Winter 2017

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

Jan 10
Dr. Melissa Miller, Wildlife Pathologist
Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center
"California’s Sea otters:
Outstanding sentinels for land/sea pollution and human health risks"

Friday, Jan 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
BioMed 200
Barry Bochner
"Phenotype MicroArrays: Applications in Microbial Metabolism and Pathogenesis" 

Jan 17
Peter Weiss, Associate Researcher 
METX Department, UC Santa Cruz 
"From coastal fog to mountain lions: oceanic, atmospheric and food web tracing of methylmercury sources, fate and effects at the land-sea interface"

Jan 24
Dr. Jay Zhu, Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania 
"Vibrio cholerae Genetic Retooling at the Intestinal Interface"

Monday, Jan 30, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Dr. Beth Lazazzera, Associate Professor
UC Los Angeles
"Entering Mentoring"
RSVPs Required, Space Limited

Feb 7
Dr. Audrey Levine, Director, Research Development
UC Santa Cruz 
"Drinking Water Systems and Climate Adaptation: Challenges, Paradoxes, and Research Needs"

Feb 14
Dr. Kim Seed, Assistant Professor
UC Berkeley 
"Fighting with phages:  how epidemic Vibrio cholerae defends against viral attack"

Feb 21
Skander Harthoubi, METX Post-Doc
Ottemann Lab
"The role biofilm in the pathogenicity of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae"

Feb 28
Kevin Johnson, 2nd Year Graduate Student
Ottemann Lab, METX Department
"Determining the sensing profile of Helicobacter pylori chemoreceptors that modulate host inflammation"


Avatar Joshi, 2nd Year Graduate Student
Yildiz Lab, METX Department
"Regulation of the V. cholerae T6SS by c-di-GMP Metabolic Enzymes"

Mar 7
Dr. Holger Sondermann, Professor
Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University
"Friending and Unfriending: Controlling reversible attachment in bacterial social networks"

Mar 14
Dr. Russell Vance, Professor
UC Berkeley
"Strategies for Cytosolic Detection of Bacterial Pathogens"