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.

Fall Quarter 2022

September 23, 2022

(GBSF Auditorium)

Speaker: Claudia Rückert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Reno, Nevada

Title: "From Sensing to Defending - Antiviral Responses of Culex Mosquitoes"

September 30, 2022


Speaker: David Evans, Ph.D. FCAHS, Professor, Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta

Title: "Poxvirus recombination: Mechanisms and applications" (PDF)

October 7, 2022


Speaker: Steven McElroy, M.D., Chief of Neonatology, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis

Title: "Effects of maternal inflammation on fetal intestinal development and why that may predispose to intestinal injury in the neonate" (PDF)

October 14, 2022


Speaker: Andrew Routh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Sealy Center for Structural Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch of Pediatrics

Title: "RNA Recombination in Coronaviruses" (PDF)

October 21, 2022


Speaker: Sebastian Winter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, UC Davis Health

Title: "Host-microbe interactions in the inflamed gut" (PDF)

October 28, 2022


Speaker: Angela Gelli, Ph.D., Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology, University of California, School of Medicine, Pharmacology

Title: "Neuroinfections: Resolving mechanisms of fungal translocation from blood-to-brain" (PDF)

November 4, 2022


Speaker: Yifan Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

Title: "Genome-wide CRISPR screens identify immunomodulatory effectors in Toxoplasma gondii" (PDF)

November 18, 2022

Please note: this seminar will be rescheduled to a later date!!

(Hybrid Meeting: GBSF 1005 and ZOOM Meeting)

Hosted by Microbiology Graduate Group DEI Committee

Speaker: Norma Cecilia Martinez-Gomez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Title: "Unraveling Lanthanide Transport, Storage, and Usage in bacteria" (PDF)

December 2, 2022


Speaker: Christopher Montgomery, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Title: "Protective Immunity against Staphylococcus aureus infection" (PDF)

Contact the IOR, Dr. José V. Torres (, if you would like to meet with the speaker.