The Molecular Biosciences Interest Group (MBIG) seminar series will take place in a hybrid format on Fridays from 1:25 - 2:15pm. All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend. The in-person location will be CL 2008 in the Clendenin Building. Virtual meetings will be held via Microsoft TEAMS.

Fall 2021 Seminar series:

Friday, August 20, 2021

  • Introductory Session

Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Dr. Brandon Carpenter, Kennesaw State University
  • "C. elegans establishes germline versus soma by balancing inherited histone methylation"

Friday, September 3, 2021 - Virtual Presentation

  • Blake Cherney, Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • "Rapid Nanopore Whole Genome Sequencing and Assembly for Anthrax Emergency Preparedness"

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • Dr. Peter E. Prevelige Jr., University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • "The Use of Mass Spectrometry in Structural Virology"

Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Sean Carr, Georgia State University
  • "Indoxyl Sulfate Exposure inhibits Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Motility and Potentiates Vascular Injury"

Friday, September 24, 2021

  • Dr. Courtney Barlament, Neurogene
  • "The role of Process Development Scientists in the Manufacturing of Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy"

Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Dr. Andrew Haddow, Kennesaw State University
  • “Investigating the Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of Emerging Viruses”

Friday, October 8, 2021 - Virtual Presentation

  • Dr. Brianna Chilton, Tucker Brewing
  • "The Science behind Brewing Beer and the Work behind Brewing the Best Beer"

Friday, October 15, 2021


Friday, October 22, 2021 - Virtual Presentation

  • Dr. Joe Sexton, Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • "Fungal diseases and public health – a deep dive into Candida auris”

Friday, October 29, 2021 - Virtual Presentation

  • Dr. Merhawi Mihreteab, Geltor
  • “Precision Fermentation: Harnessing Metabolism to Build a Sustainable Future”

Friday, November 5, 2021 - Virtual Presentation

  • Dr. Dorothy A. Lerit, Emory
  • “Post-transcriptional regulation of the centrosome scaffolder, Pericentrin-like protein, in Drosophila”

Friday, November 12, 2021 - Virtual Presentation

  • Dr. Hendrik Den-Bakker, University of Georgia
  • “Microbiomes, microbial dark matter and the rediscovery of taxonomy”

Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Dr. Matt Gray, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • "Invasion Risk of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the U.S. and Disease Management Strategies"

Friday, November 23, 2021

  • Fall Break

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Assessment Test