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 2023-2024 seminar organizing committee

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

Spring 2024 Schedule

  • Thursdays per schedule below
  • 2:10 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) unless otherwise noted below*
  • Location: Barnard 108 unless otherwise noted below*


Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation Title

Jan 25

No Seminar

Feb 8


Dr. Phil Stewart                        Regents Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Montana State University, Center for Biofilm Engineering Laboratory testing of antimicrobial activity and innate immune system compatibility

Feb 22

No Seminar

Mar 7




Mar 21

CBE Undergraduate Research Day


Nikki Krysiak


Sophia Adams


Eli Selong

Montana State University, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Advisor: Christine Foreman

Montana State University, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Advisor: Emma Loveday

Montana State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Advisor: Diane Bimczok

Title TBA

Title TBA

Alternative approach for antibiotic susceptibility determination in Mycoplasma biofilms

Apr 4

*Alt time: TBA


Katharine Coyte

University of Manchester

Title TBA

Apr 11


Catherine Armbruster

Carnegie Mellon University

Title TBA

Apr 25





May 2

No Seminar - Last week of classes


Past Seminars



2022-Fall-CBE Seminar-Schedule