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Our meetings take place every second Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM EST

Please join our listserv to receive the link for our meetings.
Links will be sent the Monday before each meeting.

Missed a meeting? Catch up with the recording on our slack channel!

Meeting Schedule

Current Series: Spring 2023

February 9th, 2023


Hosts: Mayel Silva-Flores and Farid Halim

  • Dr. Anna Rasmussen, Stanford University

    • "Insights into massive ammonia-oxidizing archaea blooms in South San Francisco Bay using meta-omics and nitrification rate data"


  • Dr. Nahui Medina, University of Minnesota

    • "Domesticating Archaea"

March 9th, 2023


Hosts: Farid Halim and Karol Sanchez

  • Blake Downing, UC Berkeley

    • "The non-overlapping roles of the Rnf complex and associated multi-heme cytochrome c MmcA during methanogenesis in Methanosarcina acetivorans"

  • Jasleen Saini, University of Arkansas

    • "Genetic analysis of the role of the SUF Fe-S cluster biogenesis system in methanogenic archaea"

April 13th, 2023


Hosts: Rylee Hackley and Karol Sanchez

  • Dr. Johana Rotterova, University of Rhode Island

    • "Syntrophic symbioses of methanogenic archaea in microbial eukaryotes"

  • Dr. Marie Schoelmerich, UC Berkeley

    • "Linking Borg extrachromosomal elements with their Methanoperedens host"


May 11th, 2023


Hosts: Mackenzie Lynes and Priyanka Chatterjee

  • Dr. Mar Martinez-Pastor, Duke University

    • "Who, When, and How? Iron regulation in halophilic archaea"

  • Dr. Brett Baker (@archaeal), The University of Texas at Austin

    • "The ecology and evolution of Asgard archaea"

  • Dr. Mansha Seth-Pasricha (@MPasricha), Princeton University

    • "What archaea tell us about programmed cell death"

Previous Presentations: Fall 2022

October 13th, 2022


Hosts: Arthur Charles-Orszag and Karol Sanchez

  • Sean Carr, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    • "Expressing extremophilic archaeal enzymes in mesophilic heterologous hosts"

  • Stefan Schulze, Rochester Institute of Technology

    • "Harvesting glycoproteomes from public proteomics datasets across a diverse set of archaeal species"

  • Cody Lloyd, Pennsylvania State University​​

    • "Discovery, structure, and mechanistic analysis of a tetraether lipid synthase"


November 10th, 2022

Hosts: Rylee Hackley and Mackenzie Lynes ​​

  • Bradley Tolar, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

    • "A glimpse into the dynamics of an unexpected summer bloom of ammonia-oxidizing Archaea within southeastern US salt marshes"

  • Jordan Greco, LambdaVision

    • "Bacteriorhodopsin-Based Artificial Retinas"

  • Pedro Leao, University of Texas​​

    • "Asgard archaea viruses"


December 8th, 2022


Hosts: Farid Halim and Rylee Hackley

  • Paige Schlegel, Montana State University

    • "Isolation and characterization of Pyrosphaera, a novel genus of Crenarchaeota"

  • Nicole Fiore, University of Nebraska - Lincoln​​

    • "Calcium carbonate as a sole inorganic carbon source for methanogenesis at alkaline pH"

  • Fernando Medina Ferrer, UC Berkeley

    • "Experimental evolution reveals novel regulators of methylotrophic methanogenesis in Methanosarcina acetivorans"

Photo by Arthur Charles-Orszag

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