• Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology
    at The University of Iowa

    Summer 2011 Schedule of Events

    Date Schedule of Events
    May 22 (Sun) Check-in at Mayflower Hall; Welcome pizza party at Mayflower
    May 23 (Mon) Orientation session and lunch, Bowen Science Building (BSB)
    May 27 (Fri) Group lunch: graduate student Tiara Pérez, guest
    May 28 (Sat) Dinner at Dr. Linda McCarter's home
    May 31 (Tue) Seminar: Dr. Richard Roller, "Genetic analysis of virus assembly"
    June 3 (Wed) Group lunch: postdoctoral student Mike Trimble, guest
    June 7 (Tue) Seminar: Dr. Craig Ellermeier, "Identification of a Novel Site-1 Protease"
    June 9 (Thu) Biosciences Welcome Reception
    June 10 (Fri) Group lunch: recent Ph.D. graduate Jeremiah Johnson, guest
    June 14 (Tue) Seminar: Dr. Steven Clegg, "Fimbrial assembly and production in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium"
    June 15 (Wed) Biosciences Program: Survival Skills Workshop for Young Researchers
    June 17 (Fri) Group lunch: Dr. Theresa Ho, Clostridium difficile extra-cytoplasmic function s factor CsfV regulates lysozyme resistance"; Student presentation
    June 21 (Tue) Seminar: Dr. Michael Feiss, "DNA packaging in dsDNA viruses: Examples in the λ-like bacteriophages"
    June 24 (Fri) Group lunch: Dr. Linda McCarter, "To swarm or stick: decision making by Vibrio parahaemolyticus"; Student presentation
      Introduction to summer project paper due
    June 28 (Tue) Seminar: Dr. Alex Horswill, "Peptide quorum sensing in Gram positive bacteria"
    July 1 (Fri) Group lunch: Student presentations
    July 7 (Thu) Seminar: Dr. George Stauffer, "Genetic redundancy in the small non-coding regulatory RNA GcvB in Escherichia coli"
    July 8 (Fri) Group lunch: Student presentations
    July 10 (Sun) Movie night at Dr. Linda McCarter's home
    July 12 (Tue) Seminar: Ethics/Responsible Conduct of Research, Part 1
    July 15 (Fri) Group lunch: Ethics/Responsible Conduct of Research, Part 2
    July 19 (Tue) Abstract Draft and Poster Workshop
    July 22 (Fri) Group lunch:  Dr. Steven Clegg, "Graduate school admissions"
      Ice cream social with Microbiology Department
    July 25 (Mon) Biosciences Farewell Reception
    July 27 (Wed) UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (poster presentations)
    July 28 (Thu) End of summer celebration dinner
    July 29 (Fri) Group lunch: Program evaluation/wrap-up
      Research papers due
    July 29-30
    Check out from Mayflower Hall