Midwest Neglected Infectious Diseases Meeting (MNID) 2017

Author: Kasturi Haldar

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The 6th Annual

Midwest Neglected Infectious Diseases Meeting

August 27-28th 2017

University of Notre Dame College of Science

Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases

Registration is Free but required. 

To register please contact Corianne Kellems ckellems@nd.edu

Meeting Overview

After a hiatus in 2016, MNID is back! The MNID meeting is the only regional meeting in the Midwest that features forefront research focused on the pathogenesis of fungal and parasitic diseases. This meeting fills an important void, as the parasitic and fungal diseases, while crucially important; do not receive sufficient “press” at many major biology meetings.  Over the past years the meetings have included 100-130 scientists from seven states; Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri.

For the 2017 meeting, we are also planning a joint session on with the 2107 Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, on August 27th.

Preliminary Program of speakers listed below.

Short (10 min) talks and Abstract submission.   Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts.  Deadline August 5th 2017.  Please submit abstracts (maximum length 200 words) by email to Corianne Kellems ckellems@nd.edu

Poster deadline.  August 23, 2017

Preliminary Program

Dr. Laura Knoll, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin

Toxoplasma and co-infections.


Dr. Min Zhang, Indiana University School of Medicine (Sullivan Lab)

Malaria: latency and translational control.


Dr. Vern Carruthers, University of Michigan

Microbial invasion egress and survival


Dr. Chad Rappeley, Ohio State University

Fungal pathogenes: Histoplasma capsulatum


Dr. Vicki Jeffers,  Indiana University School of Medicine (Sullivan Lab)

Toxoplasma: epigenetics and drug resistance.


Dr. Michal Olszewski, University of Michigan

Immunology of Cryptococcus


Dr. Ke Hu, Indiana University, Bloomington

Toxoplasma cell biology


Dr. Steven Templeton, Indiana University School of Medicine



Dr. Kasturi Haldar, University of Notre Dame

Drug Resistance Plasmodium:  Artemisinins


Dr. Raj Gaji Indiana University School of Medicine (Arrizabalaga lab)

Toxoplasma lytic cycle, kinases.


Dr. Miguel Morales, University of Notre Dame

Development of novel anti-Leishmania chemotherapeutics.


Dr. Bibo Li, Cleveland State University

Telomore biology in T. brucei


Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, Cleveland State University

Candida and connections to Crohn’s Disease


Dr. Matt Anderson, Ohio State University

Candida Genomics