Bacterial Colonies

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014

Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


About the Symposium

In its first year, the Virginia Tech Microbiology Symposium brings together faculty and students on campus working or interested in microbiology. High quality external and internal speakers will present cutting edge discoveries, with the goal of encouraging research collaborations and exchange of ideas and methodologies.


Featured Speakers:


Paul Ahlquist

Paul J. Kaesberg Professor of Oncology and Molecular Virology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Talk: "Protein, RNA and Membrane Interactions in Positive-Strand RNA Virus Genome Replication"



Timothy Donohue

Professor of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Talk: "Biological insights and products from mining bacterial genomes & pathways"


Nisha Garg

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas 

Franklin Fellow of the U.S. Department of State/U.S. Agency for International Development

Talk: "Cross-talk of parasite and host mitochondria in inflammatory chagasic cardiomyopathy"

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VT Inn
Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center Blacksburg, VA