Biology Seminar: Tim Nice, "It takes guts: virus and host determinants of intestinal infection"

Dr. Tim Nice, Oregon Health & Science University, studies the biology of the intestinal innate immune cells and cytokines – how they promote intestinal health and resistance to infection. He uses the mouse model of persistent norovirus infection and models of intestinal disease to understand how immune pathways function and how they become dysfunctional in disease states.

"It takes guts: virus and host determinants of intestinal infection"

Abstract: The overall goal of research in the Nice Lab is to expand our understanding of host-microbe interactions in the intestine. More specifically, we use genetically tractable animal models of enteric virus infection to discover genetic determinants and their roles in infection or immunity. Additionally, we are interested in how the antiviral responses of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are uniquely tailored to protect the epithelial barrier and how dis-regulation of these responses could promote intestinal disease.

Friday, Feb 14
Lunch: noon
Seminar: 4:10pm
Biology 19

Student Lunch: Students are also invited to join Tim Nice at noon on Friday before the afternoon seminar. Spots are limited, so early RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP here to join the student lunch.

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 4:10pm to 5:00pm

Biology, Biology 19
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Parents & Family, Open to the Public, Staff, Prospective Students

Website

https://www.reed.edu/biology/seminars...

Department
Biology
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