16th Annual Microbial Sciences Symposium

Saturday April 13, 2019 at the Geological Lecture Hall

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BREAKFAST & COFFEE 8:15 - 8:45
SESSION I 9:00 - 10:20
Ethan Garner How Bacteria Grow in Defined Rod Shapes
Rachel Whitaker Structure of Immune Diversity in Microbial Populations
COFFEE BREAK 10:20 - 10:50
SESSION II 10:50 - 12:10
Cullen Buie Microfluidic Bacterial Phenotyping and Genetic Transformation
Mary Lidstrom Life on Methane: Methanotrophy Revisited
LUNCH 12:10 - 2:00
SESSION III 2:00 - 3:20
Christina Warinner The Archaeology of Microbes
Flaminia Catteruccia Sex, Drugs & Parasites: The Incredible Life of the Malaria Mosquito
COFFEE BREAK 3:20 - 3:50
SESSION IV 3:50 - 5:10
Peter Girguis Life’s Rich Pageant: The Amazing Feats of Marine Microbes, and What They Tell Us About Life On Earth and Beyond
Rotem Sorek The Immune System of Bacteria


Ethan Garner
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University
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Rachel Whitaker
Professor of Microbiology at University of Illinois
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buie lidstrom
Cullen Buie
Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT
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Mary Lidstrom
Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington
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warinner catteruccia
Christina Warinner
Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University
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Flaminia Catteruccia
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Girguis sorek
Peter Girguis
Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University
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Rotem Sorek
Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science
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