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

Past Seminars

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Inhibiting the mycobacteria RNA polymerase

    Speaker: Elizabeth Campbell, Rockefeller University
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Staphylococcus aureus Type VII secretion system and interbacterial competition

    Speaker: Tracy Palmer, University of Dundee
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Mi casa es su casa: how an intracellular symbiont manipulates host biology

    Speaker: Irene Newton, Indiana University
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Nutritional regulation of pathogenesis in Staphylococcus aureus

    Speaker: Shaun Brinsmade, Georgetown University
    Host: Michael Thomas

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Ecological genomics of legume-rhizobium mutualism

    Speaker: Katy Heath, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Regulation of Cell Wall Biogenesis and Hydrolysis in the Bacterial Plant Pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens

    Speaker: Pamela Brown, University of Missouri
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Light color acclimation in marine Synechcocccus: molecular basis and ecological role

    Speaker: David Kehoe, Indiana University
    Host: Katrina Forest

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Structural insights into bacterial exopolysaccharide secretion

    Speaker: Jochen Zimmer, University of Virginia School of Medicine
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    People, wake up and smell the fungi!

    Speaker: Joan Bennett, Rutgers University
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Selecting for sustainability: plant genotype shapes microbial functional groups

    Speaker: Angela Kent, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

    Speaker: Nicolas Corradi, University of Ottowa
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    How bacteria control their size

    Speaker: Sukjoon Jun, Univ of California, San Diego
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Molecular mechanisms of macromolecular transport

    Speaker: Briana Burton, UW Madison
    Host: Chuck Kaspar

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Metabolic engineering of yeast to produce biofuels, chemicals, and beyond

    Speaker: Yong-Su Jin, University of Illinois
    Host: Chris Hittinger, Tim Donohue and Bob Landick

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    State of the Department Address

    Speaker: Chuck Kaspar (State of the Department Address)
    Host: Chuck Kaspar