SEMINARS, MEETINGS, AND EVENTS
- MGM Annual Retreat
- Thursday Series
- Tuesday Series
- EPIC Seminar Series
- Monday MGM Research Meetings
- MGM Post-Doctoral Fellow Distinguished Alumnus Seminar
- MGM Graduate Student Distinguished Alumnus Seminar
- Jim McGinnis Memorial Lecture
- Joklik Distinguished Lectureship
- UPGG Distinguished Lecture Series
- Other Triangle Area Seminars
- MGM Holiday Celebration
- MGM Softball Game
The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Annual Retreat is scheduled for Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. This annual event offers the opportunity for students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, and faculty members to engage in collaborative discussions as well as showcase current scholarship and research. For a complete schedule please click here.
For further information, please contact Annette Kennett at:
(919) 613-8636 or email@example.com.
The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology has combined with the University Program in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as the Department of Cell Biology to create a seminar series we refer to as the “Thursday Series.” These seminars are held each Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 147, Nanaline Duke Building. The MGM portion of the Thursday Series is coordinated by:
The Tuesday Series is co-sponsored by the University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) and the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP). All seminars take place each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 147, Nanaline Duke Building. The Tuesday Series is coordinated by:
Please visit the UPGG web site for a complete Tuesday Series schedule.
Click here for a complete list of previous MGM Post-Doctoral Fellow Distinguished Alumnus Seminar speakers.
Click here for a complete list of previous MGM Graduate Student Distinguished Alumnus Seminar speakers.
The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology will host the Fortieth year of the Annual Jim McGinnis Memorial Lecture on March 27, 2018. This year’s speaker is Steve Elledge, PhD.
Stephen J. Elledge is the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Genetics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an HHMI Investigator. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1978 and his Ph.D. degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. He began his laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and moved in 2003 to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics where he is currently the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been the recipient of many awards including the 2010 Dickson Prize, 2013 Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in the Basic Medical Sciences, the 2013 Gairdner Foundation International Award, the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences and the 2017 Gruber Prize in Genetics.
Dr. Elledge’s research interests center on the study of proteins that sense and respond to DNA damage and regulate the cell division cycle and cancer and uncovered what is now known as the DNA Damage Response. He along with Dr. Wade Harper discovered the two largest families of E3 ubiquitin ligases, the CRL family initiating with the Skp1-Cul1-F-box E3 ligase family, and the role of RING domain E3 ligases. More recently Dr. Elledge has developed immunological methods such as VirScan that allow the genome-wide detection of antiviral antibodies from a single drop of patient blood to determine the history of viral exposure.
Seminar: “Microgenetics: What we can learn from bits of genes”
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Venue: Bryan Research Building Auditorium, Room 103
Reception to follow lecture
The annual McGinnis Memorial Lecture was established by the staff and students of the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology in 1979 to honor the memory of James William McGinnis, Jr., a beloved Duke doctoral candidate working in Bill Joklik’s laboratory who died unexpectedly in a canoeing accident.
Since its inception, the McGinnis lecture program has featured fortyexemplary speakers, including fiveNobel laureates (J. Michael Bishop, David Baltimore, Phil Sharp, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Peter Doherty), twelveLasker Award recipients (Philip Leder, Leroy Hood, Bruce Alberts, Michael Bishop, Peter Doherty, Phillip Sharp, Ron Evans, Elizabeth Blackburn, James Darnell, Anthony Fauci, Maurice Hilleman, and Stephen Elledge), tenrecipients of the National Medal of Science (Leroy, Hood, Bruce Alberts, Michael Bishop, David Baltimore, Phillip Sharp, Robert Weinberg, James Darnell, Anthony Fauci, Maurice Hilleman, and Lucy Shapiro), and thirty-fivemembers of the National Academy of Sciences, including leading investigators in the areas of molecular biology, virology, microbial pathogenesis and physiology, genetics, immunology, vaccines, and RNA biology.
To make a gift to the Jim McGinnis Endowment Fund, please visit the Duke Giving Website.
Click here for a complete list of previous McGinnis Memorial Lecture speakers.
The Jim McGinnis Memorial Lecture is organized by a student committee in conjunction with:
Joklik Distinguished Lectureship
September 7-9, 2018
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Reception to follow lecture
The focus of research in the Overbaugh lab is on mechanisms of viral pathogenesis. Her lab studies several retroviruses, with a particular focus on those that lead to a prolonged chronic asymptomatic infection followed by eventual development of immunodeficiency disease (FeLV, SIV and HIV). Studies of her group focus on how the properties of the virus itself influence the eventual outcome of infection. These studies include a detailed analysis of the sequence and biological characteristics of viruses that spread from host to host. Her group studies process that contribute to persistence of these viruses once infection is established, and the processes of evolution and adaptation that result from selective pressures in the host, such as changes in cell tropism/receptor specificity and immune escape. Trainees in her lab engage in studies of viral evolution, virus-host cell interactions, and viral immunology.
The Joklik Distinguished Lectureship honors and commemorates the myriad contributions of Dr. Bill (Wolfgang Karl) Joklik to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Duke, which he chaired; to the institution, specifically for his role as the co-founder of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center; and to the broader microbiology community for his research program in virology, service in founding the American Society for Virology, and for his editorial work for the journal Virology and the seminal text, Zinsser’s Microbiology. [Read more]
Click here for a complete list of previous Joklik Distinguished Lectureship speakers.
The Duke University Distinguished Lecturer Series was designed to bring renowned lecturers to campus to illuminate progress and future areas of excitement in genetics and genomics. These seminars take place on specific Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Room 103, Bryan Research Auditorium with a reception following the presentation. The Distinguished Lecture Series is free and open to the public and is organized by a UPGG student committee in conjunction with:
To view all the past lecture posters, please click here.
Please visit the UPGG web site for a complete Distinguished Lecture Series schedule.
Other Triangle Area Seminars
- UNC Microbiology and Immunology Seminars
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
- Duke University Department of Immunology Seminar Series
Duke University School of Medicine
- Triangle Immunology & Virology Interest Group
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
- Triangle Microbial Interactions Meetings
MGM Holiday Celebration
The 2018 MGM Holiday Celebration is scheduled for Friday, December 7th, from 7-11 pm at Kirby Hall, Duke Gardens. Please mark your calendars.
MGM Softball Game
It’s that time of year again for the annual MGM softball game at the Durham Athletic Park (DAP). The game and cookout are scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 4-8 pm. Our grill masters will be out in full force cooking up hamburgers and hotdogs with all of the extras. Dust off the bats and gloves, bring your families, and come on out and have some great fun and food!
In order to get a count for food, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!