Fall 2014 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, N201 Morrill IV
Coordinator: Yasu Morita, 545-4604

Anaerobes Getting Their Fix: A New Source of Nitrogen in Estuarine Sediments.

Bethany Jenkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Host: John Lopes

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:30am

A Novel IL-15-based Immunotherapeutic for Cancer.
Note day, time and location of seminar: Friday 9/26, 221 Integrated Sciences Building.

Hing C. Wong, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer, Altor BioScience Corporation

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:15am

The Roles of Quorum Sensing in Vibrio cholerae Virulence and Physiology.

Wai-Leung Ng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University

Host: Yasu Morita

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:30am

Breast Milk as the Template for Rational Manipulations of One’s Microbiota.

David Sela, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:30am

Developmentally Programmed Changes in Gene Copy Number:  Insights into Chromosomal Fragility and DNA Replication Control.

Jared Nordman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Whitehead Institute

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:30am

Structural Mechanisms of DNA Replication Restart.

James Keck, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:30am

Decomposter Fungi in a Warmer, Fertilized World.

Serita Frey, Ph.D.

Professor, Soil Microbial Ecology, University of New Hampshire

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:30am

Chemical Biological Approach to Infection Using Whole Organism Screening.

Deborah Hung, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

Host: Yasu Morita

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am

Seeing is Believing: Imaging Charge Flow along Geobacter Pili Reveals A Novel Mechanism of Bacterial Electron Transport.

Nikhil S. Malvankar, Ph.D.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Fellow, UMass Amherst

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:30am