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:  Spring 2017

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

Date

Name

Seminar Time/Place

Title

January 17, 2017

Tuesday

John Priscu, PhD

Montana State University

Contact: Blake Wiedenheft

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

"The Microbial Ecology of Antarctic Subglacial Environments: A Historical Perspective"

January 24, 2017

Tuesday

Ed Schmidt, PhD

Montana State University

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm 

"Redox Homeostasis in Mammals: NADPH-dependent and -independent Disulfide Reductase Systems"

January 31, 2017

Tuesday

 No Seminar

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm 

 

February 7, 2017

Tuesday

Maggie Lau, PhD

Princeton University

Contact: Eric Boyd

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm 

“How microorganisms overcome the challenges of living in extreme environments: an example from the deep subsurface”

February 14, 2017

Tuesday

 No Seminar

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 

February 21, 2017

Tuesday

Angie Luis, PhD

University of Montana

Contact: Raina Plowright

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

“Diversity, Density, and Disease Dynamics: How small mammal diversity affects hantavirus spread in deer mice."

February 28, 2017

Tuesday

Phil Stewart, PhD

Montana State University

Contact: Seth Walk

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 “How Bacteria Persist in Biofilms.”

March 7, 2017

Tuesday

Victor DeFilippis, PhD

Oregon Health and Science University

Contact: Seth Walk

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 “Activation, Antagonism, and Therapeutic Harnessing of Innate Immune Signaling”

March 14, 2017

Tuesday

No Seminar

Spring Break 

 

March 21, 2017

Tuesday

Nita Bharti, PhD

Penn State

Contact: Raina Plowright

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

"Moving targets: people and pathogens"

March 28, 2017

Tuesday

Kevin W. Garey, PharmD, MS

University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Contact: Seth Walk

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 "Translational research involving Clostridium difficile: Blending the host and the bug"

April 4, 2017

Tuesday

Christina Ochsenbauer, PhD

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Contact: Diane Bimczok

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

“Innovative virologic approaches for addressing challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention research”


April 11, 2017

Tuesday

Peter Hudson, FRS

Penn State

Contact: Raina Plowright

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 "The ecology of infectious disease - past successes and future challenges"

April 18, 2017

Tuesday 

Steve Finkel, PhD

University of Southern California

Contact:  Eric Boyd

Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 "Mechanisms of Long-Term Survival and Evolution of Bacteria"

April 25, 2017

Tuesday

Laura Pace, M.D, Ph.D.

University of Utah- School of Medicine

Contact: Roland Hatzenpichler

 Procrastinator Theater

2-2:50pm

 

April 28, 2017

Friday

Vadim Gladyshev, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director of Redox Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital                                                                                        

Co-Hosted by Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact: Ed Schmidt

Procrastinator Theater

3:10

 "Mechanisms of aging and redox control"