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Microbiology Departmental Seminar

Friday, December 6, 2013, from 1:10pm to 2:00pm
Leon Johnson Hall, Room 346

Al Jesaitis

Please join the Microbiology Department in welcoming one of our very own Dr. Al Jesaitis, Professor of Microbiology; who will give a seminar on, "C-terminal Phosphorylation of N-formyl Peptide Receptor-1 of Human Neutrophils and It's Role in Regulation of the Phagocyte Response to Infection and Injury".

Al Jesaitis, Ph.D., Professor

Research Interests:

  • Interactions of N-formyl Peptide
  • Regulatory Interactions of N-formyl Peptide
  • Reorganization of the Plasma Membrane
  • Random Sequence Phage Display Analysis
  • Immunocytochemical Detection of Lipid Peroxidation
  • Structural and Function Analysis of the Superoxide

Professional Experience:

European Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Fellow, Universitat Freiberg (FRG); National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Trainee, Univ. California, San Diego (1976-1978); Visiting Research Fellow, Universitat Freiberg (1978); National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. California, San Diego (1978-1979); Research Associate, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation (1979-1983); Assistant Member, Dept. Immunology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation (1983-1989); Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, Montana State University (1989-1992); Head, Dept. Microbiol. Montana State University (1992-1998), Professor of Microbiology, MSU (1992-present)


: NY State Regents Science Scholarship 1963-1967;NYU Scholars Scholarship 1963-1967; NSF Summer Study Stipend 1964, 1965; NDEA Fellowship 1967-1971; NSF NATO Travel Grant 1968; NSF Training Grant 1971; USPHS Traineeship 1972-1973; EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship 1973-1975; USPHS Traineeship 1976-1979; AHA Established Investigator Award 1985-1990; National Institutes of Health Individual Research Grant 1985-2004; 1988-2004; 1996-1999 American Heart Association, Grant-in-Aid, 1987-1990; Council for Tobacco Research, Research Grant, 1991-1998; Montana State University Sabbatical Award 1997, 2007. College of Letters and Sciences Distinguished Professor 2008; Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Helmsley Scholar 2010-2013


: Reviewer for: J. Clin. Invest., J.Biol.Chem., J. Immunol, Science, J. of Leuk.Biol. B.B.A., PNAS(USA); Nat'l Science Foundation, NIH MEDB Study Section (1990-1995); Assoc. Ed., J. of Immunology, 1990-1991; Sect.Ed. 1994-1998, .Co-chair, AAI Minisymposium: June 1990; Organizer, Keystone Symp. on Mol. & Cell.Biol., 1991 "Molec. Basis of Oxidative Damage by Leukocytes.";Invited Speaker, 7th Ann. Symp.Mol. Cell.Biol., 1991; Alberta Heritage Fnd Speaker, Univ. of Calgary 1991; NRC Travel Award, 1992;Wiley Meritorious Research Award, 1994; Astra Symposium Speaker, Copenhagen 1993; Phagocyte Gordon Conference Speaker, 1997,1999,2001. NIAID Div. Allerg. Immunol Transplnt. Focus Group participant, 1998, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Space Biomedical Research Institute (1998-2001); NIH HEM1 Study Section Ad Hoc Member 10/02, 10/04. NIAID and NIDCR program project review panel (1995, 2004); MSU-Distinguished Professor 2007-2009; Invited Speaker NOX Meeting Les Diablerets, Switzerland; Invited speaker for FASEB ASIP 2008, New Orleans;

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