Our Spring 2016 series includes experts from both academia and industry as well as two selected by our PB graduate students  - Matt Bakker on 2/11 and David Des Marais on 4/21!  Also of interest is an OEB seminar on Friday, 3/4 with Erika Edwards from Brown University and we are co-hosting an MCB seminar on Tuesday, 4/26- Iris Meier from Ohio State University. 

All PB seminars are held in 222 Morrill Science Center South, Thursdays at 4pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be 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 or the CNS calendar, including the Stockbridge School of Agriculture seminars.

Spring 2016 Seminar Schedule

Jan 28

PB PhD graduate student research/rotation talks

Harry Klein, Bartlett Lab
"Shifting MADS-box protein-protein interactions and the evolution of gene regulation"

Jarrett Man, Caicedo Lab
“Mapping a weedy rice shattering locus"

Rachael Bernstein, DaCosta Lab
“Changes in leaf and crown hormones associated with cold acclimation and deacclimation in two cool season grasses."

Feb 4

Modulation of plant immunity by temperature and calcium signaling in Arabidopsis

Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

Hosted by PB postdoctoral fellow: Minsoo Kim, Vierling Lab

Feb 11

The development of the rhizosphere microbiome.

Research Plant Pathologist, National Laboratory for Agriculture & the Environment, USDA ARS, Ames, IA

Student selected PB seminar speaker, Host - Julie Stultz Fine, MS, Hashemi Lab

Feb 18

Finding love: Intercellular Communication in Plant Reproduction

Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma

PB faculty host: Alice Cheung

Feb 25

Dried out but not dead! Hints for protecting photosynthesis during desiccation, from desert green algae 

The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA

PB faculty host: Magdalena Bezanilla

Mar 3

Polyploidy and the origins of novelty: Impact of duplication on genome and network evolution

Division of Biological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri

PB faculty host: Ana Caicedo

Mar 10

Plant Biology Graduate Program Faculty Meeting

Elizabeth Vierling, Program Leader

Please note the PB faculty meeting will be held in 209 French Hall, 4 pm.

Mar 24

Discovering the Next Generation of Agronomic Solutions for the farm of the 21st century

James Roberts

Insect Control Trait Discovery and Testing Lead, Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, MO

PB faculty host: Elizabeth Vierling

Mar 28

What it will take to feed 9 billion people in 2050

Special SSA Seminar in ISB 221

PB faculty host: Om Parkash

Please note this seminar is on a Monday

Apr 7

Moldy Memoir: How I Stopped Ignoring the Headspace

Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University

PB faculty host: Li-Jun Ma

Apr 14

Strategies for cultivar development in the genus Mentha 

Technical Deputy Director, I.P. Callison & Sons

PB faculty host: Li-Jun Ma

Apr 21

GxE and the evolutionary genomics of environmental response in plants

Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

PB student selected seminar speaker: Host- Josh Coomey, PhD, Hazen Lab

Apr 26

Plants flash their KASH: The role of plant LINC complexes in nuclear positioning, fertility, and disease

Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University

HOST: Magdalena Bezanilla

Co-sponsored by Molecular and Cellular Biology and Plant Biology

Seminar will be held in ISB 221