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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Health Sciences Campus
Past Bug Club
Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013

The Bug Club is a journal club within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology organized for the discussion of bacteriology related topics. The club format provides an informal setting for interested students and faculty to discuss and to critically evaluate papers from the current literature. Bug Club discussions may deal with any aspect of bacteriology. Historically, these have included a broad range of topics including bacterial physiology, metabolism, genetics, molecular biology, antibiotic resistance, or pathogenesis.

Fall 2014

September 12, 2014: "Shewanella oneidensisMR-1 nanowires are outer membrane and periplasmic extensions of the extracellular electron transport components"
Michael Betteken, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

September 26, 2014: "Functional mapping of community-acquired respiratory distress syndrome (CARDS) toxin of Mycoplasma pneumoniae defines regions with ADP-ribosyltransferase, vacuolating and receptor-binding activities"
Akarsh Manne, Research Specialist, Microbiology & Immunology

October 10, 2014:  "Evolutionary consequences of intra-patient phage predation on microbial populations" 
Kyle Tipton, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 24, 2014:  "Bacterial fight-and-flight responses enhance virulence in a polymicrobial infection"
Elizabeth Novak, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

November 14, 2014:  "Metabolic niche of a prominent sulfate-reducing human gut bacterium"
Ivan Ndamukong, PhD, Research Instructor, Microbiology & Immunology

December 12, 2014:  "RNA thermometer controls temperature-dependent virulence factor expression in Vibrio cholerae"
Ahmed Elhassanny, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

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Spring 2014

January 24, 2014 "Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
John Farrow, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

February 14, 2014:  "Neisseria meningitidis NalP cleaves human complement C3, facilitating degradation of C3b and survivial in human serum"
Kyle Tipton, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

February 28, 2014:  "There's a unicorn in the garden........again!"
Marty Roop, PhD, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology 

March 14, 2014:  "Polyamines Are Critical for the Induction of the Glutamate Decarboxylase-dependent Acid Resistance System in Escherichia coli"
Ivan Ndamukong, PhD, Research Instructor, Microbiology & Immunology 

March 28, 2014:  "Control of a Salmonella virulence operon by proline-charged tRNA-Pro"
Ahmed Elhassanny, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 11, 2014:  ""BswR controls bacterial motility and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa through modulation of the small RNA rsmZ"
Ki Hwan Moon, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

April 25, 2014:  "Neisseria gonorrhoeae Metalloprotease NGO1686 is Required for Full Piliation, and Piliation is Required for Resistance to H202- and Neutrophil-Mediated Killing" 
Ferys Warren, UWE Research Tech, Microbiology & Immunology 

May 9, 2014:  "An Extracellular Bacterial Pathogen Modulates Host Metabolism to Regulate Its Own Sensing and Proliferation"
Syed Sultan, PhD, Research Instructor, Microbiology & Immunology

May 23, 2014:  "Reprogramming Microbes to be Pathogen-Seeking Killers"
Tafadzwa Hlangabeza, UWE Research Tech, Microbiology & Immunology

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Fall 2013

August 23, 2013: "Intercellular Nanotubes Mediate Bacterial Communication"
John Farrow, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

September 13, 2013:  "A riboswitch-regulated antisense RNA in Listeria monocytogenes"
Yanlu Cao, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

September 27, 2013:  "Iron and citrate export by a major facilitator superfamily pump regulates metabolism and stress resistance in SalmonellaTyphimurium"
Michael Betteken, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 11, 2013:  "Induced ectopic expression of HigB toxin in Mycobacterium tuberculosis results in growth inhibition, reduced abundance of a subset of mRNAs and cleavage of tmRNA"
Elizabeth Novak, PhD, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology 

October 25, 2013:  "Live cell imaging shows reversible assembly of the TatA component of the twin-arginine protein transport system"
Akarsh Manne, Research Specialist, Microbiology & Immunology

November 8, 2013:  "(p)ppGpp Controls Bacterial Persistence by Stochastic Induction of Toxin-Antitoxin Activity"
Kyle Tipton, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 22, 2013:  "Commensal Akkermansia muciniphila exacerbates gut inflammation in Salmonella Typhimurium-infected gnotobiotic mice
Edson Rocha, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology 

December 13, 2013:  "Bacteriophage adhering to mucus provide a non-host-derived immunity"
Greg Wells, Research Specialist, Microbiology & Immunology

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