Microbial Pathogenesis Conference Set For April 23

By Lois Baker

Release Date: March 21, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Four authorities on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that microbes use to cause disease will speak at the annual Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis, to be held on Wednesday, April 23, in the Sheraton Inn, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

The all-day conference is co-sponsored by the Microbial Pathogenesis Graduate Group at the University at Buffalo and the Western New York Branch of the American Society of Microbiologists. The $25 registration fee includes lunch.

€ Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D., professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University -- "Circuit-specific Invasion of the Brain by Neurotropic Herpesviruses."

€ Thomas E. Wellems, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Malaria Genetics Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases -- "Antigenic Variation and Immune Evasion in Malaria."

€ June R. Scott, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, Emory University -- "Virulence Factors of Streptococcus Pyogenes."

€ Magdalene Y.H. So, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health Sciences University -- "Role of IgA1 Protease in Survival of Pathogenic Neisseriae within Epithelial Cells."

Morning and afternoon poster sessions also will be held.

For more information, call 829-2459.