Fall 2015 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30 am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: John Burand, 545-3629

Unraveling Mechanism(s) of Xenobiotic Detoxification in Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, the Causal Agent of Dollar Spot on Golf Courses.

Geunwha Jung, Ph.D.

Stockbridge School, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Host: John Burand & Klaus Nüsslein

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:30am

Baculovirus Infections: A Global View of Competing Viral and Host Gene Expression Through the Infection Cycle.

Gary Blissard, Ph.D.

Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University

Host: John Burand

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:30am

Latency Gene Knockouts and Virulence Effects in the Helicoverpa zea nudivirus.

Bruce Webb, Ph.D.

Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky

Host: John Burand

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:30am

Malaria - Tackling the Tsunami of Drug Resistance.

David Fidock, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University

Host: Stephen Rich

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:30am

Dissecting Lipid Transport Mechanisms in Mycobacteria.

Jessica Seeliger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pharmacological Sciences, Stonybrook University School of Medicine

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:30am

Direct Visualization of HIV-1 Replication Intermediates shows that Viral Capsid and Host Factors Modulate HIV-1 Intra-nuclear Invasion and Integration.

Abraham Brass, M.D., Ph.D.

Microbiology & Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Host: John Burand

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:30am

Essential Mechanisms of Regulating Transcription and Pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Christina Stallings, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Host: Yasu Morita & Peter Chien

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:30am

Immune Priming and Transgenerational Effects in Insect-Pathogen Interactions.
Note: this seminar is cosponsored with the UMass Graduate Program in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology.

Jenny Cory, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Host: John Burand

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:30am

Protection from oxidative stress and cell death by the OXR family of eukaryotic genes.

Mike Volkert, Ph.D.

Microbiology & Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:30am

From Non-Stop Ribosomes to New Antibiotics and Back Again.

Kenneth Keiler, Ph.D.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University

Host: Peter Chien & Kevin Griffith

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 11:30am