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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.

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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

  • Anna Rasmussen, Stanford University

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

  

  • Nahui Medina, University of Minnesota

    • "Domesticating Archaea"

March 9th, 2023

 

Hosts: Farid Halim and Karol Sanchez

  • Blake Downing, UC Berkeley

    • Title TBD

  • Jasleen Saini, University of Arkansas

    • Title TBD

April 13th, 2023

 

Hosts: Rylee Hackley and Priyanka Chatterjee

  • Johana Rotterova, University of Rhode Island

    • Title TBD

  • Marie Schoelmerich, UC Berkeley

    • Title TBD

 

May 11th, 2023

 

Hosts: Mackenzie Lynes and Rylee Hackley

  • Mar Martinez-Pastor, Duke University

    • Title TBD

  • Brett Baker, The University of Texas at Austin

    • Title TBD

  • TBD

    • Title TBD

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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