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SPRING 2015 SEMINAR SERIES

All talks will be held on Thursdays at 4 pm in Morrill 2, Room 222 unless otherwise noted. Join us for refreshments beginning at 3:50 pm.

TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO WINTER STORM

TUESDAY
, JANUARY 27
Co-sponsored with MCB
JOEL GRIFFITTS
Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Brigham Young University
"Listening in on symbiotic deliberations between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia"
Host: Dong Wang

FEBRUARY 5
PB PhD First Year Graduate student research/rotation talks:
SAMANTHA GLAZE CORCORAN, Hashemi Lab
"Dual purpose cover crops for extended forage production and nutrient capture."
MICHELLE McKEE, Roberts Lab
"Epigenetic regulation of Taxus secondary metabolism"
AL REYNOLDS, Parkash Lab
"Combating Boron and Arsenite Toxicity in Increasingly Prevalent Arid Soils by Manipulating Plasma Membrane Intrinsic Proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana"
MINGQIN CHANG, Bezanilla Lab
"Revealing how Myosin VIII localizes to microtubule plus ends: Myosin VIII directly binds EB1."

FEBRUARY 12
Co-sponsored with OEB
BRIAN DILKES
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Purdue University
"Known unknowns: testing assumptions in the genetics of plant speciation, polyploidy, and adaptation"
Host: Sam Hazen

FEBRUARY 19
PB PhD First Year Graduate student research/rotation talks:
CELINA ABUNDIS, Wang Lab
"Common principles of host protein localization at the host-microbe interface"
RAKESH KUMAR, Walker Lab
"Designing a radioactive uptake assay to study Yellow Stripe1-Like transport of metals"
KATHRYN VESCIO, Ma Lab
"Friend or Foe: different Fusarium oxysporum isolates result in contrasting outcomes in Arabidopsis thaliana"
RYAN SHEPARD, Bartlett Lab
"Cloning Tasselsheath3"

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Co-sponsored with OEB
JILL PRESTON
Department of Plant Biology
University of Vermont
"Evolutionary Genetics of Plant Reproductive Form and Phenology"
Host: Madelaine Bartlett

MARCH 5
DANNY SCHNELL
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"The impact of increased bicarbonate transport on carbon capture and source-sink allocation in Camelina sativa"
Host: Elizabeth Vierling

MARCH 12
NICK READ
Manchester Fungal Infection Group,
Institute of Inflammation and Repair
University of Manchester, UK
"Fungal cell networking: mechanisms and dynamics"
Host: Li-Jun Ma

MARCH 26
PB Graduate Student selected speaker
STACEY HARMER
College of Biological Sciences
UC Davis
"Circadian rhythms are turning heads: clock regulation of growth pathways in Arabidopsis and sunflower"
Host: CJ Bascom, Bezanilla Lab

APRIL 2
Special double seminar presentations:
At 11 am, LSL N 210
PING HE
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
“From frontline to headquarter: the battlefields of plants and pathogens”
Texas A & M University
At 4 pm, Morrill 222
LIBO SHAN
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Texas A & M University
"Nonself recognition and signaling mechanisms in plant innate immunity"
Host: Alice Cheung

APRIL 9
MARY GEHRING
Department of Biology
Whitehead Institute, MIT
"Epigenetic Reprogramming during Plant Development”
Host: Dong Wang

APRIL 16
WENBO MA
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
UC Riverside
"Pathogen effectors as molecular probes to understand host immunity and microbial pathogenesis"
Host: Li-Jun Ma

APRIL 23
MARK RAUSHER
Biology Department
Duke University
"Evolutionary Genetics and Evo-Devo of Floral Color Patterns"
Host: Madelaine Bartlett

Thanks to Li-Jun Ma for coordinating our Spring 2015 seminar series!






 

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