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.


Spring 2015

February 27, 2015
"Transferred interbacterial antagonism genes augment eukaryotic innateimmune function"
John Farrow, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 13, 2015
"Cyclic Di-GMP-Mediated Repression of Swarming Motility by Pseudomonasaeruginosa PA14 Requires the MotAB Stator"
KiHwan Moon, Doctoral Candidate, Microbiology & Immunology

March 27, 2015
"Humangut microbes associated with obesity"
Janet Smith, Medical Student, Brody School of Medicine

April 24, 2015
"Evolutionaryresurrection of flagellar motility via rewiring of thenitrogen regulationsystem"
Felipe Teixeira, Visiting Scholar, Microbiology & Immunology

May 8, 2015
"The type VI secretion system of Vibrio cholerae fosters horizontal gene transfer"
Matthew Addington-Hall, Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology

 

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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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