Microbiology 7899 Seminar Schedule Archive: Spring 2016

Spring Semester 2016:


January 7: Yan Zhang, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Medical School
"The Biology, Mechanism, and Application of meningococcal CRISPR-Cas9"
Host: Chad Rappleye
*Seminar to be held at 9:30am in 355 Jennings; Students enrolled in 7899 are not required to attend.
Discovery Themes Initiative Faculty Candidate
January 13Alison Weiss, PhD, University of Cincinnati
"Embryonic stem cell derived Induced human intestinal organoids (iHIO) to study human-specific diseases"
Host: Stephanie Seveau
January 20John McCutcheon, PhD, University of Montana
"The evolution of genome complexity in bacterial endosymbionts: good, bad, or just ugly?"
Host: Juan Alfonzo
January 27Victor DiRita, PhD, Michigan State University
"Mechanisms of chicken colonization by Campylobacter jejuni"
Host: Mike Ibba
February 10: Daniel Bond, University of Minnesota
"New electron transfer pathways that power microbial electrochemistry"
Host: Kelly Wrighton
February 17: Roland Hatzenpichler, PhD, California Institute of Technology
"Visualizing in situ protein synthesis for identifying and sorting slow-growing uncultured microbes from deep-sea methane seeps"
Host: Matthew Sullivan
February 24: Jennifer Bennett, PhD, Otterbein University
"Cyclic di-GMP Control of Development: Life Cycle, Antibiotics and Biofilm Formation in Streptomyces"
Host: Jesse Kwiek
March 2Kevin Griffith, PhD, University of Massachusetts
"Regulation of complex developmental processes by the quorum response in Bacillus subtilis"
Host: Mike Ibba
March 9: Alan Sher, PhD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH)
"Innate Immunity to Toxoplasma gondii: a tale of mice and men"
Host: Abhay Satoskar
March 16: Spring Break, No Seminar
March 23: Damian J. Krysan, MD, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center
"Antifungal Drug Discovery in the Academic Setting”
Host: Chad Rappleye
April 6: Dirk Iwata-Reuyl, PhD, Portland State University
"Formation and Function of a Universal tRNA Modification"
Host: Juan Alfonzo
April 13: No Seminar
April 20: Fevzi Daldal, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
"Biogenesis of cbb3-type cytochrome oxidase: Cofactor addition and subunit assembly"
Host: Bob Tabita