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UM Host-Pathogen Interactions Graduate Program

The University of Maryland NIH T32 training grant supported program in Host- Pathogen Interactions immerses students in interdisciplinary host-pathogen research, striving to integrate advances in pathogenesis with genomics, bioinformatics and engineering. Our training program has strong translational research compotent, as trainees interact not only with experts in their own research area, but with scientists in other disciplines, such as computer sciences, bioengineering, and environmental sciences.

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Coming to UM ? Plan a visit to the BISI Graduate Program. Contact BISI for more information.
  • Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Medicine Center
  • Building. 795, Room 1216
  • 11:00 AM
  • Severe acute Respiratory Virus (SARS-CoV) and
  • the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)
  • Dr. Matthew Frieman
  • University of Maryland
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM | BRB 1103
  • Mechanism and Inhibition of HIV Integration
  • Dr. Alan Engelman
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM | BRB 1103
  • Frenemies: Interactions in the Respiratory Microbiome
  • Dr. Elodie Ghedin
  • Professor of Biology and Global Public Health
  • New York University


Dr. Wade Winkler and his HPI T32 Trainee Margo Gebbie recently published their exciting work in Science describing a riboswitch-containing sRNA that controls gene expression of the ethanolamine utilization locus in the opportunistic pathogen Enterococcus faecalis by sequestration of a two-component response regulator. Margo Gebbie This work reveals a novel posttranscriptional mechanism to coordinately regulate gene expression (see Perspective).The study was done in collaboration with Dr. Danielle Garsin at UT Health Sciences Center in Houston.

Winkler Lab Publication