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November 2020

Our latest preprint led by PhD student Zoe Netter is posted “A phage satellite tunes inducing phage gene expression using a domesticated endonuclease to balance inhibition and virion hijacking” Check it out!

June 2020

The lab has been awarded an R01 grant by NIAID! And we are so happy to back in the lab (albeit not all at once!)

April 2020

We are excited to welcome Kishen Patel from the Infectious Diseases and Immunity PhD program to the Seed lab!

Check our latest work published in eLife by postdoc Steph Hays “Dominant Vibrio cholerae phage exhibits lysis inhibition sensitive to disruption by a defensive phage satellite”

March 2020

Our latest preprint led by PhD student Zach Barth is posted “A family of viral satellites manipulates invading virus gene expression and affects cholera toxin mobilization”

Due to COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions we have stopped bench research in the Seed lab, and sadly that means we can’t send off our graduating undergraduate researchers properly! We will miss you Jordan and Peter!

October 2019

The Seed lab has new published papers out on PLE/ICP1 DNA replication: check them out in Nucleic Acids Research and Cell Host & Microbe

August 2019

The first grad student to graduate from the Seed lab – Amelia Mckitterick – has left for her next adventure as a postdoc at Harvard!

May 2019

Kim was named a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

April 2019

We are excited to have Caroline Boyd from the Microbiology PhD program join the lab!

March 2019

Our latest paper on competition between MGEs was published in a special Phil Trans B issue on ‘The ecology and evolution of prokaryotic CRISPR-Cas adaptive immune systems’

Check out Kim’s interview on Talking CRISPR

June 2018

April 2018

We have two new Microbiology PhD students: Drew Dunham and Zoe Netter joined the lab! Drew was also recently awarded an NSF Fellowship.

October 2017

Welcome to Angus Angermeyer, our new Postdoc!

June 2017

Amelia was awarded a 2017 Kathleen L. Miller Fellowship from the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), congratulations!

Our newest paper “A highly specific phage defense system is a conserved feature of the Vibrio cholerae mobilome” has been published in PLOS Genetics! Congrats to Brendan, Zach and Amelia!

We are excited to welcome our new postdoc Steph Hays to the lab!

May 2017

Our paper “Functional Analysis of Bacteriophage Immunity through a Type I-E CRISPR-Cas System in Vibrio cholerae and Its Application in Bacteriophage Genome Engineering” was awarded the Nestlé Phage Award of the American Society for Microbiology! Thank you to Division M and the American Society for Microbiology for this award, congrats to former lab members Allison Box, Matt McGuffie and Brendan O’Hara!

April 2017

Kristen LeGault has joined the lab! Kristen is in the Microbiology PhD program and was also recently awarded an NSF Fellowship!

February 2017

Kim was named a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator!

September 2016

The lab has been awarded an R01 grant by NIAID!

Current Openings

We are always seeking bright and energetic additions to our lab. If you are interested, Please email Dr. Seed a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, your CV and contact information for three references.

What’s new!

November 2020

Our latest preprint led by PhD student Zoe Netter is posted “A phage satellite tunes inducing phage gene expression using a domesticated endonuclease to balance inhibition and virion hijacking” Check it out!

June 2020

The lab has been awarded an R01 grant by NIAID! And we are so happy to back in the lab (albeit not all at once!)

April 2020

We are excited to welcome Kishen Patel from the Infectious Diseases and Immunity PhD program to the Seed lab!

Check our latest work published in eLife by postdoc Steph Hays “Dominant Vibrio cholerae phage exhibits lysis inhibition sensitive to disruption by a defensive phage satellite”

March 2020

Our latest preprint led by PhD student Zach Barth is posted “A family of viral satellites manipulates invading virus gene expression and affects cholera toxin mobilization”

Due to COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions we have stopped bench research in the Seed lab, and sadly that means we can’t send off our graduating undergraduate researchers properly! We will miss you Jordan and Peter!

October 2019

The Seed lab has new published papers out on PLE/ICP1 DNA replication: check them out in Nucleic Acids Research and Cell Host & Microbe

August 2019

The first grad student to graduate from the Seed lab – Amelia Mckitterick – has left for her next adventure as a postdoc at Harvard!

May 2019

Kim was named a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

April 2019

We are excited to have Caroline Boyd from the Microbiology PhD program join the lab!

March 2019

Our latest paper on competition between MGEs was published in a special Phil Trans B issue on ‘The ecology and evolution of prokaryotic CRISPR-Cas adaptive immune systems’

Check out Kim’s interview on Talking CRISPR

June 2018

April 2018

We have two new Microbiology PhD students: Drew Dunham and Zoe Netter joined the lab! Drew was also recently awarded an NSF Fellowship.

October 2017

Welcome to Angus Angermeyer, our new Postdoc!

June 2017

Amelia was awarded a 2017 Kathleen L. Miller Fellowship from the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), congratulations!

Our newest paper “A highly specific phage defense system is a conserved feature of the Vibrio cholerae mobilome” has been published in PLOS Genetics! Congrats to Brendan, Zach and Amelia!

We are excited to welcome our new postdoc Steph Hays to the lab!

May 2017

Our paper “Functional Analysis of Bacteriophage Immunity through a Type I-E CRISPR-Cas System in Vibrio cholerae and Its Application in Bacteriophage Genome Engineering” was awarded the Nestlé Phage Award of the American Society for Microbiology! Thank you to Division M and the American Society for Microbiology for this award, congrats to former lab members Allison Box, Matt McGuffie and Brendan O’Hara!

April 2017

Kristen LeGault has joined the lab! Kristen is in the Microbiology PhD program and was also recently awarded an NSF Fellowship!

February 2017

Kim was named a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator!

September 2016

The lab has been awarded an R01 grant by NIAID!

Current Openings

We are always seeking bright and energetic additions to our lab. If you are interested, Please email Dr. Seed a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications, your CV and contact information for three references.

The Seed Lab

Our research centers on the interactions between bacteria and their viral predators (bacteriophages), and how these interactions impact human health and disease.

Kim Seed is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and her lab studies the interactions between bacteria and their viral predators (bacteriophages), and how these interactions impact human health and disease.

SEEDS Community Resolution Center Training

On the BAS Campus

Conflict Resolution/Mediation Skills • Intro to Restorative Justice

Registration Process

  • Go to www.seedscrc.org/services/training – scroll down and click on the 40-Hour Mediation training class.
  • Current classes will be listed, with details and links for registration.
  • Partial scholarships available
  • Questions? Contact Laura Camerato at SEEDS Community Resolution Center: 510.548.2377, or [email protected]
Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training

A 40-hour Practical and Hands-On Training
• $585 (Student Discount rate $400) • Register with SEEDS (info above)

Fall 2018: 15-Week Classroom Program

Wednesdays 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Who is this for?
A weekend alternative, ideal for individuals looking to learn techniques in how to communicate effectively and be better prepared to deal with conflicts that arise at home or at work.

Topics and Skills to be Covered

  • Communication Skills: Active listening, empathizing, asking clarifying questions, checking assumptions, identifying possible solutions.
  • Conflict Styles: Identifying and dealing with different conflict styles.
  • Culture & Cultural Identity: The impact race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, education etc. have on conflicts.
  • Mediation Skills: Maintaining impartiality and respect; identifying and framing issues; facilitating communication and negotiation; dealing with power dynamics, biases, feelings and assumptions.
  • Model of Mediation: SEEDS Mediation model.
  • Practice Sessions: Extensive mediation practice in small groups with coaching.

Certification
• To receive SEEDS’ certification, you are required to participate in all 5 (July) or 15 (Fall) sessions.

Introduction To Restorative Justice: A Practical And Hands-on Training

• $425 (Student Discount rate $300) • Register with SEEDS (info above)

Dates/Times
Visit SEEDS’ website for upcoming training sessions.

Who is this for?

  • Teachers, educators, administrators, counselors, parents, students, youth workers, community-based non-profits
  • Anyone interested in facilitating restorative circles

This training will introduce participants to Restorative Justice concepts, practices and strategies by incorporating experiential exercises, role plays, and hands-on opportunities to practice facilitating a variety of circle formats, including:

  • Value and Agreement Circles • Discussion Circles
  • Community Building Circles • Conflict Circles

What can I expect?

  • Engage in experiential exercises and role-plays
  • Gain practical skills in facilitating restorative circles
  • Learn and practice Restorative Communication
  • Connect with fellow participants and Bay Area practitioners

Who We Are
SEEDS has devoted the last 30 years to providing affordable, effective and constructive forums to resolve disputes. These involve relationships between families, neighbors, landlords and tenants, or students, teachers and parents in schools. Parties may request mediation and/or facilitation services. SEEDS works with nonprofits, small businesses and individuals to support the resolution of community concerns: neighborhood conflicts, land-use and development, and city decisions about neighborhoods, traffic, zoning and building. SEEDS also provides training in facilitation skills.

SEEDS Community Resolution Center Training On the BAS Campus Conflict Resolution/Mediation Skills • Intro to Restorative Justice Registration Process Go to