Poster Assignments

Poster Assignments

For those presenting in the morning sessions (Sessions I and III), please plan to put your posters up before the first session of the day and take it down before lunch. For posters in the afternoon sessions (Sessions II and IV), please put up your posters during lunch and take them down before the last session of the day. Thank you!

Poster Session I

Monday, June 12 | 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

1Eleanor YoungDeploying Go-PhAST-R on Clinical Samples
2Irem OzkanThe impact of subinhibitory levels of translation inhibiting antibiotics on transcription initiation and termination sites in Streptococcus pneumoniae 
3Rebecca McSweeneyInvestigating the genetic modulators of observed vancomycin susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates 
4Emily McNuttA genetic selection for identifying enzymes that metabolize modified nucleosides
5Thais Harder de PalmaAbsolute and conditionally essential genes of Haemophilus parainfluenzae
6Benjamin KoleskeScreening the PE/PPE secreted effectors of M. tuberculosis to uncover novel virulence-promoting genes
7Britta GoncarovsEngineering Synthetic Biotics to Secrete Therapeutic Proteins
8Kevin BarthesA functional metagenomic screen for antiphage defense systems
9Desiree SukhramDevelopment of Synthetic RNA thermometers for biocontainment genetic circuits
10Arvie Grace MasibagMembrane vesicles as microbial delivery systems for mediating competition in pathogen-probiont interactions
11Alicia  Egea WeissUse of morphological profiling in B. burgdorferi to investigate environmental stress
12Samuel VerzinoDevelopment of Whole-Cell Biosensors For Early Detection Of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
13Ziming WeiDeep learning for antibiotic discovery in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
14Elizabeth TanUsing transposon-sequencing to assess phage gene contributions for fitness in the virulent phage ICP1 during the predation of Vibrio cholerae 
15Samantha LindbergA Genome-wide CRISPRi Screen Identifies Drivers of Antibody-mediated Agglutination in Salmonella Typhimurium
16Abigail DzordzormeDistinct Nanoparticle Surface Chemistry Influences Early P. aeruginosa Biofilm Association
17Mark YoungPangenome hybrid capture increases coverage of Escherichia coli within stool metagenomes, enabling transcriptomic analyses of E. coli within the rUTI gut microbiome
18Alicia MendozaUnderstanding how Histidine Kinase, NahK, Influences Biofilm Formation and Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
19Amanda AdamsBacteria-virus interactions in the vaginal microbiome reduce herpes virus infectivity
20Nicole Reinhold-LarssonIdentifying Chlamydia trachomatis virulence factors that inhibit adaptive immunity
21Pooja UchilHost Factors Engaged in the Repair of the Mtb Phagosome Membrane
22Nick PetersonNon-canonical pattern recognition of a pathogen-derived metabolite by a nuclear hormone receptor identifies virulent bacteria in C. elegans
23Pathricia LeusIdentifying neutrophil effector functions targeted by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Yops 
24Jennie Ruelas CastilloThe heme oxygenase-1 metalloporphyrin inhibitor stannsoporfin enhances the activity of a novel regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a murine model
25Shuying XuS. pneumoniae pneumolysin promotes airway barrier breach by triggering neutrophil transepithelial migration and elastase release
26Lia ParkinDefining LprG-Rv1410c mediated lipid transport through the mycobacterial cell envelope
27Aseem PalandeIdentifying the Mycobacterium tuberculosis surface proteome using proximity labeling in live cells
28Andres Herrera-TequiaPosttranslational regulation of the leucine-responsive regulatory protein (Lrp) from E. coli
29Merlin BrychcyThe Impact of Acinetobacter baumannii Vanillate Catabolism on Biofilms 
30Jason DenoncourtInhibition of disulfide bond formation enzymes potentiates bacteriophage killing of Acinetobacter baumannii
31Ibukun John AbuludeNew interaction network among hypothetical proteins may serve important role in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus predation
32Amy RohlfingVariations in sporulation conditions and purification methods affect sensitivity to germinants in Clostridioides difficile spores
33Daigo InoyamaA Preclinical Drug Candidate Targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis KasA
34Celena GwinSpatial segregation of metabolic processes underlies cellular asymmetry in mycobacteria
35Sierra SchmidtInvestigating the autoregulation of a ribosomal protein in the pathogen Francisella tularensis
36Natalia Quinones-OlveraDiverse and abundant viruses exploit conjugative plasmids
37Saumya BandyopadhyayLegionella employ a cell surface signaling system to maintain replication vacuole integrity

Poster Session II

Monday, June 12 | 03:25 PM – 04:25 PM

38Justin BaeInvestigating heterogeneous regrowth of Salmonella persisters inside macrophages using spatially resolved, single-cell transcriptomics
39Rebecca KornExploring the relationship between sequence and antibiotic resistance with FMN riboswitch fitness landscapes
40Yishak  WoldetsadikCRISPR/Cas mediated evolutionary arms race between Vibrio cholerae and ICP1 bacteriophage
41Allison ScottUnderstanding the role of gene family expansion in R. parkeri’s type IV secretion system
42Matteo  LubanA unique CRASP (complement regulator-acquiring surface protein) from Borrelia afzelii possesses a distinct pattern from other members of its identified paralogous pfam54 gene family 
43Katerina RothGenomic Analysis of Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris and Alicyclobacillus suci reveals genetic differences that could contribute to differences in spoilage potential 
44Quinn FurumoPIPETS: A Novel 3′-seq Analysis Method for the Identification of Transcription Termination Signal
45Tommy TashjianProteomic survey of the DNA damage response in Caulobacter crescentus reveals evidence of post-transcriptional control
46Natalie MurphyDesign of a propeptide-based antimicrobial for Vibrio cholerae
47Janet PeetIron sequestration by murine calprotectin induces starvation and alters virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
48Andrew BarnettExperimental characterization of the diversity of gene transfer agents in alphaproteobacteria
49Yunha HwangGenomic language model predicts protein co-regulation and function
50Sosie YorkiMetagenomic assembly to track antibiotic resistance genes in international traveler stool
51Rachel BargabosSmall molecule produced by Photorhabdus kills bacteria by blocking ubiquinone synthesis
52Hyerim BanElucidating the transferability of CRISPRi systems across model and non-model E. coli strains 
53Devin LloydExploring the Regulation of Biofilm Formation in Acinetobacter baumannii
54Jacob BakerCommunity assembly dynamics in the human skin microbiome
55Michael ZulchHow Many Microbes Can a Plant Support?
56Samantha Wellington MirandaEvolution and function of bacterial communication systems in polymicrobial communities
57Ananyaa WellingCharacterizing the role of neutrophil extracellular traps in Staphylococcus aureus kidney infection
58Kender PooreCharacterization of an Unknown Virulence Gene in Shigella flexneri
59Juan Hernandez-BirdApplying the Mouse Pneumonia Model of Acinetobacter baumannii for the Evolution and Characterization of Colistin-Selected Mutants.
60Katherine DaileyDissemination of barcoded uropathogenic Escherichia coli in a murine model of urinary tract infection
61Brandon LeeThe Impact of Age on Lyme Disease-Associated Atopic Dermatitis
62Alexandra GroteAdaptive mechanisms of chronic salmonellosis in humans
63Brandon SitNew biology from an old antigen: a role for the 17kDa surface lipoprotein in rickettsial cell envelope maintenance
64Aditya BandekarCell division principles and mechanisms of ceftriaxone resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
65Anna SeminaraCharacterization of the microbial ergothioneine transporter EgtUV in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori
66Christina RothenbergerInvestigating a Predicted Fimbriae-forming Lipoprotein in Porphyromonas gingivalis 
67Ellen MaddenCell division protein ZapE links the division machinery to central carbon metabolism in pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli
68Mark SooA novel control system links cell wall stress to outer membrane synthesis in Acinetobacter baumannii
69Ella MessnerIdentifying Genes that Regulate Gene Transfer Agent Synthesis and Release in Caulobacter crescentus
70Morgan McNellisPseudoprotease-mediated regulation of germinant sensing in C. difficile
71Caitlin Wiafe-KwakyeInvestigating the impact of prophages on bacterial fitness of Group B Streptococcus
72Kuldeepkumar R GuptaAn essential periplasmic protein coordinates lipid trafficking and is required for asymmetric polar growth in mycobacteria
73Jinna BaiGlobal transcriptional control of membrane lipid biosynthesis and metabolism in A. baumannii
74Duncan KountzThe structure and proposed biosynthesis of an elusive bacterial pigment associated with efficient cellulose digestion

Poster Session III

Tuesday, June 13 | 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM

# Name Title
75 Lisa-Marie Nisbett Exploring the mechanism of lipid transport to the outer membrane of mycobacteria in the LprG-Rv1410c pathway
76 Jade Law Analysis of BfmRS essentiality in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
77 Daniel Banas Antibiotic tolerance in populations of non-proliferating and intracellular uropathogenic E. coli
78 Ari Sarfatis Highly Multiplexed Spatial Transcriptomics in Bacteria
79 Audrey Ory Improving the genetic tractability of Xanthobacter autotrophicus for use as a point-of-need food production platform
80 Sydney Edwards Use of a Graph Theoretic Approach to Identify and Study a Novel Transcriptional Regulator in Shigella
81 Danielle Peterson Accurate species identification and antibiotic susceptibility prediction (AST) for multiple pathogens in contrived polymicrobial blood samples using whole genome Oxford Nanopore sequencing 
82 Sophie Bodrog Applying droplet Tn-Seq to identify metallophore transport systems in Yersinia pestis.
83 Abigail Miller Developing a Fluorescence-activated Cell Sorting Method to Evaluate Ribosomal Cis-Regulatory RNAs
84 Margaret Hill Outer Membrane Vesicles Isolated from ()Pseudoalteromonas rubra() Carry Prodiginine Antibiotics as Cargo
85 Sunhee Bae Lectin-seq: uncovering the determinants of host-microbe interactions
86 Nathan Hill Escherichia coli Surface Display of Borrelia burgdorferi Lipoproteins
87 Michelle Naegeli Rapid Emergence of Resistance against Direct Antimicrobial Activity of Avibactam in Gram-Negative Pathogens 
88 Courtney Price Bacillus subtilis biofilm induction by diverse carbon sources
89 Kindra Becker Selective in vivo tagging of mycobacteria surface proteins with a cell-impermeable fluorescent substrate
90 Celia Souque Ecology & evolution of a plasmid population
91 Rosalind Xu A Single-Cell Spatial Atlas of the Mouse Gut Reveals Spatial- and Microbiota-Dependent Sensation
92 Maximillian Soltysiak Food and biomass from air, water, salt, and electricity
93 Monica Wei Mining the Pig Skin Microbiome for Antimicrobial Products
94 Karthik Hullahalli Innate immune responses yield tissue-specific bottlenecks that scale with pathogen dose
95 Kristina Kelley The Microbiota-derived Metabolite TDCA May Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Pediatric Celiac Disease
96 Talia Greenstein Granuloma-specific design of drug combinations for tuberculosis treatment
97 Jon McGinn Dissecting the genetic networks underlying host subversion during Rickettsia infection
98 Siavash Valafar Continuing Evolution in Mycobacterium tuberculosis result in Evasion of Molecular Diagnostics but provide prognostic markers for Isoniazid (INH) Resistance
99 Nicholas DiBenedetto Investigating the role of epithelium-associated populations of Clostridioides difficile as a determinant of disease severity
100 Isabel Sakarin Rv3802c function in mycobacterial cell envelope remodeling, barrier properties, and antibiotic susceptibility
101 Natalie Sontag Investigating the interplay between serine/threonine protein kinases and two-component systems in Mycobacterium tuberculosis environmental response
102 Pola Kuhn DNA methylation promotes Clostridioides difficile sporulation by enhancing transcription of a gene encoding the cell fate determinant SpoIIE
103 Kubra Yigit Lon protease is important for the adaptation to low oxygen and the regulation of heme biosynthesis in Caulobacter crescentus
104 Samantha Palace Rapid evolution to serum resistance through phase variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
105 Colby Ferreira FtsA-FtsN direct interactions support assembly of translateral divisome complexes de novo
106 Natalia Quirk Uncovering novel regulators of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis nitric oxide (NO) response
107 Mimi Kay An Alternative Model of Error Prone Polymerase Recruitment in Post-replicative DNA repair
108 Christian Loyo A gene in the integrative and conjugative element ICEBs1 confers phage defense in Bacillus subtilis
109 Takehiro Kado Bilayer-Intrinsic and -extrinsic structure to separate mycobacterial plasma membrane into domains
110 Kerry McGowen DNA damage as an in vivo mechanism of action of pretomanid in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
111 Anne McCabe Exploring the mechanisms of collateral sensitivity to evolved Gentamicin resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae 

Poster Session IV

Tuesday, June 13 | 02:55 PM – 03:55 PM

# Name Title
112 Keiichiro Mukai Analysis of molecular mechanisms underlying concentration-dependent positive effects of the antibiotic lincomycin on Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2)
113 Amina Bradley Investigating Biosynthetic Gene Cluster Activation in Bacilli
114 Yun Tian Gene silencing through CRISPR interference in Borrelia burgdorferi
115 Bharathi Sundaresh Bacterial genomic profiling reveals novel routes to complement evasion and targeted therapeutic strategies
116 Julie McDonald A Versatile Plasmid-based System for Continuous Evolution in Bacterial Hosts
117 Nicoletta  Collison Streptococcus pneumoniae transcription factor fitness quantification using transcriptional regulator-induced phenotype screens
118 Emily MacLeod Development of a Culture-Free Diagnostic for Urosepsis Leveraging Whole Genome Sequencing and Machine Learning
119 Annie Wen Development of the First Inducible CRISPRi System in Rickettsia to Knockdown Gene Expression 
120 Patricia Romanos  Inhibition of NE release as a novel therapeutic target to prevent systemic disease during S. pneumoniae infection
121 Doug Kenny Engineering Synthetic Biotics to Secrete Therapeutic Proteins and Small Molecules for the Treatment of Intestinal Inflammation
122 Irene Lepori Screening small molecule permeation across the mycobacterial outer membrane 
123 Dora Mahecic Elucidating plasmid copy number control with super-resolution microscopy
124 Patrick Woida  Proximity-based proteomics as a tool to dissect the bacterial-host interface during Listeria cell-to-cell spread
125 Angela  Dao Microbiome Avatar Colitis Mouse Model – A Translational Tool For In Vivo Characterization of Heterogeneity in Stool Samples From Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
126 Christopher O’Connell Pseudomonas spp. are prevalent in the microbial communities in maple sap
127 Nora Pyenson Community ecology of phage on a single bacterial host
128 Aanya Subramaniam MIT Mucosal and Systemic Signatures Triggered by Responses to Infectious Organisms (MAESTRO) Clinical Study
129 Dezmond  Cole Investigating the role of cell shape in the host interactions of Rickettsia parkeri
130 Renuka Ramanathan Redox regulation of host ribosomal proteins during Helicobacter pylori infection
131 Aditi Kannan The diversity and dynamics of vaginal Lactobacillus crispatus prophages
132 Deepak  Chouhan Saccharibacteria decreases Actinomyces induced innate immune response
133 Danielle Guercio Characterizing the role of NahK in Anaerobic Respiration Regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
134 Vania  Lopez Ruiz Potentiating immune responses to microbial pathogens by innate-like T cells via non-classical antigen presentation in Xenopus laevis
135 Julia Ryan Evolution of growth-enhancing mutations in Mycolicibacterium smegmatis strains deleted for a small RNA and an RNA binding protein 
136 Lucas Guzman Determining the role of cyclic-di-GMP in enhanced biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae and Paracoccus aminovorans cocultures
137 Daniel Eaton An Essentialome-Wide CRISPRi Screen for Cell Cycle Defects with Barcoded Live-Cell Microscopy
138 Satoshi Kimura A tRNA modification in Mycobacterium tuberculosis facilitates optimal intracellular growth
139 Kimberly Barker Magnesium-Dependent Regulation of Cell-Cycle-Dependent Proteolysis in Caulobacter crescentus
140 Audrey Randall Determining if Parabacteroides distasonis requires HPRT to accelerate diabetes and activate insulin B:9-23-specific T-cells
141 Janan  Wang Elucidating Lon Protease Biological Functions Through the Use of Overexpression Vectors in Acinetobacter baumannii
142 Ololade Gbadebo Membrane Vesicles from the Marine Bacterium Pseudoalteromonas piscicida Deliver Antimicrobial Cargo
143 Malavika Prithviraj Membrane-intrinsic Factors that Control the Dynamics of Mycobacterial Membrane Compartments
144 Emily Chu Transcriptional Profiling of Desemzia incerta to Explore Colony Morphology Differences
145 Aaron Love Specific Codons Control Cellular Resources and Fitness
146 Anna Green Integrating protein 3D structure with mutation data identifies proteins under selection in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
147 Yanqi Wu Single-cell growth rate of heterotrophic bacterioplankton in natural seawater