The CBE Seminar Series is organized to host experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise in biofilm research and innovation. Each semester, a committee of CBE graduate students and staff invite and host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

The CBE 2022-2023 seminar organizing committee

If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Fall 2022 Schedule

  • Thursdays, 4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) unless otherwise noted*
  • Location: Barnard 108






Aug 22

No Seminar-First week of classes

Sep 1

Dr. Huyen Bui

Assistant Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, MSU, CBE


Bacterial-algal interactions in high pH-high alkalinity algal cultivation

Sep 8


No Seminar

Sep 15

Dr. Brandon Briggs

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Univeristy of Alaska


Microbe-mineral interactions: From extreme environments to biotechnological advances
Sep 22
Sara Toja-Ortega

Visiting PhD Student, TU Delft



Removal of polymeric substrates from wastewater by aerobic granular sludge technology

Sep 29



Professor Christopher Hernandez
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
Microbes and Biomechanics

Oct 6


Dr. Christopher Smith
Nature's Fynd
Title TBD

Oct 13



Oct 20

Dr. Neerja Zambare

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Lab


Title TBD

Oct 27

Dr. Jill Mikucki

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Biofilms in Chotropic Brines

Nov 3

Lan Li Wong

*special time 9am

PhD Candidate, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering
Title TBD

Nov 10

No Seminar

Nov 17

Dr. Danielle Ulrich

Department of Ecology, Montana State University


Title TBD

Nov 24


Fall Break - No Seminar

Dec 1

Dr. Frank Stewart


Department of Microbiology, Montana State University
Title TBD

Dec 8

Last Week of Classes - No Seminar

Dec 15

Finals Week - No Seminar

Past Seminars