Fall 2011 Seminars

Oct. 11    Julie Blander (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY) "Innate immune discrimination of live from dead bacteria."

Monday Oct. 17, 12 p.m.   Karla Satchell (Northwestern University)  “Vibrio vulnificus MARTX toxin: linkage to evolution and pathogenesis.”

Oct. 18  Cheryl Zurbrick (3rd Year Student Talk, Flegal Laboratory)  “Cadmium Isotopes in the North Pacific Ocean.”

Oct. 25  Peter Weiss-Penzias (Project Scientist, Flegal Laboratory)   “Determination of total and methyl mercury in fog water in the Monterey Bay area - an overlooked source to coastal ecosystems.”

Nov. 1  Andrew Cheng (3rd Year Student Talk, Yildiz Laboratory)   “Regulation of biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae.”

Nov. 8  William Sause (3rd Year Student Talk, Ottemann Laboratory)   “Helicobacter pylori autotransporter ImaA modulates the host immune response and contributes to colonization.”

Nov. 15  Walter Adams (3rd Year Student Talk, Auerbuch Stone Laboratory)  “Type III secretion system sensing and the innate immune response to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis.”

Thursday Nov. 17, 11 a.m.   Matt Parsek (University of Washington)  “Learning new things about Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation by studying the RSCV phenotype.”

Friday Nov. 18, 10 a.m.   Nicholas Shikuma (Thesis Defense, Yildiz Laboratory)  “Environmental Signals and Regulatory Networks Controlling Biofilm Formation and Motility in Vibrio cholerae.”

Nov. 22 & Nov. 29  NO SEMINAR

Thursday Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m.   Jay Solnick (UC Davis)  “Helicobacter pylori and genomic diversity: “Tuning” the host inflammatory response.”