December 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Elizabeth A. Grice, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Penn Institute for Immunology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
December 14, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

1210 Chemistry Dow Lab

Dr. Otto Cordero
Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this talk I will present our work showing how ecological interactions control the assembly and function of microbial communities at micro-scales. Using model marine particles composed of a variety of biopolymers commonly found in the ocean, I will show how microbial interactions such as cross-feeding and social cheating lead to rapid successional community assembly on particles.