Fall 2015 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30 am, 222 Morrill Science Center II
Coordinator: John Burand, 545-3629

Unraveling Mechanism(s) of Xenobiotic Detoxification in Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, the Causal Agent of Dollar Spot on Golf Courses.

Geunwha Jung, Ph.D.
Stockbridge School, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: John Burand & Klaus Nüsslein

Baculovirus Infections: A Global View of Competing Viral and Host Gene Expression Through the Infection Cycle.

Gary Blissard, Ph.D.
Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: John Burand

Latency Gene Knockouts and Virulence Effects in the Helicoverpa zea nudivirus.

Bruce Webb, Ph.D.
Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: John Burand

Malaria - Tackling the Tsunami of Drug Resistance.

David Fidock, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: Stephen Rich

Dissecting Lipid Transport Mechanisms in Mycobacteria.

Jessica Seeliger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacological Sciences, Stonybrook University School of Medicine
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: Sloan Siegrist

Direct Visualization of HIV-1 Replication Intermediates shows that Viral Capsid and Host Factors Modulate HIV-1 Intra-nuclear Invasion and Integration.

Abraham Brass, M.D., Ph.D.
Microbiology & Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: John Burand

Essential Mechanisms of Regulating Transcription and Pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Christina Stallings, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: Yasu Morita & Peter Chien

Immune Priming and Transgenerational Effects in Insect-Pathogen Interactions.Note: this seminar is cosponsored with the UMass Graduate Program in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology.

Jenny Cory, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: John Burand

Protection from oxidative stress and cell death by the OXR family of eukaryotic genes.

Mike Volkert, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: Steve Sandler

From Non-Stop Ribosomes to New Antibiotics and Back Again.

Kenneth Keiler, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 11:30am

Host: Peter Chien & Kevin Griffith