Department of Molecular Biology

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources

Departmental Seminars

The Molecular Biology Department’s seminar program is one of the very best on campus. We make a strong effort to bring in visiting scientists who can provide a entertaining, enlightening, and current research report on an important area of molecular biology. Shown below is a listing of the current semester’s seminar speakers.

Fall Semester seminars will start at 2:10 pm and are held in the Berry Center Auditorium - Room 138.

Molecular Biology Fall 2022 Seminars



Speaker & Affiliation







Dr. Don Jarvis

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming


Introduction to MOLB Seminar


Don Jarvis



Dr. Dan Bergstralh

Department of Biology, University of Rochester


Depth not Breadth: How do epithelial cells organize in Z


Todd Schoborg



Dr. Hong-Gu Kang

Department of Biology, Texas State University


A nuclear tRNA-derived fragment triggers immunity in Arabidopsis


Eunsook Park



Dr. Katherine Fantauzzo

School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus


Introducing biological specificity downstream of PDGFR signaling


David Fay



Dr. Deepti Tanjore

Process Engineering & Analytics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Microbial Heterogeneity in bioreactors: impact on scale-up of synthetic biology based technologies

*Via Zoom only


Grant Bowman



Dr. Matt Welch

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley


Manipulation of host cell structures by microbial pathogens


Don Jarvis



Dr. Matt Wargo

Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine


Discovering host detection systems in Pseudomonas to understand pathogenesis… and because it’s fun


Jason Gigley



Semester Break







Dr. Brian Russo

Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus


Catenins are required for Shigella flexneri intercellular spread


Mark Gomelsky



Dr. Niels Ringstad

Department of Cell Biology, NYU Langone Health


Developmental mechanisms that endow specialized sensory neurons with their unique physiology


David Fay



Dr. Thomas Hermann

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego


RNA as a Drug Target and Material


Dan Wall



Dr. Christine Szymanski

Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia


Ganglioside antibodies, mother’s milk and glycoconjugate vaccines – how are we going to prevent Campylobacter-induced disease


Don Jarvis



Dr. Jerry Nick

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, National Jewish Health Denver


Host and pathogen response to bacteriophage engineered against Mycobacterium abscessus lung infection


Don Jarvis



Thanksgiving Break







Dr. Naomi Courtemanche

Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota


Actin filament assembly mediated by formins: All roads lead to the barbed end


David Fay



Dr. Sonali Chaturvedi

Gladstone Center for Cell Circutry / Institute of Virology at UCSF


Designing antivirals with a high barrier to the evolution of resistance


Don Jarvis

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Department of Molecular Biology

University of Wyoming

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3300

Fax: (307) 766-5098


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