Fall 2011 Seminars & Colloquia

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15 a.m., 201 Morrill Science Center IVN
Coordinator: James Holden, 577-1742

Surprises from the genome of Pelobacter carbinolicus

Muktak Aklujkar, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 11:15am

Development of a Fish TB Model: Mycobacterium marinum is Transmitted Amongst Fish by Ingestion

Don Ennis, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Discovery of a Curable, Infectious-Asthma Phenotype

Wilmore Webley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:15am

Developing Cancer Therapies at the Interface of Engineering and Microbiology

Neil Forbes, Ph.
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 11:15am

Activation of gamma delta T cells in responses to zoonotic bacterial infections (Leptospira and Mycobacterium)

Cynthia Baldwin, Ph.D.
Professor of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 11:15am

Evidence and Detection of Microbial Life on Mars

Samuel Kounaves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Tufts University
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:15am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

An Ecological Perspective on Microbial Dormancy

Jay Lennon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:15am

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

DNA Repair in E. coli: from Genomes to Single Cells

Meriem El Karoui, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist in Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler