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Microbes & Molecules Public Lecture - Professor McFall

Microbes & Molecules Public Lecture - Professor McFall

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  • Mon 26 Nov ’18, 5:15pm – 6:15pm


Castle 2 Lecture Theatre, 362 Leith St, North Dunedin, Dunedin


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Professor Margaret J. McFall-Ngai – University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

Sponsor: NZ Microbiological SocietyProfessor Margaret McFall-Ngai is currently Director of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC), University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Professor at PBRC’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory. Her laboratory studies two areas: 1) the role of beneficial bacteria in health using the squid-vibrio model; 2) the biochemical and molecular ‘design’ of tissues that interact with light.

In addition, she has been heavily involved in promoting microbiology as the cornerstone of the field of biology. Prof. McFall-Ngai also currently holds emeritus status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the positions of AD White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

She was recently (2011-2013) a Moore Scholar at California Institute of Technology. Prof. McFall-Ngai has been a Guggenheim fellow, and is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology (2002), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011), and the National Academy of Sciences (2014).

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