PhD Defense by Jacob Munson-McGee
- Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- Animal Biosciences Building, 138 - view map
Jacob Munson-McGee Ph.D. candidate in Microbiology & Immunology will present his dissertation defense “Virus-Host Interactions at the Single Cell Level in Hot Springs of Yellowstone National Park" on Tuesday, February 19th at 3:00PM in Room 138 of the Animal Biosciences Building.
Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on the planet and virus-host interactions are likely key players in shaping microbial community structure and function. The high-temperature, low-pH, hot springs of Yellowstone National Park contain simplified microbial communities of 8-10 Archaeal species and comparatively simple viral communities. These simplified communities that contain only viruses and their Archaeal hosts represent attractive natural environments for the detailed study of viruses and their hosts. This work examines virus-host interactions at the both the population and single-cell level in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the role viruses in the structure and function of microbial communities in natural environments.
- Department of Microbiology & Immunology