- Who: Martin F. Polz, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- What: Download the flyer (pdf)
- Where: Building 66 Auditorium
- When: 10:30 am to 12 pm, February 6, 2009
- Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
More Information: Martin F. Polz is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is an environmental microbiologist and received his Masters and Ph.D. from Harvard University where he also conducted his postdoctoral research. His research group at MIT studies the dynamics that govern microbes’ interactions and evolution to understand the role of individual populations within the community, the range of genomic similarity that defines a functional unit, and what mechanisms govern diversification of microbial populations in the environment. His research group addresses these questions using a combination of quantitative molecular approaches, genomics, physiology and modeling. He is an editor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews and among his many honors and awards are the Anna Vaughn Foundation Fellowship, the Gilbert Winslow Career Development Chair and the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization.