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Lecture examines pathobiology in meningitis

This year’s Igor Stojiljkovic Memorial Seminar will be Thursday, May 21, at 4 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium in the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building.

A reception will follow in the third floor lobby of the O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, 1510 Clifton Road.

David S. Stephens will give the lecture, entitled "Pathobiology of Neisseria meningitidis: From Geneva to Princeton."

Stephens is vice president for research at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He is also chair of the Department of Medicine and chief of medicine for Emory Healthcare. He holds the Stephen W. Schwarzmann Distinguished Professor of Medicine Chair.

"The lecture is given in honor of Igor Stojiljkovic, who for over a decade led groundbreaking studies in bacterial pathogenesis, including the cause of meningococcal meningitis," Stephens said, adding that the work has contributed to understanding how bacterial pathogens cause disease. 

Stojiljkovic, who held an MD and PhD, served on the faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He passed away in 2003 after a battle with brain cancer.

This event is hosted by William Shafer and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. It is free and open to the public.

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