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Department of Molecular Biology

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Departmental Seminars

The Molecular Biology Department’s seminar program is one of the very best on campus. We make a strong effort to bring in visiting scientists who can provide a entertaining, enlightening, and current research report on an important area of molecular biology. Shown below is a listing of the current semester’s seminar speakers. Note that departmental seminars during Fall 2009 semester will start at 2:10 pm. in room 103 of the Animal Science/Molecular Biology building.

Molecular Biology Fall 2009 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title



Don Jarvis Univ. of Wyoming

Introduction to MOLB Seminar


09/04 Patricia Hartzell Univ. of Idaho All wheel drive: Gliding motility of Myxococcus xanthus Wall
09/11 Jim Pipas Univ. of Pittsburgh Using Viral Proteins to Discover and Dissect Cellular Pathways Jarvis
09/18 Jeb Gaudet Univ. of Calgary Specification and morphogenesis of C. elegans pharyngeal glands Fay
09/25 J. Michael Bishop Univ. of California-San Francisco Enemies Within: Proto-oncogenes and Tumorigenesis Jarvis
10/02 Terri Laufer Univ. of Pennsylvania How are CD4+ T cells activated? Thorsness
10/09 Cammie Lesser MGH-Harvard Functional genomic yeast screens: novel approaches to studying host-pathogen interactions Ward
10/16 Ken Bayles Univ. of Nebraska Developmental control of cell death and lysis during S. aureus biofilm formation Ward
10/23 Daniel Kearns Indiana University A bifunctional flagellar clutch disables motility in the Bacillus subtilis biofilm Gomelsky
10/30 Mako Saito Dartmouth Revealing developmental networks using C. elegans functional genomics Fay
11/06 Ken Olsen
Colorado State
Engineering RNAi-based resistance to dengue viruses in the mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti Adrianos
11/13 Andy Bass Cornell Talking Heads: Ancestral Origins of Vocal Basis for Acoustic Communication Fay
11/20 Hudson Freeze Burnham Institute-La Jolla Congenital disorders of glycosylation:  A collaboration of basic science and clinical medicine Jarvis
11/27 Holiday   HOLIDAY
12/04 Antonia Monteiro Yale Univ. The evolution and development of novel complex traits Liberles

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