Next Steps in Understanding and Controlling Foodborne Viruses
Matthew Moore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Food Sciences, UMass Amherst
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Yasu Morita
Protein Nanowires: Interspecies Electrical Communication and a Sustainable Electronic Material with Novel Energy Harvesting and Biomedical Applications
David Walker, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:30am
The Role of a Viral RNase and Host RNA Processing in Influenza A Virus Takeover of Infected Cells
Marta Gaglia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Mandy Muller
Fungal Redox Enzymes Involved in the Degradation of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharides -Auxiliary Activities Family 9 and 12 Enzymes
Makoto Yoshida, Ph.D.
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Barry Goodell
Investigating the Early Earth through Comparative Biology: Case Studies from the Chloroflexi
Lewis Ward, Ph.D.
Agouron Institute Fellow, Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:30am
Revealing the Hidden Lifestyle of an Ultra-Small Bacteria TM7
Batbileg Bor, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Forsyth Institute, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:30am
Master Microbial Manipulators: How Bacteria Shape Host and Microbial Biology
Tera Levin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:30am
Ancient Molecules in Modern Agriculture: Pleiotropic Consequences of Hopanoid Loss on a Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis
Brittany Belin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:30am
Evolving Together and Apart: New Tools and Perspectives on Symbiotic Rhizobia
Liana Burghardt, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Researcher, Plant & Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:30am
Synthesis of Membrane Lipids in Archaea
Paula V. Welander, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Earth System Science, Stanford University
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Jim Holden
Diet-Manipulation of the Microbiome to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Ana Luisa Maldonado-Contreras, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, UMass Medical School
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Kristen DeAngelis
Sensing More than a Quorum: The Role of Pheromones in the Light-Organ Symbiont Vibrio fischeri
Eric Stabb, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, University of Georgia
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Yasu Morita
Combating Antibiotic Resistance: Lex Marks the Spot
Rahul Kohli, M.D. & Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:30am
Host: Steven Van Alstine/MGSG
Microbial Symbiosis in Boring Clams: Sulphur Oxidation, Methanotrophy and Lignocellulose Carbon Cycling
Reuben Shipway, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UMass
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:30am
Bacterial cGAS-like Enzymes at the Host-Pathogen Interface
Aaron Whiteley, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:30am
Note: This seminar will take place in Skinner 12