Distinguished Guests Seminars Series - spring term 2022

We invite you to join the following seminar in the scope of the UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminars Series!
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March 15 2022, 14:00-15:00   Venue: via Zoom

Michail Lionakis, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA
Title of the talk: “Host defense against fungi: From the bench to the bedside
Host PI: Constantin Urban

Dr. Lionakis is a physician-scientist and Head of the Fungal Pathogenesis Section in NIAID’s Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology where he is Deputy Chief. He obtained his MD and ScD from the University of Crete, Greece. He did postdoctoral research training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, followed by Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and Infectious Disease Fellowship at NIAID/NIH. He established his own laboratory in 2012 at NIAID and received tenure in 2017.

Dr. Lionakis' laboratory bench-to-bedside research focuses on 1) better understanding the genetic and immune defects that underlie susceptibility to fungal infections in humans and on 2) cellular and molecular factors that regulate the immune response against fungi in clinically relevant animal models. His work has defined precise genetic, biochemical, immunologic, and cellular disease mechanisms that have led to targeted immunotherapies.

Later this spring:

  • April/May

Vassilis Gorgoulis, Dept Histology-Embryology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

  • June

Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, Laboratory of Intestinal Immunity, Université Paris Descartes-Sorbonne, France