Schedule

ASM NORTHWEST BRANCH MEETING 2022
CATALDO HALL – GONZAGA UNIVERSITY, SPOKANE

FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER
5.00pm - 5.45pm    Registration check-in

5.45pm - 6.00pm    Opening remarks

6.00pm - 7.00pm    Federico Rey Ph.D., Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ASM Distinguished Lecturer
   “Gut Bacterial Metabolism and Cardiometabolic Disease” 

7.00pm - 9.00pm    Opening Reception

 

 

SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER
8.00am - 8.30am    Registration check-in

8.30am - 8.55am    Arden Baylink Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington State University
   “Can bacterial vampirism facilitate success for pathogens at sites of inflammation and injury?”


8.55am - 9.20am    Klas Udekwu Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
   
9.20am - 9.35am    
Parker Smith, Graduate student, Oregon State University
   “Antiactivators prevent self-sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing”


9.35am -10.00am    Molly Matty Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Portland
   “Using C. elegans as a model for microbiome research from the inside out”


10am - 10.30am    Break

10.30am - 10.55am    Si Hong Park, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
   "Understanding of microbiome in dairy products to enhance quality and safety"


10.55am - 11.10am    Shannon Allen Whiles, Graduate student, Washington State University
   “Investigation of host-dependent therapeutic drugs will uncover previously unknown Francisella tularensis-host interactions”


11.10am - 11.35am    Michael Letko Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington State University
   “Exploring coronavirus zoonosis with functional viromics”


11.35am - 11.55am    ePosters (six students/postdocs, 3 min/1 slide each)

Noon - 1.30pm    Lunch

1.30pm - 1.55 pm    Luis Matos Ph.D., Associate Professor, Eastern Washington University 

  “Understanding the evolution of virulence in RNA viruses following host shifts using the Drosophila model”
   
1.55pm - 2.10pm    
Chasity Trammell, Graduate student, Washington State University
   “Coupled small molecules target RNA interference and JAK/STAT signaling to reduce Zika virus infection in Aedes aegypti


2.10pm - 2.35pm    Laura Jennings Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Montana

     "Sugar-coated, multidrug resistant bacteria as a source of new antimicrobial targets"


2.35pm - 3.00pm    Break

3.00pm - 3.15pm    Tim Bates, Graduate student, OHSU 
   “The rise and fall of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies”


3.15pm - 3.40 pm    Patrick Mitchell Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington
   “Innate immune detection of pathogen-specific activities”


3.40pm - 3.55 pm    Alex Alleman Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Idaho    
   “The effects of oxygen limitations on C1 metabolism in Methylobacterium extorquens PA1”


4.00pm - 6.00pm    Poster session