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WiPS Schedule - Spring 2018

Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Spring 2018

All WiPS seminars are at 12:00 P.M., MONDAY, 1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinator: Donna Koslowsky

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
January 22 Lavida Brooks Mias Analysis of Age-Dependent Gene Expression Bachmann
  Kyle Card Lenski Maintenance and evolvability of antibiotic resistance during a long-term experiment with Escherichia coli Yu
January 29 John Chodkowski Shade Ecological consequences of exometabolites for microbial interactions Manning
  Nicolas Fernandez Waters The role of cyclic di-GMP in mitigating environmental stress in Vibrio cholerae Reguera
February 5 John Guitar Shade Trait-based community assembly and succession in the infant gut Vieille
February 12 Nkrumah Grant Lenski Anerobic fitness increases in long term evolution experiment with E. coli. Bonito
  Taylor Dunivin Shade A meta-analysis of microbial arsenic resistance genes across soils


February 19 Y Ha My Hoang Kroos Mechanisms of Myxococcus xanthus response to nutrients and C-signal during starvation-induced multicellular development Fyfe
February 26 Sanjana Mukherjee Manning The burden of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella in Michigan Hausinger
  John Lee Dufour Conrol of phenotypic switching by c-di-GMP in Vibrio cholerae Waters
March 5 Spring Break      
March 12 Rajni Kumar (Postdoc) Abramovitch  


March 19 Alshae Logan Montgomery Investigating the Role of Cyclic-di-AMP in Synechocystis 6803 Kroos
  Nhu Thi Quynh Nguyen Dufour Bacterial motility in mucus


March 26 Natalie Vande Pol Bonito Plant-fungal-bacterial interactions: Elucidating mechanisms of plant growth promotion by fungi in the Mortierellaceae Schwartz
  Daniel Claiborne Mansfield   Hammer
April 2 Andrew Van Alst DiRita Molecular Mechanisms Facilitating Vibrio cholerae Mucin Degradation and Metabolism Promoting Intestinal Colonization


  Heather Selheimer Manning Genetic Diversity of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Michigan and Connecticut Dufour
April 9 Phillip Delekta (Postdoc) Hammer Staphylococcus aureus utilizes host-derived lipoprotein particles as sources of exogenous fatty acids



April 16

Heather Miller

Schrenk Relationships between Subaerial Microbial Activity and Outgassed Volatiles of Subduction Zone Arc Volcanoes Bachmann
  Jon Keven Walker Statistical evaluation of novel microsatellite markers for forensic identity testing and inferring genetic relatedness of domestic pigs Martinez-Gomez
April 23 Natalia Martin (Postdoc) DiRita Genome-wide identification of Enterobacter spp. fitness genes in a mouse sepsis model