Microbiology

  • 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.


    Department of Microbiology
    2016 Fall Seminar Schedule
    Tuesdays - 3:00 p.m.
    Aud III (Watzke) BSB
    MICR: 4163

    Date Speaker Host Area of Research
    Aug. 23
    David Weiss 
    Dept. of Microbiology
    Univ. of Iowa
    Patrick Schlievert Bacterial cell division
    Aug. 30
    Chioma Okeoma
    Dept. of Microbiology
    Univ. of Iowa 
    Patrick Schlievert Mechanisms of pathogenesis of HIV & role of bone marrow stroma antigen (BST) 2 in breast cancer
    Sept. 6
    Marvin Whiteley
    Univ. of Texas at Austin
     Tim Yahr The role of community composition and biogeography in polymicrobial infection
    Sept. 13    Andrew Goodman
    Yale
    Tim Yahr Microbiome offense and defense
    Sept. 20  Hongbo Chi
    St. Jud Children's Res. Hosp.
    Hai-Hui Xue            Signaling and metabolic regulation in T cells  
    Sept. 27    Al Klingelhutz
    Dept. of Microbiology              
    Univ. of Iowa
    Patrick Schlievert "Why Immortalize Fat Cells? Uncovering the Roles of Toxins in Adipose Dysfunction and                
    Type II Diabetes"
    Oct. 4 Andreas Baumler
    UC Davis
    John Harty Bacterial pathogenesis and innate immunity
    Oct. 11 Hai-Hui Xue
    Dept. of Microbiology
    Univ. of Iowa
    Patrick Schlievert Transcriptional regulation of T cell identity
    Oct. 18 Jason Barker
    Infectious Diseases
    Univ. of Iowa
    Patrick Schlievert Pahogenesis of Francisella tularensis
    Oct. 25 Judith White
    Univ. of Virginia
    Wendy Maury Filovirus entry
    Nov.1 Vladimir Badovinac
    Dept. of Microbiology
    Univ. of Iowa
    Patrick Schlievert Role of CD8 T cells in immunity to infections
    Nov. 8     TBD    
    Nov. 15     Joanna Goldberg
    Emory University
    Lee-Ann Allen Pseudomona pathogenesis
    Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Week    
    Nov. 29 Katherine Knight
    Loyola
    Gail Bishop Development of the antibody repertoire; new microbiome work                                                            
    Dec. 6 Tim Hoover
    Univ. of Georgia, Athens         
    David Weiss Flagella assembly in Helicobacter