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Seminar Series

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, Assistant 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

 

Spring 2019

January 24, 2019

Dr. Carrie Harwood, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington

“Nitrogenase, hydrogen and bacterial longevity”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


February 28, 2019

Dr. Florence Mus, Senior Scientific Assistant, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

” Establishing genetic determinants of nitrogen fixation to enhance beneficial plant-microbe interaction”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


CANCELLED-Reschedule in Fall.

March 7, 2019

Dr. Rebecca Mosher, Associate Director and Associate Professor, The School of Plant Sciences, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, The University of Arizona

“Evolution of RNA Polymerases in plants: understanding duplication of multi-subunit complexes”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


March 28, 2019

Dr. Ross Sozzani, Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University

“Integration of genome-wide approaches with imaging tools and modeling to understand network dynamics regulating stem cell”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm



April 11, 2019

Dr. Lance Seefeldt, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University

“Insights into the nitrogenase mechanism”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


April 15, 2019

Kyle M. Lancaster, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University 

“Mechanistic and Electronic Structural Insights into the Metallobiochemistry of Nitrification”

To be held in BLS 402, 12:10pm – 1:00pm


April 18, 2019

Dr. Amy Marshall-Colon, Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Modeling dependence in nitrogen signaling cascades using dynamic transcriptome data”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm


May 16, 2019

Dr. Laura E. Bartley, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma

“Mastering Exterior Decoration: Insights into Synthesis and Regulation of Grass Cell Walls”

To be held in Clark Hall 149, 4:10 pm – 5:00pm