Monday, May 22, 2017

Annual Student Organized Meeting

Skin microbe-host interactions in health, perturbation, and wound healing

Elizabeth Grice, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Dermatology and Microbiology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Grice’s research focuses on understanding the complex interplay between the skin microbiota and host cutaneous immune responses. In particular, the Grice lab investigates non-healing wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and acute traumatic wounds. Using deep sequencing of microbe-specific marker genes, the Grice lab seeks to understand the effects of perturbation on the microbial community,using their knowledge of the host-microbiome interactions to diagnose and treat skin disorders

Student talks (4:00 to 5:00pm)

4:00-4:15pm “Evaluation of rPfMSP2-based vaccines for inclusion in a multi-component malaria vaccine formulation”,
Jacqueline J. Schneider, PhD Candidate, Drexel University College of Medicine

4:20-4:35pm “Probiotic Treatment in Neonatal Mice Leads to Differential Recruitment of Key Innate Immune Cells During Influenza Infection”-
Ogan Kumova, PhD Candidate, Drexel University College of Medicine

4:40 – 4:55pm “Targeting HIV-1 through the CRISPR/Cas9 system
Alexander Allen, PhD Candidate, Drexel University College of Medicine

Reception (5:00 to 6:00pm) & Keynote Speaker (6:00 to 7:00pm)
6:00-7:00 pm – Keynote Seminar, Dr. Elizabeth Grice, PhD

Thomas Jefferson University, Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust), Philadelphia, PA 19104

Discounted Parking at the garage on 11th and Locust
(Entrance on 11th Street under Hamilton Building)