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Friday, October 4, 2013

Time

Event

Location

5:30-6:00 PM

Pre-meeting registration

Stoney Creek Inn

6:00-7:00 PM

Dinner and Networking Session

Stoney Creek Inn

7:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: “Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm: A Complex Multicellular Organism”

Kenneth Bayles, PhD

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Stoney Creek Inn

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time

Event

Location

7:30-8:20 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Adams Conference Center

8:20-8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Deborah Anderson, PhD

University of Missouri

Adams Auditorium

8:30-10:15 AM

Session I: Host-Pathogen Interaction

Adams Auditorium

8:30-9:00 AM

“Internalization of Lumen Antigens by Epithelial Cells of the Small Intestine”

Vjollca Konjufca, PhD

Southern Illinois University

9:00-9:30 AM

“Hantavirus Cap-snatching at the Cross Roads of Cellular P-bodies”

Mohammad Ayoub Mir, PhD

University of Kansas Medical Center

9:30-9:50 AM

E. coli Virulence Factors and the Innate Immune System”

Phil Hardwidge, PhD

Kansas State University

9:50-10:10 AM

Networking Break

Refreshments

Adams Conference Center

10:10 AM -12:00 PM

Session II: Vector Borne Pathogens

Adams Auditorium

10:10-10:40 AM

“The RNA Interference Pathway as a Modulator of Vector Competence for Arboviruses in Aedes aegypti

Alexander Franz, PhD

University of Missouri – Columbia

10:40-11:10 AM

“The Role of Apoptosis in Controlling Arbovirus Infection in Mosquitoes”

Rollie Clem, PhD

Kansas State University

11:10-11:30 AM

“Filoviral VP35 Protein as a Therapeutic Target”

Jennifer Binning

Washington University School of Medicine

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

“Genetic Approach to H5N1 Influenza A virus Pathogenesis”

Jacco Boon, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine

Noon-1:00 PM

Lunch

Adams Conference Center

1:00-3:00 PM

Poster Session

Refreshments

Adams Conference Center

3:00-5:00 PM

Session III: Bacterial Pathogenesis

Adams Auditorium

3:00-3:30 PM

“Role of the Myosin Phosphatase Pathway in Chlamydial Host-cell Egress”

Erika Lutter, PhD

Oklahoma State University

3:30-4:00 PM

“The Role of Calcium in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence”

Marianna Patrauchan, PhD

Oklahoma State University

4:00-4:20 PM

“Putting Chlamydia under the Atomic Microscope”

Michael Barta, PhD

University of Kansas

4:20-4:40 PM

“The Effect of Fish Oil Supplementation on Lyme Arthritis and Carditis”

Anna Cunningham

University of Missouri – Columbia

4:40-5:00 PM

“Effector Role of Invasion Plasmid Antigen D (IpaD) of the T3SA from Shigella flexneri

Olivia Arizmendi

Oklahoma State University

5:30-9:00 PM

Pizza and Bonfire

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