Prof. Dianne Newman from California Institute of Technology will visit the Technion as a Lokey Distinguished Lecturer and will give a seminar on
Monday, December 19th, 2016 @ 13:00 PM
Seminar at Faculty of Biology auditorium
“The importance of growing slowly: roles for redox-active ‘antibiotics’ in microbial survival and development”
Dr. Dianne Newman’s research focuses on microbial stress responses, with an emphasis on mechanisms of energy generation and survival when oxygen is scarce. The contexts that motivate her research span ancient sedimentary deposits to chronic infections yet are linked by similar physiological questions. Dr. Newman earned her PhD in Environmental Engineering at MIT with Francois Morel, a geochemist, and trained as a postdoc at Harvard Medical School with Roberto Kolter, a bacterial geneticist. She joined the Caltech faculty in 2000 as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Geobiology and Environmental Science. She was named a 2002 Packard Fellow and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in 2005 and 2008. From 2007-2010 she was the Wilson Professor of Biology and Geobiology at MIT. Her honors include the 2008 Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award from the American Society of Microbiology, and just this past year, the National Academy of Science’s Award in Molecular Biology for her “discovery of microbial mechanisms underlying geologic processes” and a MacArthur Fellowship. Dr. Newman is the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology at Caltech and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Dr. Dianne Newman is an absolutely inspiring speaker, she bridge across disciplines from geo-sicences to molecular biology and microbial physiology. I most highly recommend meeting her and hearing her seminar.
Host: Roy Kishony