Fall 2016 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Sloan Siegrist, 413-545-2735

The Role of Bacterial Proteases During Stress Responses.

Peter Chien, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:30am

Tracking Spatial and Temporal Changes in Microbial Metabolic Potential and Gene Expression Across Geochemical Gradients at Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents.

Caroline Fortunato, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory

Host: Jim Holden

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:30am

Life on the Inside: Exploiting Reporter Strains to Understand Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Host Interactions.

Shumin Tan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University, School of Medicine

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:30am

Macromolecular Machines: Motors, Rings, Springs and Things. 

Brian Kelch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:30am

Immunometabolism and the M. tuberculosis Host-Pathogen Interaction.

Sarah Stanley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, University of California Berkeley

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:30am

What Lies Beneath: The Microbial World of Deep Bedrock.

James Holden, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology, UMass Amherst

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:30am

Bacterial Cell Wall: Putting it all Together.

Suzanne Walker, Ph.D.

Professor, Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:30am

Photogranules and Energy Recovery from Wastewater Treatment.

Chul Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Amherst

Host: Yasu Morita

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 11:30am

Chemoproteomic Discovery of Host and Pathogen Enzymes Active in Cholera.

Stavroula Hatzios, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:30am

Using Stress-Responsive E. Coli as Biosensors.

Amy Cheng Volmer, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College

Host: Peter Chien

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:30am

Compost Microbiome and Suppression of Plant and Human Pathogens.

Deborah Neher, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Plant & Soil Science, University of Vermont

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:30am