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Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting - "Host to Microbe Interkingdom Signaling: Identification of a Host-Produced Autoinducer-2 Mimic"

  • 19 Feb 2014
  • 5:30 PM (EST)
  • Frick Laboratory, Princeton University
"Host to Microbe Interkingdom
Signaling: Identification of a Host-Produced
Autoinducer-2 Mimic"

Anisa Samil Ismail, Princeton University,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location: Frick Laboratory, Princeton University
Social mixer: 5:30 pm in CaFe, Taylor Commons
Presentation: 6:30 pm in Taylor Auditorium
Dinner: Immediately following presentation, in
CaFe area

Biography: Anisa Samil Ismail is a recipient of
the 2013 L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in
Science. Awarded by L'Oréal USA, the
fellows program each year recognizes five outstanding
U.S.-based women researchers at the start of their
careers. Recipients receive up to $60,000 towards
their postdoctoral research.

Anisa a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular
biology, studies the commensal (friendly)
bacteria found in mammalian intestines and that are
critical to human health. Ismail will study the
possibility that commensals and mammalian cells
"talk" to each other through a process called
quorum sensing to establish this beneficial
relationship.

The 2013 fellows were selected from more than 350
candidates based on specific criteria,
including exceptional academic records, intellectual
merit, clearly articulated research proposals with the
potential for scientific advancement, and
outstanding letters of recommendation..

Reservations: The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of Taylor Commons. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area). Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/). The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for dinner, which is $20 ($10 for students). Please contact Louise Lawter at louise.lawter@gmail.com or 215-428-1475 by February 13 to make reservations. Reservations must be canceled no later than February 18 to avoid being billed for the dinner.
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