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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. For seminars noted as remote, the Zoom link will be emailed to the Plant Biology list-serv. 

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.

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Feb 3

Reinforcing plant evolutionary genomics using ancient DNA

University College London

Host: Ana Caicedo
Remote seminar

Feb 17

Organization of spindle poles and midzone for plant mitosis

University of California, Davis

Host: Arif Ashraf
Remote Seminar

Mar 3

Reprogramming of cell fate and function in response to extrinsic and intrinsic cues

University of Pennsylvania

Host: Madelaine Bartlett
Remote Seminar

Mar 10

Diversity of effectors in Fusarium

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Host: Li-Jun Ma
Remote seminar

Mar 24

Where are they now? Career Paths of Pant Biology Alumni

Remote seminar
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Mar 31

State of the Program

Sam Hazen

Plant Biology Director

Remote seminar

Apr 7

Building beauty: evolution and development of vascular plants

NY Botanical Garden

Host: Madelaine Bartlett
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 14

Control of vacuole fusion for stomata opening

North Carolina State University

Host: Michelle Facette
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 21

Insights into enzymes and plant-microbe interactions from investigation of diterpenoid biosynthesis

Iowa State University

Host: Sibongile Mafu
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 28

The Plasminogen-Apple-Nematode domain suppresses plant immunity to facilitate invasion by microbes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Host: Sam Hazen

Remote seminar