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Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology

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

2019 Seminars

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Electric microbes: the role of extracellular electron transfer in Gram-positive bacteria

    Speaker: Sam Light
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Living with lanthanides. Unraveling the mysteries of new life metals.

    Speaker: Cecilia Martinez-Gomez
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Transcriptional regulation during slow growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Speaker: Megan Bergkessel
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    Speaker: SEMINAR CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Gram positive secretion: Don’t leave the cell without a chaperone!

    Speaker: Laty Cahoon
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition Systems in Bacteria

    Speaker: Zachary Ruhe
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Microbial Populations in the Wild

    Speaker: Martin Polz, MIT
    Host: Cameron Currie

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Special Lecture - Bacteriology Faculty Candidate
    Bridging the gap: Visualizing DNA repair intermediates in live cells

    Speaker: Harshad Ghodke
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Molecular and Chemical Dissection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis persistence

    Speaker: Christina Stallings, Washington University
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Microbial Growth and Competition within a Host: Insights from a Natural Animal-Microbe Symbiosis

    Speaker: Tim Miyashiro, Penn State
    Host: Mark Mandel

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    The illusion of cooperation in the legume-rhizobium symbiosis

    Speaker: Joel Griffits, Brigham Young University
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Cryptic genes and genomic black holes: Finding new surprises in the Escherichia coli K12 genome

    Speaker: Peter Freddolino, University of Michigan
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Reactive oxygen species signaling and fungal cell differentiation

    Speaker: Jesus Aguirre, Institute of Cellular Physiology
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Mycobacterial protein secretion: Virulence factors and control of gene expression

    Speaker: Patricia Champion, University of Notre Dame
    Host: Briana Burton

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Disentangling host and microbiome contributions to drug metabolism and toxicity

    Speaker: Andrew Goodman, Yale
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Towards a systems level understanding of microbial metabolism

    Speaker: Daniel Amador-Noguez - University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Host: Tim Donohue

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    State of the Department

    Speaker: Chuck Kaspar - University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Host: Chuck Kaspar

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Exploring light as a driver of microbial behavior on leaves and drought as a driver of microbiome shifts on roots

    Speaker: Gwyn Beattie - Iowa State University
    Host: Katrina Forest

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Quorum sensing gene regulation: How Vibrio harveyi turns on the light

    Speaker: Julia C. van Kessel - Indiana University
    Host: Mark Mandel

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Allorecognition mechanisms regulate social cooperation in fungi

    Speaker: Louise Glass - University of California, Berkeley
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Mechanisms of enterococcal colonization and genome defense in the intestine

    Speaker: Breck Duerkop - University of Colorado, Denver
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Deep-sea volcanoes: Genomic diversity ‘hot spots’

    Speaker: Anna-Louise Reysenbach - Portland State University
    Host: Karthik Anantharaman
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Regulatory mechanisms controlling the multicellular developmental program of the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus

    Speaker: Penelope I. Higgs - Wayne State University
    Host: Garret Suen
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Geobiological Feedbacks, Oxygen, and the Evolution of Thermoacidophiles

    Speaker: Eric Boyd - Montana State University
    Host: Eric Roden/Trina McMahon
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Precise Control of Microbial Proteome

    Speaker: Gene-Wei Li - MIT
    Host: Rick Gourse
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Sequestered: assembly and function of protein organelles

    Speaker: Dave Savage - University of California, Berkeley
    Host: Jade Wang