Microbiology

Journal Club Schedule


FALL 2018 MICROBIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE:

 DATE    PRESENTER   TITLE
Sep 10   Denver LaForce   A promising vaccine strategy against Rhodococcus equi
Sep 17   Melissa Brewer  

Does truncation of IFN-gamma reduce macrophage activation, and is this reduction deficient in autoimmune disease?

Sep 24       Megan Martinez    An antibody-mediated response to Zika virus 
Oct 1   James Teel and Amal Yahya  

How SagS permits biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

IL-22 immunotherapy as a treatment for severe influenza

Oct 8   Kara Daniels  

Myeloid cell-expressed arginase 1 regulates S. aureus planktonic-cell but not biofilm infections 

Oct 15   Cerra Linn    How the antidepressant fluoxetine induces antibiotic resistance in E. coli
Oct 22   Sydney Rudy    
In vivo virulence characterization of pregnancy-associated Listeria  monocytogenes infections
Oct 29   Danielle Lemus    
Platelets enhance dendritic cell responses against S. aureus through CD40-CD40L
Nov 5   Ace Mulliner and Caitlin Karolenko   

The DacB and DacC penicillin-binding proteins modify peptidoglycan crosslinking and allow Type IV pilus expression in Neisseria gonorrhoeaehe 

 Macromolecular acidic coating increases food shelf life by inhibition of bacterial growth

Nov 12   Michelle King  

The 3D architecture of a bacterial swarm has implications for antibiotic tolerance

Nov 19   Sudhir Doranga  

 "Superoxide dismutase activity confers antibiotic tolerance to stationary-phase P. aeruginosa"

Nov 26   William Marsh  

 "How microbes can control fly movement

Dec 3   Justin Bowen  

 "Thanatin targets the intermembrane protein complex required for lipopolysaccharide transport in Escherichia coli"

SPRING 2018 MICROBIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE:

DATE   PRESENTER   TITLE
Jan 29   Michelle King   Acoustic Reporter Genes for Noninvasive Imaging of Microorganisms in Mammalian Hosts
Feb 5     Prakash Sah   Mycobacterium tuberculosis is protected from NADPH oxidase and LC3-associated phagocytosis by the LCP protein CpsA 
 Feb 12   Bradley Smiling    Proinflammatory Role of Monocyte-Derived CX3CR lint Macrophages in Helicobacter hepaticus- Induced Colitis 
 Feb 19   Jerreme Jackson    Changes in the Microbiota Cause Genetically Modified Anopheles to Spread in a Population 
 Feb 26   CoryBen Berna    Adaptation of Commensal Proliferating Escherichia coli to the Intestinal Tract of Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis
 Mar 5   Chelsea Murphy    An Environmentally Friendly Engineered Azotobacter Strain that Replaces a Substantial Amount of Urea Fertilizer while Sustaining the Same Wheat Field 
 Mar 12   Kavya Boyina    Broad Impact of Extracellular DNA on Biofilm Formation by Clinically Isolated Methicillin-resistant and -sensitive Strains of Staphlococcus aureus 
 Mar 26    Deepali Luthra   The Microbiota Metabolite Indole Inhibits Salmonella Virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ Two-component System The Microbiota Metabolite Indole Inhibits Salmonella Virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ Two-component System 
Apr 2   Anton Avramov   Hippocampal Expression of a Virus-derived Protein Impairs Memory in Mice
Apr 9   Ben Nelson   Anti−PD-1 Antibody Treatment Promotes Clearance of Persistent Cryptococcal Lung Infection in Mice
Apr 16   Archana Yadav   Methanogenesis in Oxygenated Soils is a Substantial Fraction of Wetland Methane Emissions
Apr 23   Biraj Kayastha   Discovery of Calcium as a Biofilm-Promoting Signal for Vibrio Fischeri Reveals New Phenotypes and Underlying Regulatory Complexity
         

FALL 2017 MICROBIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE:

DATE   PRESENTER   TITLE  
Sept 11   Neil Miller   Photosynthate accumulation in solar-powered sea slugs - starving slugs survive due to accumulated starch reserves  
Sept 18   Radwa Hanafy   A parts list for fungal cellulosomes revealed by comparative genomics   
Sept 25   Nirakar Adhikari   Binding of the Helicobacter pylori OipA causes apoptosis of host cells via modulation of Bax/Bcl-2 levels    
Oct 2   Sudhir Doranga   Characterization of Key Helicobacter pylori Regulators Identifies a Role for ArsRS in Biofilm Formation  
Oct 9   Khadija Abdulhafid   Hepatitis C virus-induced innate immune responses in human iPS cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells   
Oct 16   Regina Chan   Cinnamon Oil Inhibits Shiga Toxin Type 2 Phage Induction and Shiga Toxin Type 2 Production in Escherichia Coli   
Oct 23    Kavya Boyina   Lactoferricin Peptides Increase Macrophages' Capacity to Kill Mycobacterium avium   
Oct 30   Jordan Satterfield   Transmission of a common intestinal neoplasm in zebrafish by cohabitation    
Nov 6   Coryben Berna   Inhibition of Psuedomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Formation by Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herb Herba patriniae   
Nov 13   Bradly Smiling   Disruption of Staphlococcus aureus biofilms using rhamnolipid biosurfactants   

SPRING 2017 MICROBIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE:

DATE   PRESENTER   TITLE  
Feb 6   Neil Miller    The Response Regulator Npun_F1278 is Essential For Scytonemin Biosythnesis in the Cyanobacterium Nostoc Puncitforme ATCC 29133  
Feb 13   Amal Yahya     The Improved Antibody Response Against HIV-1 After A Vaccination Based On Intrastructural Help Is Complemented by Functional CD8 T-cell Repsonses   
Feb 20   Prakash Sah    Direct Targeting of Membrane Fusion by SNARE Mimicry: Convergent Evolution of Legionella Effectors   
Feb 27   Khadija Abdulhafid    The Hha-TomB Toxin-Antitoxin System Shows Conditional Toxicity and Promotes Persister Cell Formation by Inhibiting Apoptosis-Like Death in S. Typhimurium   
March 6   Judy Gulden     A Novel RNase 3/ECP Peptide for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Eradication That Combines Antimicrobial, Lipopolysaccharide Binding, and Cell-Agglutinating Activities  
April 10    Nirakar Adhikari     Functional Role of ompF and ompC Porins in Pathogenesis of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli  
April 17    Anton Avramov     Daptomycin Inhibits Cell Envelope Synthesis by Interfering with Fluid Membrane Microdomains  

FALL 2016 MICROBIOLOGY & MOLECULAR GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE:

DATE   PRESENTER   TITLE
Aug 29   Shelby Calkins   A New Small Molecule Inhibits Streptococcus Mutans Biofilms in Vitro and in Vivo
Sept 5   Holiday   No Journal Club 
 Sept 12   Johhny Riggs     Suppresion of HIV Replication by CD8+ Regulatory T-Cells in Elite Controllers 
 Sept 19    Rawan Eleshy    The Absence of Microbiota Delays the Inflammatory Response to Cryptococcus gattii
 Sept 26    Ibrahim Farag   Complete Nitrification by Nitrospira Bacteria 
 Oct 3    Niel Miller    Terminal Acidic Shock Inhibits Sour Beer Bottle Conditioning by Saccharomyces cerevisiae  
 Oct 10   Melissa Brewer    Alterations of the Human Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis  
 Oct 17   Khadija Abdulhafid    The Quorum Sensing Inhibitor Hamamelitannin Increases Antibiotic Susceptibility ofStaphylococcus aureus Biofilms by Affecting Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis and eDNA Release  
Oct 24    Prakash Sah     The Type III Secretion System Apparatus Determines the Intracellular Niche of Bacterial Pathogens  
Oct 31   Radwa Hanafy   Surveying the Endomicrobiome and Ectomicrobiome of Bark Beetles: The Case of Dendroctonus Simplex 
Nov 7   Biraj Kayastha   Neuraminidase A-Exposed Galactose Promotes Streptococcus pneumoniae Biofilm Formation during Colonization
Nov 14   Vivek Patel   d-Alanine Metabolism is Essential For Growth and Biofilm Formation of Streptococcus mutans 
Nov 21   Breanna Russ   Neisseria gonorrhoeae Crippled Its Peptidoglycan Fragment Permease To Facilitate Toxic Peptidoglycan Monomer Release
Nov 28   Juliana Artier     Production and Characterization of Synthetic Carboxysome Shells with Incorporated Luminal Proteins