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, February 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Thymineless death: paradoxes multiply
    Speaker: Andrei Kuzminov, University of Illinois
    Host: Jade Wang

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  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Ecology and Evoluation of Plant and Fungal Viruses
    Speaker: Marilyn Roossinck, Penn State
    Host: Anne Pringle

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Assembly and eco-evolutionary dynamics of communities of antibiotic producing bacteria
    Speaker: Kalin Vetsigian, UW-Madison
    Host: Charles Kaspar

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  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Discovery of an essential bacterial DNA replication origin element
    Speaker: Heath Murray, Newcastle University
    Host: Rick Gourse

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  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria
    Speaker: Tom Silhavy, Princeton University
    Host: Tim Donohue

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  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Bacterial behavior that requires translation quality control
    Speaker: Beth Lazazzera, University of California, Los Angeles
    Host: Tricia Kiley

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  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: How symbiotic bacteria generate chemical diversity
    Speaker: Eric Schmidt, University of Utah
    Host: J. Kwan

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  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Architecture of Mce lipid transport systems that connect inner and outer bacterial membranes
    Speaker: Jeff Cox, University of California, Berkeley
    Host: Jade Wang

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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: On the origins of sexual reproduction: A view from the fungal kingdom
    Speaker: Joseph Heitman, Duke University
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

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  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Molecular mechanisms of DNA segregation and multidrug tolerance
    Speaker: Maria Schumacher, Duke University
    Host: Rick Gourse

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Past Seminars

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Complex combinations of genetic, environmental, and ecological factors shape compositional features of the gut microbiome: the emerging story of an uber-complex trait
    Speaker: Andrew Benson, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
    Host: Federico Rey

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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Terminal Organelle: A look under the hood of a front-wheel drive
    Speaker: Duncan Krause, University of Georgia
    Host: Garret Suen

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  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: PASTA Kinases- from virulence to antibiotics
    Speaker: JD Sauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Host: Federico Rey

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  • Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    Title: New paradigms in microbial sulfur metabolism
    Speaker: Karthik Anantharaman, UC-Berkeley
    Host: Trina McMahon

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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Tales from Biological Dark Matter & the Contributions of Phages
    Speaker: Anca Segall, San Diego State University
    Host: Garret Suen

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