MMG Seminars for Spring 2017

All MMG seminars are at 4:10 P.M., TUESDAY, 1415 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinators: George Garrity and Chris Waters

MMG Seminars for Spring 2017
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host

January 10

January 17 Investigating bacterial membranes one cell at a time Michael Konopka, University of Akron Martinez-Gomez
January 24 Future Leaders Series: Investigating the innate immune system to develop new immunotherapeutics and better understand host-pathogen interaction, infection of humans with HIV as an example Yasser Alhamen, Michigan State University DiRita
January 31 Orphaned and Ignored: Eukaryotic Lipid Biomarkers in the Bacterial Domain Paula Welander, Stanford University Martinez-Gomez
February 7 New Methods for Activating Silent Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Bacteria Mo Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University Martinez-Gomez
February 14 Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance genomics Timothy Read, Emory University MMG Graduate Students
February 21 Sequence-based exploration of microbial communities Susannah Tringe, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory MMG Graduate Students
February 28 Stemming the drifts and shifts of influenza with antibodies Carol Weiss, United States Food & Drug Administration Meng-Lun Hsieh, Waters Lab
March 7 Novel mechanisms regulating mycobacterial protein transport Patricia Champion, University of Notre Dame Abramovitch
March 14 Curing HIV Infection: Going Beyond N=1 Robert Siliciano, Johns Hopkins University Yuliya Pepelyayeva, Amalfitano Lab
March 21 Anti-CRISPRs: From phage biology to biotechnology Karen Maxwell, University of Toronto MMG Graduate Students
March 28 Antibiotics from uncultured bacteria Kim Lewis, Northeastern University MMG Graduate Students
April 4 Immunometabolism and Staphylococcus aureus Infections Tony Richardson, University of Pittsburgh Hammer
April 11 Evidence for a division of labor during surface colonization and surface sensing by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Matt Parsek, University of Washington Post-Doctoral Candidates
April 18 Microbial Genome Mining for Drug Discovery: Mythology, Reality, and Prospects Dick Baltz, CognoGen Biotechnology Consulting Garrity
April 25 MMG Awards Reception
** Room 1425 BPS, 3:00 p.m. **
Undergraduate & Graduate Students Koslowsky & Mulrooney