Jeff F Miller/(UCLA)

Jeff F Miller/(UCLA)

Butler Seminar Series

Event Date/Location

February 14, 2018 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Thomas Laboratory 003

Speaker

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    Jeff F Miller

    Director of the CNSI
    Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences
    M. Philip Davis Chair, Microbiology, Immmunology & Molecular Genetics
    UCLA, California NanoSystems Institute

    Dr. Jeff F. Miller studies molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and the evolution of functional diversity in bacteria and phage. After postdoctoral training with Dr. Stanley Falkow at Stanford he joined the UCLA faculty in 1990. From 2002-2014 he held the M. Philip Davis Chair in Microbiology and Immunology and served as Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. In 2014, he was appointed as the Fred Kavli Endowed Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. In 2004, Dr. Miller co-founded AvidBiotics Corp., a biotherapeutics company in South San Francisco. In 2009 he was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. From 2012-2014 he served two consecutive terms as President of ASM. Dr. Miller is a former Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Microbiology, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2015 he was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Topic

Accelerated Evolution by Diversity-Generating Retroelements in Bacterial, Archaeal, and Viral Genomes

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public.

Host

Tom Silhavy, Department of Molecular Biology