Spring 2014 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15am, N201 Morrill IV
Coordinator: Kevin Griffith, 577-1311

Swarming Motility and the Cell Biology of Peritrichous Flagella in Bacillus subtilis.

Daniel Kearns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Biology, Indiana University Bloomington
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: Kevin Griffith

Microbial Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes and Their Application in Enzymatic Biotransformation.

Cheon-Seok Park, Ph.D.
Dept. of Food Science & Biotechnology, KyungHee University, Korea
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: James Holden

Combating hemorrhagic fevers by tracking the evolution of host-pathogen interactions.

Kristian Andersen, Ph.D.
Postdoc, Harvard University & Broad Institute
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:15am

DNA Recombination and Stress Responses in Mycobacteria.

Pallavi Ghosh, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:15am

Sibling Rivalry and Stress Tolerance: the Single Cell Biology of Mycobacteria.

Bree Aldridge, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: Yasu Morita


Bethany Jenkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: John Lopes

Tear down this wall! Peptidoglycan dynamics during infection.

M. Sloan Siegrist, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:15am

Gene-Centric Modeling of Oxygen Minimum Zones.  A Case-Study in Merging Genomics and Biogeochemical Models.

Chris Algar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: James Holden

Establishing Immunity Using Centralized Antigen Design and Novel Viral Vectors.

Eric Weaver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:15am

New Insights Into the Intracellular Life Style of Trypanosomatid Parasites.

Norma Andrews, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Diversity and Distribution of Avian Malaria Parasites: A Model System for the Evolution of Pathogen-Host Interactions.

Robert Ricklefs, Ph.D.
Curators' Professor of Biology, University of Missouri at St. Louis
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Rich

Next Generation Probiotics for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease.

Robert Britton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:15am

Host: Kevin Griffith