Fall 2022 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: deangelis@umass.edu, 413-577-4669

Viral Takeover of the Host RNA Stability Pathways

Mandy Muller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 11:30am

Discovery, Biochemistry and Evolution of the Cruciviruses: Products of Unprecedented RNA-DNA Recombination?

Kenneth Stedman, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology Portland State University
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Jim Holden, Steve Sandler

Targeting Cell Wall Biosynthesis for Tuberculosis Drug Discovery

Tanya Parish, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Malavika Prithviraj; Co-Sponsored with UMass Chemistry-Biology Interface Program

Engineering Platforms for Infectious Disease Research

Joel Freundlich, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience and of Medicine, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

One-Health Monitoring for Zoonotic Diseases and Vectors Across Climate Zones in the Americas

David Bruce Conn, Ph.D.
Henry Gund Professor of Biology, Berry College
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Gender and Sexuality 101

UMass Stonewall Center
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Giant Sponge Grounds of Central Artic Seamount are Associated with Extinct Seep Life (via Zoom)

Teresa Morganti, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Verena Carvalho