Unless otherwise noted, Seminars are at 3:30 p.m. Thursday via Zoom. 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.
The Department of Bacteriology values and prioritizes increasing diversity, of both visible and invisible forms, in our invited speakers for the Distinguished Lectures in Bacteriology seminar series and departmental symposia.
Reconstructing ancient biosystems to explore life’s origins, history and distribution in the universeSpeaker: Betül Kaçar, University of Arizona
Uncovering Microbial Metal Tolerance Mechanisms from a Nitrate and Multi-Metal Contaminated EnvironmentSpeaker: Michael Thorgersen, University of Georgia
Microbial production of bioplastic precursors from acid whey wastewaterSpeaker: Liyuan Hou, Suny ESF
Using carnivorous pitcher plant ecosystems to understand microbial community assemblySpeaker: Leonora Bittleston, Boise State
Evolutionary constraints on flagellar motility in bacteriaSpeaker: Yann Dufour, Michigan State
State of the Department 2021Speaker: Chuck Kaspar
Baby Steps: Development of the pediatric gut microbiome and its impact on healthSpeaker: Vanja Klepac-Ceraj, Wellesley College
Exploring the deep sea for new microbial life and the origins of eukaryotesSpeaker: Brett Baker, University of Texas
Mechanisms of phenotypic heterogeneity in Clostridioides difficileSpeaker: Rita Tamayo, University of North Carolina
Using population structure and host-symbiont specificity to inform knowledge of transmission dynamics in two obligate marine microbial symbiosesSpeaker: Roxanne Beinart, University of Rhode Island
Ecology and evolution of honeybee-associated microbesSpeaker: Kasie Raymann, UNC Greensboro
Salmonella persisters during infectionSpeaker: Sophie Helaine, Department of Microbiology |Harvard Medical School