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

  • Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm
    Title: Bacteriology Special Seminar Series -- The cyanobacterial circadian clock: When and where
    Speaker: Susan Cohen, University of California-San Diego

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Chromosome organization & segregation in Bacillus subtilis
    Speaker: David Rudner, Harvard University
    Host: R. Gourse

    Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm
    Title: Bacteriology Special Seminar Series -- Illuminating the dark matter of translation
    Speaker: Gregory Boel, Columbia University

    Seminar Flyer

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am
    Title: WEI Seminar of Interest -- Evolutionary optimization of heterologous pathways in microbes
    Speaker: Joshua Michener, MIT
    Host: WEI, 1211 Biochemical Sciences
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Bacteriology Special Seminar Series -- Virulence regulation using a sense of touch
    Speaker: Albert Siryaporn, Princeton University

    Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm
    Title: Bacteriology Special Seminar Series -- Molecular mechanisms of macromolecular transport
    Speaker: Briana Burton, Harvard University

    Seminar Flyer

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 am
    Title: Dissection & redesign of the bacterial respiratory powerhouse for synthetic biology
    Speaker: Michaela TerAvest, University of California-Berkeley
    Host: WEI, 1211 Biochemical Sciences
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00 am
    Title: Bacteriology Special Seminar Series -- Evolution of the bacterial cytoskeleton & principles of cellular design
    Speaker: Russell Monds, Stanford University

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Cryptic interactions between ocean microbes
    Speaker: Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia
    Host: K. McMahon

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Catabolite repression & overflow metabolism in the light of quantitative bacterial physiology
    Speaker: Terry Hwa, UC-San Diego
    Host: K. Vetsigian

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Novel pathways in control of Myxococcus xanthus development
    Speaker: Lawrence Shimkets, University of Georgia
    Host: G. Suen

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Functions of the gut microbiome in nursing neonates: A model for crying over spilled milk
    Speaker: David Mills, University of California-Davis
    Host: H. Carey

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Uncovering the interactions between our diets, our gut microbes, & health
    Speaker: Jeremiah Faith, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Host: F. Rey

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: The response of microbial composition & its functioning to environmental change
    Speaker: Jennifer Martiny, University of California-Irvine
    Host: T. McMahon & G. Suen

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: The secret handshake of the cholera bacterium secures a firm grip on competitiveness
    Speaker: Stefan Pukatzki, University of Alberta
    Host: J. Wang

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Speaker: Adam Arkin, University of California-Berkeley
    Host: T. Donohue

Past Seminars

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Heme sensing & synthesis in bacterial populations
    Speaker: Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University
    Host: T. Donohue

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    Title: WEI Seminar of Interest -- Teaching an old dog new tricks: (Re)engineering microbes as chemical factories & beyond
    Speaker: Kevin Solomon, University of California-Santa Barbara

    Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Intricate regualtion provided by small RNAs & small proteins
    Speaker: Gisela Storz, National Institutes of Health
    Host: K. Wassarman

    Seminar Flyer