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Monday, February 3, 2003
3:00 - 5:00pm Registration and Mixer (Devil's Grill Restaurant)
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner (Devil's Grill Restaurant)
Evening Session Moderator: Joanna Goldberg
6:45pm Tod Merkel
Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:00pm Jorge Galan
"Mimicry as a Strategy to Modulate Host Function by Bacterial Pathogens"
7:45pm Wensheng Luo
"Analysis of the Function of EspB in Enteropathogenic E. coli (E2348/69) by Random Muragenesis"
8:00pm Nicole C. Kesty
"Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Vesicles Target Toxin Delivery into Mammalian Cells"
8:15pm Marian L. McKee
"Secretion of Enzymatically Inactive Pseudomonas Endotoxin from CHO Cells: Evidence that Mammalian Cells Can Fold and Secrete this Bacterial Toxin in a Near-Native Conformation"
8:30pm Coffee Break
8:45pm Nicholas Carbonetti
"Role of Pertussis Toxin in Bordetella pertussis Respiratory Tract Infection"
9:15pm Laura J. Runyen-Janecky
"The Role of the Shigella flexneri pstS Gene in Intracellular Growth and Phosphate Acquisition"
9:30pm Nicole A. Judge
"Development of an Edible Vaccine for Cattle to Reduce the Spread of Escherichia coli O157:H7"
9:45pm Anastasia Mitchell
"Toll-like Receptor-Dependent Activation of NF-?B in Response to Infection of Human Epithelial Cells by Helicobacter pylori "
10:00pm David J. FitzGerald
"Bacterial Toxins: Negotiating the Epithelial Barrier"
10:30pm - Midnight Tubing Party (The Plunge)
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast (on your own - voucher provided)
Morning Session Moderator: Robert J. Kadner
8:00am Peggy Cotter
"The Bordetella Bvg-intermediate Phase: How it's Controlled and What it Does"
8:45am Philip Boucher
"Affinity Cleavage of Promoter DNA Reveals a Novel Response Regulator-RNA Polymerase Topology"
9:00am Carol A Gilchrist
"Calcium Modulates Promoter Occupancy by the Entamoeba histolytica Ca2+-binding Transcription Factor URE3-BP"
9:15am Cheryl Spence
"Upregulation of the Bacteroides fragilis Starch Utilization Operon During Oxidative Stress"
9:30am Edward G. Dudley
"AggR Regulates the Transcription of Genes Encoded on a Major Pathogenicity Island of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli 042"
9:45am Coffee Break
10:00am Craig Altier
"Effects of Intestinal Fatty Acids on Salmonella Virulence"
10:30am John McDowell
"Analysis of Factor H Binding Proteins of Borrelia Species Associated with Lyme Disease"
10:45am Edson R. Rocha
"The Redox Regulation of Bacteroides fragilis Ferritin"
11:00am Kara D. Jackson
"The psl -encoded Exopolysaccharide is Required for Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 Biofilm Formation"
11:15am Ryan G. Kruger
"Kinetic Characterization and Substrate Specificity of the Staphylococcus aureus Transpeptidase, Sortase"
11:30am William Petri
"The Bittersweet Interface of Parasite and Host: Lectin-Carbohydrate Interactions During Human Invasion by the Parasite Entamoeba histolytica "
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own - voucher provided)
1:00 - 4:00pm Free Time
4:00 - 6:00pm Poster Session and Mixer
6:00 - 7:45pm Dinner (Devil's Grill Restaurant)
Evening Session Moderator: Maria Sankvist
8:00pm John Roth
"Adaptive Mutation and Bacterial Evolution"
8:45pm Lynette J. Crowther
"Interactions Among Cytoplasmic and Cytoplasmic Membrane Components of the Type IV Bundle-forming Pilus Assembly Complex of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli "
9:00pm Jodi Camberg
"Characterization of the Type II Secretion Component EpsE"
9:15pm Coffee Break
9:30pm Maria E. Scott
"The Role of EpsM in Polar Assembly of the Type II Secretion Apparatus of V. cholerae "
9:45pm Rosemarie Alcantara
" Brucella abortus Mutants With Growth Defects Under Starvation Conditions are Attenuated in Cultured Macrophages and in Experimentally-infected Mice"
10:00pm Meta Kuehn
"Production and Toxicity of Bacterial Vesicles"
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast (on your own - voucher provided)
Morning Session Moderator: Michael Donnenberg
8:00am Craig Roy
"Subversion of Host Cell Early Secretory Pathway by Legionella pneumophila "
8:45am A. K. Pickering
"Transposon Mutagenesis of Bacillus anthracis : Identification of Macrophage Invasion Loci"
9:00am Michelle W. Valderas
"Genetic Analysis of the Role of the Brucella abortus Alkyl Hydroperoxide Reductase, AhpC, in Resistance to Hydrogen Peroxide and Virulence"
9:15am Susanne J. Bauman
" Pseudomonas aeruginosa Outer Membrane Vesicles Produced During Exponential Growth Associate With and Activate Lung Epithelial Cells"
9:30am Jason M. Gee
"An Evaluation of the Role of the Periplasmic Superoxide Dismutase in the Pathogenesis of Brucella abortus "
9:45am Coffee Break
10:00am Ann Jerse
"A Gonococcal Efflux Pump System Enhances Bacterial Survival in an Animal Model of Genital Tract Infection"
10:30am Janne Cannon
"Experimental Human Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae : Role of Pili and Opacity Proteins in Infection of the Male Urethra"
10:45am Leah E. Cole
"Swine Inoculated with Haemophilus ducreyi Develop Bactericidal Antibodies to Novel Collagen Binding Outer Membrane Protein DsrB"
11:00am Eric L. Buckles
"Understanding the Role of Multiple Fimbrial Adhesins in Urinary Tract Infections"
11:15am Holly Kuzmiak
"Genome Heterogeneity in a Bacteriophage Isolated from Bordetella avium "
11:30am Tom Kawula
"What Should be the Basis for an Efficacious Vaccine to Protect Against Haemophilus ducreyi Infection?"
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch and Close of Meeting (Devil's Grill Restaurant)
Financial Support for the 2003 Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting was provided by:
Abbott Laboratories
American Type Culture Collection
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
Food and Drug Administration
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
United Stated Department of Agriculture's National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program
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