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Friday, April 11th
8:00 AM

Registration & Poster Setup

UC 3rd Floor, Grand Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Oral Sessions: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities

UC 326-331

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:00 AM

Poster Session #1

UC Ballroom

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:20 PM

Keynote: The Hidden Role of Microbes in Animal Health and Nutrition

John McCutcheon, University of Montana - Missoula

UC Theater

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

When most people think of bacteria and fungi—if they think of them at all—they probably think of “germs, disease, and rot.” This is understandable, as bacterial and viral epidemics have killed more people over the course of human history than all wars combined. But it is also quite wrong: animals cannot function normally without sustained, intimate interactions with microbes. In my talk, I will highlight a few interesting examples of microbe-animal interactions, drawing from recent studies in humans and insects. Finally, I will outline why, when viewed from a long-term evolutionary perspective, we should not be surprised that animals not only benefit, but require interactions with microbes to survive.

1:40 PM

Oral Sessions: Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts & Creative Writing

UC 326-332

1:40 PM - 5:00 PM

3:00 PM

Poster Session #2

UC Ballroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Paint & Print Exhibition

UC Tech Lounge

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM