Brian Hammer @ Atlanta Story Collider

At the June 26, 2018, Atlanta Story Collider, five storytellers will share true, personal stories about shake-ups in science. Among them is School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Brian Hammer

At Georgia Tech, Hammer's research aims to uncover the molecular mechanisms of bacterial cooperation and competition. The goal is to use this knowledge to manipulate bacterial behaviors that promote health. Hammer gave a TEDx  presentation on his work in 2016. 

Hammer teaches Molecular Microbiology, with help from vintage rock music. He also teaches the introductory Biology of Sex and Death course.

Hammer is the recipient of a prestigious CAREER award by the National Science Foundation and several teaching awards from Georgia Tech. Recently, the American Society of Microbiology named Hammer a Distinguished Lecturer. 

Hammer received a B.S. in Biology from Boston College and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Michigan Medical School. Before joining Georgia Tech, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Princeton University.

When not on campus, Hammer enjoys rock climbing with his family.

Following are the storytellers on June 26:

  • Raymond Carr, puppeteer
  • Brian Hammer, microbiologist
  • Joseph R. Mendelson III, herpetologist
  • Deboleena Roy, Chair of the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory
  • Kellie Vinal, biochemist, science writer, and Story Collider producer

Purchase tickets online here.

Doors open at 7:30 PM. Seating is first come, first served.

Event Details


  • Tuesday, 2018, June 26 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Highland Inn and Ballroom, 644 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

$10; purchase in advance online

For More Information Contact

For more information about the program, visit Atlanta Story Collider.