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Graduate Research Colloquium

Microbiology 615 (colloquium) will serve the following learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of principles and processes associated with microbiology
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through the integration of multidisciplinary concepts
  • Demonstrate communication skills through both writing and oral presentation


Thursday at 3:30 in Mossman 102

Date Presenters Title Questioneers
October 7th Theresa Jones Toxoplasma gondii life cycle stage differentiation in vitro
Frank May Elucidating plasmid effects on viral induction and susceptibility
Gwendolyn Stark Untitled
October 14th Jacob Shaffer Detection of tetracyclines in Antarctic soils via immunoassay
Jordan Cannon Identification of a Poly-L-Lactic Acid Depolymerizing Subtilisin from Bacillus pumilus
Elliott Goldstein Sibling Rivalry: Disentangling Two Closely Related Clades of Bacterial Symbionts
October 21st Liz Denison Investigating viral communities in the peat moss microbiome
Carolina Dolislager Neutrophil Subtype Differentiation in C. jejuni Infection Untitled
Cameron Jackson Untitled
October 28th Diana Ramirez Microbial transformation of PFAS
Ainsley King The Effect of β-1,3-glucanases ENG1 and XOG1 on β-1,3-glucan Masking in Candida albicans
Mikayla Mangrum Assessing the role of uridine auxotrophy on B-1,3-glucan masking in Candida albicans
November 4th Barbara Klein Investigating the Stability of Foreign Genetic Elements in Cyanobacteria
Morgan Hetzel How to build a better virus: using recombinant murine cytomegaloviruses to study the pathogenesis of human cytomegalovirus
Jemma McLeish Hyperactivating STE11 in non-albicans Candida
Jill Walton Uncovering a novel pathway for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in Roseobacter strains
November 11th Alexander Truchon Resequencing a Giant Virus Genome and Visualizing its Genetic Modifications
Jennifer Baily Microbial population dynamics of aerobic methane oxidizing communities in a methane-rich lake”
Sarina Mitchell Cold and Chaotic: Microbial Life Below an Antarctic, Chaotropic Brine
November 18th Sayali Mulay Scouting for Active Microbes in the Arctic Subsurface Using HPG incubations
Cameron Moore Regulation of Xenorhabdus nematophila leucine responsive protein activity in Steinernema carpocapsae infective juveniles
Lovell Smith Describing the Microbial Community of the Whillans Grounding Zone, Antarctica

Previous Colloquiums: Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

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