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MMG Seminars for Fall 2015

All MMG seminars are at 4:10 P.M., TUESDAY, 1415 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinators: Yann Dufour & John Fyfe

MMG Seminars for Fall 2015
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host

August 19

Synonymous mutations mediate rapid bacterial adaptation Deepa Agashe, National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India Martinez-Gomez

September 1

MMG Fall Picnic
** 5:00 p.m., Penthouse Rooftop, BPS **
Graduate Students
September 8 Zinc-dependent regulation of Helicobacter pylori virulence: A critical component of the host-pathogen dialogue Jennifer Gaddy, Vanderbilt Jeremiah Johnson/DiRita
September 15 Defining the Molecular Basis of Reproducible Symbiotic Development in Vibrio fischeri Mark Mandel, Northwestern University Waters
September 22 Bacterial pathogenesis: Insights from a model plant-pathogen system Sheng Yang He, Michigan State University Conrad
September 29 How do bacterial chemotaxis receptors integrate metabolism with behavior? Gladys Alexandre, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Dufour
October 6 Systems biology and evolutionary ecology of an engineered microbial community William Harcombe, University of Minnesota Shade
October 13 Relative Toxicities of Shiga toxins
** Whittam Lecture **
Alison O'Brien, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Manning
October 20 Explaining the temporal dynamics of bacterial communities in activated sludge bioreactors Hee-Deung Park, Korea University Shade
October 27 Single cell genomics: From science fiction to mainstream microbiology Ramunas Stepanauskas, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Garrity
November 3 Remodeling the bacterial cell during sporulation and antibiotic treatment Kit Pogliano, University of California San Diego


November 10 Swarming: Oh the places you'll go! Rasika Harshey, University of Texas at Austin Dufour
November 17 Non-homologous end joining: The means to justify the ends Kathy Meek, Michigan State University Fyfe
November 24 Bacterial pulmotypes in cystic fibrosis lung: Transitions and correlations with clinical outcomes Jiangchao Zhao, University of Arkansas Walker/Chen
December 1 We are what we eat: Exploring mechanisms underlying how the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni triggers colitis versus autoimmune disease Linda Mansfield, Michigan State University Conrad
December 8 Novel platforms for product synthesis and utilization of non-sugar feedstocks in industrial biomanufacturing Ramon Gonzalez, Rice Garrity