MMG Seminars - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

All MMG seminars are at 4:10 P.M., TUESDAY, 1415 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise.

Seminar Coordinators: Andrew Olive, Ashley Shade & Gemma Reguera
Graduate Student Representatives: Cole McCutcheon, Beth Ottosen & Ted Van Alst

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MMG Seminars for Fall 2019

 
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host

September 3

Visualization of self-recognition and social consequences in Myxococcus xanthus Dr. Dan Wall, University of Wyoming Kroos
September 10 No seminar scheduled for the week of September 10th
September 17 Delineating the structure and function of Mtb MmpL transporters Dr. Georgiana Purdy, Oregon Health & Science University Abramovitch
September 24 Genomics of convergence and replacement in ecdysozoan symbioses Dr. Amanda Brown, Texas Tech University Walker
October 1

Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens

Dr. Sunny Shin, University of Pennsylvania Olive
October 8

Miniaturizing Schrödinger’s cat OR How to make methanogens jump through metabolic hoops

Dr. Nicole Buan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Martinez-Gomez
October 15 Seminar Cancelled
October 22 Exploring Nature’s Chemistry: Ethnobotany and antimicrobial drug discovery Dr. Cassandra Quave, Emory University Hammer
October 29 HPV VLP’s: Nature’s Nanoparticles for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer Dr. John Schiller, National Cancer Institute Pyeon
November 5 The Rid system: Endogenously generated metabolic stress and its control Dr. Diana Downs, University of Georgia MMG Graduate Students
November 12

Visualizing Bacterial Physiology at High Resolution using Single-Molecule Tracking and Lattice-Light Sheet Microscopy

Dr. Andreas Gahlmann, University of Virginia Kroos
November 19 Heterogeneity in Chronic Lung Infections  Dr. Deb Hogan, Dartmouth DiRita
November 26 Staying in shape: bacterial cytoskeleton-cell wall interactions in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori Dr. Nina Salama, University of Washington Dufour
December 3 Microbes in the mist: precipitation as a driver of dispersal and function in terrestrial microbial communities Dr. Sarah Evans, Michigan State University Shade
December 10 Whittam Lecture
Thomas S. Whittam: His Public Health Impact
Dr. Nancy Strockbine, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Shannon Manning

All MMG seminars are at 4:10 P.M., TUESDAY, 1415 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise.

Seminar Coordinators: Andrew Olive, Ashley Shade & Gemma Reguera
Graduate Student Representatives: Cole McCutcheon, Beth Ottosen & Ted Van Alst

MMG Seminars for Spring 2020
 
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host

January 7

Protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr. JoAnne Flynn, University of Pittsburgh Olive
January 14 Molecular mechanisms at play in Vibrio cholerae’s environmental lifestyle Dr. Melanie Blokesch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne MMG Graduate Students
January 21

Multi-omics of soil microbiomes

Dr. Janet Jansson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Shade
January 28   Dr. Arturo Casadevall, Johns Hopkins DO/PhD Students & MMG Grads
February 4

Quorum sensing gene regulation: HowVibrio harveyi turns on the light

Dr. Julia van Kessel, Indiana University Waters
February 11

 

Dr. Alison McBride, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease Pyeon
February 18

How to study Fanconi anemia in the age of personalized medicine

Dr. Susanne Wells, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Pyeon
February 25 cGAS-like enzymes in immunity and host-microbe signaling Dr. Philip Kranzusch, Harvard Waters
March 3 Spring Break
March 10   Dr. Murat Eren, University of Chicago MMG Postdocs
March 17 Brubaker Lecture Dr. Ralph Isberg, Tufts University DiRita
March 24 How gut microbes enhance enteric virus infection Dr. Julie Pfeiffer, UT Southwestern DiRita
March 31   Dr. Otto Cordero, MIT MMG Postdocs
April 7   Dr. Katharina Ribbeck, MIT Dufour
April 14

Pathogen-microbiota interactions during Clostridium difficile Infection

Dr. Joseph Zackular, University of Pennsylvania Hammer
April 21 Early Career Award Lecture    
April 28 MMG Awards Reception
** Kellogg Center, 3:00pm **
Undergraduate & Graduate Students Koslowsky & Mulrooney