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WiPS Schedule - Spring 2022

Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Spring 2022

All WiPS seminars will take place at 12:00 P.M. on Mondays over Zoom for January 2022. Beyond this month, WiPS are in 1425 BPS and Zoom, unless noted otherwise.
Seminar 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

Spring 2022

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluators
January 10 Justin Lee Hardy Effects of Placental Listeriosis on Fetal Neurodevelopment and Consequences on the Behavior of Offspring R. Abramovitch
  Rajab Curtis Hammer Exploring exogenous fatty acid inhibition of metabolically restricted Staphylococcus aureus B. Schutte
January 17 Martin Luther King Day, WiPS Cancelled
January 24 Natasha George Orlando Structural Insight into Bce Antibiotic Resistance Modules C. Adami
  Kaylee Wilburn Waters Identifying Counter Defense Mechanisms in Pandemic Vibrio cholerae Lytic Phages J. Hardy
January 31 Sam Barnett
Shade Multiyear observations of soil bacterial community resilience to a subterranean coal seam fire in Centralia, PA T. O'Halloran
  Troy Burtchett Hammer Factors Contributing to a Strain Specific Phenotype Caused by the Disruption of Lipoteichoic Acid in Staphylococcus aureus N. Wale
February 7 Hinako Terauchi Mansfield Inferring the metabolomic relationship within the gut microbiome related to the development of eczema in infancy in Isle of Wight cohort R. Schwartz
  Emmanuel Kokarakis Ducat Use of quorum sensing modules for stabilization and cross communication of light driven microbial consortia M. TerAvest
February 14 Paige Kies Hammer A host-pathogen nutritional relationship: Staphylococcus aureus exploitation of the gamma-glutamyl cycle to meet the sulfur requirement R. Hausinger
  Veronica Albrecht Abramovitch Genetic studies of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis DosRST two-component regulatory system A. Olive
February 21 Marco Mechan Llontop
Shade The microbiome of sorghum phyllosphere mucilage and wax: A role for host resilience? G. Bonito
  Alex Wessel Waters Identifying the post-transcriptional regulatory mechanism by which cyclic di-GMP negatively regulates cell curvature in Vibrio cholerae J. Tiedje
February 28 Rochelle Ratnayake Parent Determining the Mechanism of How Bacterial Polysaccharide ECA Mitigates Bacteriophage Infection K. Parkin
  Kayla Conner Hardy Characterizing Internalin P Variants and Homologs in Listeria C. Waters
March 7 Spring Break - WiPS Cancelled
March 14 Alexandra Gates Lebeis Microbial and host factors influencing plant root microbiome assembly N. Hammer
  Kevin Santiago-Morales Lebeis Elucidating impacts of phosphate-driven root phenotypes during bacterial colonization of plants A. Fiebig
March 21 Kathryne Ford TerAvest Engineering Carbon Fixation in Shewanella oneidensis C. Arvidson
  Laurisa Ankley Olive The impact of GSK3β on the metabolism of IFNγ activated macrophages M. Bachmann
March 28 Hunter Dulay Reguera Genus-level separations within the archaeal family Pyrodictiaceae and the cause for Geogemma J. Tiedje
  Sreejata Bandopadhyay
Shade   D. Pyeon
April 4 Rose Kithan Sundin Interplay Between Innate Immunity and the Microbiome in Apple Fruit S. Crosson
  Charles Whitehead-Tillery Mansfield Characterizing extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs) to understand the spillover of antimicrobial resistance genes to humans from animals V. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
April 11 Megan Korne Wale Characterizing the life cycle of a Daphnia parasite C. Vieille
  Joel Marty Kaminski The effects of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol on CD8+ T cell activation under pro-inflammatory conditions induced by latent HIV infection T. Zacharewski
April 18 Omid Madadgar Tewari-Singh Investigating the mechanisms involved in urticant Phosgene Oxime induced skin toxicity and apoptotic cell death in C57BL/6 mice D. Ducat
  Shramana Chatterjee (Postdoc) Hausinger   V. DiRita