter family conveys the trypanosome differentiation signal Article: Nature (2009) 459: 213-217 PMID:19444208
Oct. 7 Speaker: Niraj H. Tolia, Ph.D.
Host: Tolia Lab
A conserved mode of receptor recognition for the plasmodial Erythrocyte Binding Like protein family  
Oct. 14 Speaker: Daojun Jiang, Ph.D.
Weil Lab
Use of in situ methods to gain insights on gene function and to localize Wolbachia endosymbionts in filarial nematodes Article: Int J Parasitol. (2008) 38: 503-512
PMID: 18001741
Oct. 21 Speaker: May Paing
Goldberg Lab
Toxoplasma gondii Cathepsin L Is the Primary Target of the Invasion-inhibitory Compound Morpholinurea-leucylhomophenyl-vinyl Sulfone Phenyl

Article: J. Biol. Chem. (2009) 284:26839-26850 PMID: 19596863

Oct. 28 Speaker: Vern Carruthers, Ph.D. (CV)
Sibley Lab
How to load an invasion machine gun

Article: Mol Biol Cell (2006) 17: 4551-4563
PMID: 16914527

Article: Biol. Cell (2008) 100: 253-264
PMID: 17995454

Nov. 4 Speaker: Kami Kim M.D. (CV)
Goldberg Lab
Plasmodium yoelii as a model for development of antimalarial drugs and vaccines Article: Nat Med. (2008) 14: 954-958 PMID: 18758447

Article: J Infect Dis. (2009) 200:1470-1478 PMID: 19811100
Nov. 11 Speaker: Samantha McNulty

Speaker: Michael Lane, M.D.
Host: Weil Lab
Trans-kingdom gene transfer as a mechanism of evolution in lilarial nematodes

Human paragonimiasis in North America


Article: Clin Infect Dis.(2009) 49: e55-61
PMID: 19681705

Nov. 18
Speaker: Audry R. Odom, M.D., Ph.D.
Odom Lab
Biological functions of isoprenoids in malaria  
Nov. 25 Speaker: Michael S. Behnke, Ph.D.
Host: Sibley Lab
Mapping virulence in the type I GT1 X type II Me49 cross of Toxoplasma Article: Science. (2006) 314:1776-1780 PMID: 17170305

Article: Science. (2006) 314:1780-1783 PMID: 17170306
Dec. 2 Speaker: Eva Gluenz, Ph.D. (CV)
Beverley Lab
The trypanosome flagellum: more than an organelle for motility Article: (2009) 25: 517- 524
PMID: 19747880
Dec. 9 Speaker: Eva Istvan, Ph.D.
Goldberg Lab
Investigating the potential of P. falciparum Isoleucyl-tRNA-Synthetases as drug targets Article: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2006) 281: 38682-38688
PMID: 16731623


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