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MMG Seminars - 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

Click here for a downloadable schedule of the Spring Seminar Series

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 Virulence 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

Location, location, location: how papillomaviruses persist

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 Mosquitoes, bacteria, and the hidden gems of the mobilome: a high-resolution microbial 'omics story 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 A reverse ecology approach to infer the functional units of microbiomes Dr. Otto Cordero, MIT MMG Postdocs
April 7 Finding a Niche – Microbial Colonization of Host Mucosal Barriers 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 27 MMG Awards Reception
** Kellogg Center, 3:00pm **
Undergraduate & Graduate Students Koslowsky & Mulrooney