Fall 2014 PB Seminars

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The fall series will feature short research/rotation talks from PB faculty for the month of September, then seminars from faculty, postdocs and students for the rest of the semester.

PB seminars are held in 222 Morrill Science Center South, Thursdays at 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments served beginning at 3:50 pm. Titles will be added as they become available.

PB Faculty short research talks:

SEPTEMBER 4
MADELAINE BARTLETT, Biology Department
"Unraveling the Genetics of Floral Development and Evolution in the Grasses."
MAGDALENA BEZANILLA, Biology Department
"Myosin mediates crosstalk between actin and microtubules"

SEPTEMBER 11
OM PARKASH, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
"Biotechnological approaches for crop improvements and biofuel production"
ELSBETH WALKER, Biology Department
"Iron transport and signaling in plants"
SAM HAZEN, Biology Department
"A day in the life of a thickening cell wall"

SEPTEMBER 18
DANNY SCHNELL, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"Fundamental and Applied Studies of Chloroplast Biogenesis and Function"
LI-JUN MA, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"Genome dynamics and fungal pathogenicity"

SEPTEMBER 25
ANA CAICEDO, Biology Department
"Building a better weed and other evolutionary tales"
DONG WANG, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"Mechanisms governing intracellular bacterial survival in the nitrogen-fixing symbiosis"
ALICE CHEUNG, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"Signaling mechanisms of the FERONIA family of receptor kinases in growth and reproduction."

Joint MCB/PB seminar
OCTOBER 2
BRIAN GREGORY
Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
"Global analysis of the RNA-protein interaction and RNA secondary structure landscapes of the Arabidopsis nucleus"
Host: Dong Wang

Special event:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
(please note change of date from Oct. 4)
12th ANNUAL PB SYMPOSIUM
"Evolution of Plant Form and Function: Insights from the Integration of Development, Ecology and Genetics"
Register online for this free event!

OCTOBER 16
INDU SANTHANAGOPALAN
Postdoc, Vierling Lab
"sHsps in plants- How do they help combat heat stress?"

OCTOBER 23
PETER HEPLER
Emeritus Professor
Department of Biology
"Sperm Delivery in Flowering Plants: The Control of Pollen Tube Growth"

OCTOBER 30
SCOTT LEE
PB PhD Graduate Student, 2014 Gilgut fellow, Hazen Lab
"Uncovering the genetic basis for biofuel feedstock traits in Brachypodium distachyon"

NOVEMBER 6
FIONN McLOUGHLIN
Postdoc, Vierling Lab
"The role of Heat shock protein 101 in the acquired thermotolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana"

NOVEMBER 13
LI GUO
Postdoc, Ma Lab
"From Networks to Functions: Reconstructing Gene Regulatory Circuits of Wheat Scab Fungus Fusarium graminearum Using Transcriptomic Data"

PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR IS CANCELLED!
NOVEMBER 20
ZHONGYUN HUANG
PB PhD Graduate Student, Caicedo Lab
"The Origins of South Asian Weedy Red Rice (Oryza sativa) and Weed Competitiveness"

DECEMBER 4
GREG DeIULIO
PB PhD Graduate Student, Ma Lab
"Specific Expansion and Functional Importance of a Group of Histidine Kinases in Fusarium."



 

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