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 Shannon Haas, MBIB Events Planning: MBIB_Events@hms.harvard.edu or (617) 432-2115.

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


Date Speaker Title Host
9/18/2018 Stephen Goff Silencing of Retroviral DNAs David Knipe
9/25/2018 Amiee Shen Epigenetic Regulation and Germinant Sensing Mechanisms in Clostridium Difficile Ann Hochschild
10/02/2018 Ralph Isberg Control of host cell tubular endoplasmic reticulum function by Legionella pneumophila Peter Howley / Lee Gehrke
10/09/2018 Jesse Bloom How viral genetic diversity influences the outcome of influenza infection Aaron Schmidt
10/16/2018 Mary Estes Translating Stem Cell Biology to Understand Gastrointestinal Infection Max Nibert
10/23/2018 Peggy Cotter CDI System-Mediated Cooperation, Competition, and DNA Transposition in Burkholderia John Mekalanos
10/30/2018 Matt Waldor A Vaccine for Cholera That Can Provide Protection Before Eliciting an Adaptive Immune Respons John Mekalanos
11/06/2018 Nina Salama Staying in Shape: Bacterial Cytoskeleton-Cell Wall Interactions in the Gastric Pathogen Helicobacter Pylori Darren Higgins
11/13/2018 Joe Pogliano Adventures in Cell Biology:  Discovery of the Phage Nucleus and Spindle Max Nibert
Thanksgiving Week
11/27/2018 Jose Rodriguez Atomic Structures of Infectious Amyloid Assemblies Jonathan Abraham
12/04/2018 Neal Alto Know Thy Self, Know Thy Enemy: Expanding the Host’s Immunological Tool Box with Bacterial Toxins Michael Starnbach
Micro Search Symposium
12/18/2018 Peter Chien Regulated Proteolysis in Bacteria During Stress and Growth Graduate Students
Holiday Break
New Year's Day
01/08/2019 Philip Klebba Universal Fluorescence Assays of High-affinity Ligand Transport Stephen Lory
01/15/2019 Jean-Philippe Julien Antibody Immunity at the Bottlenecks of Malaria Parasite Transmission Aaron Schmidt
01/29/2019 Andrew Lovering Using Structural Biology to Understand Predatory Bacteria Thomas Bernhardt
02/05/2019 Gaya Amarasinghe Structural Mechanisms of Viral Immune Evasion and Replication Aaron Schmidt
02/12/2019 Elaine Hsiao Microbiome-Dietary Interactions in Refractory Epilepsy Alex Kostic
02/26/2019 Nathalie Balaban Evolution of resistance in pathogens under intermittent antibiotic treatments David Rudner
03/05/2019 Alain Filloux “À la carte” Bacterial toxin delivery by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Type VI Secretion System John Mekalanos
03/12/2019 Erin Goley Regulating cell wall metabolism in Caulobacter: act globally, act locally Graduate Students
HMS Spring Break
03/26/2019 Johan Paulsson Studying dynamics in bacterial cells: new tools and applications to oscillations, DNA repair and persisters  
04/02/2019 Jim Van Etten Adventures with Giant Algal Viruses Max Nibert
04/09/2019 Hong Zhou Structural studies of human herpesviruses Sean Whelan
Public School Break
04/23/2019 Kelly Doran Blood-Brain Barrier Penetration by Group B Streptococcus Isaac Chiu
04/30/2019 Harry Mobley Measuring Bacterial Gene Expression and Growth Rates during Human Infection Darren Higgins
05/07/2019 Kimberly Seed Recurring conflicts with a single predatory phage drive the evolution of Vibrio cholerae Thomas Bernhardt
05/14/2019 Joshua Woodward Cytosolic RECONnaissance: Host Strategies for Detecting Bacterial Cyclic Dinucleotides Philip Kranzusch
05/21/2019 Yasushi Kawaguchi Molecular Mechanisms of Herpes Simplex Virus Replication and Pathogenicity David Knipe
Graduation Week