November Chapter Meeting at Novartis

Charlotte Smith, PhD
Charlotte Smith & Associates, Inc.

Trojan Horses of the Microbial World: How Bacteria Exploit Protozoa for Shelter and Transport

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Typically aquatic protozoa are predators of bacteria, using them for their main food source.  However, some bacteria evade digestion. Dr. Smith will show how three imaging techniques − live imaging, confocal scanning laser microscopy, and electron microscopy − were used to evaluate whether six pathotypes of E. coli that cause diarrhea can survive passage through the ciliated protozoa, Tetrahymena.

Charlotte Smith holds a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, a Master’s Degree in Community Health, and a PhD from UC Berkeley in Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Smith has over 25 years’ experience solving drinking water quality problems. Before establishing Charlotte Smith & Associates, Inc. in 1994, Ms. Smith was employed by New York City DEP-Drinking Water Quality Division, and GWC, which operated 35 water utilities in 15 states. She has several water industry awards including the “2001 Golden Spigot Award”.  Dr. Smith was a
member of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that addressed the risk of post-treatment water contamination. At UC Berkeley, she teaches Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences and Drinking Water and Health, and is the faculty sponsor of Global Health and Poverty. She has over 50 publications and presentations.

6:30-7:00 pm – Light supper and Networking

7:00 pm – Presentation

Register at this link:

FEE: $5 for members, $10 for non-members – Registering with Eventbrite will say free, however, fee will be collected at the door

LOCATION: Novartis, 5400 Hollis St, Building X-310 Emeryville, CA

Parking available in front of the building