Gemel Joseph

PhD Student, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Lab of Blanca Barquera, PhD & Douglas Swank, PhD

“Elucidation of proteins critical for infection and adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to different host environments”

March 13th


Lauren Gandy

PhD Student, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lab of Blanca Barquera, PhD

“Metabolite analysis in wild-type and respiratory mutants in Bacteroides fragilis”

Graham Willsey, PhD

Postdoc, Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH, Lab of Nicholas Mantis, PhD

“TBA”

April 10th


Gayathri Vijayakumar

PhD Student, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Lab of Peter Palese, PhD

“Newcastle disease virus and radio-therapy enhance checkpoint blockade in murine melanoma model “

Kara Levinson, PhD, MPH, D(ABMM)

Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) Fellow at CDC

“Plot summary of the 1975 thriller Jaws:

“When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.”-Patrick Boldt, IMDb  (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/)

 

Plot summary of the 2018 Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Hampton, New Hampshire:

When a killer bacterium unleashes an outbreak on a beach town, it’s up to the local police and fire chiefs, a group of environmental scientists and epidemiologists, and an LLS fellow to hunt the water source down.

 

Join me as I share this atypical outbreak and what it taught the Granite State in how to leverage and mobilize unlikely partners in public health.”

May 22nd


Tahoura Samad

PhD Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lab of Katharina Ribbeck

"Microbial hitchhiking promotes dispersal and colonization of new niches by staphylococci"

Carolina Chiale Ferreira M.S.

PhD Student, Albany Medical Center, Lab of Michael D. Robek, PhD

Title TBA

June 12th

February 2019

Amit Singh, PhD

Postdoc, Albany Medical Center, Lab or Wei Sun, PhD

“Live attenuated Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as candidate vaccine against pneumonic plague infection”

Maria Goretti Onyango, PhD

Postdoc, Arbovirology Lab of the Wadsworth Center

Lab of Laura Kramer, PhD and Alex Ciota, PhD

“Increased temperatures reduce the vectorial capacity of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for Zika virus and enriches it’s gut microbial diversity.”


January 2019

Alexander Mosier

PhD Student, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lab of Jennifer Hurley, PhD

“Unveiling the Impact of the Negative Arm of the Circadian Clock on Output in Neurospora crassa

Valjean R. Bacot-Davis, PhD

Postdoc, University at Albany, Lab of Marlene Belfort

Intein Splicing Inhibitors As Antimicrobials.


november 2018

Jesse Rabinowitz

PhD Student, Albany Medical College, Lab of Carlos de Noronha, PhD

“Cytoplasmic membrane-bound antiporter, xCT, inhibits early HIV infection.”

Ville Väre

PhD Student, University at Albany,

Lab of Paul Agris, PhD & Kathleen McDonough, PhD

"Development of novel small molecule antibiotics against Gram-positive bacteria"


October 18

Tarani Kanta Barman, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, Albany Medical Center, Lab of Dennis Metzger

“Potential of a novel oxazolidinone against drug resistant Gram positive bacteria and its systemic delivery using biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles”

Thomas Hart

PhD Student, University at Albany, Lab of Yi-Pin Lin

“Convergent evolution of an enzyme Borreliae surface protein drives vertebrate host tropisms by facilitating complement evasion”