Spring 2024 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Yasu Morita, 545-4604

Caulobacter Adapts to the Loss of Lipid A Using an Alternative Lipid and Envelope Stress Responses

Kathleen Ryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Damage Control: Deciphering Mechanisms of Barrier Dysfunction and Repair

Selasi Dankwa, Ph.D.
Research Scientist III, Seattle Children's Hospital, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Michele Klingbeil

Silent Recognition of Flagellins from Human Gut Commensal Bacteria by Toll-like Receptor 5

Sara Clasen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection, Georgia State University
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Erika Hamilton

From Parasitism to Mutualism: Investigations Into the Molecular Bases of Drosophila-microbe Symbioses

Jessamyn Perlmutter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Barbara Osborne

Integrating Systems Biology Approaches to Dissect Neisseria gonorrhoeae Metabolism, Pathogenesis, and Antimicrobial Resistance at the Host-Pathogen Interface

Aimee Potter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Characterizing Protein Export Machinery in Malaria Parasites

Manuel Fierro, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Briana Kubik

Due to Monday class schedule, Dr. Fierro's seminar will be held in room 112 Skinner Hall

Articulated and Actualized Biotech Learning Pathways: Preparing our Students for the Future

Jared Auclair, Ph.D.
Director of Bioinnovation, Northeastern University
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Innovations in Antimicrobial Development to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Margaret Riley, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Targeted Cancer Therapy with Engineered Salmonella

Neil Forbes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Yasu Morita

Separate but Connected: Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genome Stability

Agnel Sfeir, Ph.D.
Paine Webber Chair in Cancer Genetics, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Ketting Cancer Center
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Disentangling the Dual Carbon Fixation Strategy in Hydrothermal Vent Tubeworm Endosymbionts

Jessica Mitchell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecophysiology, Biogeochemistry, and Engineering, Harvard University
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed

Microbiome After Menopause: Recurrent UTI and Estrogen Shape the Urobiome of Postmenopausal Women

Nicole De Nisco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sicences, University of Texas Dallas
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Christi Kim

Increasing STEM Identity and Academic Success through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Emily Rabinsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Holyoke Community College
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist