Spring 2016 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Stephen Rich, 413-545-5225

A Streamlined Method for Systematic Analysis of the Genetic Determinants Underlying Drug Resistance.

Patrick Flaherty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMass Amherst

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:30am

Designing Biomimetic Interfaces for Efficient Electron and Water Transport.

Manish Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University

Host: Derek Lovley

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:30am

Microbial Regulatory Networks - from Binding to Biology.

James Galagan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology, Boston University

Host: Yasu Morita

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:30am

Viral-induced host shutoff: an RNase escape element against multiple viral endonucleases.

Mandy Muller, Ph.D.

Danyon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Host: Steve Sandler

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:30am

Unraveling the Impact of Environmental Dynamics on the Microbial Pangenome.

Rika Anderson, Ph.D.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign & Marine Biological Lab

Host: Jim Holden

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:30am

Host Control of Intracellular Bacteria in a Model Symbiotic System.

Dong Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:30am

New Insights Into RecA Protein Mediated DNA Recombination and Repair.

Mara Prentiss, Ph.D.

Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University

Host: Steve Sandler

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:30am

Microbiology of the Air.

Christine Rogers, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Academic Safety & Environmental Health

Host: Stephen Rich

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:30am

Beyond the Catastrophe: Microbial Benefits of Meteorite Impact Events.

Haley Sapers, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute

Host: Jim Holden

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:30am

Mechanism and inhibition of pheromone signaling in Gram-positive bacteria.

Matt Neiditch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Host: Kevin Griffith

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:30am