January 8
Dr. Guodong Zhang
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Department Candidate Talk, "How to reduce the risks of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
and colon cancer; 
identification of novel risk factors, therapeutic targets, and biomarkers."

January 15
Raquel Chamorro-Garcia
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine
Department Candidate Talk, "Gene-environment interactions:
Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance."

January 22
Dr. Aaron Whiteley
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Department Candidate Talk, "Bacterial cGAS-like Enzymes at the Host-Pathogen Interface”

January 29
Dr. Lauren Palmer
Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department Candidate Talk, “Dietary zinc deficiency compromises immunity
Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia.”

February 5
Dr. Michelle Antoine
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Berkeley
Department Candidate Talk, "Synaptic and circuit homeostasis in models of Autism"

February 19
Dr. Alessandro Venosa
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Department Candidate Talk, 
“Understanding Epithelial-Effector Cell Crosstalk in the Pathogenesis of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease”

February 26
Dr. Peng Mao
Assistant Research Professor
Washington State University
Department Candidate Talk, "Uncovering Mutational Heterogeneity in Melanoma: Genome-wide Mapping of UV Damage and Repair"

February 28
Dr. Miles Duncan
Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University
"Predator vs.Prey:
Insights on how Bdellovibrio kills Vibrio cholera"

March 5
METX 4th Year Talks
David Balderas (Auerbuch Stone Lab)
"Genome Scale Analysis of IscR Transcription Factor Binding in Pathogenic Yersinia"

Kevin Johnson (Ottemann Lab)
"Understanding how the Helicobacter pylori chemoreceptor TlpA modulates host inflammation"

Avatar Joshi (Yildiz Lab)
"Regulated Proteolysis by LonA Controls Diverse Cellular Processes in Vibrio cholerae"

*Special Seminar for Faculty*
FRIDAY, March 8, 12:00-1:00pm
Nat Sci Annex 101
Liz Silva, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
University of California, San Francisco
"Understanding the data."

March 12
Dr. Samantha Ying
Assistant Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry
University of California, Riverside
"Pick your poison: The combined impact of arsenic and manganese groundwater contamination"

MONDAY, March 18, 9:30a-3:30p, BioMed 200
Dr. Beth Lazazzera
University of California, Los Angeles
Advancing Mentoring Workshop
Workshop for Postdocs and Faculty