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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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Fall Semester seminars are are held in the Berry Center Auditorium - Room 138.  All seminars start at 2:10 p.m.

Molecular Biology Fall 2015 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title


Don Jarvis
Univ. of Wyoming

Introduction to MOLB Seminar None

Carlito Lebrilla
University California Davis

The role of glycosylation in host microbe interactions and in developing the gut microbiota Don Jarvis

Tom Maresca
Univ. Massachusetts

Mechano-molecular regulation of cell division Jay Gatlin
9/25/2015 Tai Montgomery
Colorado State University
Small RNAs and RNA surveillance in the C. elegans germline David Fay
10/2/2015 Paul Mains
University of Calgary
Unravelling redundancy during morphogenesis in the C. elegans embryo Melissa Kelley
10/9/2015 Rytis Prekeris
Univ of Colorado-Denver
Divide and Polarize: The role of cytokinesis and  endocytic transport during epithelia polarization David Fay
10/16/2015 Erin Goley
Johns Hopkins Univ
Following the linker: cytoskeletal control of bacterial cell wall remodeling Grant Bowman
10/23/2015 Katherine Lemon
Forsyth Institute
Nose picking for progress: Mining the nostril microbiome for new insights into pathobionts Naomi Ward
10/30/2015 Hironori Funabiki
Rockefeller Univ
Beyond the code: mitotic regulation by DNA and histones Dan Levy
11/6/2015 Ira Blader
Toxoplasma gondii infections of the brain: Growth and consequences Jason Gigley
11/13/2015 Joseph Mougous
Univ of Washington
Rules of engagement in contact-mediated interbacterial antagonism Dan Wall
11/20/2015 Tony Schountz
Colorado State University
Immunology of reservoir hosts of zoonotic viruses Jason Gigley
11/27/2015 None Thanksgiving Holiday None
12/4/2015 Ming Chen Hammond
Univ of California, Berkeley
Exploiting riboswitches to study and manipulate bacterial signaling Mark Gomelsky
12/11/2015 Gerardo Vasta
Univ of Maryland
The sweet tooth of innate immunity: Lectins as self/non-self recognition proteins Don Jarvis

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