The department would like to thank the following donors for making this seminar series possible:

Frank M. Nelson (1890-1967), a native of Livingston, Montana, attended Montana State University from 1909-1911.  In 1913, Frank Nelson graduated from Kansas City Veterinary School and began veterinary practice in Columbus, MT.  In 1919, after a year in the Army Medical Corps, Dr. Nelson returned to Livingston, MT, where he practiced veterinary medicine until his retirement in 1956. The Nelson Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 1989 and is made possible, in part, through the Frank M. Nelson Fund, which was established through a trust estate bequest to the Montana State University Foundation.

Schedule:  Fall 2018

Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 2:00pm-2:50pm in The Procrastinator Theater

Date

Name

Seminar Time/Place

Title

September 11th, 2018 Tuesday

Mark Jutila, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Head

Montana State University

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

"What is new in microbiology and immunology"                                                  

September 18th, 2018 Tuesday

Evgeni V. Sokurenko Ph.D.

Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine

Contact: Seth Walk

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

  

 "Clonal diagnostics of UTI or how to get personal with superbugs"

September 25th, 2018 Tuesday

Ted Hackstadt, Ph.D.

Chief, Host-Parasite Interactions Section
Laboratory of Bacteriology
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH

Contact:  Blake Wiedenheft

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

 

 "Structural and functional roles for chlamydial inclusion membrane proteins"

October 2nd, 2018 Tuesday

Ryland F. Young III, Ph.D.

Regents Professor
Sadie Hatfield Professor of Agriculture

Director, Center for Phage Technology
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Texas A&M University

Contact:  Paul VanErp

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

 

"Phage lysis:  Do we have the hole story now?"

 

October 9th, 2018 Tuesday

Barry, Kreiswirth, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Director

Rutgers University Medical School

Contact:  Jovanka Voyich-Kane

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Byker Auditorium

 "Overcoming the intrinsic resistance associated with Mycobacterium abscessus using dual-beta-lactams"

October 16th, 2018 Tuesday

Alisha Quandt

University of Colorado Boulder

Contact:  Sara Branco

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

 

 "Life on the inside: how cryptic Fungi became intracellular parasites across eukaryotic kingdoms"

October 23rd, 2018 Tuesday

Carey Nadell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Dartmouth College

Contact:  Eric Boyd

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

"Bacterial fortresses--cooperation and competition for space in biofilms"

October 30th, 2018 Tuesday

Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & Vice Dean for Basic Sciences

Duke University School of Medicine

Contact:  Blake Wiedenheft

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

 

 “Chlamydia manipulation of host signaling to control cellular functions important in immunity”

November 13th, 2018 Tuesday

Vincent Munster, Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain Laboratories

Contacts:  Blake Wiedenheft & Michelle Flenniken

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

 

"The ecology of emerging viruses:  from host reservoir to disease"

November 27th, 2018 Tuesday

Joe Harrison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair 

University of Calgary 

Contact:  Michael Franklin

2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Procrastinator Theater 

 

"Bacterial cyclic diaguanylate signal transduction systems sense  temperature"