2020 Spring Seminar Schedule


COVID-19 Update

Due to social-distancing recommendations, all seminars for the rest of the semester will be held using Zoom videoconferencing. Please refer to seminar announcements for the Zoom link and meeting ID for each session.

Spring 2020 TRMD 690 Seminar Schedule

01/15/20Saguna Verma, PhD, Associate Professor, TMMMPNewly Emerging Sexually Transmissible Viruses: Testicular Defense System and Clinical Implications
01/22/20Wei-Kung Wang, MD, ScD, Professor, TMMMPDeveloping serological tests to distinguish flavivirus infections and implications
01/29/20*MEB 301Dennis J. Grab, PhD, Professor,Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MDAfrican trypanosome interactions with the human blood-barrier: Beyond the current paradigm
02/05/20Louie Mar Gangcuangco, MD, MS Student TMMMPThe fastest-growing HIV epidemic in the Western Pacific: Healthcare disparities in HIV care in the Philippines
02/12/20Angel A. Yanagihara, PhD, Associate Professor, DTMMMPPathophysiology of cubozoan envenomation: mechanisms, models and clinical management
02/19/20Matthew Medeiros, PhD, Assistant Professor, PBRC, UHMEcological metacommunity dynamics of the mosquito microbiome and its relevance to public health
02/26/20Michael Faundo, MS Student, TMMMPProduction and activity assessment of a recombinant type-1 interferon
03/04/20Charlene Bumanglag, PhD, Assistant Professor, TMMMPEnhancing infectious disease surveillances systems to bring visibility of sexual and gender minority populations
03/11/20Boonyanudh Jiyarom, MS Student, TMMMPRole of antiviral pathways in restricting Zika virus infection in Sertoli cells
03/25/20 Erlaine Bello, MD, Pali Momi Medical CenterCOVID-19: The Crown Evolves
04/01/20Beth-Ann Coller, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Global Clinical Development
Merck Research Laboratories
North Wales, Pennsylvania
04/08/20Kaitlin Driesse, PhD Student, TMMMPCharacterization of serological response to dengue and Zika viruses in pregnant women during the Zika outbreak in Brazil
04/15/20Awapuhi Lee, MS Student, TMMMPScyllo-inositol and other brain metabolites in relation to
brain atrophy, cognition and inflammatory markers in
04/22/20Aneesa Golshan, PhD Student, TMMMPUptake and activation profile of murine dendritic cells in response to stimulation with functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles
04/29/20Aquena Ball, PhD Student, TMMMPUtilizing defined structural subunits to elucidate antibody populations elicited by a recombinant subunit Ebola virus vaccine
05/05/20Joanna Kettlewell, PhD Student, TMMMP Effect of antiretroviral therapy on blood-brain barrier integrity and central nervous system inflammation

For further information, contact Vivek R. Nerurkar (email: nerurkar@hawaii.edu, office phone: (808)692-1668).