Mondays at 3:10pm
Plant Bioscience Building, Room 108    
Occasionally there is a change in venue. Any changes are announced via email.

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Previous Seminars

Spring 2020 Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation

Jan 27

Dr. Martin Lawrence

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, MSU, TBI

Biological warfare in a Yellowstone hot spring

Feb 3 No Seminar    

 Feb 10

Dr. Rebecca Mueller

Assistant Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Microbial community assembly in hot springs across spatial and temporal gradients

Feb 17

Presidents' Day - No seminar

Feb 24


Mar 2

Dr. Sandra Halonen

Dr. Elliott Barnhart

Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, MSU

Research Hydrologist, USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center

Naegleria fowleri in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Hot Springs

Mar 9

Dr. Doug Bartlett

Professor, Marine Microbial Genetics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Microbial life at the greatest ocean depths

Mar 16

Spring Break - No seminar

Mar 23

Dr. Tisza Bell

Postdoctoral Researcher, Div. of Biological Sciences, University of Montana Title TBA

Mar 30



Apr 6

Dr. Carl Yeoman

Associate Professor, Animal & Range Sciences, MSU Title TBA

Apr 13

Dr. Bradley Lusk

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, National Research Council, Washington, D.C. Title TBA

Apr 20

Dr. William Ames

Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Juniata College  Title TBA

Apr 27

Dr. Melanie Pickett

Dr. Luke Roberson



For speaker suggestions, contact Brent Peyton