Summer 2020 seminars will be held remotely.  The Zoom link will be emailed to the Plant Biology list-serv. 

In the fall and spring semesters PB seminars are generally held in Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222, Thursdays at 4pm, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50pm.
Contact: UMass Seminars IDGP

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.

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

Aug 27

Plant Biology Rotation Talks 

Laura Katz, Smith College
Madelaine Bartlett, UMass Amherst

12:00pm Zoom Seminar

Aug 27

Inter-organellar communication in plant-microbe interactions

University of Wyoming

Host: Sibongile Mafu
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Sep 3

Plant Biology Rotation Talks

Sibongile Mafu, UMass Amherst
Dong Wang, UMass Amherst
Alice Cheung, UMass Amherst

12:00pm Zoom Seminar

Sep 10

Innovation, conservation and repurposing of gene function in plant root cell type development

University of California, Davis

Hosts: Sam Hazen and Houlin Yu
4:00pm Zoom Seminar 

Sep 17

Regulation of innate immune responses through post-translational modification of nucleic acid-binding proteins

University of California, San Diego

Host: Sibongile Mafu
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Sep 24

A dynamic view of nutrient uptake, sensing, and allocation in plants

University of Missouri

Host: Elsbeth Walker
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Oct 1

The State of the Graduate Program

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Oct 8

How interorganellar communication regulates plant stress responses

University of California, Riverside

Host: Sibongile Mafu
4:00pm Virtual Seminar

Oct 15

Natural diversity in highly variable plant NLR immune receptors

University of California, Berkeley

Host: Jarrett Man
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Oct 22

The common-bean - Rhizobium etli nitrogen fixing symbiosis: unraveling novel plant regulators

National Autonomous University of México

Host: Miriam Hernandez-Romero
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Oct 29

Polarity factors and regulators in plant asymmetric cell division

Rutgers University 

Host: Michelle Facette
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Nov 5

RNA-directed DNA methylation and abiotic stress mediated transcriptional regulation in maize

University of Washington, Bothell

Host: Madelaine Bartlett
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Nov 12

Graft genomics: from cell-to-cell to organ system interactions

Cornell University 

Hosts: Ana Caicedo, Michelle Facette, Elsbeth Walker
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Nov 19

Solving the mystery of secondary plasmodesmata formation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Host: Michelle Facette
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Dec 3

Impacts of temperature stress on clock gene regulation in Arabidopsis

University of California, Riverside

Hosts: Sam Hazen and Kelly Allen
4:00pm Zoom Seminar

Dec 10

Which side are you on? Investigating polar localization and function of IRK in the root endodermis

University of California, Riverside

Host: Arif Ashraf
4:00pm Zoom Seminar