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.

2015 Seminars

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Heme sensing & synthesis in bacterial populations

    Speaker: Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University
    Host: T. Donohue

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    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

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Intricate regualtion provided by small RNAs & small proteins

    Speaker: Gisela Storz, National Institutes of Health
    Host: K. Wassarman

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Chromosome organization & segregation in Bacillus subtilis

    Speaker: David Rudner, Harvard University
    Host: R. Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

    WEI Seminar of Interest -- Evolutionary optimization of heterologous pathways in microbes

    Speaker: Joshua Michener, MIT
    Host: WEI, 1211 Biochemical Sciences
  • Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    SPECIAL SEMINAR The cyanobacterial circadian clock: When & where

    Speaker: Susan Cohen, University of California-San Diego

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Dissection & redesign of the bacterial respiratory powerhouse for synthetic biology

    Speaker: Michaela TerAvest, University of California-Berkeley
    Host: WEI, 1211 Biochemical Sciences
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    SPECIAL SEMINAR Evolution of the bacterial cytoskeleton & principles of cellular design

    Speaker: Russell Monds, Stanford University

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    SPECIAL SEMINAR Illuminating the dark matter of translation

    Speaker: Gregory Boel, Columbia University

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    SPECIAL SEMINAR Molecular mechanisms of macromolecular transport

    Speaker: Briana Burton, Harvard University

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Cryptic interactions between ocean microbes

    Speaker: Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia
    Host: K. McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    SPECIAL SEMINAR Virulence regulation using a sense of touch

    Speaker: Albert Siryaporn, Princeton University

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Catabolite repression & overflow metabolism in the light of quantitative bacterial physiology

    Speaker: Terry Hwa, UC-San Diego
    Host: K. Vetsigian

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Novel pathways in control of Myxococcus xanthus development

    Speaker: Lawrence Shimkets, University of Georgia
    Host: G. Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    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

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Uncovering the interactions between our diets, our gut microbes, & health

    Speaker: Jeremiah Faith, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Host: F. Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    The response of microbial composition & its functioning to environmental change

    Speaker: Jennifer Martiny, University of California-Irvine
    Host: T. McMahon & G. Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    The secret handshake of the cholera bacterium secures a firm grip on competitiveness

    Speaker: Stefan Pukatzki, University of Alberta
    Host: J. Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Knowledge, context, & process: Building a foundational infrastructure for engineering cells for use in an uncertain world

    Speaker: Adam Arkin, University of California-Berkeley
    Host: T. Donohue

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Insights contributed by alkaliphilic bacteria to OXPHOS, novel channels, & an antiporter with major roles in pathogens

    Speaker: Terry Krulwich, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Host: Jerry Ensign

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Fall 2015 Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology Series Summary

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Discovering cyclic-di-GMP interacting proteins & their inhibitors

    Speaker: Vincent Lee, University of Maryland
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Annual State of the Department Address and Group Photo Shoot

    Speaker: Chuck Kaspar, University of Wisconsin
    Host: Rick Gourse
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    From microbiomes to biorefineries: A microbial community paradigm for energy & materials innovation

    Speaker: Steven Hallam, University of British Columbia
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Uncultured bacteria in drug discovery & microbiome

    Speaker: Kim Lewis, Northeastern University
    Host: Marcin Filutowicz

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Differentiation in rhizobia into nitrogen fixing bacteriods

    Speaker: Phil Poole, University of Oxford
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Unexpected activities & functions of the AAA+ protein unfoldases

    Speaker: Tania Baker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Replication gap repair in E. coli

    Speaker: Sue Lovett, Brandeis University
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    CANCELLED - Microbial matchmaking: The metabolism & ecology of a hydrogen-producing bacterial coculture

    Speaker: Jake McKinlay, Indiana University
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    How condensin compacts & resolves chromosomes: What the bacterium Bacillus subtilis tells us

    Speaker: David Rudner, Harvard Medical School
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Gut reactions: Discovering enzymes from the human microbiota

    Speaker: Emily Balskus, Harvard University
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, December 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    SPECIAL SEMINAR: Genome editing in human stem cells, animals, & plants

    Speaker: Dr. Jin-Soo Kim, Institute for Basic Science & Seoul National University
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Ribosome synthesis in bacteria: Stress responses, small molecule regulators, & chromosome folding

    Speaker: Rick Gourse, University of Wisconsin
    Host: Katrina Forest

    description Seminar Flyer