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MMG Seminars - Fall 2017

All MMG seminars are at 11:00 A.M., TUESDAY, 101 Biochemistry, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinators: Greg Bonito & Lixin Zhang

MMG Seminars for Fall 2017
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host

September 5

Microbes, Metals & Nanowires Gemma Reguera, Michigan State Univeresity DiRita
September 12 Utilizing imaging approaches to reveal details of the HIV lifecycle Tom Hope, Northwestern University Zheng
September 19 DNA sensing in Bacillus subtilis Christopher Rao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dufour
September 26 7th Annual Thomas S. Whittam Memorial Lecture: Redefining ExPEC Virulence: Measuring Gene Expression during Human Infection Harry Mobley, University of Michigan DiRita/Manning
October 3

Coordinated responses and signaling patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarm communities

Joshua Shrout, University of Notre Dame Dufour
October 10

Microbial ecology of soil carbon cycling in biofuel ecosystems

Kirsten Hofmockel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Shade
October 17

Chemical Biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Pathogenesis

Robert Abramovitch, Michigan State University DiRita
October 24 Engineering the mycobacterial cell envelope M. Sloan Siegrist, UMass Amherst Hammer
October 31 Dissecting Wolbacchia-host interactions underlying pathogen interference and symbiosis establishment in mosquito and developing field trials to combat Zika and dengue Zhiyong Xi, Michigan State University DiRita
November 7 Anaerobic Digester Microbiome Wen-Tso Liu, University of Illinois Marsh
November 14 Helicobacter pylori chemotaxis in the stomach: Signaling diversity and niche colonization Karen Ottemann, UC Santa Cruz Dufour
November 21 Food from the Fire: Metabolic Host-Microbe Interactions in the Inflamed Gut Sebastian Winter, UT Southwestern Medical Center Hammer
November 28 A proteolytic complex in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell envelope targets cell wall hydrolyses to impact virulence Andrew Darwin, NYU School of Medicine DiRita
December 5 Parallel Quorum Sensing Systems in Vibrio cholera Wai-Leung Ng, Tufts University Waters
** Friday, December 15 ** Investigating Neglected Eukaryotic Pathogenic Microbes
** 1:30pm, 101 Biochemistry **
A. Leonel Mendoza, Michigan State University DiRita