Seminar Series

Fall 2020 Events

NOTICE – Due to COVID-19 policies and in the interest of the health and safety of all who may attend, all seminars will be held remotely via WebEx.

Email invitations containing a WebEx link will be sent out Monday mornings the week of each seminar, with a follow-up reminder Thursday mornings. Please contact AlySha Jones or Justin Mayberry if you have any questions or would like to be added to (or removed from) the MMG Seminar Series mailing list.

Dr. Grace Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“The TraK accessory factor activates substrate transfer through the pKM101 type IV secretion system (T4SS) independently of its role in relaxosome assembly”

September 3, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Abu Amar Al Mamun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor – Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Mitigation of the SOS Response by Protein Transfer through Conjugation Machines”

September 10, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Davi Ludvig Goncalves, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Disruption of cellular redox status impacts spatial protein quality control”

September 17, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Dhriti Sinha, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Role of conserved RNA-binding proteins in mediating post-transcriptional gene regulation in Streptococcus pneumoniae”

September 24, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Pratick Khara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Structural Elucidations of IncF- and IncN-encoded Type IV Secretion Systems”

October 1, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Todd Cameron, Ph.D.
Sr. Research Associate, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“New tricks for old dogs: uncovering new interactions in the early divisome of E. coli”

October 8, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Soumita Dutta, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Why does Bacillus anthracis care about branched chain amino acids?”

October 15, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Chenggang Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor – Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Mechanisms underlying new Regulators of SKN-1/Nrf Identified in the Caenorhabditis elegans Infection Model”

October 22, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Shreya Saha, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Systematic analysis of the signal-responsive gene regulatory network governing Myxococcus xanthus development”

October 29, 2020
10:30 AM
(COMPLETED)

Dr. Armand Brown, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“Characterization of a thioredoxin, DsbA in Enterococcus faecali: roles in antifungal activity and pathogenesis”

November 5, 2020
10:30 AM

Dr. Julie Biteen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Departments of Chemistry and of Biophysics

Title of Seminar TBA

November 12, 2020
10:30 AM

Dr. Monika Ehling-Schulz, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Chair, Institute of Microbiology

Title of Seminar TBA

November 19, 2020
10:30 AM