USciences Represented by Three Presentations at Virtual ASM Conference
USciences is represented by three presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM). Originally scheduled to be held in Chicago, IL in June of 2020, the conference has become fully virtual and presentations will be available to view online through June 2021.
Jason Heindl, PhD, assistant professor of biological sciences, Kevin Failor, PhD, postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Heindl, and Priya Aryal, a graduate student in cell and molecular biology, all have virtual poster presentations on display at the event. Research in the Heindl lab, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the WW Smith Charitable Trust, and USciences, focuses on the molecular mechanisms of chronic infection and biofilm formation by pathogenic bacteria.
Posters from USciences researchers available for viewing:
-"Analysis of Agrobacterium tumefaciens as a model system for examining Brucella abortus pathogenesis" (Kevin Failor, PhD and Jason Heindl, PhD)
-"A central role for the transcriptional regulator VtlR in small RNA-mediated gene regulation in Agrobacterium tumefaciens" (Jason Heindl, PhD, Kevin Failor, PhD, and including Miranda J. Ginder Microbiology '19, Julia M. Perkowski Microbiology '20, and John F. Pinto Cell Biology & Biotechnology MS '19, along with collaborators)
"Analyzing the role of a dual function diguanylate cyclase/phosphodiesterase for attachment and motility in Agrobacterium tumefaciens" (Priya Aryal and Jason Heindl, PhD)