Fall 2013 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15am, N201 Morrill IV
Coordinator: Kristen DeAngelis, 577-4669

Systematic Exploration of Relationships Between Genotype, Phenotype, and Experimental Fitness.

Daniel Bolon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kevin Griffith

Organizing a Cell.

Jennifer Ross, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Discovering and Developing New Drugs to Treat Infectious Diseases: Choices and Challenges for 'Big Pharma'.

Cameron Douglas, Ph.D.
Merck & Company
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: John Lopes

Capsule Synthesis and Regulation in the Pathogenic Yeast Cryptococcus neoformans.

Tamara Doering, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: John Lopes

Rhizosphere Life in the Swoosh and Ooze.

Zoe Cardon, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Please note:  Dr. Gilbert's seminar has been POSTPONED.  The Home, Human, Hospital and Earth Microbiome Projects.

Jack Gilbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Wilmore Webley

Underfoot and Underappreciated – Subsurface Microbial Communities in the Hanford Site.

Allan Konopka, Ph.D.
Director of Microbiology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Yin and Yang of Lipid Esterases in Chronic Infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Anil Ojha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Yasu Morita

Peering Into the Mechanism of Bacterial Growth by Watching the Motions of the Cell Wall Synthesis Machinery.

Ethan Garner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Microbial Biogeochemistry and Maximum Entropy Production: How Does Life Differ from Fire?

Joseph Vallino, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, MBL, Assistant Professor, Brown University
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: James Holden

Carbon Cycle Processes and Microbial Diversity in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems: From Genomes to Biomes.

David Kirchman, Ph.D.
Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor, University of Delaware
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis