771st Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 20, 2019

Keynote Speaker
Nels Elde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept of Human Genetics
University of Utah

“Evolutionary innovations from host-microbe interactions”

Dr. Elde’s lab studies the consequences of pathogen-driven evolution on cells and host immunity factors.  They are also interested in cases where pathogens use molecular mimicry to gain advantages against hosts. In addtion, the Elde lab uses experimental evolution to determine the evolutionary potential of viruses and understand the rules by which they adapt. 

Student Talks (4-5pm)

Louis Taylor, Ph.D. Candidate, Univ of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Redondoviridae: a family of small DNA viruses inhabiting the human respiratory tract

Kiran Madugula, Ph.D. Candidate,  Drexel University College of Medicine
Perturbation and modulation of MEF-2 (myocytes enhancer factorO in HTLV-1 induced leukemogenesis of Adult T-cell Leukemia

Lauren Nicastro, Ph.D. Candidate, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Cytotoxic curli intermediates form during Salmonella biofilm development

Reception (5-6pm)
Keynote Lecture (6-7pm)

Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Bldg, Rm 101
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust)