Thursdays, 11:00 am, Atwater 001

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Fall 2023  

Date Speaker (Host) Title
August 31, 2023 No Seminar No Seminar
September 7, 2023 Elsio Wunder, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

University of Connecticut

From the field to the bench, and back? Translational research on leptospirosis
September 14, 2023 Mary Beth Genter, PhD


University of Cincinnati

Hosted by Dr. Mishra

Intranasal (IN) Drug Delivery:  IN Carnosine in the Thy1-aSyn Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease
September 21, 2023 Arlind Mara, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Hosted by Dr. Szczepanek

How we recognize damage: A critical role for B1 B cell produced Natural Antibodies in the induction of immune responses adjuvanted by DAMPs but no PAMPs
September 28, 2023 Stephen M. Rich, PhD

Professor of Microbiology

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Hosted by Dr. Verardi

The New England Center of Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases: operational research, training, and practice
October 5, 2023 Chun Kuen Mak, DVM, PhD, Dip. ACT

Assistant Professor

College of Veterinary Medicine

Long Island University

Hosted by Dr. Kerr


Equine Endometrial Biopsy:  Evaluation and Application
October 12, 2023 Elise Schieck, Dr. rer. nat.

Senior Scientist - Mycoplasma

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

Hosted by Dr. Geary

Tackling Contagious Bovine and Caprine Pleuropneumonia in Africa - Current Efforts at ILRI
October 19, 2023 Jim Adelman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Memphis

Hosted by Prof. Tulman

Understanding host competence in a wild songbird: potential mechanisms and consequences for disease dynamics
October 26, 2023 Meghana Parikh, VMD, MPH

Research Veterinary Medical Officer

NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Hosted by Dr. DeGuise

A One Health approach to oyster disease and restoration in Long Island Sound
November 2, 2023 Caroline Zeiss, DACVP, DACLAM

Chief of Pathology, Comparative Medicine

Yale Univerity

Hosted by Dr. Risatti

Modeling Endemic Patterns of Coronaviral Transmission Across Species
November 9, 2023 Wendy Blay Puryear, PhD

Infectious Disease and Global Health

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Hosted by Dr. Levin

High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza: Rewriting the Book on Viral Spillover and Dissemination
November 16, 2023 Raman Bahal, PhD

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Connecticut

Hosted by Dr. Garmendia

Developing Next Generation Therapeutic Modalities at the Interface of Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Delivery Platforms
November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving Recess

Thanksgiving Recess
November 30, 2023 Jianping Li, PhD

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD

Hosted by Dr. Khan

Sex-Based Immunogenicity of the Mucosal Subunit Vaccine Against SARS-COV2 in Mice.
December 7, 2023 Maria Rodgers, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Science

North Carolina State University

Hosted by Dr. Reinhardt

Examining Health and Disease in Aquatic Environments



Spring 2024

Date Speaker (Host) Title
January 18, 2024 TBD TBD
January 25, 2024

Glen Browning

Hosted by Dr. Geary

February 1, 2024 Maggie Martinez, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP

Hosted by Dr. Reinhardt

February 8, 2024 Albert Ko, MD

Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Yale University

Hosted by Dr. Wunder

February 15, 2024 TBD TBD
February 22, 2024 TBD TBD
February 29, 2024 TBD TBD
March 7, 2024 TBD TBD
March 14, 2024 Spring Recess Spring Recess
March 21, 2024 TBD TBD
March 28, 2024 TBD TBD
April 4, 2024 Jessica Brandt, PhD

Assistant Professor

Natural Resources & the Environment and Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering

University of Connecticut

Hosted by Dr. De Guise

Environmental Contaminants and Ecological Fitness
April 11, 2024 Lucas Tirloni, PhD

Chief, Tick-Pathogen Transmission Unit


Rocky Mountain Laboratories

Hosted by Dr. Verardi

April 18, 2024 Alessandra Orfano

Associate Research Scientist

Epidemial and Microbial Diseases

Yale School of Public Health

Hosted by Dr. Wunder

April 25, 2024 TBD TBD



FALL 2023
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm, Atwater 001

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Date Speaker (Faculty Advisor) Title
September 27, 2023 Elizabeth Ramirez Medina   (Dr. Risatti) Assessment of the biological function of African Swine Fever Virus genes.
October 4, 2023 TBD TBD
October 11, 2023 TBD TBD
October 18, 2023 TBD TBD
October 25, 2023 TBD TBD
November 1, 2023 TBD TBD
November 8, 2023 Arashi Nakashima  (Dr. Mishra) Eastern Equine Encephalitis:  Epidemiology, Pathology, Prevention
November 15, 2023 Aishwarya Mogulothu.  (Dr. Szczepanek) Characterization of the role of ISG MCL1 in the context of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus infection.
November 22, 2023 THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 29, 2023 Chesney Romer   (Dr. Garmendia) Assay Development for PRRS Virus Vaccine Studies
December 6, 2023 Rosemary Ozyck   (Dr. Geary) Modulating Immune Response to Live-Attenuated Vaccines Using siRNA Polyfunctional Nanoparticles