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MCB Seminar Series: Olga Zhaxybayeva PhD('04)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus

Olga Zhaxybayeva, PhD ('04) Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dartmouth College

Host: Peter Gogarten

"On a puzzling relationship between some bacteria and their viruses"

Summary: Virus-like regions are commonly found in bacterial genomes. But do all these regions encode bona fide viruses? In my talk, I will discuss virus-derived elements hypothesized to be devices that mediate survival of bacteria under conditions of nutrient limitation. Abstract:

Dr. Zhaxybayeva's Lab website:

Dr. Zhaxybayeva will be staying 30 minutes following her talk to speak with grad students and post-docs.

Seminar Link:


Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, EEB Related Events, Physiology & Neurobiology

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