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MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Alecia Septer

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
BPB 130

MCB Seminar Series welcomes Alecia Septer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Hosted by Drs.Joerg Graf/Spencer Nyholm

" Environmental viscosity modulates interbacterial killing during habitat transition "

Dr. Septer will present data suggesting that the bioluminescent squid symbiont, Vibrio fischeri, activates its type VI secretion system upon transition from a planktonic to a host-like environment to eliminate natural competitors of the host niche.

Dr Septer is a microbiologist who uses marine model systems to study how bacterial competition impacts microbial community structure and function.

View Abstract here: https://www.pnas.org/content/115/36/E8528

About her research: https://ansepter.wixsite.com/septer-lab

Refreshments 3:15, Seminar 3:30

Contact:

ciara.hanlon@uconn.edu

Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), GO:MCB, Physiology & Neurobiology

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