Spring 2019 Seminars

All seminars are held Tuesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
in Physical Sciences 240 
unless otherwise indicated.

April 2
METX 1st Year Talks
Giordan Kitts (Yildiz Lab)
"Identification of a new regulatory player in V. cholerae biofilm gene expression."

Megan Mouw (Yildiz Lab)
"Characterization of Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation."

Giselle Quevedo Martinez (Camps Lab)
“Molecular mechanisms of multicopy plasmid segregation.”

April 9
Dr. 
Yann Dufour
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University
"Vibrio cholerae swimming behavior in intestinal mucus"

April 16
Dr. Michele La Merrill
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology
UC Davis
"Do chemicals make it harder to burn calories?
Mechanistic evidence that the pesticide DDT and its metabolite DDE are obesogens."

MONDAY, April 22
12:00-1:00 pm, PSB 240
Dr. James Bliska
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Dartmouth 
"Regulation of Host Immunity by Bacterial Effectors"

April 30
Dr. Kylie Watts
Associate Professor, Division of Microbiology
Loma Linda University
"New paradigms for oxygen sensing and signaling via PAS domain-containing chemoreceptors in Pseudomonas and Vibrio."

May 7
Dr. Carmen Schicklberger
Associate Director in Business Development at Zymergen
Transitioning from the lab: how science can shape markets and policy

May 14
METX 1st Year Talks
Cande Bernal (Ottemann Lab)
"From detection to infection: Lactate sensing within H. pylori ”"

Shanna Howard (Smith Lab)
"
Choline as a Potential Protective Therapy for Manganese Induced Neurological Deficits"

Belle Zheng (Weiss Lab)
"TBD"

May 21
METX 2nd Year Talks
Ana Nunez Castrejon (DuBois Lab)
"
Identifying a RSV mutant protein as a potential vaccine immunogen"

May 28
METX 2nd Year Talks
Raymond Lopez 
Magaña (Ottemann Lab)
"TBD"

Nicole Schrad (Saltikov Lab)
"
Quantifying and Encouraging Microbial Improvements to Water Quality during Managed Aquifer Recharge"

June 4 - CANCELLED
Dr. Asa Bradman
Associate Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
UC Berkeley
"Lessons from the field:  
20 Years of research from the CHAMACOS community/university partnership 
examining environmental exposures and children's health in the Salinas Valley"

June 11
METX 2nd Year Talks
Nicholas Santiago (Smith Lab)
"Manganese exposure and epigenetic mechanisms of neurotoxicity"

Michael Trebino (Yildiz Lab)
"What Makes You Rugose, Characterization of the Vpv System"

June 18
Skander Hathroubi
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ottemann Lab, UCSC
"
Unraveling the mystery of Helicobacter pylori biofilm"