2024 Graduate Student Seminar Series

CAIRIBU Graduate Student Seminar Series

This series is an informal, virtual platform designed to highlight graduate student work and give graduate students an opportunity to share and receive feedback on in-progress ideas or new research. Since 2022, the series has featured talks from 14 graduate students from 7 different institutions. Are you a graduate student engaged in non-malignant urologic research? Email cairibu@urology.wisc.edu to sign up for a presentation slot.

Events

2024 Speaker Details

January 17th, 2024

  • Gerrit Stuivenberg – Graduate student, Jeremy Burton Lab – The University of Western Ontario
    • “The role of gut microbiota derived uremic toxins in chronic renal diseases and probiotic candidates to address the problem”

March 20th, 2024

  • Wongsakorn Kiattiburut – Graduate student, Jeremy Burton Lab – The University of Western Ontario
    • “The intricate interplay of the antimicrobial peptide LL-37 and extracellular ATP in driving urinary bladder contractions during urinary tract infections”
  • Rachel Penney – Graduate student, Jeremy Burton Lab – The University of Western Ontario
    • “The impact of circumcision on the pediatric penile microbiota in pathological phimosis”

May 15th, 2024

  • Kaylie Hintze – Graduate student, Tatyana Sysoeva Lab – The University of Alabama in Huntsville
    • “Analysis of interbacterial competition amongst lactobacilli isolated from the human urinary tract”

July 17th, 2024

  • Layla Jeries – Graduate student, Tatyana Sysoeva Lab – The University of Alabama in Huntsville
    • Testing the mechanisms of inhibition of UPEC growth by commensal urinary lactobacilli
  • Namrata Sawant – Graduate student, Nicole De Nisco Lab – UT Dallas
    • “LL-37 resistance mechanisms in clinically isolated uropathogenic Escherichia coli

September 18th, 2024

  • Elanie Briggs – Graduate student, Tatyana Sysoeva Lab – The University of Alabama in Huntsville