Spring 2020 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Klaus Nüsslein, 545-1356

Using Cell Membranes to Concentrate Molecules in Life Processes

Sarah Keller, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Emily Melzer

Using Natural Variation to Study Function in the Human Microbiome

Patrick Bradley, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

Time Management for Graduate Students

Bryan Monesson-Olson, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Professional Development, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Melissa Shinfuku

Host Genes, Microbes, and Development: Diversity Matters

Kathryn Milligan-Myhre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Emily Melzer

Exploring Microbial Phenotypic Diversity with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

Anna Kuchina, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Patrick Flaherty

Designing Programmable Biosensors

Elizabeth Libby, Ph.D.
Research Fellow in Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Alternative Splicing Reveals Novel Influenza Virus Co-Factors

Steven Baker, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Mandy Muller

Introducing Spacing and Retrieval Practice into the Classroom

Megan Sumeracki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rhode Island College
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed

In the presentation, Dr. Megan Sumeracki will talk about spacing and retrieval practice, explaining both evidence supporting their effectiveness and practical applications. Free resources will also be provided for faculty to learn more about these and other effective learning strategies.

New Insights into the Mechanism of Herpes Simplex Virus DNA replication: Roles of a Nuclease and an ssDNA Annealing Protein (exo/SSAP)

Sandra Weller, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Mandy Muller


Beverly Flood, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Verena Carvalho


Tom Evans, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research, New England Biolabs
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Jeffrey Blanchard


Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group


Steven Kembel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Klaus Nüsslein


Mo Khalil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist