Fall 2016 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Sloan Siegrist, 413-545-2735

The Role of Bacterial Proteases During Stress Responses.

Peter Chien, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

Tracking Spatial and Temporal Changes in Microbial Metabolic Potential and Gene Expression Across Geochemical Gradients at Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents.

Caroline Fortunato, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Jim Holden

Life on the Inside: Exploiting Reporter Strains to Understand Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Host Interactions.

Shumin Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University, School of Medicine
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Macromolecular Machines: Motors, Rings, Springs and Things. 

Brian Kelch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

Immunometabolism and the M. tuberculosis Host-Pathogen Interaction.

Sarah Stanley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, University of California Berkeley
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

What Lies Beneath: The Microbial World of Deep Bedrock.

James Holden, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:30am

Bacterial Cell Wall: Putting it all Together.

Suzanne Walker, Ph.D.
Professor, Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Photogranules and Energy Recovery from Wastewater Treatment.

Chul Park, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Amherst
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Yasu Morita

Chemoproteomic Discovery of Host and Pathogen Enzymes Active in Cholera.

Stavroula Hatzios, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Using Stress-Responsive E. Coli as Biosensors.

Amy Cheng Volmer, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Peter Chien

Compost Microbiome and Suppression of Plant and Human Pathogens.

Deborah Neher, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis