2018 Suddath Symposium The Chemical Ecology of Microbiome Interactions
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Suddath Seminar Room 1128
2018 Suddath Award Winner Presentation
11:30 a.m. “Shedding Light on Heme Signaling Networks with Heme Sensors and Quantitative Mass Spectrometry” - David Hanna, Doctoral Candidate, Georgia Tech - Amit Reddi, Ph.D., Advisor
1:00pm Welcome address – Brian Hammer, Ph.D. and Frank Stewart, Ph.D.
Session I - Better Living through Chemistry
Session Chair - Julia Kubanek, Ph.D.
1:05 p.m. "Bacterial Quorum Sensing and its Control" - Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D. - Princeton University
1:45 p.m. "Chemical Chatter between the Cystic Fibrosis-associated Microbiome" - Neha Garg, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
2:25 p.m. "Microbiomes, Chemical Ecology, and Animal Development" - Jon Clardy, Ph.D. - Harvard Medical School
3:05 p.m. Break
Session II - Evolution of Microbial Interactions
Session Chair - Steve Diggle, Ph.D.
3:30 p.m. "How Do Microbes Form Relationships with Animals?" - Seth Bordenstein, Ph.D. - Vanderbilt University
4:10 p.m. "How Can Microbiomes Serve as a Model for the Emergence and Early Evolution of Life?" - Mary Voytek, Ph.D. - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
4:50 p.m. Presentation of Suddath Award
5:00 p.m. Poster session and reception - Petit Biotech Building atrium
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Session III - Diversity of Microbiomes
Session Chair - Joshua Weitz, Ph.D.
8:30 a.m. "Chemical Currencies of the Ocean Microbiome" - Mary Ann Moran, Ph.D. - University of Georgia
9:10 a.m. "Pathogen Genomic Variation in the Context of a Human Microbiome" - Tim Read, Ph.D. - Emory University School of Medicine
9:50 a.m. "The Roles of Envornmental Nitrogen in Coral Microbiome Dysbiosis and Disease" - Rebecca Vega Thurber, Ph.D. - Oregon State University
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. "The Sphagnum Phytobiome: Ecosystem Engineers of the Global Carbon Cycle" - Joel Kostka, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
11:40 p.m. Lunch - Petit Biotech Building Atrium
Session IV - Physical Interactions between Microbes
Session Chair - Peter Yunker, Ph.D.
1:00 p.m. "Know Thy Neighbors: The Influences of Self/Non-self Recognition on the Collective Migration of a Bacterial Population" - Karine Gibbs, Ph.D. - Harvard University
1:40 p.m. "Molecular Mechanisms of Nutrient Acquisition and Virulence Revealed by Molecular Dynamics Simulations" - James (JC) Gumbart, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
2:20 p.m. "Biogeography of in vivo Biofilms" - Marvin Whiteley, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech, Emory School of Medicine
3:00 p.m. Adjourn