BMI Weekly News- September 27, 2021

BMI Weekly News 

September 27, 2021 


• There will be a BMI Graduate Student Meeting this Friday, October 1st at 11 am in the 7th floor library.  

Topics for discussion will include feedback on the BMI retreat and format input for next year, fall semester social events, coursework check-ins, seminars and lunches, and incorporation of critical thinking skills into graduate programming. A Zoom link will be sent out later this week for anyone unable to attend in person. 

• The graduate student camping trip to Hoffmaster State Park is this weekend, Oct. 1-3. There is still one  

open spot for anyone interested in joining. For those already signed up, be on the lookout this week for more information about travel, supply distribution, and activities. Questions can be directed to Madison Walton or Michael Muczynski. Happy camping, y’all! 

•  Thank you to all who helped to make this year’s BMI Retreat a great success! Over 50 people took part. 

Note: There is still left-over fruit and sandwiches in the 7th floor Lounge room 7370.  Please help yourself. 

Event This Week:  

• BMI Seminar: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 11:30 am 

Speaker, A. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine 

Title: “From Milkmaids to mRNA: Equipping Trusted Messengers to Effectively Implement Disease Prevention and Control” 

Zoom Link:  

Meeting ID: 927 3314 6619 

Passcode: 193180 

Host: Taylor Vensko and BMI Students 

• BMI Journal Club: Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 12:30 pm 

Speaker, Madison Walton  

Title: “Into the unknown: Identifying Vibrio cholerae colonization factors in the zebrafish natural host”  

Room 2268 Scott Hall 

Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Withey  

Upcoming Event: 

• Next BMI Journal Club: Monday, October 4, 2021, 12:30 – 1:20 pm 

Speaker, Cameron Roberts  

Title: “The Zinc and Iron Binuclear Transport Center of ZupT, a ZIP transporter from Escherichia coli”  

Room 2268 Scott Hall 

Mentor: Dr. Bharati Mitra  

• IFG Seminar – October 5, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm.  

Speaker: Dr. Maria Castro, R.C. Schneider Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor, Cell and  

Developmental Biology, Director NIH Cancer Biology Training Grant, Steering Committee Member, Woman of Color in the Academy Project, University of Michigan 

Title: TBA 


• Next BMI In-Person Seminar: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:30am – 12:25 pm.   

Speaker, Salvador Almagro-Moreno, University of Central Florida (  

Title: “Emergence and evolution of bacterial pathogens: The Vibrio paradigm” 

Zoom Link: TBA  

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Withey 

Return to Campus:   

• Message from Office of President Wilson: Welcome back to campus.  A number of resources with contact numbers to support, guide and assist you while on campus. and additional resources 

• For Latest Updates and InformationWarrior Safe is Warrior Strong - School of Medicine - Wayne State University 

• Coronavirus campus updates:  

• Everyone must complete the Campus Daily Screener Campus Daily Screener - Wayne State University  

before coming to campus. All visitors and guests must complete the Guest Campus Screener Guest Campus Screener - Wayne State University.  

◦ Masks are required indoors for all individuals. Click link for full information: 

• Campus Health Center (CHC) – The COVID-19 Vaccine:  

The COVID-19 Vaccine - Campus Health Center ( 

• Information on the COVID-19 VaccinesVaccines for COVID-19 | CDC 

• To schedule a vaccine appointment, click on link:   

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