Organizers

Scott Dawson, PhD, University of California, Davis
Class of 1997; Director, 2022; Faculty, 2015-2019

Rachel Whitaker, PhD, University of Illinois
Class of 2001; Director, 2018-2023; Faculty, 2004, 2009; Lecturer, 2015

John Spear, PhD, Colorado School of Mines
Class of 1998; Faculty, 2022; Lecturer, 2021

Lynn Kee, PhD, Stetson University
Class of 2016

George O’Toole, PhD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, 2018-2021; Faculty, 2014-2017; Lecturer, 2009, 2012, 2013

Friday, July 29 – arrive early!

8:00 - 9:00 PM • Friday Evening Lecture, Cornelia Clapp Auditorium and Virtually

“50 Years of Microbial Diversity; What a Ride!”
Carrie Harwood, PhD, University of Washington
Class of 1975; Director, 2000-2003; Faculty, 1985; Lecturer 2010-2011

Saturday, July 30 – all lectures take place in the Cornelia Clapp Auditorium

7:30 – 8:00 AM • Coffee and Treats, MBL Quad

8:00 – 8:20 AM • Brief History of the Course: Tributes
Jared R. Leadbetter, PhD, California Institute of Technology
Class of 1990; Director, 2014-2017; Faculty, 2005-2007; Lecturer, 1997, 2009, 2011-2013; Course Assistant, 1983-1985; Teaching Assistant, 1993, 2000

8:20 – 9:30 AM Environmental/Ecological Diversity

8:20 – 8:30 AM • Introduction • 1971-1984
Carrie Harwood, PhD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Class of 1975; Director, 2000-2003; Faculty, 1985; Lecturer, 2010-2011

8:30 – 8:50 AM
Francisco Rodriguez-Valera, PhD, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
Class of 1979; Lecturer, 2019

8:50 – 9:10 AM
Colleen Hansel, PhD, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Class of 2000; Lecturer, 2016

9:10 – 9:30 AM
Mercedes Pascual, PhD, University of Chicago
Class of 1985

9:30 – 10:30 AM • Coffee Break, MBL Quad

10:30 – 11:40 AM • Physical Diversity

10:30 – 10:40 AM • Introduction • 1985-1999
John Breznak, PhD, Michigan State University
Director, 1990-1994; Faculty, 1982, 2004; Lecturer, 2009-2010

10:40 – 11:00 AM
Pete Greenberg, PhD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Class of 1973; Director, 1985-1989; Faculty, 1980-1984; Lecturer, 1978, 2009-2011

11:00 – 11:20 AM   
Andreas Kappler, PhD, Universität Tübingen
Class of 1998; Faculty, 2003

11:20 – 11:40 AM
Lev Tsypin, Caltech
Class of 2017

11:40 AM – 1:00 PM • Lunch, Swope Center

1:00 – 2:10 PM • Phylogenetic Diversity

1:00 – 1:10 PM • Introduction • 2000-2013
Tom Schmidt, PhD, University of Michigan
Class of 1982; Director, 2003-2008; Faculty, 2000; Lecturer, 2011, 2015

1:10 – 1:30 PM
George Fox, PhD, University of Houston
Class of 1973

1:30 – 1:50 PM
Emily Balskus, PhD, Harvard University
Class of 2009; Lecturer, 2014-2015, 2017

1:50 – 2:10 PM
Beth Archie, PhD, Notre Dame
Class of 2019

2:10 – 3:10 PM • Coffee Break, MBL Quad

3:10 – 4:20 PM • Genetics and Functional Diversity

3:10 – 3:20 PM • Introduction 2014-2022
Dianne Newman, PhD, Caltech
Class of 1995; Director, 2014-2017; Faculty, 2005-2006, 2008-2009; Lecturer, 2011-2012, 2019; Teaching Assistant, 1998

3:20 – 3:40 PM
Kurt Dahlstrom, PhD, University of Georgia
Teaching Assistant, 2014-2015

3:40 – 4:00 PM
Rebecca Parales, PhD, University of California, Davis
Class of 1987

4:00 – 4:20 PM
Mecky Pohlschröder, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1990; Faculty, 2006-2008; Lecturer, 2014-2015, 2017, 2019

4:20 – 4:30 PM • Closing Remarks

4:30 PM • Group Photo

6:00 PM • Symposium Dinner, Swope Lower Terrace