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 2019

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

Date

Name

Seminar Time/Place

Title

Tuesday

January 22, 2019

 

Patrick Secor, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences

University of Montana

 

Contact:  MC Rollins / Blake Wiedenheft

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

"Filamentous bacteriophage enhance bacterial phenazine production" 

Tuesday

January 29, 2019

 

Jonathan Patz, PhD

Director, Global Health Institute

Professor and Chair, Health and the Environment

University of Wisconsin Madison

 

 

Contact: Raina Plowright

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

 "Climate change effects on allergies and infectious diseases"

Tuesday

February 5, 2019

Alex Washburne, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Plowright Lab

Montana State University

 

Contact: Raina Plowright

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

  

 "Phylofactorization: Identifying phylogenetic scales in community ecological data"

Tuesday

February 12, 2019

Tracey Goldstein, PhD

Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine

University of California Davis


Contact: Raina Plowright

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

 "Strategy to understand new potentially zoonotic viral species"

Tuesday

March 12, 2019

Catherine Haase, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Plowright Lab

Montana State University


Contact: Raina Plowright

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

"The energetic costs of disease: a case study of the bioenergetics of white-nose syndrome in western bats" 

Tuesday

March 26, 2019

A. Murat Eren, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

University of Chicago


Contact: Mensur Dlakic

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

 "Microbiome characterization by high-throughput transfer RNA sequencing and modification analysis"

Tuesday

April 2, 2019

William Jackson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

University of Maryland School of Medicine


 Contact: Mattew Taylor

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

"Rewiring the cell: How enteroviruses redirect autophagy"

Tuesday

April 9, 2019

 

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

 

Tuesday

April 16, 2019

Hannah Schweitzer

PhD Candidate, Fields Lab

Montana State University 


Contact: Matthew Fields

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

 

Tuesday   

April 23, 2019                            

Martin Pilhofer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics
ETH Zurich 

 

Contact:  Roland Hatzenpichler

                 Chemistry  & Biochemistry

Procrastinator Theater

Strand Union Building

2:00-2:50pm

 "Multiscale models of bacterial cell-cell interactions"