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.

2016 Seminars

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Regulation of aggregation and colonization in a model microbiome

    Speaker: Mark Mandel, Northwestern University
    Host: Garret Suen
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Understanding the Rumen Microbial Ecosystem and its Impact on Milk Production Efficiency in Cows

    Speaker: Garret Suen, UW-Madison
    Host: Chuck Kaspar

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    From Bacteriology to Engineering and Back Again: Toward a New Paradigm for Low-Cost Processing of Cellulosic Biomass

    Speaker: Lee Lynd, Dartmouth
    Host: Daniel Amador-Noguez

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Soil ecology and community diversity from deserts to tropical forests

    Speaker: Rachel Gallery, University of Arizona
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Quorum sensing and the coordination of complex developmental processes with population density in Bacillus subtilis

    Speaker: Kevin Griffith, UMass-Amherst
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Identity information and its role in bacterial group behaviors

    Speaker: Karine Gibbs, Harvard University
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Peering into the tangled bank of biofilms using experimental evolution

    Speaker: Vaughn Cooper, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Host: Kalin Vetsigian

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Multidrug efflux transporter in Campylobacter: function, regulation and inhibition

    Speaker: Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University
    Host: Chuck Kaspar
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Manufacture of the Bacterial Proteome

    Speaker: Carol Gross, UC-San Francisco
    Host: Tim Donohue & Patricia Kiley

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Microbial Matchmaking - The metabolism and ecology of a hydrogen-producing bacterial coculture

    Speaker: Jake McKinlay, Indiana University
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Making Science Policy at the White House: What's a Government to Do?

    Speaker: Jo Handlesman
    Host: Charles Kaspar
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Mechanisms of Long-Term Survival and Evolution of Bacteria

    Speaker: Steven Finkel, USC
    Host: Karen Wassarman

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    How gut Bacteriodes eat your veggies: A molecular view of glycan uptake by human gut bacteria

    Speaker: Nicole Koropatkin, University of Michigan
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Hfq Gymnastics: Alternative modes for small RNA and mRNA use of an RNA chaperone

    Note this is RNA Maxi Seminar in Room 1360, Genetics and Biotechnology Center

    Speaker: Susan Gottesman, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute
    Host: Karen Wassarman
  • Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Harnessing the Power of Terabase-scale Metagenomics to Determine the Structure and Functioing of Microbial Communities

    Speaker: Karthik Anantharaman - Banfield Group, Earth and Planetary Science and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management - UC Berkeley
    Host: Trina McMahon
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    Speaker: Amy Camp, Mount Holyoke College
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Annual State of the Department Address and Group Photo Shoot

    Speaker: Charles Kaspar
    Host: Rick Gourse
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Bacteria-host interactions and the circadian clock

    Speaker: Lora Hooper, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Mining microbes for new antibiotics and signaling molecules

    Speaker: Bo Li, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Host: Michael Thomas

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Context-specific action of ribosomal anitbiotics

    Speaker: Shura Mankin, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    The evoluation of fungal chemodiversity

    Speaker: Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Anaerobic nitrogen cycling in the ocean

    Speaker: Bess Ward, Princeton University
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    The Entangled Bank: Evolutionary Ecology of Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions

    Speaker: Maren Friesen, Michigan State University
    Host: Jean-Michel Ané

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Us vs Them: Microbial Glycans as Cellular IDs

    Speaker: Laura Kiessling, UW-Madison
    Host: Federico Rey
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Making cell-fate-decisions: Lessons from Sporulating Bacteria

    Speaker: Oleg Igoshin, Rice University
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer