2012/2013 Academic year schedule

Fall Semester

August 2, Morrill 2, Room 215, 10am
DOMINICK MATOS
MS Thesis Defense - Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program (Hazen Lab)
Rhythmic growth and vascular development in Brachypodium distachyon

August 16, Morrill 2, Room 215, 10am
GINA TRABUCCO
MS Thesis Defense - Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program (Hazen Lab)
Downregulation of CAD1 or COMT4 leads to improved biological conversion efficiency in Brachypodium distachyon

September 21, ISB 145, 11am-12:30pm.
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
Biology (Hazen Lab)
Characterization of secondary wall deposition during stem development in Brachypodium distachyon

September 25, N201 Morrill IV, 11:15am.
JESUS ALVELO
Microbiology (Leschine Lab)
Direct image-based enumeration of cellulosic microbe decomposing biomass feedstocks

October 25, Joint seminar with Plant Biology graduate program series – 4 pm, in Morrill 2, Room 222
KAREN SANGUINET
Biology (Baskin Lab)
Anisotropic growth and the cell wall in Brachypodium distachyon

October 26, ISB 241H, 11am-12:30pm.
JEFF BLANCHARD
Biology
Microbe Hunter Jeff Blanchard

November 1, Joint seminar with Plant Biology graduate program series – 4 pm, in Morrill 2, Room 222
SCOTT LEE
Biology (Hazen Lab)
Biomass yield and quality QTL in Brachypodium distachyon

November 16, University of Massachusetts Second Annual Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium - 11:45am, Campus Center Room 163
PUBUDU HANDAKUMBURA
Biology (Hazen Lab)
BdMYB48 directly controls the accumulation of biomass in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon

December 7, ISB 145, 11am-12:30pm.
DANNY SCHNELL
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Oil Seed or: How I Abandoned Grasses and Learned to Love Camelina

Spring Semester

April 26
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY, Morrill 2, OEB Seminar Room 319, 11am.

MICHAEL VELING
Graduating senior in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Hazen Lab)
Testing computationally derived transcription factor binding motifs putatively involved in plant biofuel attributes

NEAL LOJEK
(Walker Lab)
Establishing conditions for gene silencing in Brachypodium distachyon

MIKE GRINNELL
(Walker Lab)
Maize YSL13

JESSICA SYSOPHA
Graduating senior in Biology (Hazen Lab)

Taxonomic characterization and vernalization sensitivity of Sicilian Brachypodium

IAN WHITNEY
Graduating senior in Biology (Hazen Lab)
Stem development and daily growth rhythms in Brachypodium distachyon

2009/2010 Academic year seminar schedule

2010/2011 Academic year seminar schedule

2011/2012 Academic year seminar schedule