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Seminar Series

Fall 2018

August 23, 2018

Dr. Paul Hwang, Assistant Research Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

“ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase and alpha-glucan phosphorylase: key enzymes important for regulation of starch biosynthesis and plant growth”

To be held in BLS 402, 4:00 pm – 5:00pm


August 30, 2018

Dr. Daniel Szymanski, Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University 

“Multiscale computational modeling and proteomic analyses of protein complex function in plants”

To be held in VBR 305, 4:00 pm – 5:00pm


September 25, 2018

Dr. Andrei Smertenko, Assistant Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State Department

“Organellomics of plant growth and drought adaptation”

To be held in Johnson Hall C0105, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


October 11, 2018

Dr. Alice Barkan, Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon

“Multilevel effects of light on ribosome dynamics in chloroplasts”

To be held in Johnson Hall C0105, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


October 15, 2018

Dr. Xinnian Dong, Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University

“Precision in plant immune expression:  Not lost in translation”

To be held in Johnson Hall C0105, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


November 1, 2018

Dr. Amir Ahkami, Scientist (Plant Biologist), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

“Improving plant biomass production under stress: from model grasses to trees”

To be held in Johnson Hall C0105, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


November 15, 2018

Dr. John Cushman, Foundation Professor, Biochemistry Graduate Program Director, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Nevada 

“Novel strategies for improving water-use efficiency in plants”

To be held in Johnson Hall C0105, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


November 29, 2018

Dr. Jean-Michel Ané, Rothermel-Bascom Professor, Departments of Bacteriology and Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Evolution and engineering of symbioses between plants and microbes”

To be held in Johnson Hall C0105, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


 

Spring 2018

January 8, 2018

Dr. Phil Bates, Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Southern Mississippi
“Defining the Plant Lipid Metabolic Network and Identifying bottlenecks in Plant oil Engineering: What Determines Fatty acid Flux?”
BLS 402, 4:10pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


January 29, 2018

Dr. Orly Levitan, Assistant Research Professor, Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
“From light to biomass: sense and response mechanisms in phytoplankton”
BLS 402, 4:10pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


January 30, 2018

Rebecca Batstone, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
“Understanding mutualism evolution and stability using the model legume-rhizobium symbiosis”
BLS 402, 3:10pm – 4:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


February 1, 2018

Dr. Courtney Leisner, Research Associate, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
“Genomics-enabled plant physiology for crop improvement in a changing climate”
BLS 402, 4:10pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


February 2, 2018

Dan Thomas, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon
“Hitchhiking in the canopy: spatial patterns of forest microbiomes”
BLS 402, 10:00am – 11:00am
Announcement Ipdf)


February 7, 2018

Dr. Shengyang He, HHMI Investigator, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
“Disease-Climate-Microbiome Triangles in Plants”
Bryan Hall 305, 12:10pm – 1:00pm


February 12, 2018

Dr. Patrick Horn, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Energy-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University
“Visualizing and Engineering Lipid Metabolism for Plant Health and Sustainability”
BLS 402, 4:10pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


February 13, 2018

Dr. Magdalena Bezanilla, E.E. Just Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
“Mechanistic insights into steering tip growth”
BLS 402, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


February 15, 2018

Dr. Trevor Yeats, Postdoctoral Associate, School of Integrative Plant Science and USDA-ARS, Cornell University
“Carbon partitioning to the plant cell wall”
BLS 402, 4:10pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)


February 16, 2018

Hyungmin “Tony” Rho, Plant Eco-Physiology Lab, College of the Environment, University of Washington
“Diazotrophic Endophytes Improve Photosynthesis and Water Use Efficiency in Rice: The Plant Physiological View of The Symbiosis”
BLS 402, 10:00am – 11:00am
Announcement (pdf)


March 1, 2018

Dr. Richard White III, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University
“Microbiomes of soil and the rhizosphere vital ecosystems in transition revealed by multiomics”
BLS 402, 9:00am – 10:00am
Announcement (pdf)


April 12, 2018

Dr. Klaas Van Wijk, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Biology Section, Cornell University
“Chloroplast Protein Homeostasis; complexities of N-terminal protein maturation, the N-end rule and protease networks”
BLS 402, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Announcement (pdf)