Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: Kustu Lecture: Bacterial body building: mechanisms and consequences of Helicobacter pylori morphology
Seminar | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Dr. Nina Salama studies Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacterium that infects half the worlds population and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Her team found that H. pyloris unique corkscrew shape allows the bug to colonize the stomach by burrowing into the mucus lining where it is protected from the acidic environment. They found a set of... More >
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: The “brownless” brown adipocytes in thermoregulation and metabolism
Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Darrell Neufer, Professor, East Carolina University
Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
My major research interest is plant cell wall biosynthesis and sphingolipid glycosylation. In particular my group is interested in understanding the function og glycosyltransferases, the regulation of nucleotide sugar metabolism and nucleotide sugar transporters, as well as developing tools for glycobiology.
Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Holly Ingraham, Professor, UCSF
Seminar | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Strassmanns work investigates cooperative alliances that have occurred at several important steps in the evolution of life, and have proven evolutionarily and ecologically very successful. Studying how these alliances came to be, how conflicts are subsumed into cooperation, what conflicts remain, and how they influence sociality comprise her dominant research interests.
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: Location matters: The role of extrachromosomal oncogene amplification in cancer
Seminar | February 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Paul Mischel, Professor, UCSD
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The function and evolution of phased, secondary siRNAs in plant reproduction"
Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Blake Meyers, Principle Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri
Blake's work focuses on genome-scale studies of RNA and components of RNA silencing pathways, emphasizing plant reproductive biology and the evolution of plant small RNAs. Blake has been involved with next-generation DNA sequencing since its earliest days, and he has developed a number of applications of this technology, including computational methods, that have had a deep impact on plant genomics.