Spring 2020 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Klaus Nüsslein, 545-1356

Using Cell Membranes to Concentrate Molecules in Life Processes

Sarah Keller, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington

Host: Emily Melzer

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:30am

Using Natural Variation to Study Function in the Human Microbiome

Patrick Bradley, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:30am

Time Management for Graduate Students

Bryan Monesson-Olson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Professional Development, UMass Amherst

Host: Melissa Shinfuku

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:30am

Host Genes, Microbes, and Development: Diversity Matters

Kathryn Milligan-Myhre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Host: Emily Melzer

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:30am

Exploring Microbial Phenotypic Diversity with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

Anna Kuchina, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington

Host: Patrick Flaherty

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:30am

Designing Programmable Biosensors

Elizabeth Libby, Ph.D.

Research Fellow in Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:30am

Alternative Splicing Reveals Novel Influenza Virus Co-Factors

Steven Baker, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Host: Mandy Muller

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:30am

Introducing Spacing and Retrieval Practice into the Classroom

Megan Sumeracki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rhode Island College

Host: Heather Reed

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:30am

In the presentation, Dr. Megan Sumeracki will talk about spacing and retrieval practice, explaining both evidence supporting their effectiveness and practical applications. Free resources will also be provided for faculty to learn more about these and other effective learning strategies.

New Insights into the Mechanism of Herpes Simplex Virus DNA replication: Roles of a Nuclease and an ssDNA Annealing Protein (exo/SSAP)

Sandra Weller, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Host: Mandy Muller

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:30am


Beverly Flood, Ph.D.

Research Associate, University of Minnesota

Host: Verena Carvalho

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:30am


Tom Evans, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Research, New England Biolabs

Host: Jeffrey Blanchard

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:30am


Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Auburn University

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:30am


Steven Kembel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:30am


Mo Khalil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:30am