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MSU Department of Microbiology and Immunology launches Tuesday seminar series

January 10, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – John McCutcheon, an assistant professor of biology from the University of Montana, will visit Bozeman on Tuesday to kick off a semester of weekly talks hosted by Montana State University’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

The hour-long Tuesday seminars, which will take at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of Linfield Hall, will introduce topics relevant to the wide array of microbiology and immunology research going on in the department, which was created with the recent merger of two departments – microbiology and immunology and infectious diseases. Department of Microbiology and Immunology offices are in Lewis Hall.

The newly merged department brings MSU scientists together to pursue the future challenges in these diverse disciplines. Seminar speakers come from MSU and beyond, but all are internationally recognized for their accomplishments in health and environmental sciences.  

McCutcheon, whose lab in the UM Division of Biological Sciences is focused on microbial genomics and symbiosis, will give a talk entitled “Extreme Genome Reduction in Insect Endosymbionts: Walking the Line Between Bacteria and Organelles.”

The full schedule of speakers in the series can be found at

Jennifer Hodges,, (406) 994-2020.