• Microbiology Department Seminar Series

    Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. These seminars are held Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. in Watzke Auditorium (Aud 3) in the Bowen Science Building (unless otherwise noted).  All are encouraged to attend free of charge.  If you are interested in more seminars at The University of Iowa, please visit The Carver College of Medicine's Upcoming Events.

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program please contact the host listed below.

    SPRING 2014

    January 21, 2014 NO SEMINAR
    January 28, 2014 Pamela Hall, PhD
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of New Mexico
    Pharmacological disruption of agr quorum sensing in Staphylococcus aureus protects against skin and soft tissue infection
    Host: Alex Horswill, PhD
    February 4, 2014 David Weiss, PhD
    Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University
    CRISPR/Cas-mediated endogenous gene regulation is required for bacterial innate immune evasion
    Host: Lee-Ann Allen, PhD
    February 11, 2014 Kim Lewis, PhD
    Department of Biology, Northeastern University
    Persisters and the quest for a biofilm-sterilizing antibiotic
    Host: Department of Microbiology Graduate Students
    February 18, 2014 Christine Petersen, DVM, PhD
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa
    Lessons from a Tropical Disease in the Midwest
    Host: Mary Wilson, MD
    February 25, 2014 Jenny Gumperz, PhD
    Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Linking NKT cells to Inflammation
    Host: Gail Bishop, PhD
    March 4, 2014 Shan-Lu Liu, PhD
    Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Missouri
    New Cellular Factors Modulating Viral Infections
    Host: Wendy Maury, PhD
    March 11, 2014
    E. Peter Greenberg, PhD
    Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
    Title to be announced
    Host: Steven Clegg, PhD 
    March 18, 2014 NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK
    March 25, 2014 S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD
    Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
    Immunodeficiency as a movement disorder: impaired immunity in mice deficient for L-plastin
    Host: Jon Houtman, PhD
    April 1, 2014 Robert Schleif, PhD
    Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University
    The Bottom Line on the Regulatory Protein AraC (240 Person-years of work)
    Host: Tim Yahr, PhD
    April 8, 2014 Dennis W. Metzger, PhD
    Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College
    Influenza and Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia Mechanisms
    Host: Kevin Legge, PhD
    Co-sponsored with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology
    April 15, 2014 George A. O'Toole, PhD
    Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Geisel  School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    To Build a Biofilm
    Host: Tim Yahr, PhD
    April 29, 2014 Daniel Zurawski, PhD
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Defining an appropriate strain and developing animal models to study Acinetobacter baumannii pathogenesis and novel antimicrobials
    Host: Alex Horswill, PhD
    May 6, 2014 Ekaterina Heldwein, PhD
    Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University
    Herpesviruses on the way out: what structures and biophysics can tell us
    Host: Richard Roller, PhD