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WiPS Schedule - Fall 2020

 Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Fall 2020

All WiPS seminars are at 12:00 P.M., MONDAY, via Zoom, unless noted otherwise.
WiPS Coordinator: Rob Abramovitch

Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/91028055671
Please note:  The password will be emailed separately prior to the seminars

WiPS Evaluation Form

Fall 2020

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
Sep. 7 Labor Day
Sep. 14 Reid Longley Bonito The Microbiome of Bleached and Unbleached Fijian Coral C. Adami
V. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
  Emily Greeson Contag Prokaryote-Eukaryote Interaction Utilizing a Novel Tet-On System for Synthetic Endosymbiont Control C. Adami
V. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
Sep. 21 Zoe Hansen Manning Differences in the resistome among patients with acute Campylobacter infections R. Hausinger
D. Koslowsky
  Brian Hsueh Waters Uncovering novel function of Putative Cytidine Deaminase on Vibrio Seventh Pandemic Island R. Hausinger
D. Koslowsky
Sep. 28 Jonathan Kaletka Hardy The Role of Extracellular Vesicles during Listeria monocytogenes Placental Infection Y. Dufour
M. Bachmann
  Justin Lee Hardy Listeria monocytogenes Infection During Pregnancy Alters Gene Expression in the Fetal Mouse Brain Y. Dufour
M. Bachmann
Oct. 5 Osama Alian Schrenk Sulfur and Microbial Activity at the Lost City Hydrothermal Vent System S. Manning
R. Schwartz
  John Chodkowski Shade Exometabolite dynamics over stationary phase reveal strain-specific responses S. Manning
R. Schwartz
Oct. 12 Ritam Sinha (Postdoc) DiRita The Role of Lactate Metabolism in C. jejuni Virulence  
Oct. 19 John Lee Dufour   G. Garrity
J. Tiedje
  Lindsay Putman Schrenk Community Assembly Processes in a Serpentinization-Influenced Aquifer G. Garrity
J. Tiedje
Oct. 26 Jose Rodrigues Manning Phylogenomic analysis of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from gastroenteritis cases in Michigan B. Schutte
R. Abramovitch
Nov. 2 Hinako Terauchi Mansfield

Gut Microbiome Metabolite Production in a Mouse Model of Asthma

J. Fyfe
J. Hardy
  Ted Van Alst DiRita Aerobic metabolism in Vibrio cholerae is required for population expansion during infection J. Fyfe
J. Hardy
Nov. 9 Sreejata Bandopadhyay (Postdoc) Shade Resuscitation and assembly of the rhizosphere microbiome in response to plant stress  
Nov. 16 Shelby Dechow Abramovitch Defining the role of PPE51 in M. tuberculosis nutrient acquisition and bacterial growth at acidic pH S. Conrad
S. Crosson
  Lucas Demey DiRita Role of phospholipids in regulated proteolysis of the Vibrio cholerae transmembrane virulence activator TcpP S. Conrad
S. Crosson
Nov. 23 Russell Fling Zacharewski 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin(TCDD) elicited dysbiosis of the gut microbiota and contribution to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease L. Mansfield
A. Olive
  Joshua Lensmire Hammer Elucidating the mechanisms Staphylococcus aureus employs to acquire nutrient sulfur L. Mansfield
A. Olive
Nov. 30 Cole McCutcheon Petroff Group B Streptococcus Membrane Vesicles: Does composition and production correlate with disease status? K. Parkin
D. Pyeon
  Heather Miller Schrenk   K. Parkin
D. Pyeon
Dec. 7 Matt Swiatnicki Andrechek PTPRH mutations in Non-small cell Lung Cancer C. Vieille
N. Hammer
  John Williams Abramovitch Concentrated Citrate Kills M. smegmatis C. Vieille
N. Hammer