Microbiology Seminars and Events

Culture plates
 Psychrophilic algae
 Broth cultures
 A gloved hand reaches toward the incinerator, labeled 'Caution Hot'
Fluorescent bacteria
 Microbes infecting cells
 Fluorescent viruses
 Antarctic research
Goldwater scholar at work in the lab

The Department of Microbiology schedules a variety of seminars each semester, all open to the public.

  • We invite guest lecturers from throughout the Midwest to present research seminars in our weekly Microbiology Seminar Series.
  • One to two times per semester, we host world-class microbiologists to present their research in our Distinguished Lecture Series.
  • In addition, our annual Stark lectures, presented by leading biologists, are funded by the family, friends and students of Orton K. Stark, the founding chair of the Department of Microbiology.
  • To keep abreast of the research in our department, our graduate students present their latest research findings in our weekly Graduate Seminar Series.

This Week in MBI

Microbiology Grad Student Seminar

Jenna DeLuca
Title: “The role of FCRL1 in B cell signaling and immune response"
Mon., Oct.  14 @ 4:15 PM; 218 Pearson Hall


Microbiology Seminar Series

Jennifer A. Gaddy, PhD
Vanderbilt University in the Division of Infectious Diseases

Metal homeostasis in Group B Streptococcus influences perinatal infection outcomes

Wed., Oct.  16 @ 4:15 PM; 218 Pearson Hall