Montana State University

Seminar Schedule

Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series Schedule for SPRING 2014

** Seminars take place at 4pm in 125 Linfield Hall unless noted as such**

Date

Name

Seminar Time/Place

Title

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Dr. John McCutcheon; Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

“Extreme Genome Reduction in Insect Endosymbionts: Walking the Line Between Bacteria and Organelles”

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

Dr. Matthew Taylor; Assistant Professor of Virology at Montana State University

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

“Understanding restrictions on Neurotropic Viral Spread”

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Dr. Gary Siuzdak; Senior Director of the Scripps Center for Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry and Professor of Chemistry, Molecular and Computational Biology

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 “Microbiota, Metabolism and the Montana Connection"

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Dr. J. Stephen Lodmell; Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

“RNA Selection criteria for viral genome packaging in Rift Valley Fever Virus”

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Dr. Crystal Hepp; Post-doc Center for Microbial Genetics & Genomics, Northern Arizona University

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 "Phylogenomics of Clinical Pathogens: Harnessing the power of contemporary methods to understand inter- and intra-individual infections"

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Dr. Joel Swanson; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 "Inducible Renitence in Macrophage Lysosomes"

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Dr. Michael Wessels; John F. Enders Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medicine (Microbiology & Immunobiology) at Harvard Medical School

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 "Group A Streptococcus evasion of xenophagic killing"

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Dr. Duane Newton; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

“So what you're fast? Impact of rapid diagnostics on Clinical Outcomes”

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

No Seminar- Spring Break

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Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Dr. Eric Boyd; Assistant Professor of Microbiology Montana State University

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

“Between a Rock and a hard icy place: Mineralogical controls on the assembly of a subglacial microbiome”

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Dr. Victor DiRita; Professor Of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Michigan

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 "Campylobacter jejuni colonization mechanisms in a natural host model"

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Dr. Melissa Brown; Professor of Microbiology - Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 “The Meninges: Unconventional Sites of Immune Activity that Set the Stage for CNS Inflammatory Disease"

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Dr. James (Jake) McKinlay;  Assistant Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Indiana University

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

 "The physiology of a biofuel-production bacterium at work, rest and play"

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Dr. Toshi Kawakami; Professor of Allergy & Asthma Research at the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

““Two Tales of Allergic Inflammation”

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Dr. Ferric Fang; Professor of Laboratory Science and Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine

4:00pm
125 Linfield Hall

“Antimicrobial Actions of Nitric Oxide”

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

No Seminar Finals Week