2010/2011 Academic year schedule

Fall Semester

September 3
KAREN OSMONT
Biology (Baskin Lb)
Linking the primary cell wall and growth

WEIMIN GU
Microbiology (Leschine Lab)
Clostridium phytofermentans biofilms

October 1
SAM HAZEN
Biology
Transcription profiling and linkage mapping in Brachypodium distachyon with a whole genome tiling array

BURCU YORDEM
Biology (Walker Lab)
Iron transport mutants of Brachypodium distachyon

October 29
LI LIN
Biology (Hazen Lab)
A high-throughput transient gene expression system for Brachypodium distachyon

MADDY COPPI
Microbiology
Determining the functional role of mutations identified in evolved C. phytofermentans strains with higher biofuel production rates

December 3 New location, ISB 427R
SCOTT LEE
Biology (Hazen Lab)
Feedstock quality genetics

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

Spring Semester

February 11
PUBUDU HANDAKUMBURA
Biology (Hazen Lab)
Transcriptional regulation of cell wall biosynthesis in Brachypodium distachyon

March 11
JESUS ALVELO-MAUROSA
Microbiology (Leschine Lab)
Imaging Clostridium phytofermentans feedstock interactions

April 15, 319 Morrill S
GEORGE HUBER
Chemical Engineering
Biomass to Aromatics and the influence of plant feedstock properties

April 29, 145 ISB
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY
S. NITHIN GOPALSAMY
Biology (Walker Lab)
The role of BdNAM-B1 in senescence and nutrient remobilization in Brachypodium distachyon

AUDREY MILLER
Microbiology (Leschine Lab)
Protein abundance as a measure of C. phytofermentans growth

MIKE VELING
Biology (Hazen Lab)
The Homeobox transcription factors of B. distachyon

TARA MAHENDRARAJAH
Microbiology (Blanchard Lab)
Isolation, identification, and characterization of novel Clostridia from soil microcosms

ANDREA HADJIKYRIACOU
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Normanly Lab)
Auxin biosynthesis in B. distachyon seedlings

May 24, 105 French Hall
LORETO ARANEDA
MS Thesis Defense - Plant, Soil, and Insect Science (Jung Lab)
Comparative genome analysis between Agrostis stolonifera and members of the Pooideae subfamily including Brachypodium distachyon

2009/2010 Academic year seminar schedule