MMG Seminars - Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

All MMG seminars are at 11:00 A.M., TUESDAY, 101 Biochemistry, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinators: Greg Bonito & Lixin Zhang

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

September 5

Microbes, Metals & Nanowires Gemma Reguera, Michigan State Univeresity DiRita
September 12 Utilizing imaging approaches to reveal details of the HIV lifecycle Tom Hope, Northwestern University Zheng
September 19 DNA sensing in Bacillus subtilis Christopher Rao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dufour
September 26 7th Annual Thomas S. Whittam Memorial Lecture: Redefining ExPEC Virulence: Measuring Gene Expression during Human Infection Harry Mobley, University of Michigan DiRita/Manning
October 3

Coordinated responses and signaling patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarm communities

Joshua Shrout, University of Notre Dame Dufour
October 10

Microbial ecology of soil carbon cycling in biofuel ecosystems

Kirsten Hofmockel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Shade
October 17

Chemical Biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Pathogenesis

Robert Abramovitch, Michigan State University DiRita
October 24 Engineering the mycobacterial cell envelope M. Sloan Siegrist, UMass Amherst Hammer
October 31 Dissecting Wolbacchia-host interactions underlying pathogen interference and symbiosis establishment in mosquito and developing field trials to combat Zika and dengue Zhiyong Xi, Michigan State University DiRita
November 7 Anaerobic Digester Microbiome Wen-Tso Liu, University of Illinois Marsh
November 14 Helicobacter pylori chemotaxis in the stomach: Signaling diversity and niche colonization Karen Ottemann, UC Santa Cruz Dufour
November 21 Food from the Fire: Metabolic Host-Microbe Interactions in the Inflamed Gut Sebastian Winter, UT Southwestern Medical Center Hammer
November 28 A proteolytic complex in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell envelope targets cell wall hydrolyses to impact virulence Andrew Darwin, NYU School of Medicine DiRita
December 5   Wai-Leung Ng, Tufts University Waters


All MMG seminars are at 11:00 A.M., TUESDAY, 101 Biochemistry. Seminar Coordinators: Greg Bonito & Lixin Zhang

MMG Seminars for Spring 2018
MMG Seminar Date MMG Seminar Topic Seminar Speaker Host

January 9

  Thomas Kehl-Fie, University of Illinois Hammer
January 16      
January 23      
January 30   Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University MMG Graduate Students
February 6


Jim Imlay, University of Illinois Hammer
February 13


Danielle Garsin, UTHealth MMG Postdoc Association
February 20


Michael Baym, Harvard MMG Graduate Students
February 27   Dan Buckley, Cornell Shade
March 6   Peggy Cotter, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill & President, American Society for Microbiology DiRita
March 13   Joan Berman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University MMG Graduate Students
March 20   David A. Stahl, University of Washington Marsh
March 27      
April 3   Sebla Kutluay, Washington University School of Medicine Conrad
April 10      
April 17   Thomas Silhavy, Princeton University Waters
April 24 MMG Awards Reception
** Kellogg Center, 3:00 p.m. **
Undergraduate & Graduate Students Koslowsky & Mulrooney