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.

Past Seminars

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Electric microbes: the role of extracellular electron transfer in Gram-positive bacteria

    Speaker: Sam Light
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Living with lanthanides. Unraveling the mysteries of new life metals.

    Speaker: Cecilia Martinez-Gomez
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Transcriptional regulation during slow growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Speaker: Megan Bergkessel
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    Speaker: SEMINAR CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Gram positive secretion: Don’t leave the cell without a chaperone!

    Speaker: Laty Cahoon
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition Systems in Bacteria

    Speaker: Zachary Ruhe
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Microbial Populations in the Wild

    Speaker: Martin Polz, MIT
    Host: Cameron Currie

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Bridging the gap: Visualizing DNA repair intermediates in live cells

    Speaker: Harshad Ghodke
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Molecular and Chemical Dissection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis persistence

    Speaker: Christina Stallings, Washington University
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Microbial Growth and Competition within a Host: Insights from a Natural Animal-Microbe Symbiosis

    Speaker: Tim Miyashiro, Penn State
    Host: Mark Mandel

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    The illusion of cooperation in the legume-rhizobium symbiosis

    Speaker: Joel Griffits, Brigham Young University
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Cryptic genes and genomic black holes: Finding new surprises in the Escherichia coli K12 genome

    Speaker: Peter Freddolino, University of Michigan
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Reactive oxygen species signaling and fungal cell differentiation

    Speaker: Jesus Aguirre, Institute of Cellular Physiology
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Mycobacterial protein secretion: Virulence factors and control of gene expression

    Speaker: Patricia Champion, University of Notre Dame
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Disentangling host and microbiome contributions to drug metabolism and toxicity

    Speaker: Andrew Goodman, Yale
    Host: Federico Rey

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