The Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis seminar series is held weekly during the academic year. Speakers present current research on pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, or viruses, covering topics that include fundamental biological discovery, mechanisms of virulence, host: pathogen interactions, and host immunity to pathogens.

Please check back regularly as details may change due to COVID-19. This website will always have the most up to date information. For questions, access to zoom links, or updates please contact L.Stevens@wustl.edu

Fall 2021 Schedule:

Dr. Kit Pogliano

From: UC San Diego

Presentation title: How to build an endospore and accelerate antibiotic drug discovery

Date: Sept. 28th Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Scott Hultgren

Dr. Nancy Keller

From: University of Wisconsin

Presentation title: Aspergillus fumigatus exometabolites mediating Multi-Kingdom interactions at the microbe and host interface

Date: Oct. 5th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Jeff Henderson & Mary Dinauer

Dr. Harris Wang

From: Columbia University

Presentation title: Mapping & Modifying the Gut Microbiome in New Dimensions

Date: Oct. 12th Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Tae Seok Moon

Dr. Haina Shin

From: Washington University in St. Louis

Presentation title: Innate immune control of disease outcomes during mucosal viral infection

Date: Oct. 19th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Sebla Kutluay & Tamara Doering

Dr. Benhur Lee

From: Icahn School of medicine at Mount Sinai

Presentation title: Interferon-silent Sendai virus mediated CRISPR-Cas9 editing in human cells

Date: Oct. 26th Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Carolina Lopez

Dr. Jeff Dvorin

From: Harvard University, Boston Children’s

Presentation title: One ring to rule them all — discovering novel cell biology in malaria parasite

Date: Nov. 2nd Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Dan Goldberg

Dr. Ferric Fang

From: University of Washington

Presentation title: Pathogenesis of Enteric Fever

Date: Nov. 9th Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Mary Dinauer & Jeff Henderson

Dr. Alexander Ploss

From: Princeton University

Presentation title: Looking under the hood of a killer virus: new insights into the molecular biology of hepatitis B virus

Date: Nov. 16th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Liang Shan

Dr. Margaret A. Scull

From: University of Maryland

Presentation title: At the Interface: Influenza Virus – Mucin Interactions in the Airway

Date: Nov. 23rd Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Gaya Amarasinghe

Dr. David Rosen

From: Washington University in St. Louis

Presentation title: Klebsiella pneumoniae:  Formidable Foe Necessitating a Multipronged Approach

Date: Nov. 30th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Sebla Kutluay

Dr. Rob Knight

From: UC San Diego

Presentation title: Scaling microbiome analyses to millions of samples

Date: Dec. 7th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Olivia Gorushi, Student

Spring 2022 Schedule:

Dr. Nathan Sherer

From: University of Wisconsin

Presentation title: Single-cell dynamics of HIV-1 gene expression and virion production

Date: Jan. 11th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Sebla Kutluay

Dr. Stephen Lory

From: Harvard University

Presentation title: Regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence and antibiotic resistance by small non-coding RNAs

Date: Jan 18th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Phil Tarr and Sean Whelan

Dr. Kartik Chandran

From: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Presentation title: Dissecting and Disabling the Spike Proteins of Enveloped Viruses

Date: Jan 25th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Sean Whelan

Dr. Cynthia Sears

From: Johns Hopkins University

Presentation title: Microbes & the Host in Colon Cancer

Date: Feb 1st Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Andy Kau

Dr. Karine Gibss

From: UC Berkeley

Presentation title: Micro-crowdsourcing: how swarming bacteria integrate signals to build communities

Date: Feb 8th Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Forrest Walker, Student

Ernie Simms Symposium

Dr. Elina Zuniga

From: TBD

Presentation title: TBD

Date: Feb. 15th  Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Shabaana Khader

Dr. Ben Garcia

From: Washington University in St. Louis

Presentation title: TBD

Date: Feb 22nd Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: TBD

Dr. Sebastian Winter

From: UT Southwestern

Presentation title: Metabolic Host-Microbe Interactions in the Inflamed Gut

Date: Mar 1st Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Mario Feldman

Dr. Joe DeRisi

From: UCSF & Biohub

Presentation title: TBD

Date: Mar 8th Time: 12:00noon Location: TBD

Hosted by: David Wang

Dr. Michael Bachman

From: University of Michigan

Presentation title: Klebsiella Pathogenesis: Colonization, Infection, and the Accessory Genome

Date: Mar 15th Time: 12noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: David Rosen

Dr. John MacMicking

From: Yale University School of Medicine

Presentation title: TBD

Date: Mar 22nd Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Siyuan Ding

Dr. Maziar Divangahi

From: McGrill University

Presentation title: TBD

Date: Mar 29 Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Shabaana Khader

Dr. Rita Tamayo

From: University of NC Chapel Hill

Presentation title: Mechanisms and functions of phenotypic heterogeneity in Clostridioides difficile

Date: Apr 5th Time: 12:00noon Location: Zoom

Hosted by: Mario Feldman

Dr. Beatriz Fontoura

From: UT Southwestern

Presentation title: Viral-Host Interactions with Intranuclear Pathways

Date: Apr 12th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Jacco Boon

Dr. Peggy Cotter

From: UNC

Presentation title: Bordetella filamentous hemagglutinin: a phagocyte-specific toxin delivery system?

Date: Apr 19th Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Joe Vogel

Dr. Robert Cramer

From: Dartmouth University

Presentation: Aspergillus fumigatus biofilm mediated disease progression and drug resistance

Date: Apr 23rd Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Tamara Doering

Dr. Bree Aldridge

From: Tufts University

Presentation title: Engineering Combination Therapies for Tuberculosis

Date: May 3rd Time: 12:00noon Location: MPRB 8101

Hosted by: Christina Stallings

Please check back regularly as details may change due to COVID-19. This website will always have the most up to date information. For questions, access to zoom links, or updates please contact L.Stevens@wustl.edu