Fall 2012 Seminars & Colloquia

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15 a.m., unless noted otherwise
201 Morrill Science Center IVN
Coordinators: Steve Sandler & Wilmore Webley

The tangled bank of experimentally evolved biofilms reflects selection during chronic infections?

Vaughn Cooper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:15am

Fishing in Rhode Island: the molecular basis of virulence in Vibrio anguillarum, a bacterial pathogen of fish.

David Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology & Director, RI Genomics and Sequencing Center, University of Rhode Island

Host: Wilmore Webley

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:15am

An Immunological Surprise: Human T Cells Recognize Mycobacterial Bacterial Lipid Antigens.

D. Branch Moody, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Host: Yasu Morita

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:15am

Ecophysiological Modelling of a Microaerophile in the Termite Hindgut.

Jorge Rodrigues, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Texas Arlington

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:15am

Bacillus subtilis Cell Envelope Stress Responses and Antibiotic Resistance.

John Helmann, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology, Cornell University

Host: Kevin Griffith

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:15am

Do we have to consider microbes to understand and predict carbon cycling in terrestrial systems?

Mark Bradford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, Yale University

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 11:15am

The Involvement of the Translation Factor BipA in Bacterial Stress Processes.

Victoria Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Connecticut

Host: Wilmore Webley

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 11:15am

POSTPONED:  Capsids unhinged – the role of disulfide bonds, the stress response and UL32 in Herpes Simplex Virus assembly.

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center

Host: Wilmore Webley

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:15am

POSTPONED: The Enterococcal Sex Pheromone System: Functions and Evolution of a Complex, Robust Biological Switch.

Gary Dunny, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota

Host: Kevin Griffith

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:15am

Manipulation of the host cell cytoskeleton by enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157.

Ken Campellone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 11:15am

On a Mission to Civilize: Adaptive Evolution of Non-Native Vibrio fisheri to Squid Symbiosis.

Cheryl Whistler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Host: Wilmore Webley

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:15am