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UT-H GSBS Blaffer/Keck Seminar Series in Virology and Gene Therapy

The Blaffer/Keck Seminar Series in Virology and Gene Therapy is a program where GSBS faculty host a visiting world-renowned scientist for a day, with opportunities for GSBS students to talk with the lecturer in a casual setting, followed by a public seminar on their current research. These occur approximately monthly.

Recent guests include:

Frank McCormick, Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of California, San Francisco. “New Developments in Viral Therapy” Aug. 12, 2004.
Nancy Smyth Templeton, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. “Optimization of Non-Viral Vectors and Gene Expression.” Jul. 22, 2004.
Frederick Alt, Ph.D.
, Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA. “ Role of Histones and Non-homologous DNA End Joining in Suppressing Genomic Instability, Lymphomas, and Solid Tumors ” Apr. 13, 2004.
Satoru Kyo, M.D., Ph.D.
, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kanazawa University, School of Medicine, Ishikawa, Japan. “Molecular Mechanisms of Telomerase Regulation and the Clinical Application.” Jan. 29, 2004.
Jaquelin P. Dudley, Ph.D.
, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, The University of Texas, Austin. “Using Retroviruses to Identify Factors Important for Breast Cancer and Lymphoma.” Jan. 8, 2004.

Joseph B. McCormick, M.D. , Dean and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX. “From the Field to the Bench: The Saga of Lassa Fever in West Africa.” Aug. 28, 2003.
Cristof von Kalle, M.D.
, Associate Professor, Program Leader for Molecular and Gene Therapy, The University of Cincinnati. “Surprising Findings of Clonal Contribution in Gene Modified Hematopoiesis” Jul. 24, 2003.
Shinji Makino, Ph.D.
, Professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston. "SARS-Associated Coronavirus" Jun. 26, 2003.
Jay A. Levy, M.D
. , Professor of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA. “Importance of Innate Immunity in Preventing HIV Infection and Progression to Disease” Apr. 24, 2003.
Glenn Barber, Ph.D.
, “Host Defense, Viruses and Malignant Disease” Apr. 10, 2003.
Dmitry M. Shayakhmetov, M.D. Ph.D. , Acting Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. "Development of Adenovirus Vectors for Gene Therapy Applications" Mar. 27, 2003.
Richard Vile, Ph.D.
, “Gene and Immunotherapy for Cancer: Making the Tumor a Dangerous Place to Die” Feb. 13, 2003.

Alan Barrett, Ph.D. , “Introduction of West Nile Virus in the United States: 1999, 2002 and Beyond” Nov. 21, 2002.
Yuri Lazebnek, Ph.D.
, “Oncogenic Transformation as an Activator of Apoptosis” Oct. 24, 2002.
Leonard Herzenberg, Ph.D.
, Stanford University. “The History and Future of the Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) and Flow Cytometry” Jun. 13, 2002.
Richard C. Mulligan, Ph.D.
, “New Strategies for Cell and Gene Therapy” Apr. 25, 2002.
H. Kim Lyerly, M.D. , “The Evaluation of Immune Responses to Cancer Vaccines” Feb. 28, 2002.
Timothy L. Ratliff, Ph.D.
, “Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer” Dec. 13, 2001.
Steven K. Libbuti, M.D.
, “Approaches for the Antiangiogenic Gene Therapy of Cancer” Sep. 12, 2001