Fall 2018 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30 am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Wilmore Webley, 577-3139

Bacterial Pathogens Hijack Host Machinery to Promote Cell-to-Cell Spread

Rebecca Lamason, Ph.D.

Robert A. Swanson Career Development Assistant Professor, MIT

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:30am

Evidence-Based Undergraduate Teaching in STEM

Kristen DeAngelis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, UMass Microbiology

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Tracking Influenza in Wild Animal Hosts and Preparing for the Next Pandemic Virus

Jonathan Runstadler, Ph.D.

Professor, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Host: Stephen Rich

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:30am

The Surface Coat of Mycobacteria: Greasy and Sweet Outside and Dappled Inside

Yasu Morita, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UMass Microbiology

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:30am

Probing Mechanisms of RNA Chaperones with a Bacterial Three-Hybrid Assay

Katie Berry, Ph.D.

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Mount Holyoke College

Host: Mandy Muller

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Dynamics, Feedback, and Transient Antibiotic Resistance in Single Cells

Mary Dunlop, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Host: Peter Chien

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Of Mice, Microbes, Toxins and More...

Jean Mukherjee, DACVM, DVM, PhD

Extension Associate Professor, UMass Microbiology

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:30am

Vaccine Development Against Cryptococcus: The Baker Delivers the Antigens

Stuart Levitz, M.D.

Professor, UMass Medical School

Host: Barry Goodell

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:30am

Mechanical Biology of Microbes

Enrique Rojas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology, New York University

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:30am

Diet-Manipulation of the Microbiome to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Ana Luisa Maldonado-Contreras, Ph.D.

Instructor, UMass Medical School

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:30am


Characterization and Control of Bacteria Motion with Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystal

Shuang Zhou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UMass Physics

Host: Wilmore Webley

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:30am

Life Can be Stressful: How Pathogenic and Commensal E. coli Adapt to Host Environmental Conditions

Christine White-Ziegler, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Host: Wilmore Webley

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30am

Bacterial Interactions with Bio-inspired Immobilized Liquid Interfaces

Caitlin Howell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, University of Maine

Host: Barry Goodell

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:30am

Models for Recombination, Replication, and Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bacteriophage T4

Scott Morrical, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:30am

The Genetic Intractability Barrier of Bacteria—and How to Overcome it

Christopher Johnston, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Investigator, Forsyth Institute

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:30am

The Ecology of Microbial Communities

KC Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, Stanford University

Host: Sloan Siegrist & Peter Chien

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:30am

Mechanisms and control of polar surface attachment in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Clay Fuqua, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Indiana University Bloomington

Host: Peter Chien

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:30am