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WiPS Schedule - Fall 2022

Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Fall 2022

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/98384695515
Please note:  The password will be emailed separately prior to the seminars

WiPS Evaluation Form

Fall 2022

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept. 12 Esther Chen Crosson Cross regulation in a cell envelope stress signaling system C. Arvidson
  Ife Eke Abramovitch Characterizing new nitro-containing compounds that kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis Hausinger
Sept. 19 Ritam Sinha
DiRita Gut Inflammation Supports the Expansion of C. jejuni in Ferret Gut Schwartz
Sep. 26 Hunter Dulay Reguera/Kashefi Characterization of Co Resistance Mechanisms in Geobacter sulfurreducens Walker
  Rajab Curtis Hammer Exploring exogenous fatty acid inhibition of metabolically restricted Staphylococcus aureus Fiebig
Oct. 3 Doug Guzior Quinn Reversing Dogma: Bile Salt Transferase Mansfield
Oct. 10 Sean Thomas Olive A New Ex Vivo Primary Cell Model Allows for Genetic Dissection of Alveolar Macrophage-specific Components Necessary for Uptake of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Manning
  Hunter North Crosson Elucidating the role of NtrC in Caulobacter DiRita
Oct. 17 Sergio Hernandez-Ortiz Crosson Elucidating the Role of a Pair of Co-conserved Genes in Iron Acquisition in Caulobacter crescentus Adami
  Minako Izutsu
Lenski Experimental Test of the Contributions of Initial Variation and New Mutations to Adaptive Evolution in a Novel Environment Vieille
Oct. 24 Fall Break - No Classes
Oct. 31 Macy Pell Manning Investigating the impacts of antibiotic stress on Group B Streptococcus colonization



Nov. 7 Thomas Kim Crosson Identifying host-directed small molecules for discovery of key host pathways for Brucella infection DiRita
  Paige Kies Hammer Staphylococcus aureus scavenges diverse glutathione metabolites to satisfy the nutrient sulfur requirement Orlando
Nov. 14 Natasha George Orlando Interaction Between a Histidine Kinase and an ABC Transporter in the B. subtilis BceABRS Bacitracin Resistance Module Crosson
  Alexandra Gates Lebeis Defining salicylic acid influence in root microbiome assembly via generation of bacterial enrichment communities Quinn
Nov. 21 Morgen Clark Reguera Adaptive mechanisms for metal detoxification by Geobacter bacteria and applications

J. Scott 


Nov. 28 Maeve McLaughlin
Crosson A paralogous set of transcription factors promote adhesin development in Caulobacter crescentus Shames
  Emily Greeson
Contag Engineered Bacillus subtilis capable of epithelial cell invasion and cellular reprogramming Olive
Dec. 5 Marcela Tabares-Ruiz Reguera Ecology and Physiology of Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonia by Geobacter Bachmann
  Laurisa Ankley Olive Characterizing the metabolic role of GSK3B in IFNg-dependent macrophage activation Parkin
Dec. 12 Final Exam Week

Fall 2022 MMG WiPS Scheduled PDF