WiPS Schedule - Fall 2017

Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Spring 2017

All WiPS seminars are at 12:00 P.M., MONDAY, 1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinator: Donna Koslowsky

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
September 4 Labor Day      
September 11 Daniel Parrell Kroos Using luciferase to probe the cellular ATP levels during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis C. Arvidson
F. Dazzo
  Jackson Sorensen Shade Genome reduction and gene enrichment in the soils above the Centralia, PA coal fire C. Arvidson
F. Dazzo
September 18 Huiqing Zheng Abramovitch Chemical inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DosRST signaling and persistence K. Yu
Y. Dufour
  Dylan Frabutt Zheng Characterizing the role Malectin (MLEC) plays during the maturation of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein K. Yu
Y. Dufour
September 25 Beth Norman (Postdoc) Walker Microbial interactions between the benthos and water column in tree holes: Implications for mosquito production Abramovitch
C. Vieille
October 2 Jennifer Kirk Kashefi/Walker The Water-Filled Tree Holes as a Reducing Environment: Implications for Microbial Communities and Mosquito Growth S. Manning
J. Tiedje
  Michael Maiden Waters Targeting Persister Cells to Enhance Antibiotic Activity Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms in Cystic Fibrosis S. Manning
J. Tiedje
October 9 Yuliya Pepelyayeva Amalfitano The role of ERAP1 polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of Ankylosing Spondylitis J. Fyfe
B. Schutte
  Doug Wilkinson Garavito The DBI protein; a cytosolic inhibitor of TSPO J. Fyfe
B. Schutte
October 16 Rebecca Flaherty (Postdoc) Manning Profiling Strain-Specific Modulation of Host Responses in Decidual Stromal Cells during Group B Streptococcal Infection T. Marsh
A. Shade
October 23 Ahrom Kim Yu Elucidating AID-mediated deamination during Class Switch Recombination J. Scott
S. Conrad
  Sue Umthong Cheng Identifying the underlying mechanism of Marek's disease vaccine synergy J. Scott
S. Conrad
October 30 Brian Zhou Kaminski The Role of Lymphocyte Specific Tyrosine Kinase (LCK) in Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR)-mediated Impairment of Immunoglobulin Secretion by Human Primary B Cells. R. Schwartz
C. Martinez-Gomez
  Krista Cosert Reguera Electronic characterization of Geobacter sulfurreducens pilins in self-assembled monolayers

R. Schwartz
C. Martinez-Gomez

November 6 Joshua MacCready Osteryoung/Ducat Dynamic Protein Gradients on the Nucleoid Position the Carbon-fixing Organelles of Cyanobacteria Equidistantly J. Merrill
N. Hammer
  Thomas LaBar Adami Evolutionary Dynamics of Small Populations

J. Merrill
N. Hammer

November 13 Nate Good (Postdoc) Martinez-Gomez Expanding the lanthaninde-effect to multi-carbon metabolism in Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens USDA 110 P. Venta
C. Vieille
November 20 Laura Kirby Koslowsky Mutational biases of pan-edited dual coding genes. B. Schutte
N. Hammer
  Brian Nohomovich Manning The virome and human health

B. Schutte
N. Hammer

November 27 Megan Shiroda Manning Alternative therapies to Reduce GBS Incidence L. Kroos
J. Fyfe
  Elizabeth Baird Lenski Long term parallel evolution of a pathogen in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients L. Kroos
J. Fyfe