Spring 2013 Microbiology Seminar Series

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15am, N201 Morrill IV
Coordinator: Steve Sandler & Wilmore Webley

Anaerobic Digestion: From Mini to Mega Watt Power.

Willy Verstraete, Ph.D.
LabMET, Ghent University , Belgium
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Derek Lovley

The Genetics of Growth and Biofuel Efficiency of the Energy Crop Model System Brachypodium distachyon.

Samuel Hazen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, UMass Amherst
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Where are the Microbes in New Microbial-Based Concepts of Soil Organic Matter Formation?

Stuart Grandy, Ph.D.
Soil Biogeochemistry & Fertility Lab, University of New Hampshire
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Klaus Nüsslein

Capsids unhinged – the role of disulfide bonds, the stress response and UL32 in Herpes Simplex Virus assembly.

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Wilmore Webley

Mechanisms Underlying DNA Polymerase Management in Bacteria.

Mark Sutton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Buffalo
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Energy Conservation and Sulfur Isotope Fractionation by Sulfate Reducing Bacteria.

Shuhei Ono, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Microbiology Graduate Student Group

Cell Division in E. coli: Architectural Remodeling of the Division Ring.

Jodi L. Camberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kevin Griffith

Anticipating Sudden Transitions in Biological Populations:  Cooperation, Cheating and Collapse.

Jeff Gore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Candida albicans Gene Regulation During Infection.

Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: John Lopes

The Enterococcal Sex Pheromone System: Functions and Evolution of a Complex, Robust Biological Switch.

Gary Dunny, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Kevin Griffith

Drosophila as a Model Organism to Study the Genetic Basis of Vibrio cholerae Interactions with Environmental Hosts.

Alexandra Purdy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Amherst College
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler

Sporulation and Germination in the Nosocomial Pathogen Clostridium difficile.

Aimee Shen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:15am

Host: Steve Sandler