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Immunology and Microbiology

Molecular Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Mini-Symposium Registration

Sept 30th, 2014- Hensel Phelps Auditorium West, P18-1006

“Innate immune control of pathogens”

Schedule of Events:
8:30-9:00 am: Registration and coffee
9:00- 10:00 am: Keynote Address:  Michael Gale Jr, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA- “Innate immune control of RNA virus infection”
10:00- 10:30 am: Eric Poeschla, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine - "RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp)-mediated pan-viral protection via stable activation of MDA5-dependent innate immunity: the story of the Mighty (broad-spectrum antiviral) Mouse."
10:30- 11:00 am: Diane Ordway, PhD, Colorado State University - “Natural infection of Guinea Pigs exposed to patients with Tuberculosis”
11:00- 11:30 am: Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 pm: Laurel Lenz, PhD, University or Colorado School of Medicine - “Interfering with interferons as a host-targeted therapy for bacterial infections”
12:00-12:30 pm: Jeffrey Wilusz, PhD, Colorado State University - “Viral RNA Stability:  Conserved Mechanisms with Pathogenic Implications"
12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch and Infectious Disease Poster Session
2:15-2:30 pm: Poster Prize Announcements
MPID Poster Session: 
Limited to graduate students who study an aspect of infectious disease. Poster size is limited to 4ft x 4ft, one poster space per participant. There will be a limit of 30 poster presenters, so register early if you want an opportunity to present. Abstracts are due September 19, 2014. Please email your abstract to in this format.
Please contact Emily Eshleman or Sam Li with any question you may have.