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Fall 2011 Microbiology General Seminar

Seminar will be held every Monday in Walters Life Sciences Room M309 at 3:30 p.m.
Micro 610: Topics in Microbial Physiology

Date Speaker Information Seminar Title/Topic
8/29 Dr. Rebecca Vega Thurber
Oregon State
Host: Steven Wilhelm
"RNA & DNA Viruses in Stony Corals"
9/12 Dr. Jeff Gralnick
University of Minnesota
Host: Erik Zinser
"Adventures at the Interface Between Bacteria and Electrodes"
9/19 Dr. Deborah Hogan
Dartmouth College
Host: Erik Zinser
"Candida albicans: Interspecies and intraspecies signaling interactions"
9/26 Dr. Heidi Goodrich-Blair
University of Wisconsin
Host: Erik Zinser
"Finding the one you want: Species specificity in the mutualism between Xenorhabdus nematophila bacteria and Steinernema carpocapsae nematodes"
10/3 Dr. Jared Leadbetter
Caltech
Host: Frank Loeffler
"New insights into the symbiosis between termites and their hindgut microbiota"
10/10 Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis
Georgia Tech
Host: Frank Loeffler
"Tracking the units of microbial diversity with metagenomics"
10/17 Dr. Kevin Sowers
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Host: Frank Loeffler
"Bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Overcoming the Challenge of Targeting Hydrophobic Persistent Organic Pollutants in an Aqueous Environment"
10/24 Dr. Vaughn Cooper
University of New Hampshire
Host: Erik Zinser
"A tangled bank: long-term laboratory evolution of complex biofilm communities"
10/31 Dr. Alfred Spormann
Stanford
Host: Frank Loeffler
"Genome Biology of Dehalococcoides"
11/7 Dr. John Spear
Colorado School of Mines
Host: Erik Zinser
"The Geobiology of a Living Stromatolite: How to Grow a Rock"
11/14 Dr. Chris Benedict
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Host: Tim Sparer
"TNF-family cytokines in immune defense to cytomegalovirus"
11/21 Dr. Gary Dunny
University of Minnesota
Host: Elizabeth Fozo
"Amplifying the Enterococcal Sex Pheromone Response Post-transcriptionally"
11/28 Dr. Shawn Campagna
University of Tennessee
Host: Erik Zinser
"Metabolomics: An emerging tool for the investigation of biological systems"

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