The CBE Seminar Series is organized to host experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise. Each semester, a committee of CBE graduate students and staff invite and host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

The CBE 2021-2022 seminar organizing committee

If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Spring 2022 Schedule

  • Thursdays, 4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) unless otherwise noted*
  • Virtual via WebEx unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title/Topic

Jan 20

No Seminar-First week of classes

Jan 27

No Seminar 
 
 

Feb 3*

Hybrid Roberts 321

 

Dr. Kevin Cash

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Nanosensors for spatiotemporal monitoring of microbial physiology

Feb 10

No Seminar
 
 
Feb 17
Dr. Zahra Mahdieh

Postdoctoral Researcher, CBE

 

Granular Matrigel: Restructuring a trusted extracellular matrix for improved permeability

 

Feb 24*

Virtual
9am MST

 

 

Dr. Desiree Dickerson

 

Consultant,Academic Mental Health & Well-being
Strategies for managing our well-being in research

Mar 3*

Virtual
10am MST

 

Prof. Kasper Kragh

Assistant Professor, Bacteriology, Costerton Biofilm Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Microscopy in biofilm research- A closer look 

Mar 10*

Hybrid Roberts 321

 

Dr. Tomasz Zajkowski
Associate Scientist, Universities Space Research Association and Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, NASA Ames Research Center
An evolutionary perspective on prion-based mechanisms of regulation and adaptation

Mar 17

No Seminar-MSU Spring Break

Mar 24

CBE Undergraduate Research Day

 

Ian Novak, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Standardized Biofilm Methods Lab

 

Martina Du, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Ross Carlson Lab

 



Uve Strautmanis, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Matthew Fields Lab

Recent advancements in standard biofilm methods

 


Using synthetic ecology to quantify consortial interactions in biofilm and planktonic cultures

 

Investigation of complete groundwater denitrification utilizing an environmentally relevant bacterial co-culture

 

Mar 31

Dr. Tagbo Niepa

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

 

Nanocultures: Controlled microbial communities in sessile drops

 

Apr 7*

 

*Hybrid
Byker Auditorium & via Webex

 

George Schaible 

PhD Candidate, Chemistry & Biochemistry, MSU, CBE

 

Investigating cellular differentiation within multicellular magnetotactic bacteria using genomics and correlative microscopy

 

Contact CBE for remote access

 

Apr 14

Dr. Anita Shukla

Associate Professor, Engineering, Brown University

 

Smart antimicrobial biomaterials

 

Contact CBE for remote access

 

Apr 21

 

Dr. Qian Wang

Assistant Research Professor, Microbiology & Cell Biology, MSU

 

Aerobic methane synthesis microbes

 

Contact CBE for remote access

 

Apr 28

Dr. Tim Borgogna

Postdoctoral Researcher, CBE

 

Host interactions with biofilms on implants: Translating from in vitro to in vivo

 

Contact CBE for remote access

 

May 5

Kirsten Kapp

Professor, Biological Sciences, Central Wyoming College

 

Exploring the multidimensional world of microplastic pollution

 

Contact CBE for remote access

Past Seminars

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2021-Fall-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

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2020-Fall-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

2020-Spring-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

2019-Fall-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

2019-Spring-CBE-Seminar-Schedule