Botany and Plant Pathology Seminar Series
Semester:

Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research (WSLR) - Room 116 (unless noted)
1/9/2013Dr. Alan McHughen - (View Abstract) , University of California, Riverside
"The role of agricultural biotechnology in a sustainable human future"
1/16/2013Dr. Bob Pruitt - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Salad, Salmonella and DNA sequencing: Tales of fresh produce and foodborne illness"
1/23/2013Mr. Guotian Li ** - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Mst50 is involved in mulitple signaling pathways in Magnaporthe oryzae"
1/30/2013Dr. Ann Powell - (View Abstract)
Associate Researcher , University of California, Davis
"UNIFORM RIPENINGis a Golden 2-like Transcription Factor Regulating Chloroplass in Developing Fruit and is Critical for the Improvement of Sugars and Nutrients in Ripe Fruit"
2/6/2013Dr. Martin Dickman - (View Abstract)
Christine Richardson Professor and Director,Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology , Texas A & M University
"Modulation of Programmed Cell Death for Fungal Disease Development/Stress Tolerance in Plants"
2/13/2013Mr. Paul Marquardt ** - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Herbicide-resistant voluneer corn and impacts on weed management and insect resistant management"
2/20/2013Dr. Corby Kistler - (View Abstract) , ARS,University of Minnesota
"A toxic character: How the pathogenic fungus Fusarium makes toxins and avoids self-destruction"
2/27/2013Mr. Chris Dugard * - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Utilizing next-generation sequencing technology to rapidly identify cell wall mutants"
3/6/2013Dr. Scott Poethig - (View Abstract)
Patricia Williams Professor, Department of Biology , University of Pennsylvania
"miRNAs and the regulation of shoot maturation in plants"
3/20/2013Ms. Nimnara Yookongkaew ** - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Analysis of metallothionein (MT)-deficient Arabidopsis plants demonstrates MTs are involved in Cu homeostasis"
3/21/2013Room Change: PFEN, Room 241, Deans Auditorium
Dr. Xuehua Zhong - (View Abstract)
University of California, Los Angeles , Candidate for Epigenetic and Chromatin Biology Position in Botany and Plant Pathology
"Epigenetic regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana"
3/25/2013Dr. Israel Ausin - (View Abstract)
Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia, Madrid, Spain , Candidate for Epigenetic and Chromatin Biology Position in Botany and Plant Pathology
"Uncovering New Proteins in the RdDM Pathway"
3/27/2013Dr. Alemu Mengistu - (View Abstract)
USDA, ARS , Crop Genetics Research Center, Jackson, TN
"Charcoal rot of soybean- a challenging disease to identify resistance"
3/28/2013Room Change: PFEN, Room 241, Deans Auditorium
Dr. Damon Lisch - (View Abstract)
University of California, Berkeley , Candidate for Epigenetic and Chromatin Biology Position in Botany and Plant Pathology
"A canary in the coalmine: what one transposon can tell us about epigenetic silencing in plants."
4/3/2013Dr. Harkamal Walia - (View Abstract)
Assistant Professor , University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Sub1A-mediated submergence tolerance in rice"
4/5/2013Dr. Jian-Min Zhou - (View Abstract)
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology , Chinese Academy of Science, Bejing, China
"BIK1, a multi-task immune kinase in plants"
4/10/2013Dr. Caitlyn Allen - (View Abstract)
Professor and Department Chair , University of Wisconsin
"Doing Well by Making Do: How Ralstonia solanacearum does practically everything with nitrate"
4/11/2013Room Change: PFEN, Room 241 - Deans Auditorium
Ms. Jessica Schafer - (View Abstract)
Candidate for the Weed Science Faculty Position in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Glyphosate-resistance: the role of soil microorganisms"
4/15/2013Room Change: PFEN, Room 241 - Deans Auditorium
Dr. Muthukumar Bagavathiannan - (View Abstract)
Candidate for the Weed Science Faculty Position in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , University of Arkansas
"Innovative, Advanced Research to Address Emerging Weed Problems"
4/17/2013
CANCELLED
Mr. Bemnet Mengesha **
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Molecular characterization of resistance to Botrytis cinerea and Alternaria salani in Solanum species"
4/22/2013Room Change: PFEN, Room 241 - Deans Auditorium
Dr. Bryan Young - (View Abstract)
Candidate for the Weed Science Faculty Position in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Southern Illinois University
"Depth, Collaborative, and Adaptive: Core Aspects of Sustainable Research Programs"
4/24/2013Dr. Guri Johal - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Redesigning corn plant architecture to boost its health and productivity"
5/1/2013Ms. Jessica Schafer ** - (View Abstract)
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology , Purdue University
"Do soil microorganisms play a role in the evolution of glyphosate resistance in weeds?"
2/6/2014Dr. Lynda Ciuffetti ""Multicomponent Analyses of Virulence in the Wheat Pathogen Pyrenophora tritici-repentis""
3/6/2014Room Change: PFEN, Deans Auditorium, (Room 241)
Dr. Lynda Ciuffetti - (View Abstract)
2014 Distinguished Agricultural Alumn , Oregon State University
""Multivcomponent Analyses of Virulence in the Wheat Pathogen Pyrenophora tritici-repentis""

* In partial fulfillment of requirements for M.S.
** In partial fulfillment of requirements for Ph.D.

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