Seminar Series

Spring 2022 MMG Seminar Schedule

In the interest of the health and safety of all who may attend, seminars will be held remotely via WebEx or in a hybrid format (WebEx and in-person). Please review each date and email communications for more details. Email invitations containing a WebEx link will be sent out on or before the week of each seminar. Please contact AlySha Jones if you have any questions or would like to be added to (or removed from) the MMG Seminar Series mailing list.

 

Thursday, January 6, 2022
William Wimley, PhD
Professor, Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine

“Synthetic Molecular Evolution of Antimicrobial Peptides”

10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Jonathan Marchant,
PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin

“Targeting TRP Channels to Treat Neglected Tropical Diseases”

10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Francesca Storici,
PhD
Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Education, School of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

“Ribonucleotides embedded in genomic DNA have specific preferences of incorporation”

10:30 AM
Virtual
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Steven Rutherford,
PhD
Principal Scientist – SS, Infectious Diseases
Genentech

“Inhibiting BamA to understand outer membrane protein folding”

10:30 AM
Virtual
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Ana Eulalio,
PhD
Group Leader, RNA and Infection
University of Coimbra

Unraveling intracellular lifestyles of pathogenic bacteria by systems biology approaches

10:30 AM
Virtual
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thomas Silhavy,
PhD
Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University

“Phospholipid transport to and from the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria”

10:30 AM
Virtual
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Scott Landfear,
PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine

“A Tale of Two Projects: From the Flagellar Membrane to the Proteome of Leishmania Parasites”

10:30 AM
Virtual
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Robert Cramer,
PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine

“Evolution of Distinct Aspergillus fumigatus Biofilm Morphotypes Associated with Pathogenesis and Antifungal Drug Susceptibility”

10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Kristian Baker,
PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

“RNA Control Quality – How cells deal with nonsense”

10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Christopher Grant,
PhD

Induction of yeast prions by oxidative stress

10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Justin Merritt,
PhD
Professor,
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine

“Fusobacterium nucleatum and Parvimonas micra: partners in crime during dysbiotic disease”

10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Carlos Orihuela,
PhD
Director, UAB Microbiome Center; Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Molecular basis of cardiac damage during invasive pneumococcal disease”

10:30 AM
Virtual
(COMPLETED)