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Seminar Series

Spring 2022

February 10, 2022

Dr. Hanjo Hellmann, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

“Controlled protein stability to regulate abiotic stress tolerance and development in plants.”

To be held via Zoom, 2:00pm – 2:55pm (Zoom link to follow in announcement)


February 24, 2022

Dr. Jay Thelen, Professor of Biochemistry, Bond Life Sciences Center, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, University of Missouri

“Fresh views on the regulation of fatty acid synthesis in plants.”

To be held via Zoom, 2:00pm – 2:55pm (Zoom link to follow in announcement)


March 10, 2022

Dr. Doug Muench, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

“Sequence-specific, programmable RNA-binding proteins and their use in targeted gene regulation.”

To be held via Zoom, 2:00pm – 2:55pm (Zoom link to follow in announcement)


March 24, 2022

Dr. Dylan Kosma, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Reno, Nevada

“Plant bandage: Identification of transcriptional regulators of wound suberin biosynthesis and deposition.”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm


April 7, 2022

Dr. Abdul Azeez, Research Associate, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

“Functional characterization of TAG remodeling genes in an emerging industrial oilseed crop Physaria fendleri” 

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm


May 5, 2022

Dr. Geoff Wasteneys, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology, Department of Botany, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

“Terrestrial Success: decision making in plant roots.”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm


May 12, 2022

Dr. Jeremy Jewell, Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University

“COI1-independent effects of jasmonate treatment: Unexpected avenues for exploration”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:00pm – 2:55pm


May 19, 2022

Dr. Randy Beaudry, Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University

“Apple fruit aroma: A plant organ’s developmental destiny anticipates death with delight.”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:10pm – 3:00pm