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 Jessica Conner (617-432-2115 or jessica_conner@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


Tom Bernhardt
1/19/2016 Felicia Goodrum


David Knipe
1/26/2016 Jeff Cox   John Mekalanos
2/2/2016 Hao Wu   Peter Howley
2/9/2016 Sabine Ehrt   Michael Starnbach
2/16/2016 Sean Brady   Steve Lory
2/23/2016 Chris Sassetti   Grad Students
3/1/2016 Stephen Cusack   Sean Whelan
3/8/2016 Michael Fischbach   David Rudner
3/22/2016 Thorsten Mempel   Michael Starnbach
3/29/2016 Walther Mothes   Joseph Sodroski
4/5/2016 Stephanie Karst   Sean Whelan
4/12/2016 Sarkis Mazmanian   Dennis Kasper
4/19/2016 Arash Komeili   Roberto Kolter / Einat Segev
4/26/2016 John-Demian (JD) Sauer   Darren Higgins
5/3/2016 Stephanie Dougan   Arlene Sharpe
5/10/2016 Eric Masse   Steve Lory

Moselio Schaechter

  Grad Students