Spring 2014 PB Seminars

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SPRING 2014 SEMINAR SERIES

PB seminars will be held in Morrill 2, Room 222 (unless otherwise noted.). Talks are Thursdays at 4 pm, refreshments beginning at 3:50 pm.

JANUARY 30

JOSH GENDRON
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University
"Protein turnover and plant circadian rhythms"
Host: Sam Hazen


FEBRUARY 6 SEMINAR WITH ARTHUR HUNT CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM-
RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 6

FEBRUARY 13
JERRY COHEN
Department of Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
"Targeted metabolomics in plant hormone research"
Host: Jennifer Normanly

FEBRUARY 20
(Please note the seminar originally scheduled with Richard Dixon, Univ. of N. Texas - has been cancelled)
PB PhD Graduate Student Rotation talks
CJ BASCOM, Baskin Lab
"Methods to Quantify Plant Sickness"
HUIYUAN GUO, Xing Lab
"Engineered nanoparticles in clothing and personal care products"

FEBRUARY 27
JIM WESTWOOD
Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science
Virginia Tech
"Mixed messages: Trying to understand communication between parasitic plants and their hosts"
Host: Ana Caicedo

MARCH 6 (rescheduled from February 6)
ARTHUR HUNT
Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Kentucky
"The polyadenylation complex links cellular signaling with plant growth and development."
Host: Dong Wang

MARCH 13
SHENG YANG HE
Department of Plant Biology
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
Michigan State University
"Bacterial pathogenesis as a probe of plant cellular functions"
Host: Li-Jun Ma

MARCH 27
HEIKE WINTER-SEDEROFF
Department of Plant Biology
NC State University
"Redesigning Carbon assimilation and allocation in Camelina sativa"
Host: Danny Schnell

PB graduate student sponsored seminar:
APRIL 3
JULIN MALOOF
Plant Biology
UC Davis
"Testing the Shade Avoidance Model in Arabidopsis and Tomato"
Host: Scott Lee, PB PhD Graduate Student, Hazen Lab

APRIL 10
DANIEL MANTER
Soil Plant Nutrient Research
USDA-ARS Fort Collins, CO
"Exploring the phytobiome: Shifting the focus from plant-microbe to plant-microbiome interactions."
Host: Geunhwa Jung

APRIL 17
HEATHER COLEMAN
Biology
Syracuse University
"Tailoring feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts"
Host: Sam Hazen

APRIL 24
MICHAEL NEFF
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University
"Functional analysis of an Arabidopsis DNA-binding protein leads to surprising applications in crop plants"
Host: Tobias Baskin

SPECIAL SEMINAR PRESENTATION
Please note this seminar is on a Monday!
MONDAY, APRIL 28
4 pm, Morrill 222
ALEJANDRA COVARRUBIAS
Biotechnology Institute of the National University of Mexico
(Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - UNAM)
"Flexible protein structures in plant drought responses"
Host: Elizabeth Vierling

We would also like to thank PB faculty member Sam Hazen for coordinating this spring's seminar series!


 

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