WiPS Schedule - Spring 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

Spring 2017

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
January 9        
January 16 MLK Day   No Classes  
January 23 Lavida Brooks Mias Genomic Analysis of Age-Dependent Responses in Host Immune System A. Shade
B. Schutte
  Kyle Card Lenski The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in a Long-Term Experiment with Escherichia coli A. Shade
F. Dazzo
January 30 John Chodkowski Shade A New Synthetic Community System for Studying Microbial Interactions Driven by Exometabolites N. Hammer
G. Reguera
  Taylor Dunivin Shade Microbial Arsenic Resistance in Soil Above an Underground Coalmine Fire N. Hammer
G. Reguera
February 6 Phillip Delekta (Postdoc) Hammer A Genetic Screen Utilizing Baird-Parker Selective Medium Reveals a Distinct Staphylococcus aureus Colony Phenotype C. Arvidson
J. Fyfe
February 13 Nicolas Fernandez Waters Cyclic di-GMP Regulates Catalase Expression and Hydrogen Peroxide Tolerance in Vibrio cholerae C. Martinez-Gomez
L. Mansfield
  Nkrumah Grant Lenski Consequences of Relaxed Selection on Central Metabolic Plasticity in Escherichia coli C. Martinez-Gomez
L. Mansfield
February 20 Y Ha My Hoang Kroos Mechanisms of Myxococcus xanthus Response to Nutrients and C-signal During Starvation-Induced Multicellular Development C. Waters
C. Vieille
  Anna Huff Martinez-Gomez Rare Earth Elements and One-Carbon Metabolism C. Waters
C. Vieille
February 27 John Keven Walker  Ecology and Behaviors of Malaria Vectors in Papau New Guinea: Implications for Residual Transmission and Control R. Abramovitch
M. Mulks
  Sanjana Mukherjee Manning Antibiotic Resistance in Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC) and Non-Typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) in Michigan R. Abramovitch
M. Mulks
March 6 Spring Break   No Classes  
March 13 Xihe Zheng (Postdoc) Zheng Exploration of the SERINC5 Antiviral Mechanism, a Novel Host Restriction Factor that Targets HIV-1

M. Fluck
C. Fata-Hartley

March 20 John Lee Dufour Quorum Sensing-Mediated Regulation of Phenotypic Diversity in Swimming Behaviors of Vibrio cholerae S. Manning
G. Reguera
  Alshae Logan Montgomery Investigating the Role of Cyclic-di-AMP in Cyanobacteria

S. Manning
G. Reguera

March 27 Nhu Thi Quynh Dufour Bacterial Motility in Mucus L. Kroos
C. Adami
  Megan Shiroda Manning Group B Streptococcus Interactions with the Human Microbiome L. Kroos
C. Adami
April 3 Brian Zhou Kaminski Suppression of IgM Response by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodiobenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) involves the Impairment of Immunoglobulin Secretion in CD40 Ligand-activated Human Primary B Cells

J. Tiedje
F. Dazzo

  Natalie Vande Pol Bonito Elucidating the Phylogenetic Structure of and Mechanism of Plant Growth Promotion by Fungi in the Mortierellaceae J. Tiedje
F. Dazzo
April 10 Natalia Martin (Postdoc) DiRita Identification of New Molecular Targets for Therapeutic Strategies in Enterobacter cloacae R. Schwartz
K. Kashefi
April 17 Abdulraouf Abbas (MS) Amalfitano Sustained in vivo Expression of STING Agonist: A Novel Immunomodulatory Approach S. Conrad
K. Yu
  Jennifer Kirk Walker/Kashefi Investigating the Role of Terminal Electron Acceptor Availability on Microbial Community Composition and Activity in Water-Filled Tree Holes: Implications for Aedes triseriatus Growth and Production S. Conrad
K. Yu