Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology

Unless otherwise noted, Seminars are at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, in 1220 Microbial Sciences Building (Ebling Symposium Center). The Department of Bacteriology Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology are supported in part by the J.B. Wilson Fund, the Perry Wilson Fund, the Dennis and Alicemay Watson Lectureship Fund, and the E.B. Fred Memorial Fund.

Upcoming Seminars

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: How gut Bacteriodes eat your veggies: A molecular view of glycan uptake by human gut bacteria
    Speaker: Nicole Koropatkin, University of Michigan
    Host: Federico Rey

    Seminar Flyer

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    Title: TBA: Note this is RNA Maxi Seminar in Room 1360, Genetics and Biotechnology Center
    Speaker: Susan Gottesman, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute
    Host: Karen Wassarman

Past Seminars

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Regulation of aggregation and colonization in a model microbiome
    Speaker: Mark Mandel, Northwestern University
    Host: Garret Suen
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Understanding the Rumen Microbial Ecosystem and its Impact on Milk Production Efficiency in Cows
    Speaker: Garret Suen, UW-Madison
    Host: Chuck Kaspar

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: From Bacteriology to Engineering and Back Again: Toward a New Paradigm for Low-Cost Processing of Cellulosic Biomass
    Speaker: Lee Lynd, Dartmouth
    Host: Daniel Amador-Noguez

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  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Soil ecology and community diversity from deserts to tropical forests
    Speaker: Rachel Gallery, University of Arizona
    Host: Trina McMahon

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  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Quorum sensing and the coordination of complex developmental processes with population density in Bacillus subtilis
    Speaker: Kevin Griffith, UMass-Amherst
    Host: Jade Wang

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Identity information and its role in bacterial group behaviors
    Speaker: Karine Gibbs, Harvard University
    Host: Briana Burton

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  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Peering into the tangled bank of biofilms using experimental evolution
    Speaker: Vaughn Cooper, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Host: Kalin Vetsigian

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  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Multidrug efflux transporter  in Campylobacter: function, regulation and inhibition
    Speaker: Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University
    Host: Chuck Kaspar
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Manufacture of the Bacterial Proteome
    Speaker: Carol Gross, UC-San Francisco
    Host: Tim Donohue & Patricia Kiley

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Microbial Matchmaking - The metabolism and ecology of a hydrogen-producing bacterial coculture
    Speaker: Jake McKinlay, Indiana University
    Host: Garret Suen

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  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Making Science Policy at the White House: What's a Government to Do?
    Speaker: Jo Handlesman
    Host: Charles Kaspar
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Mechanisms of Long-Term Survival and Evolution of Bacteria
    Speaker: Steven Finkel, USC
    Host: Karen Wassarman

    Seminar Flyer