15 FRIDAY NOVEMBER Foege Auditorium and Vista Cafe

5:00pm - 5:45pm       Registration & Check-in

5:45pm - 6:00pm       Opening remarks

6:00pm - 7:00pm       Stephen M. Beverley, Ph.D., Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

                                   ASM Distinguished Lecturer

                                  “Role of RNA Viruses as Pathogenicity Factors in Protozoan Parasites

7:00pm - 9:00pm       Opening Reception Vista Cafe


General Microbiology

 16 SATURDAY NOVEMBER South Campus Center Room 316

8:00am - 8:30am      Registration & Check-in

8:30am - 9:00am      Jean Celli, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Washington State University

                                          "Modulation of Golgi-associated traffic by bacterial effectors"

9:00am - 9:30am      Jay Mellies, Ph.D, Professor, Reed College

        "Naturally Occurring Consortia of Bacteria Degrade Common Plastics"

9:30am - 10:00am    Naeha Subramanian, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Institute for Systems Biology

"A host innate immune circuit controls inflammasome activity and immune escape of Salmonella inside macrophages"

10:00am - 10:30am  Keya Sen, Ph.D, Part-Time Lecturer, University of Washington Bothell

"Isolation of Multi-Drug Resistant E. coli Including ST131, from a Constructed Wetland  Dominated by a Crow Roost"


10:30am - 11:00am   Break


11:00am - 11:15am   Taylor Stepien, Graduate Student, University of Washington

                                  "Mechanisms of Salmonella Typhi Persistence in Human Macrophages"

11:15am – 11:30am  Amelia Silva, Graduate Student, Washington State University

                                  "The Yersinia pestis Csr system coordinates efficient biofilm-mediated blockage of the flea


11:30am - 11:45am   Blair Armistead, Graduate Student, University of Washington

                                  "Novel insights into the Group B Streptocuccus hemolytic pigment" 

11:45am - 12:00pm   Rochelle Glover, Graduate Student, University of Washington

                                   "A genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screen to identify host determinants of Listeria

monocytogenes virulence gene regulation

12:00pm - 12:15pm   Savannah Sanchez, Graduate Student, Washington State University

                          "The ferriphilic nature of Coxiella burnetii during axenic growth suggests a greater role for

 iron during replication and viability of this obligate intracellular bacterium"

12:15pm - 12:30pm   Neel Salukhe, Graduate Student, University of Washington

 "Establishing the Role of Apobec1-mediated editing during Alphavirus replication"

12:30 - 12:45pm        Hannah Ledvina, Graduate Student, University of Washington

 "Tn-Seq reveals hidden complexity in the utilization of host-derived glutathione in Francisella


12:45pm - 1:45pm     Lunch


1:45pm - 2:10pm       Jonathan Pruneda, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, OHSU

                                   "How pathogenic bacteria subvert host ubiquitin signaling"

2:10pm - 2:35pm       Isabella Rauch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU

                                   "Epithelial NAIP-NLRC4 inflammasome induced cells extrusion defends

 against gastrointestinal pathogen invasion"

2:35pm - 3:00pm       Holly Pinkart, Ph.D, Professor, Central Washington University

                                   "The utility of fecal microbiome as a proxy for the gut microbiome"


3:00pm - 3:15pm       Break


3:15pm - 3:40pm       Craig Moyer, Ph.D, Professor, Western Washington University

 “Fine-Scale Biogeography and the Inference of Ecological Interactions among Neutrophilic

 Iron-Oxidizing Zetaproteobacteria as Determined by a Rule-Based Microbial Network”

3:40pm - 4:10pm       Dana Shaw, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Washington State University

                                  "Under Pressure: Stress and Immunity at the Pathogen-Vector Interface"

4:10pm - 4:40pm       Christy Andrade, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University

                                  "Phage hunting with mosquitoes: the discovery of novel Aeromonas phage"


4:45pm - 6:30pm       Poster session

Clinical Microbiology

16 SATURDAY NOVEMBER South Campus Center Room 301

8:00am - 8:30am      Registration & Check-in

8:30am - 9:00am      Adam Brothers, PharmD, Seattle Children's

                                 "Utilizing Clinical Microbiology Data to Facilitate Hands-off Stewardship"

9:00am - 9:30am      Ann Melvin, MD, Professor, Seattle Children's

                                 "The role of the laboratory in the work-up of child sexual abuse"

9:30am - 10:00am    Deirdre RuizSeattle Children's

                                 "Red Flag Fungus"

10:00am - 10:30am  Andrew Bryan, M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

"Serology is more sensitive than urea breath test or stool antigen for the initial diagnosis of H. pylori gastritis when compared to histopathology"


10:30am - 11:00am   Break


11:00am - 11:30am   Caleb Stokes, M.D., Ph.D, Seattle Children's

                                  "How Zika Virus Hijacks Immune Signaling and Hurts Brain Development"

11:30am – 12:00pm  Rafael Hernandez, M.D., Ph.D, Seattle Children's


12:00pm - 12:30pm  Amin Addetia, Seattle Children's

"Genomic insights into sexually transmitted pathogens, new and old"

12:30pm - 2:00pm    Lunch


2:00pm - 2:30pm      Heather Glasgow, University of Washington

                                  "HSV resistance testing: from ATCG to S/I/R"

2:30pm - 3:00pm      Michael Backlund, University of Washington

                                  "Case Report and Review of Extensively Drug-resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections from a                                        Return Traveler to or from Pakistan-United States"


3:00pm - 3:30pm       Break


3:30pm - 4:00pm       Eileen Rojas

                                   "Nomenclature Nightmare"

4:00pm - 4:30pm       Tahmina A. Jahan, University of Washington

                                   "Salmonella Season at Seattle Children’s Hospital"

4:30pm - 5:00pm       Biofire Users Group Meeting