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September 6, 2019

Division of Biology Seminar Series now on Mondays, with exciting lineup of speakers

Submitted by Michi Tobler

The Division of Biology organizes a weekly seminar series featuring renowned scientists from the life sciences. Unlike in the past, seminars are now 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays in 221 Ackert Hall. Refreshments are served in 225 Ackert Hall preceding the seminar.

Invited speakers come from universities and research institutions all over the United States and Canada. A detailed list of events can be found below and on the Division of Biology website.

  • Sept. 9: Zhilong Yang, K-State, "Exploiting Host Cell Functions for Replication: Two Tales of Poxvirus."
  • Sept. 16: Lydia Zeglin, K-State, "Small Organisms Respond to Big changes: Landscape and Decadal Scale Shifts in Soil and Aquatic Microbiome Structure and Function."
  • Sept. 23: Laura Stein, University of Oklahoma, "Predator-induced mechanisms shaping integrated phenotypes across timescales."
  • Sept. 30: Lauren Sullivan, University of Missouri, "Plants on the Move: Ecological Causes and Consequences of Dispersal."
  • Oct. 14: Tammy Kielian, University of Nebraska Medical Center, "Metabolic Crosstalk between Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm and Innate Immunity Dictates Infection Persistence."
  • Oct. 21: Carol Fassbinder-Orth, Creighton University, "Honey Bees in Peril: An Investigation of Honey Bee Viral Infection Dynamics."
  • Oct. 28: Andrew Hendry, McGill University, "Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Galapagos."
  • Nov 1: Subbian Satheshkumar Panayampalli, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "High-Throughput Genetic Screen to Identify Host Factors and Anti-Viral Targets Against Orthopoxviruses."
  • Nov. 4: Denise Monack, Stanford School of Medicine, "Salmonella-Microbiome Interactions in the Gut and their Impact on Transmission."
  • Nov. 11: Jessica Corman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, "2019 Floods in Nebraska and their Influence on Stream Ecosystems."
  • Nov. 18: Erika Lutter, Oklahoma State University, "Chlamydia trachomatis Host Cell Exit and Kinase Manipulation."
  • Dec. 2: Joel Brown, Moffitt Cancer Center, "Using Ecological and Evolutionary Principles to Define, Understand, and Treat Cancer."