TBI Seminar: Exploring electric bacteria using genetics, CRISPR, FISH and phage
- Monday, October 7, 2019 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Roberts Hall, 301* - view map
Dr. Jeff Gralnick is a professor of plant and microbial biology at University of Minnesota. He is also director of the Microbial & Plant Genomics Institute at Minnesota.
The Gralnick Lab focuses on environmental metal reducing and oxidizing bacteria, using genetic approaches to understand and engineer them. His lab primarily focuses on understanding metabolism and physiology of the model dissimilatory iron reducer Shewanella oneidensis. In this seminar, Dr. Gralnick will describe his lab's recent work to understand extracellular electron transfer beyond Shewanella, tools that they are developing to better manipulate exotic environmental bacteria, and how they are beginning to look at ecosystems where Shewanella are naturally found.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Gralnick, please email MSU host Dr. Roland Hatzenpichler
*Note: This seminar normally meets in PBB 108 but will be in Roberts 301 on October 7.