Microphiles microbiology research discussion group

The Microbiology section holds a weekly research-in-progress Friday noon seminar series, a.k.a. Microphiles. This venue is open to graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to present their work in the comprehensive and diverse field of Microbiology. This highly interactive and well-attended series is open to the research community and encourages broad discussion between the audience and the speaker.

The format of Microphiles is quite flexible to accommodate a range of presentation styles. Speakers are able to choose the length of their presentation (e.g., 15, 20, 30, or 40 minutes). This allows people to present talks on stories at an earlier and/or a less complete stage. This will also provide opportunities to practice a short talk for a conference. In addition, Microphiles is a great venue for student committee meetings and thesis defenses. Speakers may also indicate if they would like feedback on their presentation, in which case a student-made rubric is available.

Microphiles meets during the fall and spring semesters. A new schedule is available at the beginning of each semester.

Fall 2021 schedule

Fridays, 12:20–1:10pm

Attend in person (Simon Hall 001) or via Zoom. Unique Zoom links for each seminar will be posted in TWIB the week before and emailed the day before.

Sep. 3 Lauren Nease, Hardy Lab—PhD defense
Sep. 10 Hannah Quinn Hughes, Dalia Lab
Sep. 17 available
Sep. 24 Prof. Matt Bochman, IU MCB
Oct. 1 No microphiles—Microbiology Retreat
Oct. 8 No microphiles—fall break
Oct. 15 Steven Olney/Abby Jackson, Kearns Lab
Oct. 22 Ella Chuang, McKinlay Lab
Oct. 29 Dr. Jen Greenwich, Fuqua Lab
Nov. 5 Dr. Jon Massey, Newton Lab
Nov. 12 Prof. Heather Hundley—"Thriving in Grad School" panel discussion
Nov. 19 Delaney Miller, Newton Lab
Nov. 26 No microphiles—Thanksgiving break
Dec. 3 Asha Philip, Patton Lab—PhD defense