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 13: Alison Weiss, PhD, University of Cincinnati
"Embryonic stem cell derived Induced human intestinal organoids (iHIO) to study human-specific diseases"
Host: Stephanie Seveau
January 20: John McCutcheon, PhD, University of Montana
"The evolution of genome complexity in bacterial endosymbionts: good, bad, or just ugly?"
Host: Juan Alfonzo
January 27: Victor 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 2: Kevin 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