Fall 2020 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am
Coordinator: Sloan Siegrist

When Two Viruses are Better Than One: Coinfection in the Respiratory Tract

Tanya Miura, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Idaho
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Driving Big Ideas With Catalytic Science and Innovation

Tom Evans, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research, New England Biolabs
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Jeffrey Blanchard

Big ideas such as long-read sequencing of whole genomes, widespread molecular diagnostics, and easily assembling a hundred kilobase fragment of synthetic DNA in a test tube have supplied goals for which to strive.  Achieving these goals requires not only the single massive breakthrough, but also the equally important surrounding innovations that maximize the potential of that idea.  This talk will cover some of the less well known, but catalytic, innovations that have had surprisingly large impacts.  

A Cell-to-Cell Perspective on Microbial Interactions in the Open Ocean

Alexandra Worden, Ph.D.
Professor, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, DE and University of California Santa Cruz
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Jeffrey Blanchard, James Holden

Life in a Tight Spot: How Bacterial Biofilms Grow Under Confinement

Jing Yan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular, Cellular & Develoopmental Biology, Yale University
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Maria Santore, Sloan Siegrist

Epitranscriptomic Code of Viral lncRNA

Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: William Rodriguez

Giant Sulfur Bacteria Host Intracellular Endobionts

Beverly Flood, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:30am

Title TBD

Blossom Damania, Ph.D.
Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Vice Dean, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Mandy Muller