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MMG Seminars - Spring 2023

MMG Seminars will take place at 3:10 P.M. in BPS 1415, unless noted otherwise in the table below.  

All MMG Seminar questions should be directed to MMG.Seminars@campusad.msu.edu

Seminar Coordinators: Aretha Fiebig, Kefei Yu & Elizabeth Heath-Heckman
Graduate Student Representatives: Ifeanyichukwu Eke & Jasper Gomez
Postdoc Representative: Aathmaja Anandhi Rangarajan

MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host
January 17 Host-microbe studies in an evolutionary model organism: Diversity matters 

Dr. Kat Milligan-McClellan, University of Connecticut

February 28 Equine herpesvirus-1: Pathogenesis, Immunity and Unique Challenges with Vaccine Development Dr. Gisela Soboll Hussey, Michigan State University DiRita
March 7 Spring Break
March 14 SeXX matters for respiratory infections and responses to vaccines Dr. Sabra Klein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MMG Graduate Students
March 21 Expanding the power of classical genetics to understand malaria parasite phenotypes: The evolutionary balance between fitness and drug resistance Dr. Michael Ferdig, University of Notre Dame Wale
March 28

Research Seminar: 
Adaptation to intracellular infection by Listeria monocytogenes: a ‘tail’ of two motilities

DEI Seminar:
Practical insights into diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging: becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable

Dr. Darren Higgins, Harvard Medical School DiRita
April 3 Please Note: This talk will be held in 1425 BPS Dr. Vince Young, University of Michigan Tom Kim
April 18 Brubaker Lecture  Dr. William Goldman, UNC School of Medicine  DiRita 
Wednesday, April 26 MMG Graduate Poster Session & MMG Awards Reception
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
May 2 Early Career Award Seminar  Dr. Youssef Kousa, Children's National Hospital  Schutte