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Sunday, February 8, 2004
2:00 - 4:30pm Meeting Registration and Check In - Wintergreen Resort Lobby - Coffee and light beverages
Session I Moderator: Todd Kitten, The Philips Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University
4:00 - 5:00pm Keynote Lecture Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University
Susan C. Straley - Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
"Defeat of Innate Defenses in Plague"
5:00 - 5:15pm Jason Carlyon - Yale University
"The Relative Contribution of alpha 1,3 fucosylation and PSGL-1 to Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection in Murine Neutrophils"
5:15 - 5:30pm Jason Gee - East Carolina University
"An Evaluation of the Roles of the Superoxide Dismutases in the Pathogenesis of Brucella abortus"
5:30 - 5:45pm James Paulley - East Carolina University
"Iron Acquisition Through the Uptake of Hemin by Brucella abortus "
5:45 - 6:00pm Kelley Miller - Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
"Complement Evasion by the Relapsing Fever Spirochetes: Characterization of a Dominant Human Factor H Binding Protein"
6:00 - 6:15pm John V. McDowell - Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
"Mutational Analysis of the OspE Protein of the Lyme Disease Spirochetes: Identification of Residues Essential for Factor H Binding"
6:45 - 8:15pm Dinner Banquet - The Devil's Grill
8:15 - 10:15pm Poster Session A and Mixer
Monday, February 9, 2004
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet at The Copper Mine
8:00- 8:15am Coffee (outside the meeting room)
Session II Moderator: William Petri, University of Virginia
8:15 - 8:45am PI Lecture- Dennis Ohman - Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
"Requirement of an Alginate Degrading Enzyme (AlgL) in the Alginate Secretion Complex of Pseudomonas aeruginosa : There's Cut-Up in Every Crowd"
8:45 - 9:00am Aaron Firoved - NIAID, NIH
"Effects of Bacillus anthracis Edema Toxin in vivo"
9:00 - 9:15am Bradford Gutting - Naval Surface Warfare Center
"Differential Susceptibility of Macrophage Cell Lines to Bacillus antracis (Vollum 1B)"
9:15 - 9:30am Carol Gilchrist - University of Virginia
"Prediction of URE3-BP Targets Via a Position Specific Scoring Matrix"
9:30 - 9:45am Christal Vitiello - NCI, NIH
"Long Circulating Bacteriophage and Implications for Phage Therapy"
9:45 - 10:00am Tarynn Witten - CSBC, Virginia Commonwealth University
"The Virtual Parasite Project - Towards a Biologically Sound Simulation Model of Parasite Dynamics: T. cruzi as a Prototype"
10:00 - 10:30am Coffee Break
Session III Moderator: Marty Roop, East Carolina University
10:30 - 11:30am Keynote Lecture Sponsored by the Philips Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia Infectious Diseases Training Program- Michael Caparon , Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
"Specialized Secretion Pathways in Gram positive Pathogens"
11:30 - 11:45am Paul Fawcett - Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
"Microarray Evidence for Host Cytosol Surveillance of Intracellular Pathogens"
11:45am - Noon Terri Hamrick - Campbell University
"Mutations Affecting Antimicrobial Peptide Resistance and Phage Resistance after Mouse Virulence and Intracellular Growth of Listeria monocytogenes "
Noon - 4:00pm

Lunch Buffet in The Copper Mine and Free Time - Discounted ski and snowboarding passes are available. Indoor pool, hot tubs and exercise facilities are available to registrants free of charge.

Session IV Moderator: Wayne Hynes, Old Dominion University
4:00 - 5:00pm Keynote Lecture Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University - Gerald B. Pier, Professor, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
" Pseudomonas aeruginosa Alginate in Virulence and Immunity"
5:00 - 5:15pm Anna Champion - Virginia Tech
"Characterization of a Gene Involved in LOS Biosynthesis in Haemophilus somnus "
5:15 - 5:30pm Maria Scott - American Red Cross
"Analysis of Protein M: A Polar Nucleation Factor for the Type II Secretion Apparatus of Vibrio cholerae "
5:30 - 5:45pm Tod Merkel - CBER, FDA
"Regulation of the bvg-repressed Genes in Bordetella pertussis "
5:45 - 6:00pm Wendy Carr - CBER, FDA
"Analysis of in vivo Virulence Gene Expression in Bordetella pertussis Using the RIVET System"
6:00 - 6:15pm Manju Tyagi -
"Hemagglutination in Bordetella avium "
6:15 - 8:00pm Dinner at the Devil's Grill
8:15 - 10:15pm Poster Session B and Mixer
10:15pm until... Cocktails at the bar - informal gathering - brief meeting of the Organizing and Scientifc Committees
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet at The Copper Mine
8:00 - 8:15am Coffee - Distribution of meeting evaluation forms
Session V Moderator: Thomas Inzana, Virginia Tech
8:15 - 8:45am PI Lecture - Robert Kadner - University of Virginia
"Functions Deduced from the Structures of TonB Dependent Transporters"
8:45 - 9:00am Anne Haase - Wake Forest University
"Negative Regulation of Flagellar Motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by the Alternative Sigma Factor AlgT"
9:00 - 9:15am Antonio DiGiandmenico - University of Virginia
"Mucosal Vaccination of BALB/C Mice with Recombinant Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimirium Provides Increased Survival to Psseudomonas aeruginosa in an Acute Fatal Pneumonia Model"
9:15 - 9:30am Todd Kitten - Phillips Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University
"Streptococcus sanguis Virulence Determinants Identified by Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis"
9:30 - 9:45am Wuhong Pei - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
"The Agr Quorum Sensing System in Staphylococcus intermedius ATCC 29663"
9:45 - 10:00am Rongde Qiu - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
"Processing of the Staphylococcal AgrD by AgrB in vitro"
10:00 - 10:30am Coffee Break - Please turn in your meeting evaluation forms
Session VI Moderator: Joanna Goldberg, University of Virginia
10:30 - 11:30am Keynote Lecture Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, East Carolina University - Rod Welch, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
"Is E. coli Uropathogenesis a Matter of Having the Right Serine?"
11:30 - 11:45am Igor Olekhnovich - University of Virginia
"Transcriptional Activation of Salmonella typhinium hil/A Promoter"
11:45am - Noon Ali Johnson - Duke University Medical Center
"Escherichia coli Vesiculation Mutants Suggest a Role for Vesicles in Temperature Adaption"
Noon - 12:15pm Kate Owen - Universty of Virginia
"Host-Pathogen Interactions: Roles for the Host Protein Tyrosine Kinases (PTKss) FAK and Pyk2 During Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Infection of Macrophages"
12:15 - 12:30pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch Buffet at The Copper Mine
Sponsors for the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting were:
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwelath University
The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University
United States Department of Agriculture
National Research Initiative Animal Health and Well-Being Program

United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Centers for Biologic Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
The Philips Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University
Iomai Corporation
Fisher Scientific
Opelco
University of Virginia Infectious Diseases Training Program
American Type Culture Collection
Shimadzu
Chiron
 
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