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WiPS Schedule - Fall 2021

Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Fall 2021

All WiPS seminars are at 12:00 P.M., MONDAY, in BPS Room 1425 and on Zoom, unless noted otherwise.
WiPS Coordinator: Rob Abramovitch

Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/92348524666
Please note:  The password will be emailed separately prior to the seminars

WiPS Evaluation Form

Fall 2021

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
Sept. 6 Labor Day
Sept. 13 Esther Chen Crosson A system-level genetic analysis of two-component signal transduction systems in Brucella ovis uncovers overlapping TCS Y. Dufour
V. DiRita
  Osama Alian Schrenk Microbial Community Variation Across the Lost City Hydrothermal Vents Y. Dufour
V. DiRita
Sept. 20 Morgan Collins Petroff Assessing the adaptive response to Group B Streptococcus long-term vaginal tract colonization K. Yu
C. Adami
  Oishi Bagchi Shade Microbial dormancy and resuscitation in response to stress associated phytohormones K. Yu
C. Adami
Sep. 27 Alex Aaring Dufour Chemotaxis in complex chemical environments modulated by integration of c-di-GMP A. Fiebig
N. Hammer
  Ife Eke Abramovitch Mechanistic study of inhibitors that target the DosRST regulon of Mycobacterium tuberculosis A. Fiebig
N. Hammer
Oct. 4 Cole McCutcheon Manning & Petroff Characterizing the innate immune response to group B streptococcal membrane vesicles K. Parkin
A. Shade
  Marcela Tabares-Ruiz Reguera Microbial communities driving the nutrient and pesticide remediation capacity of woodchip bioreactors K. Parkin
A. Shade
Oct. 11 Russell Fling Zacharewski TCDD-elicited activation of AhR shifts Gut Microbiome consistent with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease progression of Steatosis to Inflammation to Fibrosis R. Schwartz
V. DiRita
  Jonathan Kaletka Hardy The Role of Extracellular Vesicles during Listeria monocytogenes Placental Infection R. Schwartz
V. DiRita
Oct. 18 Ritam Sinha (Postdoc) DiRita   L. Mansfield
J. Tiedje
  Reid Longley Bonito The role of the microbiome in the soybean response to low-moisture stress L. Mansfield
J. Tiedje
Oct. 25 Fall Break - No Classes
Nov. 1 Zoe Hansen Manning Determining microbial culprits in harboring antimicrobial resistance genes during enteric infection A. Olive
J. Tiedje
  Beth Ottosen DiRita Complement-dependent serum resistance in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter species A. Olive
J. Tiedje
Nov. 8 Sergio Hernandez-Ortiz Crosson Randomly barcoded transposon sequencing reveals a conserved gene pair with a functional role in iron acquisition in C. crescentus S. Manning
S. Lebeis
  Abby Grieb Shade Understanding the effects of nutrient input on microbiome inheritance in common bean S. Manning
S. Lebeis
Nov. 15 Emily Greeson Contag Engineered Bacillus subtilis LLO with temperature-sensitive repressors, TlpA39 and TcI42 S. Crosson
V. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
  Cody Madsen (BME) Contag Bacillus subtilis as engineered endosymbionts capable of modulating mammalian cell gene expression S. Crosson
V. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
Nov. 22 Hunter North Crosson A genetic link between inorganic nitrogen assimilation and cell cycle control in Caulobacter B. Hausinger
C. Vieille
  Chris Buehl (Postdoc) Meek Assessing the Effects of DNA-PKcs Dimerization Mutants on DNA Double-Strand Break Repair B. Hausinger
C. Vieille
Nov. 29 Morgen Clark Reguera Characterization of outer membrane vesicles in Geobacter bacteria D. Pyeon
M. Bachmann 
  Sean Thomas Olive Forward genetic screens in an alveolar macrophage-like cell model pave the way for dissection of lung-specific immune responses D. Pyeon
M. Bachmann 
Dec. 6 Macy Pell Manning   G. Bonito
B. Schutte
  Karla Vasco Zhang & Manning Enhanced spread of beta-lactam resistant bacteria following antibiotic treatment in dairy cattle G. Bonito
B. Schutte
Dec. 13 Final Exam Week