ID Epi Seminar Series: Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Columbia Univ.

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

  Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Talk title: Surveilling the gut bacterial pathogen landscape: Insights into multi-drug resistance Biography: Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann is the Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Her laboratory investigates the evolution of bacterial pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

ID Epi Seminar Series: Kendall Hoyt, PhD, Dartmouth

 Kendall Hoyt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University Talk title: Building a better public private partnership for biosecurity: lessons from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Biography: Kendall Hoyt is an Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth where she studies U.S. biodefense policy, global health policy, and biomedical R&D strategy. She is also a lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Immune driven pathogen evolution, Sunetra Gupta, PhD, Univ. of Oxford

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

  Sunetra Gupta, PhD, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford Talk title: Immune driven pathogen evolution   Biography: Sunetra Gupta is an acclaimed novelist, essayist and scientist. In October 2012 her fifth novel, So Good in Black, was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. In 2009 she was named as the winner of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements. Sunetra, who lives…

ID Epi Seminar Series: The Rise of Poverty-Related Neglected Diseases – The “NTDs”, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

  Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology Baylor College of Medicine Director, Texas Children’s Vaccine Development Center Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics Former U.S. Science Envoy Talk Title: The Rise of Poverty-Related Neglected Diseases – The “NTDs” Bio: Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Transmission of mosquito-borne viruses in Salvador, Brazil: old timers, newcomers and repeat offenders. Uriel Kitron, PhD, Emory University

Uriel Kitron, PhD, Goodrich C. White Professor, Emory University Talk Title: Transmission of mosquito-borne viruses in Salvador, Brazil: old timers, newcomers and repeat offenders Biography: Dr. Uriel Kitron, the Goodrich C. White Professor of Environmental Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta (USA) studies ecology and spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases with an emphasis on mosquito-borne diseases.  His research and teaching programs center around tropical and emerging diseases and on environmental risk…

ID Epi Seminar Series, Why has dengue resurged, why does malaria persist, and can these diseases be controlled by CRISPR-based gene drive and other novel tools? John Marshall, PhD, UC Berkeley

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

    John Marshall, PhD, Assistant Professor in Residence, Divisions of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley Talk title: Why has dengue resurged, why does malaria persist, and can these diseases be controlled by CRISPR-based gene drive and other novel tools? Biography:  John received his PhD in biomathematics from UCLA in 2008 writing his dissertation on the use of GM mosquitoes to control malaria transmission. Prior…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Friend or Foe?: Immune responses to dengue and Zika Viruses. Eva Harris, PhD, UC Berkeley

Eva Harris, PhD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; Director, Center for Global Public Health; Infectious Diseases and Immunity PhD Program Head, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health Talk title: Friend or Foe?: Immune responses to dengue and Zika Viruses Biography: Dr. Eva Harris is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology in the School of Public Health, Director of the Center for Global…

ID Epi Seminar Series: What is required to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030? John Stover, VP, Avenir Health

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

John Stover, Vice President & Founder, Avenir Health Talk title: What is required to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030? Biography: John Stover is Director of Analysis and Modeling at Avenir Health, an organization dedicated to policy analysis, strategic planning and resource mobilization in international health programs. His work focuses on policy development, advocacy, strategic planning, resource allocation and monitoring and evaluation primarily in the fields of HIV/AIDS and…

ID Epi Seminar Series: On the predictability of infectious disease outbreaks, Samuel Scarpino, PhD, Northeastern University

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

Samuel Scarpino, PhD, Assistant Professor, Network Science Institute, Northeastern University Talk title: On the predictability of infectious disease outbreaks Biography: Samuel V. Scarpino is a complex systems scientist investigating questions at the intersection of network science, human behavior, and disease.  His work spans a broad range of topics, including: infectious disease modeling, forecasting in complex systems, genetic topology of disease, and decision making under uncertainty. Sam is an Assistant Professor of Marine…

ID Epi Seminar Series: The incidence, etiology, and clinical sequelae of diarrheal diseases in African children before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction, Karen Kotloff, MD, Univ. of Maryland

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics; Associate Director of Clinical Studies at the Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine Talk Title: The incidence, etiology, and clinical sequelae of diarrheal diseases in African children before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction Biography:  Dr. Kotloff is Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Why biofilm growth can generate fundamentally different dynamics and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, Vaughn Cooper, PhD

Kresge G2, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

Vaughn Cooper, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics | Computational and Systems Biology; Director, Evolutionary Genomics Research Facility; Associate Director, Center for Medicine and the Microbiome; Associate Director, Center for Innovative Antimicrobial Therapy, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Talk title: Why biofilm growth can generate fundamentally different dynamics and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance Biography: I am an evolutionary geneticist and microbiologist whose lab applies genomic technology to understand ecological and evolutionary dynamics…