WiPS Schedule - Spring 2019

Work in Progress Seminars (WiPS) for Spring 2019

All WiPS seminars are at 12:00 P.M., MONDAY, 1425 Biomedical Physical Sciences, unless noted otherwise. Seminar Coordinator: Donna Koslowsky

Spring 2019

Date Speaker Lab Title Faculty Evaluator
January 7 John Keven Walker Plasticity of host selection, non-random human feeding and spatial heterogeneity of exposure to malaria vectors in Papua New Guinea

Waters
Reguera

  Nhu Nguyen Dufour Bacterial motility in mucus Waters
Reguera
January 14 Natalie Vande Pol Bonito What's in a name? Conversation of plant growth promotion across the Mortierellaceae fungi Shade
Hammer
  Daniel Claiborne Mansfield Examining Lactobacillus Spp. Effects on Campylobacter jejuni Infection Outcome

Shade
Hammer

January 21 Martin Luther King Day, Classes Canceled
 
January 28 Christopher Buehl (Postdoc) Meek Elucidating the role of RAG 1/2 phosphorylation in VDJ Recombination Conrad
Schwartz
February 4 Minako Izutsu (Postdoc) Lenski Effects of population bottlenecks on rate of adaptation in experimental evolution with E. coli Waters
Koslowsky
February 11 Heather Miller Schrenk The influence deeply sourced carbon has on the microbial ecology of actively outgassing arc volcanoes

Reguera
Abramovitch

  Heather Blankenship Manning Diversity of Shiga toxin-producing Eschericha Coli Reguera
Abramovitch
February 18 Andrew Van Alst DiRita Investigation of mucin metabolism in Vibrio cholerae and the associated impact on infection

Hausinger
Abramovitch

  Hinako Terauchi Mansfield Investigating the relationships between the gut microbiome compositions and lung functions Hausinger
Abramovitch
February 25 Shelby Dechow Abramovitch Chemical probes targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis pH-driven adaptation

Martinez-Gomez
Zhang

  Lucas Demey DiRita The TcpP-TcpH Complex: Molecular Studies on Modulation of Virulence in V. cholerae Martinez-Gomez
Zhang
March 4 Spring Break
March 11 Ritam Sinha (Postdoc) DiRita   Shade
Manning
March 18 Russell Fling Zacharewski 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) dysregulation of hepatic one carbon metabolism during the progression of steatosis to steatohepatitis with fibrosis in mice Hammer
DiRita
  Joshua Franklin Dufour How Many is Too Many? The Cost of Flagella in Salmonella enterica Hammer
DiRita
March 25 Alicia Layer Montgomery psoR Mutant Displays Complementary Chromatic Acclimation (CCA) Disruption in the Cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon Hausinger
DiRita
  Joshua Lensmire Hammer Deciphering the mechanisms driving sulfur acquisition by Staphylococcus aureus during infection Hausinger
DiRita
April 1 Cole McCutcheon Manning/Petroff Uncovering the Role of Group B Streptococcus Membrane Vesicles in Disease Pyeon
Schwartz
  Matthew Swiatnicki Andrechek Protein tyrosine phosphatases in tumor progression Pyeon 
Schwartz

April 8

Alan Bowsher (Postdoc) Shade Drought impacts on root and rhizosphere microbial communities in diverse plant species Bonito
Vieille
April 15 John Williams Abramovitch Target-based Screening using a Transposon Disrupted katG Strain Identifies Redox Stress Inhibitors of Mth Growth Schutte
Martinez-Gomez
  Jose Rodrigues Manning Epidemiology and Pathobiology of Antibiotic Resistant Campylobacter jejuni in MI

Schutte
Martinez-Gomez

April 22 Qingqing Chai (Postdoc) Zheng Nef and SERINC5 Arms Race in HIV-1 infection Olive
Conrad
April 29 Start of Finals Week