Fall 2002 Rocky Mountain Branch Meeting
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley,
October 5, 2002
9:00- 9:05 am: Welcome- Dr. James Mecham
9:05 -10:05 am: Keynote speaker- Dr. Mike McNeil, “Development of TB drugs via a Targeted Approach”, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
10:05- 10:25 am: Dale Howe, Jana Melnicakova, Imrich Barak and Robert A. Heinzen, “Bacterial protein synthesis is required for homotypic and heterotypic fusion of the Coxiella burnetii parasitophorous vacuole”, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
10:25-11:00 am: break
11:00-11:20 am: Kristine Honda (graduate student presenter), Patrick J. Brennan and Dean C. Crick, “Subcellular markers for Mycobacteria and application to phosphatidylinositol mannoside analysis”, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
11:20-11:40 am: Marisa Chelius and John Moore, “The diversity of bacteria and Archaea in Wind Cave, South Dakota”, Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
11:40-12:00 noon: Nicole A. Trahan, Margaret E. Heimbrook, Robert J. Reinsvold, Maggie Reinsvold and Tesha Scott, “An initial investigation of the effects of magnesium chloride on the montane decompositional community”, Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
12-1:00 pm: Lunch (catered)
1:00-1:30 pm: Business meeting.
1:30- 2:30 pm: Keynote Speaker- Dr. May Chu, “Bioterrorism Preparedness in the Microbial Diagnostic Laboratory: it’s Impact for Future Microbiologists,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ft. Collins, CO.
2:30-2:50 pm: R.A. Bowen, L. Austgen (graduate student presenter), M.L. Bunning, N. Komar, M. Teehee, C. Mitchell and J. Chang, “West Nile virus in animals”, Colorado State University and the Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO.
2:50-3:10 pm: Ted Gurney1, Bob Elbel1, Poomicy Sookvong1, Russell LeMon1, Jim Todd1 and Lianna Etchberger2, “Variation of DNA sequences in the Deer Mouse Flea in Utah and Nevada”, 1Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, and 2Utah State University at Uintah Basin, Vernal, UT.
3:10-3:30 pm: Diana Nemergut, “Microorganisms and genes involved in heterotrophic nitrification on Niwot Ridge, CO”, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.
3:30-3:50 pm: Christopher W. Schadt, David A. Lipson, Andrew P. Martin and Steven K.Schmidt, “Unprecedented diversity and seasonal shifts of fungal communities in tundra soils”, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
3:50-4:00 pm: Closing remarks, announcements,