Spring 2012 Seminars & Colloquia

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15am, 201 Morrill Science Center IVN
Coordinator: Michelle Klingbeil 577-1742

Transcription Termination and the Maintenance of Chromosome Integrity

Robert S. Washburn, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Horizontal Transfer of Pathogenecity Chromosomes Determines Host Specificity in Fusarium Oxysporum Species Complex

Li-Jun Ma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, UMass Amherst
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:15am

Disease-Associated and Beneficial Gut Microbiota in Colitis and Colorectal Cancer

Wendy Garrett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Genetics
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:15am

Persister Cells, Uncultured Bacteria, and the Quest for New Antibiotic

Kim Lewis, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor, Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Northeastern University
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Community Assembly Dynamics in the Arabidopsis phyllosphere

Sheri Simmons, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 11:15am

Host: Kristen DeAngelis

Extremophiles of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua: An Analog for Hydrothermal Environments on Mars

Karyn Rogers, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:15am

Host: James Holden

The Bacterial Stringent Response and Chromosome Dynamics

Susan Lovett, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, Brandeis University
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Tweeners: What Are They And How Did They Force An Assay Redesign?

John Jackson, Ph.D.
Manager, Genetic Quality Assurance Laboratory Monsanto Company
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 4:00pm

Host: Cosponsored with the Department of Plant Soil & Insect Sciences, Plant Biology Graduate Program and the Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE)

222 Morrill Science Center II