The Bug Club

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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 2017

September 22, 2017
"Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer's Disease?"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

October 13, 2017
"Genomic sequencing-based mutational enrichment analysis identifies motility genes in a genetically intractable gut microbe"
John Farrow, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

October 27, 2017
"Predation of human pathogens by the predatory bacteria Micavibrio aeruginosavorus and Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus"
Priyanka Theophilus, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

November 10, 2017
"Salad leaf juices enhance Salmonella growth, fresh produce colonization and virulence"
Shalaka Lotlikar, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

November 17, 2017 (cancelled)
"Mechanisms of Pyocyanin Toxicity and Genetic Determinants of Resistance in Staphyloccus aureus"
Greg Wells, Research Specialist, Microbiology & Immunology

December 15, 2017 (cancelled)

"TBA"
Kayla DeOca, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology 

 

Spring 2017

January 20, 2017

"Synchronized cycles of bacterial lysis for in vivo delivery"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

February 24, 2017
"Communication between viruses guides lysis-lysogeny decisions"
Everett Pesci, Interim Chairman, Microbiology & Immunology

March 10, 2017
"RNA thermometer controls temperature-dependent virulence factor expression in Vibrio cholera"

Priyanka Theophilus, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

March 17, 2017 CANCELLED
"Genomic sequencing-based mutational enrichment analysis identifies motility genes in a genetically intractable gut microbe"
John Farrow, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

March 31, 2017 CANCELLED
"TBA"
Matthew Johnsrude, Masters Student, Biology Department


May 5, 2017
"Inflammation boosts bacteriophage transfer between Salmonella spp."
Cody Moorman, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

May 19, 2017
 
"Necrotrophic growth of periodontopathogens is a novel virulence factor in oral biofilms"
Matthew Johnsrude, Masters Student, Biology Department

 

 

 


Fall 2016

September 30, 2016
"Acinetobacter baumannii Phenylacetic Acid Metabolism Influences Infection Outcome Through a Direct Effect on Neutrophil Chemotaxis"
John Farrow, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

October 21, 2016
"Effectiveness of Stevia rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia burgdorferi in Vitro"
Priyanka Theophilus, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

November 18, 2016
"Vibrio cholera biofilm growth program and architecture revealed by single-cell live imaging"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

December 9, 2016 (cancelled)
"TBA"
Shalaka Lotlikar, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

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Spring 2016

February 26, 2016
"Direct conversion of plant biomass to ethanol by engineered Caldicellulosiruptor bescii"
Hui Xu, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

March 18, 2016
"Respiratory syncytial virus infection enhances Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm growth through dysregulation of nutritional immunity"
Samantha Palethorpe, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

April 15, 2016
"Biogeography of a human oral microbiome at the micron scale"
John Farrow, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

April 29, 2016
"Identification of novel activity against Borrelia burgdorferi persisters using an FDA approved drug library"
Priyanka Theophilus, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

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