Dianne Newman

Talk Title : Context matters: agathokakological roles for redox-active “antibiotics”

Time : 24th August 2021 – 9:00 (KL, GMT+8) / 11:00 (Sydney, GMT+10)

Dianne Newman began her professional training as an environmental microbiologist at MIT in the laboratory of a geochemist but was introduced to bacterial genetics midway through graduate school. The elegance and power of genetic approaches motivated her to seek postdoctoral training in a bacterial genetics laboratory at Harvard Medical School. When she began her independent career, she attempted to blend these fields by using genetic approaches to study how bacteria catalyze geochemically interesting metabolic reactions. She joined the Caltech faculty in 2000 as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Geobiology. Dr. Newman has received many honors for her interdisciplinary research, including the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology for her “discovery of microbial mechanisms underlying geologic processes, thereby launching the field of molecular geomicrobiology and transforming our understanding of how the Earth evolved”. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Sciences. She has trained over 75 PhD students and postdocs who have gone on to successful independent scientific careers.

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