The fall series will feature talks from PB faculty and postdocs as well as other UMass Amherst faculty who are doing interesting research with plants. Please note two special seminar presentations with outside speakers on 9/29 and 12/3, respectively. We hope you will join us!

PB seminars are held in 222 Morrill Science Center South, Thursdays at 4pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments served beginning at 3:50pm.

To find more seminars in the Life Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs in Life Sciences Calendar.

For a listing of seminars offered through the College of Natural Sciences, go to CNS Department and Program Seminars

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Sep 17

Alternative termination of transcription generates a specialized SNARE protein at the host-microbe symbiotic interface

Huairong Pan

Postdoctoral Fellow, Wang Lab
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department

Sep 29

The Importance of Variability in Generating Regular Plant Organs

Adrienne Roeder

School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Biology Section
Cornell University

Host: Madelaine E. Bartlett; Co-sponsor: MCB & Plant Biology Graduate Programs

Oct 1

All PB Faculty Meeting

Oct 3

Special event: 13th Annual PB Symposium
Biodiversity of Plant Secondary Metabolites — from Pathways to Ecosystems

Oct 8

Predicting plant phenology in a changing world: does ecotype matter?

Department of Environmental Conservation

Oct 15

Is organic management of golf courses a hole in one?

Elisha Allan-Perkins

PB PhD Graduate Student, 2015 Gilgut Fellow, Jung Lab

Oct 22

Growing around in circles: or How I spent my sabbatical

Biology Department

Oct 29

Downy Mildew of Basil, A Destructive Emerging Disease

Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Nov 5

The phylogeography of reproduction: evolution of sexual strategies & mating systems

Biology Department, Amherst College

Nov 12

Land use change affects diversity and greenhouse gas fluxes at the microbial level in the Amazon rain forest

Microbiology Department

Nov 19

Bees, flowers and drugs: Role of floral traits mediating disease transmission

Biology Department

Co-sponsored with Stockbridge School of Agriculture (SSA)

Dec 3

Special seminar presentation
On-off switches of secondary cell wall development

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Agricultural Biotechnology Lab, University of Connecticut

Host: Sam Hazen