Past Seminars

01/27/2021Michael Hemann, PhD“Finding New Mechanisms for Old Cancer Drugs” 
02/03/2021Andrew Prendergast (TGIR)“Malnutrition - an enteric disease?” 
02/10/2021Matt Wargo, PhD"Deciphering Pseudomonas metabolism and lifestyles during infection and in the pre-infection niche"
02/17/2021Lori Stevens, PhD"Accomplishing Multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Ecohealth Against Chagas Disease"
02/24/2021Mark Gray, PhD"Development and validation of novel biomarkers of radiotherapy response in breast cancer"
03/03/2021NO SEMINAR 
03/10/2021Robyn Maher, PhD"The central DNA binding domain of XRCC1 stimulates the repair activity of NTHL1"
03/17/2021NO SEMINAR - COVID Slam 3/18 
03/24/2021John-Demian Sauer, PhD"The War Within: Host-Pathogen Interactions in the Cytosol"
03/31/2021NO SEMINAR 
04/07/2021Lauren Hinkel, PhD"Pseudomonads and sphingosine: Investigating how several Pseudomonas species respond to antimicrobial sphingoid bases"
04/14/2021Vincent Dion, PhD"Expanded CAG/CTG repeat instability: the long and the short of it"
04/21/2021Sean Diehl, PhD"Dengue vaccination and host response to infection"
04/28/2021Aimee Shen, PhD"Of spores and cells: Adventures in Clostridioides difficile Physiology"
05/05/2021Gary Stein, PhD 
05/12/2021Vikas Anathy, PhD 
05/17/2021Mami Taniuchi, PhD (TGIR) 
05/26/2021John Barlow, DVM, PhD 

 

Eyal Amiel, PhD

Associate Professor, Medical Laboratory Science, University of Vermont

"Nitric oxide-mediated regulation of dendritic cell metabolism and immune responses to microbial stimuli"


Jason Gigley, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming

"Understanding Innate Lymphoid Cells in Chronic Toxoplasma gondii Infection"


Brian Cunniff, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

"Mitochondria as Drug Targets and Localized Signaling Hubs"


Pierre-Alexandre Vidi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest School of Medicine

"DNA repair in context - Influence of tissue architecture and nuclear organization"


Nimrat Chatterjee, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

"Targeting translesion synthesis polymerase REV1 to combat cancer chemoresistance"


Travis Stracker, PhD

Principal Investigator, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain

"Genomic instability: causes, consequences and opportunities"


Pierre Billon, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Genetics at Columbia University

"Deploying genome editing techniques to study and control the cellular response to DNA damage"


Aishwarya Prakash, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama

"A structural approach to understanding the function of DNA repair complexes"


Markus Thali, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont

"Multiscale analyses of HIV-1 cell-to-cell transmission"


Jason Stumpff, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont

"Centering the Genome: How and why chromosomes align during mitosis"


Keith Mintz, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont

"Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: What a mouthful!"


Irina R. Arkhipova, PhD

Associate Scientist, Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

"Transposable elements: Driving genome evolution through conflict and cooperation"


Dawei Li, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont

"Genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics research of human complex diseases"


Andrea Etter, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont 

“Investigating the Role of Bacterial Stress Tolerance in Salmonellosis Outbreaks”


Christopher Francklyn, PhD

Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont 

“How Inherited Mutations in a Protein Synthesis Gene Superfamily Compromise the Nervous System”


Matthew Wargo, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont 

“It Came from the Tap: Bacterial Transition from Potable Water to the Lung”


Gary Ward, PhD

Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont 

“Science Publishing: The Ongoing Search for Better Ways to Communicate Research Results and Assess Their Impact”


Kirk Deitsch, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College

“Staying One Step Ahead of the Immune System: How Malaria Parasites Maintain a Chronic Infection”


Elizabeth Norton, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine

"Promoting Mucosal Immunity with the Adjuvant dmLT for Polio Vaccination and Beyond"


Megan King, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine

"Dynamics and Compartments: The Influence of Cell Biology on DNA Double-Strand Break Repair"


Stefan L. Oliver, PhD

Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Univeristy

“Varicella-zoster Virus: Molecular Controls of Cell Fusion-Dependent Pathogenesis”


Matthew Wargo, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont

“It Came from the Tap: Bacterial Transition from Potable Water to the Lung”


Hosna Jabbari,PhD

Department of Computer Science, The University of Vermont

“RNA Therapeutics — a window to the future”


Sylvie Doublié, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Vermont

“Visualizing DNA Repair Enzymes Encountering Free Radical DNA Lesions”


Peter D. Newell, PhD

Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego, Department of Biological Sciences

“Interspecies Interactions in the Gut Microbiota of Drosophila: Symbiosis Within a Symbiosis”


John Barlow, DVM, PhD

Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, The University of Vermont

“Old MacDonald had a Staph: One Health, Molecular Epidemiology and Staphylococcus spp. on Dairy Farms”


Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics & Discovery Center
Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
UCSF School of Medicine

“Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases”


Nicholas Mantis, PhD

Research Scientist VI, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health

“Every Antibody Tells a Story: A Reductionist Approach to Understanding the Molecular Interplay between Microbial Pathogens and the Mucosal Immune System”


Andrea Lee, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Vermont

“Direct Observation of Transient Interactions Between Glycosylases and DNA Using Single Molecule Microscopy”


Sean Diehl, PhD

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the Vaccine Testing Center, The University of Vermont

“Mapping of the Human B Cell Responses to Primary Dengue and Zika Infection”


Dimitry N. Krementsov, PhD

Biomedical and Health Sciences, The University of Vermont

“Interactions Between the Gut Microbiome and the Mammalian Host Genome in Autimmune Disease”