Seminar Series

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., NRB 1031, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Coffee is served at 12:15 pm outside of the seminar room.

If you would like to meet any of the speakers to discuss research of mutual interest or during lunch or dinner, please contact Wilhelm Engelbrecht (617-432-2115 or wilhelm@hms.harvard.edu).

In the event Harvard is closed due to weather or other emergency, talks and seminars scheduled on the affected day will be canceled.

2015-2016 LIST OF SEMINAR SPEAKERS as of Oct 13

Date Speaker Title Host
9/1/2015 Angelika Gründling A study of Staphylococcus aureus that starts at the cell wall and ends in nucleotide signaling Thomas Bernhardt
9/22/2015 Matt Bogyo

Dissecting mechanisms of pathogenesis using small molecule protease probes

Deborah Hung
10/6/2015 Richard Ebright Structural studies of transcription initiation and transcription activation Ann Hochschild
10/20/2015 Luciano Marraffini CRISPR-Cas: the prokaryotic adaptive immune system Thomas Bernhardt
11/3/2015 Juliane Bubeck-Wardenburg Taking advantage of the host: insights from Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin Isaac Chiu

Lucia B. Rothman-Denes

How bacteriophages maximize strategies for successful infection David Knipe
11/17/2015 Raul Andino Trans-generational RNA virus antiviral immunity Sean Whelan
12/1/2015 Deborah Hogan

Pseudomonas Interactions with Creatures Great and Small

Roberto Kolter
12/8/2015 Patrick Moore

The curious case of viral oncoprotein, MCV small T, and mitotic cap-dependent translation

Elliott Kieff
David Knipe
12/15/2015 Tom Silhavy

Outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria

Jon Beckwith
1/12/2016 Emily Balskus

Chemical Discovery in the Human Microbiota

Tom Bernhardt
1/19/2016 Felicia Goodrum

Virus Modulation of Intracellular Trafficking and Cytomegalovirus Latency

David Knipe
1/26/2016 Jeff Cox - cancelled Functional ubiquitylation during intracellular bacterial infection John Mekalanos
2/2/2016 Hao Wu Mechanistic elucidation of innate and adaptive immunity: stories on inflammasomes and RAG Peter Howley
2/9/2016 Sabine Ehrt - cancelled Mycobacterium tuberculosis: How to Resist and Persist Michael Starnbach
2/16/2016 Sean Brady Watch your step: there is new chemistry everywhere Steve Lory
2/23/2016 Chris Sassetti Genetic dissection of tuberculosis pathogenesis Grad Students
3/1/2016 Stephen Cusack Structural insights into RNA synthesis by the influenza virus transcription-replication machine Sean Whelan
3/8/2016 Michael Fischbach Small molecules from the human microbiota David Rudner
3/22/2016 Thorsten Mempel Cell Migration and Cell-Cell Communication in the Adaptive Immune System Michael Starnbach
3/29/2016 Walther Mothes Visualizing individual steps of the retroviral life cycle in living animals and at the single molecule level Joseph Sodroski
4/5/2016 Stephanie Karst Commensal Bacterial Regulation of Norovirus Cell Tropism and Immune Response Sean Whelan
4/12/2016 Sarkis Mazmanian Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease Dennis Kasper
4/19/2016 Arash Komeili Molecular mechanisms of organelle formation and biomineralization in magnetotactic bacteria Roberto Kolter / Einat Segev
4/26/2016 John-Demian (JD) Sauer Macrophages, Listeria and the Battle for the Cytosol Darren Higgins
5/3/2016 Stephanie Dougan NKT Cell Subsets and the Immune Response to Pancreatic Cancer Arlene Sharpe
5/10/2016 Eric Masse The Unseen Targetome of Prokaryotic Small RNAs Steve Lory

Moselio Schaechter

Small Things Considered - Tales From a Microbial Blog Grad Students