Spring 2024 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: Yasu Morita, 545-4604

Caulobacter Adapts to the Loss of Lipid A Using an Alternative Lipid and Envelope Stress Responses

Kathleen Ryan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Damage Control: Deciphering Mechanisms of Barrier Dysfunction and Repair

Selasi Dankwa, Ph.D.
Research Scientist III, Seattle Children's Hospital, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Michele Klingbeil

Silent Recognition of Flagellins from Human Gut Commensal Bacteria by Toll-like Receptor 5

Sara Clasen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection, Georgia State University
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Erika Hamilton

From Parasitism to Mutualism: Investigations Into the Molecular Bases of Drosophila-microbe Symbioses

Jessamyn Perlmutter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Barbara Osborne

Integrating Systems Biology Approaches to Dissect Neisseria gonorrhoeae Metabolism, Pathogenesis, and Antimicrobial Resistance at the Host-Pathogen Interface

Aimee Potter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Characterizing Protein Export Machinery in Malaria Parasites

Manuel Fierro, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Briana Kubik

Due to Monday class schedule, Dr. Fierro's seminar will be held in room 112 Skinner Hall

Articulated and Actualized Biotech Learning Pathways: Preparing our Students for the Future

Jared Auclair, Ph.D.
Director of Bioinnovation, Northeastern University
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Innovations in Antimicrobial Development to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Margaret Riley, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Targeted Cancer Therapy with Engineered Salmonella

Neil Forbes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Yasu Morita

Separate but Connected: Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genome Stability

Agnel Sfeir, Ph.D.
Paine Webber Chair in Cancer Genetics, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Ketting Cancer Center
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Title TBD

Jessica Mitchell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecophysiology, Biogeochemistry, and Engineering, Harvard University
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Heather Reed

Microbiome After Menopause: Recurrent UTI and Estrogen Shape the Urobiome of Postmenopausal Women

Nicole De Nisco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sicences, University of Texas Dallas
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Christi Kim

Increasing STEM Identity and Academic Success through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Emily Rabinsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Holyoke Community College
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist