Change is constant: How bacteria sense and adapt to their surroundings

Speaker: Terry Bird, Ph.D

The study of microbiology and genetics might not be something we are all familiar with but is certainly something our cells are experiencing on a daily basis! Dr. Bird will break down the study of microbiology and share with us a better understanding of the tiny particles that make us whole. Dr. Bird’s research career has focused on bacterial signal transduction systems that allow cells to sense and adapt to changing environments. Currently, he is working to elucidate signal transduction systems that affect cell development in the purple, photosynthetic bacterium, Rhodospirillum centenum! To find out what it all means join us June 1st at 4:00 PM!