Fall 2017 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Michelle Klingbeil, 577-1742

Microbial Conversion of Lignocellulose in the Anthropocene

Kristen DeAngelis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UMass Microbiology

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:30am

Small Game Hunting

Ian Lipkin, M.D.

John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University

Host: Stephen Rich

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Unearthing the Microbial Ecology of the Soil Carbon Cycle

Daniel Buckley, Ph.D.

Professor of Soil & Crop Sciences, Cornell University

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Probing Protein and mRNA Surveillance Mechanisms at the Ribosome

Wali Karzai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Stony Brook University

Host: Steve Sandler

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:30am

The Microbial Ecology of Xenobiotic Metabolism

Libusha Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:30am

From Artemisia annua to Plasmodium spp. to Mosquito Repellents

Stephen Duke, Ph.D.

Research Leader, US Department of Agriculture

Host: Stephen Rich

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:30am

How the Ice Ages May Explain Contemporary Patterns of Bacterial Diversity and Geography

Cheryl Andam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology Ecology, University of New Hampshire

Host: Steve Sandler

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:30am

Control of Virulence and Anti-Virulence Factors in Francisella tularensis

Kathryn Ramsey, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:30am

How Chlamydia Causes Disease in the Female Genital Tract

Rebeccah Lijek, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Host: Wilmore Webley

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:30am

The Great Nuclear Escape: Mechanism of Membrane Budding During Nuclear Escape of Herpesviruses

Katya Heldwein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University

Host: Mandy Muller

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Buried Alive: Life Beneath the Seafloor

Beth Orcutt, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Host: James Holden

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:30am