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Wintergreen Conference Center




Sunday, February 6, 2005
2:00 - 4:30pm Meeting Registration and Check In - Wintergreen Resort Lobby - Coffee and light beverages
Session I  
4:00 - 5:00pm Keynote Lecture: Michael Starnbach - Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine at Harvard University
"Stimulating CD8+ T-Cell Responses to Bacterial Pathogens"
5:00 - 5:15pm Nanette Fulcher - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Intracellular cAMP Control Mechanisms Regulate Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Gene Expression "
5:15 - 5:30pm Douglas R. Boettner - University of Virginia
"Identification of a Putative Transmembrane Kinase with a Role in Phagocytosis of Host Cells by Entamoeba histolytica"
5:30 - 6:00pm Stephen Melville - Virginia Tech
"Motility in a 'Non-motile' Bacterium: Type 4 Pili Dependent Movement of Clostridium perfringens Resembles Social Motility in Myxococcus xanthus"
6:00 - 6:15pm Matthew D. Mastropaolo - Virginia Tech
"Analysis of Bacterial Synergy in Polymicrobial Infections using a Type II Diabetic Mouse Model"
6:45 - 8:15pm Dinner Banquet - The Devil's Grill
8:30 - 10:30pm Poster Session and Mixer
Monday, February 7, 2005
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet - The Copper Mine
8:00- 8:15am Coffee (outside the meeting room)
Session II  
8:15 - 8:45am Tod J. Merkel - Food and Drug Administration
"Understanding the Early Steps in B. anthracis Infection of the Host"
8:45 - 9:00am Susanne Bauman - Duke University
"Pseudomonas aeruginosa Outer Membrane Vesicles Export PaAP Aminopeptidase and Activate Human Lung Epithelia"
9:00 - 9:15am Lynette J. Crowther - University of Maryland
"Allosteric Stimulatory Effects of BfpC and BfpE on the Zn-ATPase BfpD of the Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Bundle-Forming Pilus Biogenesis Machine"
9:15 - 9:30am Eric Anderson - East Carolina University
"Characterization of DhbR, A Transcriptional Activator Of Iron Acquisition Genes In Brucella abortus "
9:30 - 9:45am Belen Belete - Wake Forest University
"The Role Of AlgR And FimS In The Control Of Twitching Motility In Pseudomonas aeruginosa "
9:45 - 10:15am Coffee Break (outside the meeting room)
10:15 - 11:15am Keynote Lecture: Ferric C. Fang - Department of Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine at University of Washington
"Nitric Oxide and the Respiratory Burst in Host Defense: Concepts and Controversies"
11:15 - 11:30am Song-Ze Ding - University of Virginia
"Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases Modulate Cell Cycle Progression in Gastric Epithelial Cells in the Absence or Presence of Helicobacter pylori Infection"
11:30am - Noon Mary Hondalus - University of Georgia
"Pathogenesis of the Intracellular Actinomycete Rhodococcus equi "
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch Buffet - The Copper Mine
Afternoon Free Time
5:00 - 6:45pm

Dinner - The Devil's Grill

Session III  
7:00 - 8:00pm Keynote Lecture: Vern Carruthers - Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health - Johns Hopkins University
"The Dynamics of Microbial Invasion"
8:00 - 8:15pm John V. McDowell - Virginia Commonwealth University
"Demonstration of the Involvement of Putative Coiled-coil Domains of the Borrelia Factor H Binding Proteins in Interacting with Human Factor H"
8:15 - 8:30pm Antonio DiGiandomenico - University of Virginia
"Intranasal Vaccination Promotes Sterile Immunity to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pneumonia"
8:30 - 9:00pm Carol A. Gilchrist - University of Virginia
"Use of a Virulence-associated Gene Microarray to Analyze the Changes in E. histolytica Transcript Levels During Colonization of the Mouse Model of amebic colitis"
9:00 - 9:15pm James T. Paulley - East Carolina University
"Transcription Of The bhuA Gene Of B. abortus Is Hemin Dependent And Required For Virulence In Experimentally Infected BALB/c Mice"
9:15 - 9:30pm M. Sayeedur Rahman - University of Maryland
"Molecular and Functional Domain Analysis of secA Homolog from Rickettsiae"
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
7:00 - 8:15am Breakfast Buffet at The Copper Mine
8:15 - 8:30 Coffee (outside the meeting room)
Session IV  
8:30 - 9:00am Hongwei D. Yu - Marshall University
"Interleukin-12 is Required for the Innate Host Defense Against Lung Colonization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa "
9:00 - 9:15am Zoë E.V. Worthington - University of Maryland
"Investigating the Translocation of Pertussis Toxin from the ER to the Cytosol - Evidence for Exploitation of the ERAD Pathway"
9:15 - 9:30am Kelley M. Hovis - Virginia Commonwealth University
"Analysis of the Interaction of the Borrelia hermsii Factor H-Binding Protein, FhbA, and Factor H"
9:30 - 9:45am Jayasimha Rao - University of Virginia
"Identification of a Novel Protein (PA0122) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa "
9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break(outside the meeting room)
10:15 - 11:15am Keynote Lecture: Michele Swanson - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine at University of Michigan
"Legionella's Fateful Journey from Amobae to Macrophages"
11:15 - 11:45am Rajendar Deora - Wake Forest University
"Regulation of Biofilm Development by the Bordetella BvgAS Signal Transduction System"
11:45am - Noon 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 Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch Buffet - The Copper Mine
2005 Agenda
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