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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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

 Nina Salama, Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Graduate Program, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Nina Salama studies Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacterium that infects half the world’s population and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer — the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Her team found that H. pylori’s 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

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Sweet stories: characterizing and engineering plant glycans"

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jenny Mortimer, Deputy Vice President of Feedstocks Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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.

Jenny Mortimer

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: How the Brain Tells Females When to Move

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Holly Ingraham, Professor, UCSF

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Who wins in bacteria - amoebae symbioses?"

Seminar | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Joan Strassmann, Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Strassmann’s 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.

Joan Strassmann

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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.

Blake Meyers