2009/2010 Academic year schedule

October 9
JENNIFER NORMANLY
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Profiling IAA metabolism in Brachypodium distachyon

JEFF BLANCHARD
Microbiology
Clostridium phytofermentans gene expression patterns on variable substrates

November 13
SAM HAZEN
Biology
Genome sequence analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon: insight into grass genome evolution

ELSBETH WALKER
Biology
Brachypodium distachyon: a new model for grass-specific processes associated with iron uptake and translocation

December 11
BURCU YORDEM
Biology (Walker Lab)
Genetic approaches in Brachypodium distachyon: crossing and transformation

January 18
Likely 145 ISB, 1pm.
SCOTT LEE
Biology (Hazen Lab)
Development of a high throughput translational bioassay to measure feedstock-microbe interactions

February 12
AMY BIDDLE
Microbiology (Blanchard Lab)
Experimental evolution of microbial soil communities: Understanding anaerobic plant degradation

TOBIAS BASKIN
Biology
Teaching a new plant old tricks: morphogenesis and the cell wall in our model grass

March 12
PUBUDU HANDAKUMBURA
Biology (Hazen Lab)
Tools to resolve transcription regulatory networks and develop cell wall mutants in Brachypodium distachyon

April 2
MAGDALENA BEZANILLA
Biology
Uncovering plant genes that increase plant biomass and cellulose content

May 7
ANA CAICEDO
Biology
Nucleotide and phenotypic diversity in Brachypodium distachyon

OM PARKASH
Plant, Soil, and Insect Science
Moving biotechnology forward with brachy

LORETO ARANEDA (Jung Lab)
Plant, Soil, and Insect Science
Comparative genomic analysis of turfgrasses, cereals, and brachy