MMG Seminars for Spring 2015

All MMG seminars are at 4:10 P.M., TUESDAY, 1415 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinators: Michele Fluck and Ashley Shade

MMG Seminars for Spring 2015
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host
January 13 Cyclic-di-GMP regulation and chronic biofilm-based infections Dr. Vince Lee, University of Maryland Waters
January 20 Viral infection changes placental function to influence maternal health and pregnancy outcome Dr. Karen Racicot, MSU Conrad
January 27 Metagenomics Analysis at the DOE JGI - Challenges and Opportunities Dr. Nikos Kyrpides, DOE Joint Genome Institute Garrity
**Thursday**
January 29
Microbial Ecology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 208 Biochemistry
Dr. Casey Theriot, University of Michigan Waters
**Thursday**
February 5
Microbial Ecology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 208 Biochemistry
Dr. Chris Alteri, University of Michigan Waters
February 10 Microbial Ecology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 208 Biochemistry                                                                        
Dr. Ankur Dalia, Tufts University Waters
**Thursday**
February 12
Microbial Ecology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 208 Biochemistry           
Dr. Neal Hammer, Vanderbilt Univesrity Waters
**Monday**
February 16
Microbial Ecology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 208 Biochemistry           
Dr. Julia Oh, NIH Waters
February 17 High cell density fermentation with Actinobacillus succinogenes Dr. Willie Nicol, Pretoria University, South Africa Vieille
**Thursday**
February 19
Microbial Ecology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 208 Biochemistry
Dr. Kevin Esvelt, Harvard University Waters
February 24 ** No Seminar **  ** No Seminar **  
March 3 Breaking Barriers - A new strategy for attenuating Streptococcal pathogenesis Dr. Melody Neely, Wayne State University Waters
March 10 ** No Seminar ** ** No Seminar **  
**Monday**
March 16
Immunology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 1425 BPS
Dr. Aimee Beaulieu, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Meek
March 17 Gene Regulatory Circuits in Normal and Malignant Lymphocytes Dr. Eugene Oltz, Washington University in St. Louis Yu
**Monday**
March 23
Immunology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 1425 BPS
Dr. William Kaiser, Emory University Meek
March 24 Small Game Hunting Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, Columbia University Fluck
**Wednesday**
March 25
Immunology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 1425 BPS
Dr. Gilad Doitsh, University of California, San Francisco Meek
**Monday**
March 30
Immunology Faculty Candidate
**Special Time & Location**
9:00 a.m., 1425 BPS
Dr. Hongwei Gao, Harvard University Meek
March 31 Small RNAs: From molecular mechanisms to physiology Dr. Cari Vanderpool, University of Illinois Waters
April 7 ** No Seminar ** ** No Seminar **  
April 14 Entry into and Exit from Dormancy in Bacteria Dr. Jonathan Dworkin, Columbia University Kroos
April 21 Graduate Student Award Presentations 1415 BPS Graduate Students Koslowsky
April 28 MMG Awards Reception 1425 BPS
** 3:00 p.m. **
Undergraduate & Graduate Students Hausinger
May 5 Igh locus contraction and the generation of a diverse Ig repertoire Dr. Amy Kenter, University of Illinois Yu