Fall 2017 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Michelle Klingbeil, 577-1742

Microbial Conversion of Lignocellulose in the Anthropocene

Kristen DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UMass Microbiology
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:30am

Small Game Hunting

Ian Lipkin, M.D.
John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Unearthing the Microbial Ecology of the Soil Carbon Cycle

Daniel Buckley, Ph.D.
Professor of Soil & Crop Sciences, Cornell University
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Probing Protein and mRNA Surveillance Mechanisms at the Ribosome

Wali Karzai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Stony Brook University
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

The Microbial Ecology of Xenobiotic Metabolism

Libusha Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

From Artemisia annua to Plasmodium spp. to Mosquito Repellents

Stephen Duke, Ph.D.
Research Leader, US Department of Agriculture
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

How the Ice Ages May Explain Contemporary Patterns of Bacterial Diversity and Geography

Cheryl Andam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology Ecology, University of New Hampshire
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

Control of Virulence and Anti-Virulence Factors in Francisella tularensis

Kathryn Ramsey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

How Chlamydia Causes Disease in the Female Genital Tract

Rebeccah Lijek, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Wilmore Webley

The Great Nuclear Escape: Mechanism of Membrane Budding During Nuclear Escape of Herpesviruses

Katya Heldwein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: Mandy Muller

Buried Alive: Life Beneath the Seafloor

Beth Orcutt, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:30am

Host: James Holden