Breakfast Club Seminar

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday December 9, 2014
      7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Room 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
  • URL: http://www.ibb.gatech.edu
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
Contact

Colly Mitchell
Program Coordinator

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "Arms Race Drives Evolution of Metabolic Diversity" - Jim Spain, PhD - Georgia Tech

Full Summary: The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"Arms Race Drives Evolution of Metabolic Diversity"

Jim Spain, PhD
Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Tech


Jim Spain, PhD, joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology at the beginning of 2005. Spain received his PhD in microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He studied the biodegradation of pesticides in the marine environment for five years as a post doctoral fellow and research scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Environmental Research Laboratory. Prior to joining Georgia Tech Spain directed the Environmental Biotechnology research program at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Panama City, Florida where he studied the biodegradation of synthetic organic compounds in the environment. His research interests in environmental biotechnology include: discovery and construction of bacteria for degradation of substituted aromatic compounds; physiological and ecological factors controlling microbial processes; and discovery of biocatalysts for green chemistry synthesis of novel materials. He works at the interface between basic microbiology research and practical applications to solve environmental problems.

Spain is a former editor for Applied and Environmental Microbiology and has published over 130 peer reviewed papers, several books, and numerous book chapters on the biodegradation and biosynthesis of organic compounds. He has served on review committees for the EPA, DoE, NIEHS, and DoD and on the editorial boards of a variety of journals.



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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
BK Club, IBB
Status
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 5, 2014 - 9:07am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:22pm