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Seminar Series

Spring 2020

February 6, 2020

Dr. Kevin Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University

“The Mycorrhizal Contribution to Plant Potassium Nutrition”

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


February 12, 2020

Dr. Stanislav Kopriva, Professor, Institute of Botany, University of Cologne, Head of Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS)

“Sulfur nutrition in C4 plants”

To be held in Bryan Hall 305, 12:10pm – 1:00pm


February 24, 2020

Dr. Ray Dixon, Professor, Fellow of the Royal Society, Co-Director, JIC-CAS Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

“Hierarchical regulation of nitrogen fixation in bacteria that associate with plants”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 2:30pm – 3:30pm


CANCELED

March 12, 2020

Dr. Marcela Rojas-Pierce, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University

“Functions and regulation of plant vacuoles in stomata and gravitropism”

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


CANCELED

April 2, 2020

Dr. David Kramer, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics, College of Natural Science, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory

“Title: TBD”

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


CANCELED

April 16, 2020

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

“PUF RNA-binding proteins: modular RNA recognition and prospects for programmable regulation of target RNAs”

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


Fall 2019

September 12, 2019

Dr. Ana Alonso, Associate Professor, College of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas

“Mapping the pathways leading to industrially-relevant fatty acids in alternative crops”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 3:10pm – 4:00pm


October 3, 2019

Dr. Daniel Ducat, Associate Professor, College of Natural Science, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University

“Engineering modular, light-driven microbial consortia: tapping cyanobacterial potential as an alternative carbohydrate feedstock”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 3:10pm – 4:00pm


October 17, 2019

Dr. Paula McSteen, Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri

“Genetic and hormonal regulation of maize reproductive development”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 3:10pm – 4:00pm


November 14, 2019

Dr. Blake Meyers, Professor, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Danforth Center

“The function and evolution of phased, secondary siRNAs in plant reproduction and other pathways”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 3:10pm – 4:00pm


December 5, 2019

Dr. Valerian Dolja, Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Two Parts: Part 1:  “Myosin motors drive cytoplasmic streaming, cell growth and plant development” and Part 2:  “Global RNA Virome”

To be held in Biotechnology Life Sciences 402, 3:10pm – 4:00pm