Spring 2022 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Co-Coordinators: Jim Holden & Mandy Muller

Signals to Stick: Cell Adhesion of Kinetoplastid Parasites

Megan Povelones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Villanova University
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Microbial Growth Drive Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Soil (Zoom)

Andreas Richter, Ph.D.
Head of the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, Head of the Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research, University of Vienna
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Melissa Shinfuku

Teaching: It Shouldn't Be This Hard

Chris Hakala, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, Springfield College
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed

Genes to Ecosystems, Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Soil Microbiomes

Mallory Choudoir, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

ABC's of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Jennifer Moyston
Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Town of Amherst
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Microbiology Peer Advisors

The Living Dead: The Microbiome of Human Cadavers and Its Forensic Implications

Aaron Lynne, Ph.D.
Department Head and Professor, Biological Sciences, Sam Houston University
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Cellular Innovation by Rational Design and Evolution

Ahmad Khalil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Bacterial Effector Protein Mechanisms in Pathogenesis or Host Protection

James Bliska, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

The Cellular Transcription Factor ATF3 Regulates Autophagy to Restrict Zika Virus Gene Expression

Cara Pager, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University at Albany
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Mandy Muller; Co-Sponsored with the Chemical-Biology Interface (CBI) Program

Other Factors in the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

Michael Baym, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Mandy Muller

The Role of Race in Medical Education

Mondonna Mojahed
UMass Microbiology Senior
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed