Celebration of Biomedicine

April 14 -- Keynote speech by Dr. Glenn Morris, Director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute Read More


"Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches to Unravel the Emergence of Pandemic Vibrios"

April 19, 2017 ---- Salvador Almagro-Moreno, PhD, Assistant Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida. Read More


"Discovering the essential genome of Plasmodium falciparum and other functional genomic studies"

March 30, 2017 -- John H. Adams, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, Center for Global Health Infectious Disease Research, Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida. Read More


"Unraveling the molecular and cellular basis of immunity to malaria

March 29, 2017 Peter Crompton, M.D, M.P.H , Senior Investigator and Chief of the Malaria Infection, Biology and Immunity Unit at NIAID Read More


Vibrio cholerae's gut feelings

March 22, 2017-- Jun (Jay) Zhu, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Read More


Surveillance for Enteric Pathogens in a Case-Control Study of Acute Diarrhea in Battambang, Cambodia

March 15, 2017 -- Brett Swiercszewski, Major, US Army; Chief, Department of Enteric Diseases. Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand Read More


Infectious Diseases in Wildlife: Patterns, scale and communities

March 15, 2017 -- Jeanne M. Fair, Deputy Group Leader for the Biosecurity & Public Health Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Read More


The role of malaria transmission-blocking interventions in the global effort for malaria elimination and eradication

March 10, 2017 -- Rhoel Dinglasan, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. Director of the CDC Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases Read More


Epidemiology of Malaria and Evolution of the Parasite in Haiti”

March 3, 2017 -- John B. Dame, Professor and Chair of Infectious Diseases and Pathology in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine Read More


Accelerating to Zero: Malaria elimination on Hispaniola

March 3, 2017 -- Michelle Chang, PhD. Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Malaria Branch. Director for Malaria Zero Read More


The Spread and Disappearance of Resistance to Antimalarial Drugs in Africa

March 1, 2017 -- Miriam K. Laufer, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Malaria Research in the Institute of Global Health & Associate Director of the Institute of Global Health Read More


Host factors, biofilms and viruses: Assembly and maintenance of gut barriers

February 15,2017 -- Larry J. Dishaw, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of south Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Molecular Genetics, Children's Research Institute -- "Host factors, biofilms and viruses: Assembly and maintenance of gut barriers" Read More


Zika Virus: Recent Findings

January 31, 2017 -- John Lednicky, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health -- "Zika Virus: Recent Findings" Read More


Dynamics of malaria transmission under distinct landscape fragmentation thresholds

February 1, 2017 -- Gabriel Z. Laporta, Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo -- Dynamics of malaria transmission under distinct landscape fragmentation thresholds Read More


The Distribution and Spread of Zika, Yellow Fever and Ebola

October 12, 2016-- Moritz Kraemer, Ph.D., Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School - The Distribution and Spread of Zika, Yellow Fever and Ebola Read More


Adenovirus Vaccine Restoration

October 11, 2016-- Colonel Arthur Lyons, Ph.D., MD - Adenovirus Vaccine Restoration Read More


One Health Talks — Oct. 10, 2016

October 10, 2016-- Dr. Ilaria Capua, Dr. J. Glenn Morris, Prof. Susan Halbert, Prof. Andrew Kane - One Health Talks — Oct. 10, 2016 Read More


Clinical Development of Novel malaria Pre-erythrocytic Vaccine Candidate: Cell Traversal Protein for Ookinetes and Sporozoites from Plasmodium falciparum (PfCelTOS)

September 27, 2016-- Evelina Angov, MS, Phd, Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology at the Walter Reid Army Institute of Research - Clinical Development of Novel malaria Pre-erythrocytic Vaccine Candidate: Cell Traversal Protein for Ookinetes and Sporozoites from Plasmodium falciparum (PfCelTOS) Read More


Beyond increasing animal performance, health and welfare: Use of animal-source foods to increase the nutrition, health, and welfare of infants, children, and pregnant and lactating women

May 31, 2016-- Dr. Lora Iannotti, Washington University - Beyond increasing animal performance, health and welfare: Use of animal-source foods to increase the nutrition, health, and welfare of infants, children, and pregnant and lactating women Read More


Aquatic Animal Pathology, Diving Into the Unknown

April 28, 2016-- Dr. Alvin Camus, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Georgia - Aquatic Animal Pathology, Diving Into the Unknown Read More


What the Fat does that have to do with Flavivirus Replication?

April 28, 2016 Dr. Jason Mackenzie, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology - What the Fat does that have to do with Flavivirus Replication? Read More


Testing a new toolkit against an old foe: Cholera in Haiti and Bangladesh

April 20, 2016-- Eric J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor, Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases - Testing a new toolkit against an old foe: Cholera in Haiti and Bangladesh Read More


Malaria prophylaxis by antibody gene delivery – immunity without T-cells, B-cells and all that

March 30, 2016-- Gary W. Ketner, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health - Malaria prophylaxis by antibody gene delivery – immunity without T-cells, B-cells and all that Read More


Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides: CBPP a re-emerging epidemic

March 23, 2016-- Dr. Joachim Frey, Director of the National Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Switzerland - Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides: CBPP a re-emerging epidemic Read More


The Ecology of MERS-CoV and Ebolavirus: From Host Reservoir to Disease

March 10, 2016-- Vincent Munster, PhD, Chief, Virus Ecology Unit, Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories - The Ecology of MERS-CoV and Ebolavirus: From Host Reservoir to Disease Read More


From Bench to Bedside: The Critical Role of Informatics in the Fights Against Infectious Diseases

March 8, 2016-- Jessica Kissinger, PhD, Professor of Genetics, Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics at the University of Georgia - From Bench to Bedside: The Critical Role of Informatics in the Fights Against Infectious Diseases Read More


Relative risk: Household constraints and nutrition security among Tanzanian pastoralists

February 16, 2016-- Dr. Alyson Young, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida - Relative risk: Household constraints and nutrition security among Tanzanian pastoralists Read More


Gut Multi-Ecological System for Mucosal Symbiosis and Inflammation and Vaccine Development

February 16, 2016-- Hiroshi Kiyono, DDS, PhD, Professor at the Institute of Medical Science, Department of Microbiology, The University of Tokyo - Gut Multi-Ecological System for Mucosal Symbiosis and Inflammation and Vaccine Development Read More


Environmental and Global Health Department Seminar

February 9, 2016-- Poulomy Chakraborty and Amber Barnes - Environmental and Global Health Department Seminar Read More


Shiga Toxin-Producing Shigella Species: Tracking Down an Emerging Pathogen with International Implications

February 2, 2016-- Dr. Tony Maurelli, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the UF Department of Environmental and Global Health - Shiga Toxin-Producing Shigella Species: Tracking Down an Emerging Pathogen with International Implications Read More


Air Pollution, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Health Impacts

January 26, 2016-- Dr. Barron Henderson, Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida - Air Pollution, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Health Impacts Read More


Reflections, Advice, and the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program at CDC

January 19, 2016-- Dr. Cuc Tran - Reflections, Advice, and the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program at CDC Read More


Challenges that Remain in Applying High-throughput Sequencing to Clinical Diagnostics

January 13, 2016-- Yuriy Fofanov, Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Lab at the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics - Challenges that Remain in Applying High-throughput Sequencing to Clinical Diagnostics Read More


Challenges that Remain in Applying High-throughput Sequencing to Clinical Diagnostics

January 13, 2016 -- Yuriy Fofanov, Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Lab at the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics - Challenges that Remain in Applying High-throughput Sequencing to Clinical Diagnostics Read More


Why Persister Drugs Matter: Importance of Pyrazinamide

December 14, 2015 -- Dr. Ying Zhang, Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Why Persister Drugs Matter: Importance of Pyrazinamide Read More


Association of Geohelminth infections and HPV Persistence Medicated by TH2 Cytokines

December 9, 2015 -- Patti E. Gravitt, Ph.D., Department of Pathology; University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Albuquerque - Association of Geohelminth infections and HPV Persistence Medicated by TH2 Cytokines Read More


Florida Genetics Symposium 2015

November 18, 2015 -- Ian T. Baldwin, PhD, Founder and Director of the Department of Molecular Ecology at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology - Florida Genetics Symposium 2015 Read More


Essential mechanisms of regulating transcription and pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

November 16, 2015 -- Christina L. Stallings, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine - Essential mechanisms of regulating transcription and pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Read More


Agricultural and nutrition, two building blocks of a strategy against hunger in Haiti

October 30, 2015-- Marie Rachéle Lexidort, Project Coordinator, AKOSAA; Dr. Patrice Dion, Department of Plant Science, Laval University, Quebec Canada - Agricultural and nutrition, two building blocks of a strategy against hunger in Haiti Read More


Potential Problems of Intensive Use of Glyphosate and Some Thoughts and Examples of How to Reduce the Dependence on Herbicides

October 28, 2015-- Dr. Maria R. Finckh, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, Ecological Plant Protection, University of Kassel - Potential Problems of Intensive Use of Glyphosate and Some Thoughts and Examples of How to Reduce the Dependence on Herbicides Read More


28,424 case of Ebola and still counting — what have we learned?

October 21, 2015-- Dr. James W. LeDuc, director of the Galveston National Library and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas at Galveston Medical Branch - 28,424 case of Ebola and still counting — what have we learned? Read More


A One Health Approach to Invasive Species

October 13, 2015-- Dr. Lisa Conti, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer of the Florida Department of Agriculture - A One Health Approach to Invasive Species Read More


Unique aspects of antibiotic resistance in the emerging pathogen “Burkholderia pseudomallei

October 5, 2015-- Herbert P. Schweizer, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology for the College of Medicine - Unique aspects of antibiotic resistance in the emerging pathogen “Burkholderia pseudomallei Read More


Burkholderia pseudomallei: The Causative Agent of Melioidosis, Bioterrorism Potential and Public Health Concern

September 29, 2015-- Apichai Tuanyok, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida College of veterinary Medicine - Burkholderia pseudomallei: The Causative Agent of Melioidosis, Bioterrorism Potential and Public Health Concern” Read More


Presence and Impacts of Pharmaceutical Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment

September 29, 2015-- Rebecca Klaper, Director of Great Lakes Genomics Center, University of Wisconsin - Presence and Impacts of Pharmaceutical Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Read More


Microbiota-immune system interactions in the intestine

September 28, 2015-- Lora Hooper, Ph.D., Professor of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center - Microbiota-immune system interactions in the intestine Read More


Biostatistics Seminar Series: Guest Speaker Dr. Lance A. Waller

September 23, 2015-- Lance A. Waller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University - Biostatistics Seminar Series: Guest Speaker Dr. Lance A. Waller Read More


Environmental and Global Health Department Seminar

September 22, 2015-- Yasar Alsahafi - PhD Candidate, Dept. of Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida; Moise Ngwa - PhD Candidate, Dept. of Environmental and Global Health - Environmental and Global Health Department Seminar Read More


Vaccines Blocking Vector-Borne Disease Transmission at the Bite: Taking Discoveries from the Bench to the Bedside

September 15, 2015-- Rhoel R. Dinglasan - Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University - Vaccines Blocking Vector-Borne Disease Transmission at the Bite: Taking Discoveries from the Bench to the Bedside Read More


Cryptosporidiosis: Making an important pathogen of small children tractable

September 14, 2015 -- Boris Striepen - Professor and GRA Distinguished Investigator, University of Georgia - Cryptosporidiosis: Making an important pathogen of small children tractable Read More


Crop Modeling: A Tool for Improving Food Systems under a Changing Climate

July 7, 2015 -- Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom - Director of AgWeatherNet and Professor of Agrometeorology Washington State University - Crop Modeling: A Tool for Improving Food Systems under a Changing Climate Read More


Impact of spatial dispersion, evolution, and selection on Ebola Zaire Virus (EBOV) epidemic waves

June 10, 2015 -- Marco Salemi, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida - Impact of spatial dispersion, evolution, and selection on Ebola Zaire Virus (EBOV) epidemic waves Read More


The Attenuation of West Nile Virus in Host Immunity and Viral Pathogenesis

July 8, 2015 -- Tian Wang - Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology; Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch - The Attenuation of West Nile Virus in Host Immunity and Viral Pathogenesis Read More


The Love-Hate Relationship Between Human Antibodies and Dengue Virus

June 29, 2015 -- Aravinda de Silva, Ph.D. - Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - The Love-Hate Relationship Between Human Antibodies and Dengue Virus Read More


Anti-parasitic Compounds from Wood-eating Mollusks

June 16, 2015 -- Roberta O'Connor, PhD - Assistant Professor, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease, Tuft Medical Center - Unexpected Findings from Marine Bioprospecting: Anti-parasitic Compounds from Wood-eating Mollusks Read More


Genetic Analysis of Vibrio cholerae Strains associated with a Cholera Epidemic in Cameroon, in 2010/2011

May 26, 2015 -- Lucy Ndip, Ph.D. - Associate Professor for Biology, Head, Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Departe - Genetic Analysis of Vibrio cholerae Strains associated with a Cholera Epidemic in Cameroon, in 2010/2011 Read More


From African swine fever to Ebola – can we win the battle to control emerging viruses?

May 13, 2015 -- Chris Oura, Ph.D. - Professor in Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies Trinidad and Tobago - From African swine fever to Ebola – can we win the battle to control emerging viruses? Read More


Viral Diversity in Mosquitoes and Vaccines: A Story of Bottlenecks and Attenuation

May 12, 2015 -- Naomi Forrester, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch - Viral Diversity in Mosquitoes and Vaccines: A Story of Bottlenecks and Attenuation Read More


New Viruses, Expanding Viromes and Homologs of Hepatitis C Virus

May 4, 2015 -- Amit Kapoor, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University - New Viruses, Expanding Viromes and Homologs of Hepatitis C Virus Read More


Trends and Emergence of Tick-borne Diseases in the U.S.

April 22, 2015 -- Ben Beard - Trends and Emergence of Tick-borne Diseases in the U.S. Read More


Functional profiling in yeast reveals genotoxicity mechanism of Trichloroethylene

April 14, 2015 -- Dr. Chris Vulpe - Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology Physiological Sciences - Functional profiling in yeast reveals genotoxicity mechanism of Trichloroethylene Read More


What if we had an HIV drug against which the development of resistance could not occur?

April 14, 2015 -- Mark Wainberg, MD - Professor of Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre - What if we had an HIV drug against which the development of resistance could not occur? Read More


EGH Department: IPT, EMT, ESRs, and LOCs

April 7, 2015 -- Cody Smith, Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; Thuy Ngo, Environmental and Global Health - EGH Department: IPT, EMT, ESRs, and LOCs Read More


Fifty Shades of Bacterial Vaccines

March 18, 2015 -- Alfredo Torres, MSc., Ph.D. - Professor UTMB Health, Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Fifty Shades of Bacterial Vaccines Read More


One Health: Aquatic Pathogens and Toxins

February 24, 2015 -- Dr. Anita C. Wright - EPI, Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Joseph H. Bisesi - Department of Enviromental and Global Health; Center for Human and Enviromental Toxicology - One Health: Aquatic Pathogens and Toxins Read More


Pathogen Discovery: Bottom Up or Top Down

February 4, 2015 -- Durland Fish, Ph.D. - Pathogen Discovery: Bottom Up or Top Down Read More


Probing Bacterial Social Behaviors during Polymicrobial Infection

January 7, 2015 -- Marvin Whiteley, Ph.D. - Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences; Director, Center for Infectious Diseases UT-Austin - Probing Bacterial Social Behaviors during Polymicrobial Infection Read More