Current Theme: Interdisciplinary Research

All seminars are held Fridays at 12:10 p.m. at 1005 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF Main Auditorium).

Please note: All MMI 291 seminars will continue via Zoom.

Winter Quarter 2024

January 12, 2024

Speaker: Elif Sarinay Cenik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas

Title: “Coordination of Cellular Energy and Body Growth Through Ribosomes” (PDF)


January 19, 2024

MMI Department TGIF Seminar

Speaker: Rachel Moreno, Ph.D. Candidate - Immunology, Paul Ashwood Research Lab

Research Presentation Title: "Regulatory T Cell Dysregulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder and my research interests are inflammation, neurodevelopmental disorders, mucosal immunity and development." (PDF)

Speaker: Natasha Tanner, Ph.D. Candidate - Immunology, Sebastian Winter Research Lab

Research Presentation Title: "The Role of epithelial cells in infectious and non-infectious colitis." (PDF)


January 26, 2024

Speaker: Randy Carney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Davis

Title: “To EV or not EV? Translations of Raman Spectroscopy of Extracellular Vesicles in Clinical Diagnostics” (PDF)


February 2, 2024

Speaker: Laurynne Coates, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Microbiologist, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), University of California, Davis

Title: “Increasing fiber in dairy cow feed is associated with altered milk composition which may support a more beneficial milk microbial community for cows and humans” (PDF)


February 9, 2024

Speaker: Jay C. Vornhagen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Indiana University

Title: “The tarantella between Klebsiella and the gut: a dance between host and pathogen” (PDF)


February 16, 2024

MMI Department TGIF Seminar

Speaker: Jingjun Lin, Postdoc, Bennett Penn Research Lab

Research Presentation Title: “Uncovering IFN-Induced Host Determinants Critical for Controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a CRISPR Library Screen” (PDF)

Speaker: Gema Méndez-Lagares, Project Scientist, Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor Research Lab

Research Presentation Title: “Modulation of T-cell metabolism for enhanced SIV control via metabolic- adjuvanted mRNA-LNP/Gag vaccination” (PDF)


February 23, 2024

Speaker: Rachisan Gabriel Djiake Tihagam, Graduate Student, Microbiology Graduate Group, Sanchita Bhatnagar Lab, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California Davis

Title: “A TRIM37 risk variant rs57141087 contributes to triple-negative breast cancer onset and progression in African American women” (PDF)


March 15, 2024

MMI Department TGIF Seminar

Sanchita Bhatnagar Lab - TBA
Charles Bevins Lab – TBA
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California Davis

Contact the IOR, Dr. José V. Torres (jvtorres@ucdavis.edu), if you would like to meet with the speaker.