Spring 2016 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Stephen Rich, 413-545-5225

A Streamlined Method for Systematic Analysis of the Genetic Determinants Underlying Drug Resistance.

Patrick Flaherty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMass Amherst
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

Designing Biomimetic Interfaces for Efficient Electron and Water Transport.

Manish Kumar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Derek Lovley

Microbial Regulatory Networks - from Binding to Biology.

James Galagan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology, Boston University
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Yasu Morita

Viral-induced host shutoff: an RNase escape element against multiple viral endonucleases.

Mandy Muller, Ph.D.
Danyon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

Unraveling the Impact of Environmental Dynamics on the Microbial Pangenome.

Rika Anderson, Ph.D.
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign & Marine Biological Lab
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Jim Holden

Host Control of Intracellular Bacteria in a Model Symbiotic System.

Dong Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

New Insights Into RecA Protein Mediated DNA Recombination and Repair.

Mara Prentiss, Ph.D.
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

Microbiology of the Air.

Christine Rogers, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Academic Safety & Environmental Health
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Beyond the Catastrophe: Microbial Benefits of Meteorite Impact Events.

Haley Sapers, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Jim Holden

Mechanism and inhibition of pheromone signaling in Gram-positive bacteria.

Matt Neiditch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:30am

Host: Kevin Griffith