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Faculty Development: Oral Health Seminar Series - 'Plague, Macrophages and YapE'

Limited Attendance - For All ULSD Faculty and Postdoctoral Students at No Charge. If you wish CEU Credit, pre-registration is mandatory

Course Director: Douglas S. Darling, Ph.D.

Guest Speaker: Matthew B. Lawrenz, Ph.D.

Event Date: Friday, April 19, 2013

LOCATION: University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202


ROOM 119 (lunch provided)

: Noon
Course: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


This series of 1-hour sessions examines basic biomedical /oral health research by faculty from the medical and dental schools, or invited speakers from other universities. The seminar series is attended by both ULSD Residents and all Faculty.

At the completion of attending these sessions, the participant will be able to;
• Understand the most current scientific knowledgeon bubonic plague pathogenesis.
• Understand novel experimental approaches used forthe study of infectious disease.
• Understand the interactions between Yersinia pestis and macrophages.
• Discuss the role of proteolytic cleavage of the protein YapE in adherence of Y. pestis to eukaryotic cells.

Outcome assessment: Participants will be able to discuss the biomedical basis by which bacteria subverts the immune system to cause plague.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Oral Health Seminars meets the first Friday of most months during the fall and spring semesters (plus additional Friday meetings). Registration required per meeting.

About Douglas A. Darling, Ph.D.; Matthew B. Lawrenz, Ph.D.

Dr. Darling received his PhD at the University of Washington, Seattle, and then trained at the University of Chicago, followed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University. He has directed a molecular biology research laboratory at ULSD for over 20 years. Dr. Darling has served on the executive boards of several research centers at UofL, and is currently the Director of the ULSD Oral Biology Graduate Program. 

Dr. Lawrenz completed his the University of Texas in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, with postdoctoral work at Washington University and the University of North Carolina. After a brief period at Duke University, he joined the University of Louisville in 2010. His work focuses on identifying bacterial pathogenesis factors, defining bacterial gene regulation mechanisms, and analyzing the host response to bacterial infection, specifically studies of host-specific factors required for Yersinia pestis survival in macrophages.




Lecture: CEU(s) - 1

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

FEES Pre-Registration by
4/19/2013 11:30 AM
On-Site Registration NOT AVAILABLE
ULSD Faculty $0 $0

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