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.
Spring 2021 Schedule
|Jan. 29||Dr. Jolene Ramsey, Young Lab, Texas A&M Center for Phage Technology|
|Feb. 5||GRV: No Microphiles|
|Feb. 12||Maureen Onyeziri, PhD defense, Fuqua Lab|
|Mar. 5||Dr. Adrian Land, Senior Regulatory Manager, Proctor and Gamble|
|Mar. 12||Dr. Nathan Feirer, Promega|
|Mar. 19||Blake Peterson, van Kessel Lab|
|Mar. 26||Audrey Parish, Newton Lab|
|Apr. 2||Lauren Nease, Hardy Lab|
|Apr. 9||Dr. Smirla Ramos-Montañez, TERC|
|Apr. 16||Dr. Jon Massey, Newton Lab|
|Apr. 23||Abigail Garrett, Winkler Lab|
|Apr. 30||Jack Crawford, Hardy Lab|