The CBE Seminar Series is organized to bring in biofilm experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise. Each semester a group of CBE graduate students and staff invite and host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

The CBE 2017 seminar organizing committee

If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • Time: 4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Montana State University, Roberts Hall 321, 4:10 pm
 Date     Speaker  Affiliation  Title/Topic
January 19        

No Seminar

January 26

Dr. Tom Webster

Chair and Professor, Chemical Engineering,
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Nanotechnology for the control of bacterial functions
February 2 Dr. Qian Wang   Postdoctoral Researcher, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, MSU Methylphosphonate metabolism contributes to the methane oversaturation paradox in oxic freshwater lakes
February 9  Dr. Seth Walk  Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, MSU  Engineered human intestinal organoids and arsenic detox by the human microbiome
February 16            Dr. Sue Ishaq Postdoctoral Researcher, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, MSU

Mapping the microbial development of the dairy calf digestive tract

February 23        

No Seminar - All CBE Meeting on Friday

March 2

No Seminar

March 9

Racheal Upton

PhD Candidate, Interdepartmental Microbiology, Iowa State University 

A scaling approach to determine the drivers of complex soil microbial communities

March 16

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 23

Dr. Blake Wiedenheft Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, MSU Title TBA 

March 30

Coal-bed Methane (CBM)
Research Group
Pecha Kucha

Center for Biofilm Engineering & Energy Research Institute, Montana State University

Title TBA 
April 6  Undergraduate Research Day

Madison Owens, Chemical and Biological Engineering, MSU, CBE

Andrew Gutknecht, Chemistry & Biochemistry, MSU, CBE

Shawna Pratt, Chemical and Biological Engineering, MSU, CBE

Titles TBA 
April 13 Dr. Andreas Teske  Professor, Marine Sciences,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sulfur-oxidizing bacterial mats in Guaymas Basin: Dancing on the volcano 

April 20

 Dr. Sharon Neufeldt  Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, MSU Title TBA 

April 27 

Dr. Annelise Barron Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA Title TBA