Botany and Plant Pathology Semin​​ar Series​

Spring 2018

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM in WSLR, Room 116 (unless otherwise noted)


​​January 10 - Dr. Yun Zhou 
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Stem Cells, Transcriptional Circuits and Plant Shoot Development" 

​​January 17 - Dr. Adrienne Roeder
Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"How Floral Organs are made with the same size and shape: the role of primordium initiation"   

Seminar host is Dr. Yun Zhou

​​January 24 - Dr. Eric Knox
Department of Biology, IU Herbarium,  Indiana University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Digital Herbaria in the 21st Century"

Seminar host is Dr. Cathie Aime

​​January 31 - Dr. Tesfaye Mengiste
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Multipathogen Resistance: Pathology, Mechanisms and Potential Applications"

​​February 7 - Dr. Jin-Rong Xu
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"A-to-I RNA editing in filamentous Fungi" 

​​February 14 - Dr. Elliott Meyerowitz
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
3:30pm   PFEN, 241


Seminar hosts are Dr. Yun Zhou and Dr. Jody Banks

​​February 21 - Dr. Kevin Solomon
Department of Ag and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Early-Diverging Anaerobic Fungi for Lignocellulose Degradation and Sustainable Chemistry"

   Seminar host is Dr. Cathie Aime​

​​​​February 28 - Dr. Bill Johnson
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Dicamba and an Extension Weed Scientist - we were made for each other!"   

​​​​March 7 - Dr. Teh-hui Kao
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility: A Complex Mechanism of Self/Non-Self Recognition between Pollen and pistil"  

Seminar host is Dr. Sharon Kessler ​​​​

​​March 21 - ​​Dr. Emmanuel Byamukama
Department of Horticulture, Agronomy and Plant Science, South Dakota State University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Pathogen Characterization for improved managementof soybean cyst nematode and Phytophthora root and stem rot"  

Seminar host is Dr. Guohong Cai

April 4 - Dr. Ning Zhang
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Diversity and functions of root associated fungi in the pine barrens ecosystem"  

Seminar host is Dr. Jin-Rong Xu

April 11 - Dr. Esther van der Knaap
Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"The role of Ovate Protein Family in regulating tomato fruit shape"  

Seminar host is Dr. Chris Staiger

April 18 - Dr. Keiko Torii
Department of Plant Biology, University of Washington
3:30pm   PFEN Room 241


Seminar host is Dr. Gyeong Mee Yoon


April 25 - Dr. Gina Baucom
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"The evolution of resistance in an agricultural weed: convergence, costs, and the mating system"  

Seminar host is Dr. Chris Oakley

June 22 - Dr. Nick Talbot - SPECIAL SEMINAR
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
3:30pm   WSLR, Room 116

"Investigating the biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe orzae"  

Seminar host is Dr. Cathie Aime

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