Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology

Unless otherwise noted, Seminars are at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ebling Auditorium in the Microbial Sciences Building. 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.

videocam Virtual    groups In-person

2022 Seminars

  • videocam  Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Choanoflagellates and the origin of animal immunity

    Speaker: Arielle Woznica - Faculty Candidate
  • videocam groups  Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    This way out: Vibrio cholerae Dispersal from Biofilm Communities

    Speaker: Drew Bridges - Faculty Candidate
  • videocam groups  Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Repurposing ribosomes for understanding life and synthetic biology

    Speaker: Antje Krüger - Faculty Candidate
  • videocam groups  Monday, January 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Evolution of a σ–(c-di-GMP)–anti-σ switch

    Speaker: Kelley Gallagher - Faculty Candidate
  • videocam groups  Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Exploring the interplay between CRISPR-Cas systems and evolution

    Speaker: Charlie Mo - Faculty Candidate
  • videocam groups  Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Evolutionary origins of cGAS–STING innate immune signaling

    Speaker: Ben Morehouse - Faculty Candidate
  • videocam groups  Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    A role for toxin-antitoxin systems in bacterial immunity to phage

    Speaker: Michele LeRoux - Faculty Candidate
  • groups  Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Animals and Humans

    Speaker: Mohit Verma, Purdue
    Host: Garret Suen
  • videocam  Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    CRAGE Enables Rapid Development of Synthetic Biology

    Speaker: Yasuo Yoshikuni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Host: Erica L-W Majumder
  • groups  Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Mechanisms of molecular mimicry: Advances in understanding host cell invasion and reprogramming by the intracellular pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis

    Speaker: Mary Weber, University of Iowa
    Host: Briana Burton
  • videocam  Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Microbes, Metals, and Nanowires

    Speaker: Gemma Reguera, Michigan State University
    Host: Trina McMahon
  • videocam  Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Primary Producers in the Precambrian

    Speaker: Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo, University of Bristol
    Host: Betül Kaçar
  • videocam  Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    The Quest for Precision Nutrition: Optimization of Response to Dietary Fiber Interventions

    Speaker: Angela Poole, Cornell University
    Host: Federico Rey
  • groups  Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Microbial Dark Matter: Implications for Biotechnology and Astrobiology

    Speaker: Jennifer Glass, Georgia Tech
    Host: Betül Kaçar
  • videocam  Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Life on the leaf: seasonal activities of the phyllosphere microbiome of perennial crops

    Speaker: Ashley Shade, Michigan State University
    Host: Erica L-W Majumder
  • groups  Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Yes, bacterial cells have organelles! How are they organized?

    Speaker: Anthony Vecchiarelli, University of Michigan
    Host: Briana Burton
  • groups  Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Can we predict changes in microbial communities?

    Speaker: María Rebolleda-Gómez, University of California, Irvine
    Host: MDTP Students
  • groups  Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 3:30 pm
    Speaker: Micro 551 Poster Sessions and Department Awards
    Host: Melissa Christopherson, Timothy D. Paustian
  • groups  Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 9:00 am

    36th Annual Kenneth B. Raper Symposium

  • groups  Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    The good, the bad, and the ugly of food microbial genomics

    Speaker: John Gibbons, University of Massachusetts
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu
  • groups  Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    State of the Department

    Speaker: Katrina Forest, UW-Madison
  • groups  Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    SPECIAL TENURE SEMINAR Advancing microbial and viral ecology frameworks for human and environmental microbiomes

    Speaker: Karthik Anantharaman, UW-Madison
    Host: Katrina Forest
  • groups  Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Connecting the biosphere and geosphere across subsurface landscapes

    Speaker: Karen Lloyd, University of Tennessee
    Host: Karthik Anantharaman
  • groups  Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Decoding root nodule symbiosis by manipulating rhizobial genomes

    Speaker: Barney Geddes, North Dakota State University
    Host: Jean-Michel Ane
  • groups  Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Molecular mechanisms for opening a bacterial replication origin

    Speaker: Heath Murray, Newcastle University, UK
    Host: Rick Gourse
  • videocam  Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Bioengineering beyond cells to enable a fair and sustainable 21st bio-century

    Speaker: Michael Jewett, Northwestern University
    Host: Betul Kacar
  • groups  Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Growth and morphogenesis in diverse alphaproteobacteria

    Speaker: Erin Goley, Johns Hopkins
    Host: David Hershey
  • groups  Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    The multitasking secrets of a ribosome-binding protein in Staphylococcus aureus

    Speaker: M.-N. Frances Yap, Northwestern University
    Host: Jade Wang
  • groups  Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Sterol synthesis and transport in the bacterial domain

    Speaker: Paula Welander, Stanford University
    Host: Jason Peters
  • groups  Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    What’s a Botulinum Neurotoxin?
    Virulence Factor, Pathogen, Pharmaceutical

    Speaker: Dr. Sabine Pellet, UW-Madison Department of Bacteriology
    Host: Katrina Forest
  • groups  Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Untapped potential of fungal-based systems for water treatment and resource recovery

    Speaker: Erika Espinosa-Ortiz, Montana State University
    Host: Erica Majumder