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Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology

Note: All seminars have been cancelled for the remainder of Spring 2020.

2018 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
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Ocean Microbiome Datafication

    Speaker: Ramunas Stepanauskas, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
    *Special Time* 4:00 pm
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Causes and Consequences of Gut Microbiome Variation

    Speaker: Federico Rey, UW Madison
    Host: Chuck Kaspar

    description Seminar Flyer

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

    Dissecting Staphylococcus aureus physiology to decrease disease burden

    Speaker: Jeff Boyd, Rutgers
    Host: Michael Thomas

    description Seminar Flyer

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

    Exercising influence: distinct biotic interactions shape plant microbiomes

    Speaker: Sarah Lebeis, University of Tennesee
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

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

    Cryo-EM studies of Vibrio OMVs: UFOs, decoys, or mines?

    Speaker: Elizabeth Wright, UW-Madison
    Host: Katrina Forest

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    How many microbial species are there on Earth?

    Speaker: Jay Lennon, Indiana University
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer