American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch Ltd. FREE WEBINAR
Mechanisms of Long-term Survival and Evolution of Bacteria
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:00-8:30 PM
SPEAKER: Steven E. Finkel, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences,
Molecular & Computational Biology Section,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2021-2022 President of the American Society for Microbiology
Dr. Finkel’s laboratory focuses on the long-term survival and evolution of bacteria, including applications to electricity production. Topics of current study include mechanisms of survival and DNA protection in stationary phase, the roles of error-prone DNA polymerases in generating diversity, the use of DNA as a nutrient, and the long-term survival of bacteria in microbial fuel cells and deep sub-seafloor environments. Model organisms include E. coli, Shewanella oneidensis, P. aeruginosa, Halomonas spp. and gut microbiota communities.
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