Thomas S. Whittam Memorial Symposium

  • Nov 2, 2018
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Thomas S. Whittam Memorial Symposium
Molecular Plant Sciences Building, MSU

Dr. Vincent Young will present the Whittam Memorial Lecture and former Whittam trainees will give short talks and/or present posters highlighting their current research and Dr. Whittam’s impact

Dr. Thomas S. Whittam was a Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University when he sadly passed away on December 5th, 2008 at the age of 54. A renowned expert in bacterial evolution, he served as a mentor to countless undergraduate and graduate students and was a life-long teacher and friend.

Dr. Vincent Young, now a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Michigan, was a faculty member at MSU where he worked closely with Dr. Whittam. His research focuses on understanding the role of gut bacteria in human health.
Registration information will be distributed in the upcoming months along with a speaker list and agenda.