Seminar - Karine Gibbs

photo of Dr. Karine Gibbs
February 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location: 
601 Fairchild
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Harvard University

Host: Erin Barnhart

Title: Micro-crowdsourcing: How swarming bacteria use a local sense of identity to assemble and move as a community

Abstract: A swarm is a group of single actors, each moving against another in space and time. Signals from neighbors and the environment cause changes in movements and life decisions. The Gibbs Lab studies how these signals shape cell-cell interactions and impact the development and collective behaviors of communities. Our chosen organism, Proteus mirabilis, lives in human and animal intestines and the environment. In the bladder, these bacteria cause disease. This research seminar will discuss factors that cells use to distinguish siblings from others and the roles of these factors in group behaviors.

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