Seminar Series

College of Veterinary Medicine Research Seminar - Spring 2016 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Room 125 of the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building, 1988 Fitch Avenue, St. Paul campus
Parking: Gortner Avenue Ramp, S101 Lot and S104 Lot

All seminars are open to the public. Refreshments available! When permissible all seminars are recorded.  View past lectures

Contact Jessica with questions (, 612-624-3002). 


January 20

Dr. Carolina B. Lopez - Defective Viral Genomes as Primary Triggers of Antiviral Immunity
Department of Pathology,School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
VBS Invited Speaker 
Host: Dr. Hinh Ly 

January 27

Dr. Luis Escobar - Forecasting Chikungunya Epidemics Across the Americas
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota 

Dr. Sung Gil Ha  - T-bet Airway Epithelial Cells and Allergic Asthma
Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota 
Postdoctoral Seminar Program 

February 3

Dr. Lance Price - Quantifying the Public Health Burden of Antibiotics in Food-Animal Production: Moving Beyond the Classic Foodborne Pathogens 
Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University, Washington, DC  
EZD Invited Speaker 
Host: Dr. Timothy Johnson 

February 10

Dr. Philipp Olias - Evasion of Innate Immunity by the Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma Gondii
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine 
Department of Microbiology 
St. Louis, MO 
Population Systems Invited Speaker 
Host: Dr. Arno Wuenschmann 

February 17

Dr. David Barnidge - Using Mass Spectrometry to Monitor the Immunoglobulin Repertoire
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Proteomics Core Laboratory
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 
VBS Invited Speaker
Host: Michael Murtaugh 

February 24

Dr. Anthony Baughn - Potentiating TB Drug Action Through Metabolic Meddling 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Minnesota 
EZD Invited Speaker
Host: Srinand Sreevatsan 

March 2 

Dr. Gatikrushna Singh - Discovery of Retrovirus - Host Protein Interaction Necessary for Nucleation of Viral Particle
Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences 
University of Minnesota 

Dr. Jong Hyuk Kim - Pathogens of Canine Hemangiosarcoma
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 
University of Minnesota 

Postdoctoral Seminar Program 

March 9 

Dr. Wendy C. Brown - Induction of an Exhausted CD4 T-cell Response by the Rickettsial Pathogen Anaplasma Marginale
Department of Microbiology and Pathology 
Washington State University, Pullman, WA 
CMB Graduate Student Invited Speaker
Hosted by: CMB Graduate Students

March 23

Dr. Pratik Jagtap - "Enabling New Discoveries Using the Multi-omic Galaxy Platform" 
Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics 
University of Minnesota 
VBS Invited Speaker
Hosted by: Kathleen Boris-Lawrie 

March 30 

Dr. Idil Bastan - Assessment of Eosinophil Peroxidase as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker in Dogs with IBD
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences 
University of Minnesota 

Dr. Sunil Kumar - Next Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostic Tool
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 
University of Minnesota 

Postdoctoral Seminar Program 

April 6

Dr. Christopher Burlak - Creation of Stealth Islets to Cure Diabetes 
Department of Surgery and Schulze Diabetes Institute 
Medical School
University of Minnesota 
Comparative Medicine Invited Speaker
Host: Dr. Michael Murtaugh 

April 13

Dr. Daniel Voytas - Precision Genome Engineering and Agriculture 
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development 
College of Biological Sciences 
University of Minnesota 
VBS Invited Speaker
Host: Dr. Michael Murtaugh 


May 4 

Dr. Vikram Misra - "White Nose Syndrome may increase the chances of spill over of viruses from bats to other species" 
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 

VMED Graduate Student Invited Speaker 
Host: VMED Graduate Students 




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