Students working in a greenhouse

Seminar Series

For the Spring 2024 seminar, the Plant Biology Seminar Series will be held at 12:15 p.m. in 108 Wartik Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus.

Upcoming Seminars

No upcoming events.

Past Seminars

April 22, 2024Plant Phenomics to Expedite Breeding in Perennial, Herbaceous Species
Allison Miller
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Saint Louis University
April 15, 2024Harnessing Wild Alleles in Wheat: Promoting Drought Tolerance by Leveraging Root-to-Shoot Adaptations
Harel Bacher
Cornell University
April 8, 2024Optimizing plant form and function through genetics, genomics and high-resolution phenomics
Andrea Eveland
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
April 1, 2024Plants and Gravity: Omics from Earth to ISS
Sarah Wyatt
Ohio University
March 25, 2024Transcriptional Regulation of Plant Growth and Defense: Old School But With New Tricks
Zhengqing Fu
University of South Carolina
March 18, 2024Genetic Variation in Plant Drought Response Across Vegetative Development
Erica Lawrence
Penn State
March 11, 2024Pollen Wall Formation1 (PWF1) regulates normal pollen wall biosynthesis and anther gene expression in Arabidopsis
Guanhua Fang
Penn State
February 26, 2024Phytohormone Regulation Among Convergently Evolved Carnivorous Plants
Yunjia Liu
Penn State
February 19, 2024Genetics of Harpin Perception in Nonhost Plants
Jeremy Held
Penn State
February 12, 2024Landscape and Conservation Genomics of North American Ash Species
Anthony Melton
Penn State
February 5, 2024Leveraging belowground plant-microbe interactions to improve host stress tolerance and alter ecosystem processes
Melissa Cregger
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
January 29, 2024The Synergistic Potential of Cannabis Sativa L. Phytochemicals on Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE)
Francisco Chacon
Penn Stat
January 22, 2024Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Floral Gene Expression: Identification and Mechanisms of a Novel RNA-Binding Protein for Proper Splicing of Transcripts of Conserved Floral Regulatory Genes
Hong Ma
Penn State

December 4, 2023Understanding Epigenetic Memory Through the Language of the Plant Methylome
Alenka Hafner
Penn State
November 27, 2023Climate and Landscape Shape Patterns of Hybridization and introgression in Forest Trees
Constance (Connie) Bolte
Penn State
November 13, 2023Gene Knockdown in Parasitic Plant Cuscuta campestris Using Two-Host System
Yachi Nien
Penn State
November 6, 2023Local Adaptation of Crop Landraces
Chloee McLaughlin
Penn State
October 30, 2023Every Colonist for Themselves: Microbial Competition in the Phyllosphere
Kevin Hockett
Penn State
October 23, 2023The Touchy Business of Systemic signaling in Plants
Simon Gilroy
University of Wisconsin
October 16, 2023Convergent Evolution Without Adaptation? Recurrent Switches of Alternative Pathways for an Essential Mitochondrial Process in Plants
Jeffrey Mower
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
October 9, 2023Solis, Plants, and Consumers: Studying the Complex Relationship Between Food and Medicinal Plants and Human Health
Joshua Lambert
Penn State
October 2, 2023From the inside out: how internal growth controls anther morphology
Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska
University of Montreal
September 25, 2023After the Flood - Root Responses to Hypoosmotic Stress
Gabriele Monshausen
Penn State
September 18, 2023Grass Evo-Devo: Growth Suppression and Ancient Genetic Programs in Grass Sex Determination
Madelaine Bartlett
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
September 11, 2023Influences of auxin on maize root morphogenesis
Dior Kelley
Iowa State University
August 28, 2023Zooming in on the Assembly, Structure, and Disassembly of Plant Cell Walls at the Nanoscale
Charles Anderson
Penn State
April 24, 2023The Seed Microbiome and Its Implications for Plant Resilience
Ashley Shade
Director of Research, Institute of Ecology and the Environment (INÉE), Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université de Lyon, France
April 17, 2023Climate Adaptation in the Anthropocene: Challenges and Opportunities for Restoration and Conservation
Jill Hamilton
Penn State
April 10, 2023Regulation of Nitrogen Acquisition by Peptide Hormones
Sonali Roy
Tennessee State
April 3, 2023Learning the Languages of Chloroplasts Through Time and Space
Barry Pogson
Australian National University
March 27, 2023Conserving Genetic Diversity of Plant Species Using Genetic Data, Simulations, and Effective Population Size
Sean Hoban
Morton Arboretum
March 20, 2023Root multi-omics clarifies N-uptake strategies of woody plants during belowground competition
Suzanne Fleishman
USDA-ARS Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit
March 13, 2023A "Sweet" of Expression: A Gene Expression Atlas for the Chocolate Tree (Theobroma cacao)
Evelyn Kulesza & Patrick Thomas
Penn State
February 27, 2023Fungal Plant Breeding for Increased Seed Yield: What lessons can we learn?
Matthew Sheltra
Penn State
February 20, 2023Gene editing and allele mining reveal multifaceted roles of rice Gα proteins in plant architecture and drought stress response
Christian Cantos
Penn State
February 13, 2023CANCELLED - Climate Adaptation in the Anthropocene: Challenges and Opportunities for Restoration and Conservation
Jill Hamilton
Penn State
February 6, 2023Can a family use lignocellulosic biomass to meet their nutritional needs after a global catastrophe?
Niroshan Siva
Penn State
January 30, 2023Metabolomic Approaches to Herbal Product Studies
Ellie Abraham
Penn State
January 23, 2023Advancing Sustainable Vegetable Production Systems
Francesco Di Gioia
Penn State

November 28, 2022Mechanisms of heavy metal accumulation in T. cacao
Francisco Menendez Burns
Penn State
November 14, 2022Sensory plastid-associated PsbP DOMAIN-CONTAINING PROTEIN 3 triggers plant growth- and defense-related epigenetic responses
Ha Eun Jeh
Penn State
November 7, 2022Functional and Evolutionary Analyses of Cullin1 Involved in S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility in Petunia and in Other Eudicots
Linhan Sun
Penn State
October 31, 2022Harnessing the microbiome to control plant parasitic weeds
Francisco Dini-Andreote
Penn State
October 24, 2022Application of basic plant pathology principles to improve plant health
Cristina Rosa
Penn State University
October 17, 2022Genome Editing enables elucidating and engineering bacterial blight resistance in rice
Bing Yang
University of Missouri
October 10, 2022The function of a polygalacturonase in flower development in Arabidopsis thaliana
Ellen Zelinsky
Penn State
October 3, 2022Mechanical and structural dynamics of epidermal cell walls under tensile loading
Jingyi Yu
Penn State
September 26, 2022Just breath! How to make and break gas stomata
Michelle Facette
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
September 19, 2022Auxin induced growth, who got masked
Shundai Li
Penn State
September 12, 2022An indispensable, but perplexing model: auxin metabolism and signaling in Arabidopsis
Angus Murphy
University of Maryland
August 29, 2022The complex and reproducible nature of plant development
Aman Husbands
University of Pennsylvania
August 22, 2022Chloroplast Stromules: form and function during plant innate immunity
Jeffrey Caplan
University of Delaware
April 25, 2022[CANCELLED] Evolutionary genomics of Vitis: Domestication, Sex and Climate
Brandon Gaut
University of California, Irvine
April 18, 2022Making a Better Pore - How Form Improves Function of Grass Stomata
Michael Raissig
University of Heidelberg
April 11, 2022A Genomic History of Crops
Michael Purugganan
New York University
April 4, 2022Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Development and Function
Caroline Gutjahr
The Technical University of Munich
March 28, 2022MSH1 Modulates Retrograde Signaling Via Organellar Genome Instability
Issac Dopp
Penn State
March 21, 2022Investigating Cuscuta Campestris Interface-induced miRNA Regulation During Haustorial Development
Collin Hudzik
Penn State
March 14, 2022Arabidopsis Heterotrimeric G Protein α Subunit GPA1 Regulates CO2 Signaling in Guard Cells
Palanivelu Sengottaiyan
Penn State
February 28, 2022Secondary Cell Wall Regenerating Protoplasts Provide Novel Insights into the Essential Role of Xylan in Patterned Wall Formation
Sarah Pfaff
Penn State
February 21, 2022Stimulus-specific Processing of the Plasma Membrane Receptor-like Kinase FERONIA in Arabidopsis Thaliana
Cassidy Cornblatt
Penn State
February 14, 2022When Scale Matters: Assessing Legume Host Genetic Determinants of Rhizobia Fitness from Genes to Genera
Liana Burghardt
Penn State
February 7, 2022The Conflict Beneath Your Feet: Causes and Consequences of Tradeoffs in Plant-microbe Interactions
Corlett Wood
University of Pennsylvania
January 31, 2022Molecular Evolution of Grasses
Weichen Huang
Penn State
January 24, 2022RNA Structural Changes in Response to Drought Stress in Oryza Sativa
Megan Sylvia
Penn State
January 10, 2022When Scale Matters: Assessing legume Host Genetic Determinants of Rhizobia Fitness From Genes to Genera
Liana Burghardt
Penn State

December 6, 2021Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase 32 Regulates Cellulose Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis Thaliana
Donghui Wei
Penn State
November 29, 2021Regulation of Specialized Cell Development in Maize Endosperm
Debamalya Chatterjee
Penn State
November 15, 2021Auxin Response Factors and Transcriptional Control
Lucia Strader
Duke University
November 8, 202Exploring the Genome of Theobroma Cacao: Structural Variation and Evolution of Plant Defense Response
Mark Guiltinan, Claude dePamphilis, Siela Maximova, and Noah Winters
Penn State
November 1, 2021CANCELLED - RNA Structural Changes in Response to Drought Stress in Oryza Sativa
Megan Sylvia
Penn State
October 25, 2021The Genome Sequences of Neoallotetraploid Poa annua and its Diploid Progenitors, Poa infirma and Poa supina
Christopher Benson
Penn State
October 18, 2021Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Control Over Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis
Lena Mueller
University of Miami
October 11, 2021Sex Chromosome Evolution in Octoploid Strawberry
Aaron Liston
Oregon State University
October 4, 2021Roles for Chromatin Modifications in DNA Methylation and Genome Stability
Julie Law
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
September 27, 2021What is the Mechanism of Agrobacterium T-DNA Integration Into the Plant Genome?
Stanton B. Gelvin
September 20, 2021Geoffrey Morris
Colorado State University
Genomics of Adaptation to Drought and Striga in the Global Food Crop Sorghum
September 13, 2021Hong Ma
Penn State
Legume Nuclear Phylogeny, Putative Whole-genome Duplications, and Implications on Evolution of Nitrogen-fixing Nodulation
August 30, 2021Yangnan Gu
University of California, Berkeley
Composition, Function, and Dynamics of the Nuclear Membrane in Plants
August 23, 2021Sydney Duncombe
Penn State
Super-resolution Imaging lluminates New Dynamic Behaviors of Cellulose Synthase During Cell Wall Assembly
April 26, 2021Steven Briggs
University of California, San Diego
Precision Proteomics And Machine Learning Show Which Genes Are Real And Open A Window On Hybrid Vigor
April 19, 2021Nathan Hepler
Penn State
Using Root Hair Growth To Probe The Wall Loosening Activity Of Expansins
April 12, 2021Paula Casati
Centro de Estudios Fotosinteticos y Bioquimicos (CEFOBI) National University Rosario (Argentina)
Flavone Biosynthesis And Salicylic Acid Hydroxylation In Plants
April 5, 2021Brendon Juengst
Penn State
FRO3 is Involved in Mitochondrial and Whole Plant Iron Homeostasis in Arabidopsis
March 29, 2021Kathryn Jones
Florida State University
Sinorhizobium Meliloti Invasion And Survival In Its Host Plants
March 22, 2021Wolfgang Schmidt
Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan)
Red Herring Or Chekhov’s Gun: Ambient pH Sensing In Plants
March 15, 2021Uta Paszkowski
University of Cambridge
Rhizosphere Signaling in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis of Rice
March 8, 2021Christa Testerink
Wageningen University
Out of Shape During Stress: Getting To The Roots Of Plant Resilience To Salinity Stress
March 1, 2021Tracy Lawson
University of Essex
Manipulating Stomatal Blue Light Response in Wheat to Improve Productivity
February 22, 2021Chunhua Zhang
Purdue University
CANCELLED - The Catalytic Activity Of Plant Cellulose Synthase Affects Cellulose Synthase Complex Subcellular Trafficking
February 15, 2021Aaron Liston
Oregon State University
CANCELLED - Sex Chromosome Evolution In Octoploid Strawberry
February 8, 2021David Jackson
Cold Spring Harbor
Pathways Controlling Plant Stem Cells and Impacts on Crop Yields
February 1, 2021Yinong Yang
Penn State
Improving CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing For Plant Breeding And Disease Management
January 25, 2021Jonathan Wendel
Iowa State
The Wondrous Cycles Of Polyploidy In Plants

December 7, 2020Sihui Gao
Penn State
The Key Is In The Wild: Identification And Mapping of Late Blight Resistance QTLs In a Tomato Wild Accession
November 30, 2020Siobhan Brady
University of California, Davis
Inducible Barriers to Striga Parasitism in the Sorghum Root
November 16, 2020Joshua Kellogg
Penn State
Metabolomics for Analyzing Plant Secondary Metaboites
November 9, 2020Jun Wang
Penn State
Positive Regulation Of Histone Demethylase Specificity By A PHD Finger Protein Promotes Proper Meiotic Chromosome Condensation
November 2, 2020Cora MacAlister
University of Michigan
Getting To The Point: The Role of Protein Glycosylation in Pollen Tube Elongation
October 26, 2020Nitzan Shabek
University of California, Davis
Structural Insights into Strigolactone Signaling Regulation by the Ub System
October 19, 2020Karolina Heyduk
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Evolution of Complex Traits: A Case Study in Plant Photosynthesis
October 12, 2020Yotam Zait
Penn State
The Role of Heterotrimeric G Protein Signaling In Regulation Of Mesophyll Conductance And Water Use Efficiency
October 5, 2020Ruairidh Sawers
Penn State
Host Response to Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Fireld Grown Maize
September 28, 2020Erin Sparks
University of Delaware
Bracing for Impact: Uncovering The Role of Maize Brace Roots in Plant Stability
September 21, 2020Markita Landry
University of California, Berkeley
Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Genetic Material Without Transgene Integration in Mature Plants
September 14, 2020Jing-ke Weng
Massachusetts of Institute of Technology
Harnessing Plant Specialized Metabolism In The Postgenomic Era
August 31, 2020Daniel Szymanski
Purdue University
Real-time Conversion of Tissue-scale Mechanical Forces Into an Interdigitated Growth Patten
August 24, 2020Hong Ma
Penn State
Phylotranscriptomics In Angiosperms And Possible Impacts On Species Richness And Evolutionary History Of Morphology And Related Genes
April 27, 2020Tracy Lawson
University of Essex
CANCELLED - Stomatal Blue Light Response: Impact on Assimilation and Water Use Efficiency
April 20, 2020Cora McAlister
University of Michigan
CANCELLED - Getting To The Point: The Role of Protein Glycosylation in Pollen Tube Elongation
April 13, 2020Karolina Heyduk
University of Hawaii at Manoa
CANCELLED - Evolution of Complex Traits: A Case Study in Plant Photosynthesis
April 6, 2020Steven Briggs
University of California, San Diego
CANCELLED - Precision Proteomics and Machine Learning Show Which Genes Are Real and Open a Window on Hybrid Vigor
March 30, 2020Amelia Henry
International Rice Research Institute - Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
CANCELLED - Vapor Pressure Deficit and Soil Moisture Interactions On Rice Drought Response
March 23, 2020Stanton Gelvin
Purdue University
CANCELLED - Mechanism and Control of Agrobacterium T-DNA Integration Into the Plant Genome
March 16, 2020Benjamin Knollenberg
Penn State
Defense Metabolites in the Chocolate Tree: Leveraging Natural Variation to Identify Genes for Crop Improvement Using an Integrated Metabolome/transcriptome Analysis
March 2, 2020Andrew Groover
University of California, Davis
Integrated Genomic Approaches for Understanding the Complex Biology of Forest Trees
February 24, 2020Stephanie Klein
Penn State
Integrated Root Phenotypes For Drought Tolerant Maize
February 17, 2020Jenna Reeger
Penn State
Many Paths To One Goal: Rice Root Traits For Drought Tolerance
February 10, 2020Joyce Chery
Penn State
How Do Plants Climb? Macroevolutionary Patterns to Fine-scale Cell Wall Dynamics
February 3, 2020David Lowry
Michigan State University
The Genetic, Environmental, and Physiological Basis of Local Adaptation in Plants
January 27, 2020Albrecht von Arnim
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
How Photosynthesis Informs Protein Synthesis
January 20, 2020Regina Baucom
University of Michigan
The Plant Mating System and the Evolution of Resistance
January 13, 2020Markita Landry
University of California, Berkeley
Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Genetic Material Without Transgene Integration in Mature Plants

December 9, 2019Jesse Lasky
Penn State
Understanding the Diversity in Crop Landraces
December 2, 2019Xiaodong Yang
Penn State
The Nature of Heritable Genome-wide Methylation Changes During the Induction of Epigenetic Memory in Plants
November 18, 2019Victoria DeLeo
Penn State
What Can We Learn From Wild Arabidopsis About Local Adaptation?
November 11, 2019Claude DePamphilis
Penn State
Parasitic and Carnivorous Plants: The Rulebreakers of the Plant World
November 4, 2019Chris Martine
Bucknell University
Reproductive Fluidity and Cryptic Sexuality: Phylogenomics and Population Genetics of Australian Nightshades
October 28, 2019Alice Lunardon
Penn State
Genome-wide Annotation and Analyses of Small RNA Loci in 48 Plant Species
October 21, 2019Cassidy Cornblatt
Penn State
Characterization of Mechanisms Underlying Stimulus-induced Degradation of the Receptor-like Kinase FERONIA in Arabidopsis Seedlings
October 14, 2019Yiping Qi
University of Maryland
Plant Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9 and Cas12 Systems
October 7, 2019Regina Baucom
University of Michigan
The Evolution of Resistance in an Agricultural Weed: Convergence, Costs, and the Mating System
September 30, 2019Hong Ma
Penn State
Regulation of Reproductive Development Under Drought and Other Environments in Arabidopsis and Rice
September 23, 2019Emily Josephs
Michigan State
The Evolutionary Forces Shaping Quantitative Trait Variation in Wild and Domesticated Plants
September 16, 2019Daniel Kliebenstein
University of California - Davis
Using Networks to Link Mechanism, Ecology and Evolution in Plant Metabolism
September 9, 2019Antje Heese
University of Missouri-Columbia
Never Walk Alone: Clathrin-Coated Vesicle Components in Plant Immunity
August 30, 2019Andrew Stephenson
Penn State
Why Plants Produce So Many Flowers and So Few Fruits
August 26, 2019Kutubuddin Molla
Penn State
CRISPR/Cas-mediated Single Base Editing: Coming in a Big Way
June 17, 2019Tetsuya Higashiyama
Nagoya University, Japan
Live-cell imaging reveals novel cell-to-cell communications in plant reproduction
April 22, 2019Iris Meier
Ohio State
A Role for Plant LINC Complexes in Pollen Tubes, Guard Cells, and During Nodulation
April 15, 2019Mark Estelle
University of California, San Diego
A Novel Connection Between Auxin Signaling, Glucosinolates, and Drought Tolerance in Arabidopsis
April 8, 2019Mengyuan Jia
Penn State
Identification and characterization of late blight resistance QTLs in tomato using Genotyping-by-sequencing and RNA-seq Approaches
April 1, 2019Jian Hua
Cornell University
Molecular Genetic Basis of Autoimmunity in Arabidopsis
March 18, 2019Zhao Su
Penn State
Genome-wide RNA Structurome Reprogramming Reveals Acute Temperature-dependent Regulation in Vivo
March 11, 2019Deborah Petrik
Penn State
BdGT43B2 Is a Xylan Synthase That Is Necessary For Seedling Growth and Development in Brachypodium distachyon
February 25, 2019Olivia Wilkins
Systems Biology: Regulatory Networks and Plant Resilience
February 18, 2019Ningxiao Li
Penn State
Volatile-mediated Inhibition and Recognition Between Soilborne Fungal Pathogens and Trichoderma Biocontrol Agents
February 11, 2019Huiting Zhang
Penn State
Functional Analyses of Parasitism Genes in Haustorium Formation and Development
February 4, 2019Hao Li
Penn State
Whole-genome Duplication in the Ancestor of Apple and Pear and its Implications on Pome Fruit Evolution
January 28, 2019Christopher Strock
Penn State
Characterizing Root Architecture and Anatomy in Phaseolus vulgaris and the Effect on Soil Resource Acquisition
January 14, 2019Xuan Wang
Penn State
Pectin Methylesterase (PME) Induces Cell Wall Softening But Reduces α-expansin Mediated Wall Loosening

December 3, 2018 - 12:10Leslie Sieburth
University of Utah
Long-distance Signaling Via The bps Signal Communicates Drought
November 26, 2018 - 12:10Xiaoran Xin
Penn State
Cellulose Synthase Interactive1 Is Required for the Crossed-polylamellate Wall Architecture of Arabidopsis Outer Epidermal Cell Walls
November 12, 2018 - 12:10 PMJohn Schiefelbein
University of Michigan
Regulation of Plant Cell Differentiation: How the Arabidopsis Root Gets its Stripes
November 5, 2018 - 12:10 PMSharon Kessler
Purdue University
Female Control of Reproductive Success in Arabidopsis

October 29, 2018 - 12:10pm

Sarah Prewitt

Penn State University

Making Better Chocolate Faster: Florigen as a Tool to Accelerate Breeding in Cacao

October 22, 2018 - 12:10pm

Angel Ferrero-Serrano

(Penn State University)

Heterotrimeric G Proteins and Adaptive Responses to Stress

October 15, 2018 - 12:10pm

Ian Wallace

University of Nevada, Reno

Post Translational Modifications in Cell Wall Biology: From Cell Expansion to Reproduction

October 8, 2018 - 12:10pm

James Westwood

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Macromolecules as Vehicles for Information Exchange Between Parasitic Plants and Their Hosts

October 1, 2018 - 12:10pm

Daniel Zilberman

John Innes Centre

Stable Epigenetic Inheritance of DNA Methylation Through Pathway Integration

September 24, 2018 - 12:10pm

Linhan Sun

Penn State University

Use of CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Genome Editing to Examine the Role of S-locus F-box Protein-Containing SCF Complexes in S-RNase-Based Self‑Incompatibility in Petunia inflata

September 17, 2018 - 12:10pm

William Barnes

Penn State University

Functions of Cytosolic Invertase in Cellulose Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis Thaliana Seedlings

September 10, 2018 - 12:10pm

Jun Wang

Penn State University

Arabidopsis MMD1 Ensures the Progression of Meiotic Chromosome Condensation

August 27, 2018 - 12:10pm

Sara Klee

Penn State University

Fire Blight Molecular Plant-Bacterial Interaction

April 23, 2018 - 12:10pm

Lihua Wu

Penn State University

Self-incompatibility in Petunia inflata: a self/non-self Recognition System during Pollination Involving Multiple Polymorphic S-locus F-box Genes and a Polymorphic S-RNase Gene

April 16, 2018 - 12:10pm

Brian Atkinson

Kansas University

Reconstructing the Initial Diversification of the Earliest Diverging Asterid Order, Cornales Via the Fossil Record

April 9, 2018 - 12:10pm

David Des Marais


Plant Evolution in the Unpredictable Environment

April 2, 2018 - 12:10pm

Jin Cui

Penn State University

Insights Into Epigenetic Regulation of Ufo1 in Maize

March 26, 2018 - 12:10pm

David Chakrovorty

Penn State University

Heterotrimeric G Proteins and Kinases: Old Friends and New Signaling Paradigms

March 19, 2018 - 12:10pm

Clair Hershey

International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Cassava--Strategies, Accomplishments and Research Challenges to Transform a Basic Food Crop into a Driver for Development

March 12, 2018 - 12:10pm

Tanya Renner

Penn State University

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse: Complex Genomic Architecture in Independent Carnivorous Plant Lineages

February 26, 2018 - 12:10pm

Shawn Kaeppler

University of Wisconsin

Exploring Genome and Phenome Variation in Maize: Biological Insights and Useful Outcomes

February 19, 2018 - 12:10pm

Philip Becraft

Iowa State University

Gene Networks Regulating Maize Endosperm Development

February 12, 2018 - 12:10pm

Nathan Hepler

Penn State University

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated Genome Editing Reveals Arabidopsis Thaliana Expansin Paralogs AtEXPA7 and AtEXPA18 Function Redundantly and are Required For Proper Root Hair Formation

February 5, 2018 - 12:10pm

Akiva Shalit-Kaneh

Penn State University

Related Myb-like Transcription Factors Function Antagonistically Within the Circadian Clock Network

January 29, 2018 - 12:10pm

James Leebens-Mack

University of Georgia

The Garden Asparagus Genome Sequence Sheds Light on the Origin and Early Evolution of Sex Chromosomes

January 22, 2018 - 12:10pm

Sally MacKenzie

Penn State University

Plant Epigenetic Memory and its Associated Networks

January 8, 2018 - 12:10pm

Yannick Jacob

Yale University

Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants

December 4, 2017 - 12:10pm

Neal Stewart, Jr.

(University of Tennessee)

Coordinated Gene Expression in Plants Using Synthetic Biology Platforms

November 27, 2017 - 12:10pm

Kathryn Turner

(Penn State University)

Tracking the Evolution of a Plant Invasion Through Time and Space

November 13, 2017 - 12:10pm

Aditi Bhat

(Penn State University)

RALF1-induced growth inhibition causes changes in vacuolar morphology in Arabidopsis roots

November 6, 2017 - 12:10pm

Michael Udvardi

(Distinguished Lecturer - The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)

Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Understanding and Improving Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Legumes

October 30, 2017 - 12:10pm

Yannick Jacob CANCELLED

(Yale University)

Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants

October 23, 2017 - 12:10pm

Lua LopezPerez

(Penn State University)

From Classical Molecular Markers to Modern Genomics in Plant Evolutionary Ecology

October 16, 2017 - 12:10pm

Julie Law

(Stalk Institute for Biological Sciences)

Establishing and Interpreting DNA Methylation

October 9, 2017 - 12:10pm

Joseph Chappell

(University of Kentucky)

New Synthetic Platforms in Plants for Chemical Diversification

October 6, 2017 - 8:00am

David D. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

(University of Minnesota)

Biophysical Society's 5th Central PA Regional Networking Meeting

September 25, 2017 - 12:10pm

Wanyan Wang

(Penn State University)

The Interplays Between Shrub Willow, a Bioenergy Crop, and Various Environmental Factors

September 18, 2017 - 12:10pm

Ying Gu

(Penn State University)

Regulation of Cellulose Biosynthesis Through Cellulose Synthase Complex: What Have We Learned From Arabidopsis Thaliana?

August 28, 2017 - 12:10pm

Seogchan Kang

(Penn State University)

Secretome-mediated Microbial Interactions in the Rhizosphere: A Poorly Understood Ecological Process Critical for Greening the Green Revolution

August 21, 2017 - 12:10pm

Marcela Rojas-Pierce

(North Carolina State University)

Functional Interactions Between Vacuolar SNAREs and HOPS Mediate Plant Physiological Adaptations

May 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Joe Mascaro


Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth

April 28, 2017 - 11:00am

Nathanael Johnson

(Journalist from Berkeley, California)


April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Nathanael Johnson

(Journalist from Berkeley, California )


April 27, 2017 - 12:05pm

Dr. Jianjun Cheng, PhD

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Addressing Delivery Challenges through Controlled Materials Design

April 24, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Jan Leach

(Colorado State University)

Pieces of the Phytobiome: Multitrophic and Environmental Influences on Plant Healt

April 17, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Breeanna Urbanowicz

(University of Georgia)

Elucidating the Mechanisms of Plant Biopolymer Production: From Genes to Function

April 10, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Marcela Rjas-Pierce CANCELLED

(North Carolina State University)

Functional Interactions Between Vacuolar SNAREs and HOPS Mediate Plant Physiological Adaptations

April 3, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Jean-Luc Jannink

(USDA & Cornell University)

Genomic Selection and Purging Genetic Load in Cassava, An Outcrossing Clonally Ropagated Crop

March 27, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Simon McQueen-Mason

(University of York, United Kingdom)

The Plant Biomass Digestibility Challenge; Improving Feedstock and Processes for Sustainable Biorefineries

March 20, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Federica Brandizzi

(Michigan State University)

The Plant Secretory Pathway: A formidable Biosynthetic Factory of the Cell

March 13, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Erin Connolly


Molecular Mechanisms of Iron Uptake and Compartmentalization in Arabidopsis

February 27, 2017 - 12:10pm

Bastian Minkenberg


Elucidating the Function of Rice MAP Kinase Family Members with New Genome-editing Tools

February 20, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Craig Barrett

(West Virginia University)

Plastid Genome Evolution in Mycoheterotrophic Orchids

February 11, 2017 - 11:00am

Dr. Peter J. Hudson

(Huck Institute for the Life Sciences - Penn State University)

2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science

February 6, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Jared Ali


Multi-trophic Interactions and the Chemical Ecology of Plant Defenses in Above and Below Ground Contexts

January 30, 2017 - 12:10pm

Dr. Hong Ma


Rosaceae Nuclear Phylogeny and Fruit Type Evolution in the Context of Geological Times and Genome Duplications

December 5, 2016 - 12:10pm

Federica Brandizzi (CANCELLED)

(Michigan State University)

The Plant Secretory Pathway: A Formidable Biosynthetic Factory of the Cell

December 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

John T. Lang

(Occidental College in Los Angeles, Californica)

The Tension Between Idealism & Doom:Our Future with Genetically Modified Food

November 28, 2016 - 12:10pm

Feng Wang

(Penn State)

New Insights Into the Biogenesis and Function of Plant Heterochromatic SiRNAs

November 14, 2016 - 12:10pm

Ning Zheng

(University of Washington)

Targeting Ubiquitin Ligases: Plant Hormones, Metabolites, and Therapeutic Drugs

November 7, 2016 - 12:10pm

L. Jamie Lamit

(Michigan Technological University)

What's Hidden in the Hog? Sequencing the Peatland Microbiome From Individual Plants to the Globe

October 31, 2016 - 12:10pm

Yue Rui

(Penn State)

Balancing Strength and Flexibility: Functional Analyses of Guard Cell Walls that Underlie Stomatal Dynamics in Arabidopsis Thaliana

October 24, 2016 - 12:10pm

Cody DePew

(Penn State)

Regulation and Downstream Effects of Auxin-induced Ion Signaling in Roots

October 10, 2016 - 12:10pm

Dr. Dina St. Clair

(University of California, Davis)

Genetic Dissection of Quantitative Traits in Wild Tomato

October 3, 2016 - 12:10pm

Yunqing Yu

(Penn State)

The Function of the Arabidopsis Heterotrimeric G Protein Beta Subunit, AGB1, in Salinity Tolerance

September 19, 2016 - 12:10pm

Ming-Yang Ho

(Penn State)

Far-red Light Photoacclimation in Terrestrial Cyanobacteria

September 12, 2016 - 12:10pm

Johan Leveau

(University of California, Davis)

(Inter)Activities in the Phytobiome

August 29, 2016 - 12:10pm

Scott Poethig

(University of Pennsylvania)

MiRNAs, Histones, and Evolution of Shoot Maturation in Plants

May 31, 2016 - 8:00am


(College of Agricultural Sciences)

Frontiers of Cacao Science and Technology for Cacao Quality, Productivity and Sustainability

May 2, 2016 - 12:10pm

Ian Graham

(University of York, UK)

Molecular Breeding of Medicinal Crops and Discoveries Along the Way

April 25, 2016 - 12:10pm

Shu Li

(Penn State University)

Biochemical and Functional Studies of S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility in Petunia Inflata

April 18, 2016 - 12:10pm

Shan Jin

(Penn State University)

Maize NAM (nested-association mapping) Founder Lines Exhibit Diverse Responses to Caterpillar Feeding

April 11, 2016 - 12:10pm

Lina Castano-Duque

(Penn State University)

Plant Bio-Wars: Protein Networks Reveal Tissue-Specific Defense Strategies

April 4, 2016 - 12:10pm

Zhenzhen Yang

(Penn State University)

Horizontal Gene Transfer in Parasitic Plants

March 28, 2016 - 12:10pm

Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson

(University of Alaska, Anchorage)

What Controls the Position of Boreal Treelines: Simple Question - Complex Answers

March 21, 2016 - 12:10pm

Dr. David Ehrhardt (Distinguished Lecturer)

(Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University)

Linking Environmental Signaling to Interphase Cytoskeletal Reorganization and Function in Higher Plant Cells

March 14, 2016 - 12:10pm

Yaniv Brandvain

(University of Minnesota)

Speciation and the Mating System

February 29, 2016 - 12:10pm

Thomas McCarthy

(Penn State University)

Deeply-Conserved Pectin-Modifying Genes Provide Insight into Plant Cell Wall Evolution

February 22, 2016 - 12:10pm

Molly Hanlon

(Penn State University)

Understanding Rice Root Hair Control Using Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

February 15, 2016 - 12:10pm

Stephen Long

(University of Illinois)

Feeding and Fueling the World from Crops. Will it be Possible in 2050?

February 8, 2016 - 12:10pm

Carolyn Rasmussen

(University of California)

Division Plane Orientation in Plant Cells

February 1, 2016 - 12:10pm

Nathan Johnson

(Penn State University)

Insights into Small RNA Sequencing Alignment

January 25, 2016 - 12:10pm

Hong Ma

(Fudan University)

The AP2-domain Protein TOE1 Interacts with CO and Inhibits Its Activity in Promoting the Expression of FT to Prevent Premature Flowering

December 7, 2015 - 12:10pm

Jesse Lasky

(Penn State University)

The Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation and Adaptive Trait Variation

November 30, 2015 - 12:10pm

Markus Pauly

(University of California , Berkeley)

Plant Cell Walls: Biosynthesis, Structure, and Resource for Biofuels

November 16, 2015 - 12:10pm

Tim Gookin

(Penn State University)

What Happens When Wild Type Gets Wild? G-proteins Take Control.

November 9, 2015 - 12:10pm

Gabriele Monshausen

(Penn State University)

Putting on the Breaks - The Role of Calcium in Limiting Cell Expansion

November 2, 2015 - 12:10pm

Kameron Wittmeyer

(Penn State University)

Characterization of Maize Modifiers Acting in Distinct Chromatin Related Silencing Pathways

October 26, 2015 - 12:10pm

Chaowen Xiao

(Penn State University)

Analyzing the Impacts of Cell Wall Matrix Polymer Biosynthesis and Modification on Plant Growth and Development

October 19, 2015 - 12:10pm

Gitta Coaker

(University of California, Davis)

A Tale of Two Kinases: The Role of Protein Phosphorylation in Relating Plant Immune Responses

October 12, 2015 - 12:10pm

Xuehua Zhong

(University of Wisconsin, Madison)

DNA Methylation and Histone Modification in Chromatin Structure and Environmental Gene Regulation

October 5, 2015 - 12:10pm

Daniel Voytas, Distinguished Lecture

(University of Minnesota)

Precision Genome Engineering and Agriculture

September 28, 2015 - 12:10pm

Hong-Gu Kang

(Texas State University)

Arabidopsis MORC1 is Associated with a Subset of Transposable Elements Proximal to Defense Genes

September 21, 2015 - 12:10pm

Joe Kieber

(The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Cytokinin signaling: Two-components and More

September 14, 2015 - 12:10pm

Craig Pikaard

(Indiana University)

Epigenetic Inheritance and RNA-directed DNA Methylation

August 31, 2015 - 12:10pm

Saima Shahid

(Penn State University)

Annotating Mobile Small RNAs Exchanged Between Parasitic Plants and Their Hosts

April 27, 2015 - 12:10pm

Rodrigo Gutierrez

(Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)

Multiple Layers and Mechanisms of Control Por Plant Nitrogen Acquisition

April 20, 2015 - 12:10pm

Georgia Drakakaki

(University of California, Davis)

Post-Golgi Trafficking During Cytokinesis and Plant Morphogenesis

April 13, 2015 - 12:10pm

Harry Klee

(University of Florida)

What We¹ve Learned While Fixing Flavor in the Tasteless Industrial Tomato: How and Why Does a Plant Make all Those Interesting Chemicals?

April 6, 2015 - 12:10pm

CANCELLED - Daniel Zilberman

(University of California, Berkeley)

Molecular Co-evolution of Genomes and Chromatin

March 23, 2015 - 12:10pm

Beronda Montgomery

(MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory)

Spatiotemporal Phytochrome-Dependent Regulation of Photosynthesis and Growth

March 16, 2015 - 12:10pm

Eduardo Somarriba


Farming with Trees in Central America. Can we Link Basic Science with Farming?

March 2, 2015 - 12:10pm

Anne Klodd

(Penn State University)

Grapevine Growth is Limited by Marked Changes in Root Distribution in Response to Cover Cropping

February 23, 2015 - 12:10pm

CANCELLED - Hong-Gu Kang

(Texas State University)

Arabidopsis MORC1/CRT1 Modulates the Genome Accessibility of Defense-Associated Genes Under Biotic Stress

February 16, 2015 - 12:10pm

Adrienne Roeder

(Cornell University)

Cell Size and Organ Size in Arabidopsis Sepals

February 9, 2015 - 12:10pm

Hong Ma

(Penn State University / Fudan University)

Resolution of Flowering Plant Relationships and Implications on the Geological Timescale of Major Angiosperm Lineages

February 2, 2015 - 12:10pm

Lei Lei

(Penn State University)


January 16, 2015 - 12:15pm

Eva Pell

(Penn State University)

Smithsonian Science: It's not just about Museums on the Mall

December 8, 2014 - 12:10pm

Cristina Rosa

(Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State University)

Molecular Plant Interactions of Ourmia Melon Virus

December 5, 2014 - 12:20pm

Andrew Leakey

(Department of Plant Biology, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois)

How Much will Elevated CO2 Offset C3 Crop Yield Losses in a Hotter, Drier Future?

December 1, 2014 - 12:10pm

CANCELLED - Georgia Drakakaki

(Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis)

Post-Golgi Trafficking During Cytokinesis and Plant Morphogenesis

November 17, 2014 - 3:35pm

Darrell Desveaux

(Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto)

Type III Effectors and the Plant Immune Response

November 10, 2014 - 12:15pm

Yinong Yang

(Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State University)

CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome editing technology for plant functional genomics and precision breeding

November 3, 2014 - 12:15pm

Daniel McClosky

(Plant Biology Ph.D. Program, Penn State University)

Imaging Cell Wall Component Delivery Using Click Chemistry

October 27, 2014 - 12:15pm

A. Lacey Samuels

(Department of Botany, University of British Columbia)

Cell Biology of Lignification

October 20, 2014 - 12:15pm

Elizabeth Haswell

(Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis)

Smarty Plants: How Molecules, Cells and Organisms Sense and Respond to Mechanical Force

October 13, 2014 - 12:15pm

Magdalena Bezanilla

(Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Actin and Myosin VIII Steer Plant Cell Division

October 6, 2014 - 12:10pm

Yufan Zhang

(Plant Biology Ph.D. Program, Penn State University)

Activation of Embryogenic Chain Reaction During Somatic Embryogenesis in Theobroma Cacao

September 29, 2014 - 12:10pm

Chang-Jun Liu

(Biological, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Plant Cell Wall Biogenesis, Structure and Functions: Biosynthesis, Regulation and Manipulation of Phenolic Units Incorporated into Cell Wall Polymers

September 15, 2014 - 12:10pm

Kirsten Bomblies

(Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University)

Adaptation of Meiosis to Whole Genome Duplication

April 28, 2014 - 12:10pm

Shou-Wei Ding

(University of California, Riverside)

RNAi-mediated Antiviral Immunity in Plants and Animals

April 21, 2014 - 12:10pm

James Tumlinson

(Penn State University)

Dynamic Nature of Plant Volatile Release in Response to Insect Herbivory

April 14, 2014 - 12:10pm

Jose Dinneny

(Carnegie Institution for Science)

A Spatio-Temporal Understanding of Roots and Their Environment

April 7, 2014 - 12:10pm

Swayamjit Ray

(Penn State University)

Caterpillar Frass Induces Plant Defense Responses

March 31, 2014 - 12:10pm

Penglin Sun

(Penn State University)

Functional Studies of S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility in Petunia inflata

March 24, 2014 - 12:10pm

Ann Loraine

(University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Splicing Under Stress: RNA-Seq Analysis of Alternative Splicing in Arabidopsis

March 17, 2014 - 12:10pm

Timothy McNellis

(Penn State University)

Tales from the Plant-Bacterial Interface of Fire Blight Disease

March 3, 2014 - 12:10pm

Sixue Chen

(University of Florida)

Protein Redox Regulation in Guard Cell Hormone Signal Transduction

February 24, 2014 - 12:10pm

Sebastian Bednarek

(University of Wisconsin)

Seeing Stars: Conserved and Plant-Specific Clathrin-Coated Vesicle Machinery in Cytokinesis and Cell Expansion

February 17, 2014 - 12:10pm

Kathleen Brown

(Penn State University)

Root Anatomical Traits for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress

February 3, 2014 - 12:10pm

Hong Ma

(Penn State University/Fudan University)

Functional and Molecular Evolutionary Analyses of bHLH Proteins Important for Anther and Pollen Development

January 27, 2014 - 12:10pm

Mary Gehring

(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Epigenetic Reprogramming During Plant Reproduction

December 9, 2013 - 12:10pm

Ann Loraine

(University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Splicing Under Stress: RNA-Seq Analysis of Alternative Splicing in Arabidopsis

December 2, 2013 - 12:10pm

Andrew G Stephenson

(Penn State)

Impacts of Host Plant Inbreeding on Oviposition, Larval Growth, and Adult Flight Performance of a Specialist Herbivore of Solanum carolinense

November 18, 2013 - 12:10pm

Adam Bogdanove

(Cornell University)

The Effects of TAL Effectors on Plant Genomes, and Vice-Versa

November 11, 2013 - 12:10pm

Angel Ferrero-Serrano

(Penn State)

Characterization of Drought Tolerance in Heterotrimeric G Protein Mutants

October 28, 2013 - 12:10pm

Janet Braam

(Rice University)

Plant Defense: Roles for Touch and Time

October 21, 2013 - 12:10pm

Michael Robbins

(Penn State)

Abiotic and Developmental Modifications Through Transgenerational Inheritance

October 14, 2013 - 12:10pm

Duncan Cameron

(University of Sheffield)

Vegetal Vampire or Grassland Guardian? How Does the Parasitic Plant Rhinanthus minor Influences Host Communities?

October 7, 2013 - 12:10pm

David Clark

(University of Florida)

Regulation of Floral Volatile Synthesis in Petunia

September 30, 2013 - 12:10pm

Erik Nielsen

(University of Michigan)

The Role of CSLD Proteins During Polarized Cell Wall Deposition in Arabidopsis

September 23, 2013 - 12:10pm

Mark Tester

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Understanding and Engineering Salinity Tolerance in Cereals

September 16, 2013 - 12:10pm

Peggy G Lemaux

(University of California, Berkeley)

TRX Secrets: Modifying Thioredoxin in Cereals Leads to Unexpected Grain Improvements - So Where Are They?

September 9, 2013 - 12:10pm

Lei Lei

(Penn State)

Towards the Missing Link Between Cellulose Synthase Complexes and Cortical Microtubles

April 22, 2013 - 12:10pm

Ranjandeep Sekhon

(University of Wisconsin)

Systems Approaches to Investigate the Role of Source-Sink Relationships in Senescence

April 15, 2013 - 12:10pm

Lei Lei

(Penn State)

Towards the Missing Link Between Cellulose Synthase Complexes and Cortical Microtubles

April 15, 2013 - 12:10pm

Cristian Danna

(Harvard University)

Title to be announced

April 8, 2013 - 12:10pm

Christopher Staiger

(Purdue University)

Turning Over Tracks: Stochastic Dynamics of Actin Filaments in Living Plant Cells

April 1, 2013 - 12:10pm

Seogchan Kang

(Penn State)

Enhancement of Plant Growth and Stress Resistance by Fungal Volatile Organic Compounds: A Novel Mechanism Underpinning Plant-Fungal Interactions

March 25, 2013 - 12:10pm

Han-Wei Shih

(Penn State)

Touch and Go: Plant Mechanical Signal Transduction

March 18, 2013 - 12:10pm

Michael Axtell

(Penn State)

Progress Towards Comprehensive Annotation of Plant Small RNA Genes

March 11, 2013 - 12:10pm

Zheng-Hua Ye

(University of Georgia)

Genetic and Biochemical Studies of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Plants

February 25, 2013 - 12:10pm

Xiuren Zhang

(Texas A&M University)

RNA Silencing and Plant Stem Cell

February 18, 2013 - 12:10pm

Joshua Der

(Penn State)

The Amborella Trichopoda Genome Sheds Light on Angiosperm Evolution

February 11, 2013 - 12:10pm

Vincent Chiang

(North Carolina State University)

Systems Regulation of Wood Cell Wall Formation

February 4, 2013 - 12:10pm

Hong Ma

(Penn State)

Analysis of a Highly Conserved DNA Replication Factor Reveals a Novel and Crucial Role For Lagging Strand DNA Synthesis in Meiotic Recombination

January 28, 2013 - 12:10pm

Jay Hollick

(Ohio State University)

Non-Mendelian Inheritance of Epigenetic Variation

January 14, 2013 - 12:10pm

Charles Anderson

(Penn State)

Rising Above The Crowd: Identification of Wall-Related Genes that Confer Enhanced Growth in Arabidopsis Thaliana

December 10, 2012 - 12:10pm

Kanwarpal S Dhugga

(Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc)

Biochemical and Genetic Avenues to Improve N Use Efficiency in Maize

December 3, 2012 - 12:10pm

Biswa Ranjan Acharya

(Penn State)

Protein Interaction Network in Guard Cell ABA Signaling

November 26, 2012 - 12:10pm

Tian Zhang

(Penn State)

Real Time AFM Imaging of Plant Cell Wall Microfibril Dynamics

November 12, 2012 - 12:10pm

Qikun Liu

(Penn State)

Testing the Complementarity Requirements of Plant MicroRNA Target Interactions

November 5, 2012 - 12:10pm

Keiko Torii

(University of Washington)

Mix and Match: Ligand-Receptor Pairs Specifying Stomatal Development and Beyond

November 5, 2012 - 12:10pm

Charles Anderson

(Penn State)

Rising Above the Crowd: Identification of Wall-Related Genes that Confer Enhanced Growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

November 2, 2012 - 3:35pm

Jochen Zimmer

(University of Virginia)

Structural Basis for Cellulose Synthesis and Membrane Translocation

October 22, 2012 - 12:10pm

Yiliang Ding

(Penn State)

In Vivo Measurement of Structural RNAs in Planta

October 15, 2012 - 12:10pm

Michele C Loewen

(National Research Council, Plant Biotechnology Institute)

A Chemical Proteomics Approach to the Identification of Abscisic Acid-Interacting Proteins

October 8, 2012 - 12:10pm

Seth DeBolt

(University of Kentucky)

Chemical and Genetic Dissection of Cellulose Biosynthesis

October 1, 2012 - 12:10pm

Liyana Sukiran

(Penn State)

The Function of a NAC Family Gene in Arabidopsis Inflorescence Development Under Drought

September 27, 2012 - 4:00pm

Jian-Kang Zhu

(Purdue University)

Dynamic Regulation of DNA Methylation in Plants

September 17, 2012 - 12:10pm

Tom Slewinski

(Cornell University)

Origins and Genetics of Kranz Anatomy and C4 Anatomical Traits in Maize

September 10, 2012 - 12:10pm

Theodoor (Ted) Turlings

(University of Neuchaatel, Switzerland)

Plant-Mediated Tritrophic Interactions in the Rhizosphere

April 23, 2012 - 12:10pm

Andy Pereira

(University of Arkansas)

Gene Regulatory Networks Associated with Yield and Drought Response in Rice

April 16, 2012 - 12:10pm

Sally Mackenzie

(University of Nebraska)

Organellar Influence on Developmental Reprogramming in Plants

April 9, 2012 - 12:10pm

Brett Tyler

(Oregon State University)

From Genomics to Effectors: How Oomycetes and Fungi Cause Disease

April 2, 2012 - 12:10pm

Qing Mao

(Penn State)

The Polyploid Origin of Annual Bluegrass

March 27, 2012 - 4:00pm

Malcolm Bennett

(University of Nottingham)

Root gravitropism: a long and bending road

March 26, 2012 - 12:10pm

Josh Herr

(Penn State)

Is Plant Health Linked to Below-Ground Soil Microbial Diversity?

March 19, 2012 - 12:10pm

Gabriele Monshausen

(Penn State)

Calcium Signatures in Root Mechanical and Hormone Signaling

March 12, 2012 - 12:10pm

Mark Mescher

(Penn State)

New Directions in the Chemical Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions

February 27, 2012 - 12:10pm

Joe Louis

(Penn State)

Molecular Basis of Plant Defense Against Insects

February 20, 2012 - 12:10pm

Patompong Khwan Saengwilai

(Penn State)

Root Anatomical Traits for Efficient Nitrogen Acquisition

February 13, 2012 - 12:10pm

David Eissenstat

(Penn State)

Assessing Ecophysiological Functions in the Fine Roots of Woody Plants

February 6, 2012 - 12:10pm

Bob Sharp

(University of Missouri)

Root Growth under Water Deficits: Physiological Complexity and Coordination

January 23, 2012 - 12:10pm

Daniel Zilberman

(University of California, Berkeley)

The Evolution of Eukaryotic DNA Methylation

December 5, 2011 - 12:10pm

Rupesh Kariyat

(Penn State)

Effects of Genetic Variation and Inbreeding on Plant-Insect Interactions in Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense L)

November 28, 2011 - 12:10pm

Bob Sharp

(University of Missouri)

Title to be announced

November 14, 2011 - 12:10pm

Claude dePamphilis

(Penn State)

Plants that Eat Other Plants: Evolutionary and Functional Genomics of Parasitic Plants

November 7, 2011 - 12:10pm

June Kwak

(University of Maryland)

Genetic Dissection of ABA and Calcium Signaling in Guard Cells

October 31, 2011 - 12:10pm

Kabin Xie

(Penn State)

Crosstalk between CDPK and MAPK Pathways during Rice Stress Response

October 24, 2011 - 12:10pm

Olga Zabotina

(Iowa State University)

New Insights Into Xyloglucan Biosynthesis and Structural Role in Cell Wall Organization

October 20, 2011 - 4:00pm

Marjori Matzke

(Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria)

RNA directed DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis

October 17, 2011 - 12:10pm

Mike Blatt

(University of Glasgow, UK)

Guard Cell Systems Modeling with Real Predictive Power

October 10, 2011 - 12:10pm

Autar Mattoo

(USDA-ARS, Belsville, MD)

Polyamines: Old Molecules with Newly Discovered Cellular-Molecular Connections

October 3, 2011 - 12:10pm

Shi-You Ding

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Cellulose Biosynthesis and Biodegradation

September 26, 2011 - 12:10pm

Zhao Su

(Penn State)

Title to be announced

September 19, 2011 - 12:10pm

Teh Hui Kao

(Penn State)

S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility: A Complex Non-Self Recognition System Between Pollen and Pistil

September 1, 2011 - 4:00pm

Philip Benfey

(Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy)

Development rooted in interwoven networks

August 29, 2011 - 12:10pm

Jose Estevez

(University of Buenos Aires)

The sweet growth of plant cells

April 25, 2011 - 12:10pm

Mark Guiltinan

(Penn State University)

The Genome of Theobroma cacao: Evolutionary and Functional Analysis

April 18, 2011 - 12:10pm

Erh-Min Lai

(Academica Sinica, Taipei Taiwan)

Count to 6: What is Type VI Secretion Doing in Agrobacterium-plant Interactions

April 11, 2011 - 12:10pm

Ceyda Coruh

(Penn State University)

Nuclear Transcriptional Landscape of RNA-directed DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis

April 4, 2011 - 12:10pm

Marisa Otegui

(University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Endosomal Trafficking in Plant Development

March 28, 2011 - 12:10pm

Frank White

(Kansas State University)

Nature s Molecular Microbiologist: Xanthomonas Mines the Rice Genome

March 21, 2011 - 12:10pm

Wen-Po Chuang

(Penn State University)

Caterpillar Salivation: Why is it Good for Plant?

March 14, 2011 - 12:10pm

Tobias Baskin

(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Hewing the Straight and Narrow: Maintaining Polarity in the Root of Arabidopsis thaliana

February 28, 2011 - 12:10pm

Timothy McNellis

(Penn State University)

Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Disease in Apple, Onion, and Arabidopsis

February 21, 2011 - 12:10pm

Anushree Sengupta

(Penn State University)

Identification of Glycosyl Hydrolase Family 1 (GH1) Genes Acting on Monolignol Substrates in Poplar and Loblolly Pine

February 17, 2011 - 4:00pm

Joanne Chory

(Salk Institute)

Structural Studies Reveal the Mechanism of Activation of a Cell Surface Steroid Receptor

February 7, 2011 - 12:10pm

Hong Ma

(Penn State University)

Arabidopsis Receptor-linked Protein Kinases and Transcriptional Regulators Play Essential Roles in Controlling Anther Cell Division and Differentiation Required for Male Fertility

January 31, 2011 - 12:10pm

Yong Bum Park

(Penn State)

Does XyG Really Tether Cellulose in Primary Cell Walls? (Mechanical Studies Using a Xyloglucan Deficient Mutant and GH12 Family Enzymes)

January 24, 2011 - 12:10pm

Nick Georgelis

(Penn State University)

Lessons from the Structure-function Analysis of a Bacterial Expansin

December 6, 2010 - 12:10pm

Pingli Lu

(Penn State)

Uncovering the transcriptome landscape in Arabidopsis male meiocyte using high-throughput sequencing

November 29, 2010 - 12:10pm

Siela Maximova

(Penn State)

Genetic and Physiological Mechanisms of Fungal Symbiont-Induced Resistance in Theobroma cacao L.

November 15, 2010 - 12:10pm

PoHao Wang

(Penn State)

Maize Unstable Factor for Orange1 is Involved in Tissue-Specific Gene Silencing and Paramutation

November 8, 2010 - 12:10pm

John Carlson

(Penn State)

Forest Health Genomics

November 1, 2010 - 12:10pm

Ralph Quatrano

(Washington University in St. Louis)

What Can the Moss Physcomitrella Tell Us About Tip Growth and Tolerance to Drought Stress?

October 25, 2010 - 12:10pm

Eric Richards

(Boyce Thompson Institute)

Epigenetics and Nuclear Organization

October 18, 2010 - 12:10pm

Roger Innes

(Indiana University)

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Pathogen Recognition in Plants

October 11, 2010 - 12:10pm

Michael Axtell

(Penn State)

The functions of very old and very young microRNAs in plants

October 11, 2010 - 12:10pm

Ceyda Coruh

(Penn State)

Title to be announced

October 4, 2010 - 12:10pm

Loren Honaas

(Penn State)

The Front Line: Transcriptome Analysis at the Parasite-Host Interface in the Orobanchaceae

September 27, 2010 - 12:10pm

Dawn Luthe

(Penn State)

Lessons from Mother Nature: What We Have Learned from Herbivore Resistant Maize

September 20, 2010 - 12:10pm

John Golbeck

(Penn State)

The Evolution of Type I Reaction Centers: Response to the Onset of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

September 13, 2010 - 12:10pm

Gregg Howe

(Michigan State University)

Mechanism of Jasmonate Perception by the COI1-JAZ Receptor

August 30, 2010 - 12:10pm

Daniel Cosgrove

(Penn State)

Highlights from (i) the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation and (ii) ChloroFilms 2010: Plant Biology Videos on YouTube

April 26, 2010 - 12:10pm

Dihong Lu

(Penn State)

Hunting for Substrates of ASK1-Containing E3 Ubiquitin Ligases by Proteomics

April 19, 2010 - 12:10pm

R. Keith Slotkin

(Ohio State University)

Germ Cell-Specific Epigenetic Activation and Silencing of Transposable Elements in Plants

April 12, 2010 - 12:10pm

Christopher Taylor

(Ohio State University)

Tales from the Underground: Parasitism and Pathogenesis of Root Biotrophs

April 5, 2010 - 12:10pm

Andrea Skirpan

(Penn State)

Auxin Regulation of Maize Inflorescence Development

March 29, 2010 - 12:10pm

Susan McCouch

(Cornell University)

Genetic Isolation, Divergence and Gene Flow in O. sativa

March 22, 2010 - 12:10pm

Staffan Persson

(University of Potsdam, Germany)

A Systems Approach to Cellulose Biosynthesis

March 15, 2010 - 12:10pm

Matthew Kinkade

(Penn State)

Identification, Verification, and Fine Mapping of lyc12.1: A New Gene that Increases Fruit Lycopene Content in Tomato

March 1, 2010 - 12:10pm

Brian Gregory

(University of Pennsylvania)

Utilizing High-Throughput Sequencing Technology to Study RNA Silencing

February 22, 2010 - 12:10pm

Zachary Lippman

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

Mechanisms of Reproductive Success in Plants

February 15, 2010 - 11:30am

Marilyn Roossinck

(The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)

Virus Ecology from Pathogens to Mutualists

February 8, 2010 - 12:10pm

John Golbeck

(Penn State University)

This event has been canceled

February 8, 2010 - 12:10pm

Donald Bryant

(Penn State)

Photosynthesis in the (near) Dark: Biosynthesis of Bacteriochlorophyll c and its Structure in the Supramolecular Nanotubes in Chlorosomes

February 1, 2010 - 12:10pm

Thomas Peterson

(Iowa State University)

Transposon-Induced Chromosome Rearrangements in Plant Genomes

January 25, 2010 - 12:10pm

Nicole Brown

(Penn State)

Polymer Science and the Wood Cell Wall

December 7, 2009 - 12:10pm

Philip Bevilacqua

(Penn State)

RNA Folding as a Mediator of Stress Response in Plants

November 30, 2009 - 12:10pm

Xiaoying Meng

(Penn State)

Functional Studies of S-RNase-Based Self-Incompatibility

November 16, 2009 - 12:10pm

Tom Slewinski

(Penn State)

Tie-dyes, Psychedelics and Sucrose Transporters: Insights into the Genetic Control of Carbohydrate Partitioning from Maize Leaves

November 9, 2009 - 12:10pm

Kimberly Phillips

(Penn State)

Vanishing Tassel2 Encodes an Auxin Biosynthesis Gene Functioning in Vegetative and Inflorescence Development in Maize

November 2, 2009 - 12:10pm

James Westwood

(Virginia Tech)

New frontiers in host-parasite interaction: Strigolactones and mobile mRNAs

October 26, 2009 - 12:10pm

Loren Honaas

(Penn State)

Transcriptome Sequencing, de Novo Assembly and Gene Expression Analysis in Model Systems Lacking a Sequenced Genome

October 19, 2009 - 12:10pm

Thomas Peterson

(Iowa State University)

Transposon-induced chromosome rearrangements in plant genomes

October 12, 2009 - 12:10pm

Mandeep Sharma

(Penn State)

The Maize Red Aleurone1 encodes a Flavonoid 3-hydroxylase which is required for the biosynthesis of Purple Anthocyanins and Red Phlobaphenes in Maize

October 5, 2009 - 12:10pm

Kimberly Gallagher

(University of Pennsylvania)

The Role of SHORT-ROOT and CAPRICE Interacting Proteins in Root Development

September 28, 2009 - 12:10pm

R. Keith Slotkin

(Ohio State University)

September 21, 2009 - 12:10pm

Joseph Cho

(Penn State)

Small RNAs in the Moss Physcomitrella patens

September 14, 2009 - 12:10pm

Seogchan Kang

(Penn State)

Arabidopsis thaliana-Fusarium oxysporum Interaction: A Model for Root Pathogenesis

August 31, 2009 - 12:10pm

Kathleen Brown

(Penn State)

Aerenchyma and Crop Adaptation to Nutrient and Drought Stress

April 27, 2009 - 12:10pm

Stewart Gillmor

(University of Pennsylvania)

A conserved Mediator transcriptional regulatory module promotes pattern formation in Arabidopsis embryogenesis

April 20, 2009 - 12:10pm

Dharmendra Singh

(Penn State University)

Lack of Fibrillin 6 impairs plastoglobule osmiophilicity and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses in apple trees

April 13, 2009 - 12:10pm

Greg Richter

(Penn State)

Branching out from twisted roots: mechanical induction of lateral root initiation

April 6, 2009 - 4:00pm

Susan Kalisz

(University of Pittsburgh)

Finding Darwinian Heroes: Among family variance in inbreeding depressions

March 30, 2009 - 12:10pm

Jonathan Lynch

(Penn State University)

Roots of the second green revolution

March 23, 2009 - 12:10pm

Wojtek Pawlowski


Chromosome dynamics in meiotic prophase in maize and Arabidopsis

March 16, 2009 - 12:10pm

Norm Ellstrand

(University of CA-Riverside)

Lessons from crop (trans)genes out-of place: Environmental & other implications

March 2, 2009 - 12:10pm

Mandeep Sharma

(Penn State University)

Biosynthesis of multiple flavonoid compounds in maize through the action of a flavonoid 3 -hydroxylase

February 23, 2009 - 12:10pm

Yi Liu

(Penn State University)

Molecular genetics of flavonoid biosynthesis in cacao

February 16, 2009 - 12:10pm

Scott Michaels

(Indiana University)

Flowering time: A canary in a coal mine for the study of chromatin structure

February 11, 2009 - 2:45pm

Ottoline Leyser

(University of York, UK)

Long distance signaling in the control of shoot branching

February 9, 2009 - 12:10pm

Doris Wagner

(University of Pennsylvania)

Regulation of the onset of reproductive development in Arabidopsis

February 2, 2009 - 12:10pm

Mingshu Huang

(Penn State University)

Camouflage patterning in maize leaves results from a defect in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis

January 26, 2009 - 12:10pm

Gaby Monshausen

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Mechanical signal transduction in plant growth and development

December 15, 2008 - 1:00pm

Mark Mescher

(Penn State)

The role of plant volatiles in mediating interactions among plants and insects

December 8, 2008 - 12:10pm

Daniel Cosgrove

(Penn State University)

Mechanism and mysteries of cell wall expansion

December 1, 2008 - 12:10pm

Zi Shi

(Penn State University)

An Arabidopsis NPR1-like gene, NPR3, negatively regulates plant defense during early flower development

November 17, 2008 - 12:10pm

Andrew Stephenson

(Penn State University)

Inbreeding, herbivory, and disease transmission in a wild gourd

November 10, 2008 - 12:10pm

Sarah Nilson

(Penn State University)

GPA1 regulation of transpiration efficiency and stomatal development in Arabidopsis

November 3, 2008 - 12:10pm

Jonathan La Mantia

(Penn State University)

Golfing with a HOTHEAD, Elucidating Phenotypic Instability in Poa annua L.

October 27, 2008 - 1:00pm

Emily Rauschert

(Penn State)

Quantifying invasive species spread: multiple vectors of Microstegium vimineum dispersal

October 27, 2008 - 12:10pm

Solmaz Barazesh

(Penn State University)

Sparse inflorescence1 encodes a monocot specific YUCCA-like gene required for vegetative and reproductive development in maize

October 20, 2008 - 12:10pm

Torrence Gill

(Penn State University)

The effect of insect resistant maize on the transcription profile of midgut genes of European corn borer and fall armyworm

October 13, 2008 - 12:10pm

Greg Martin

(Cornell University)

Bacterial elicitation and evasion of plant innate immunity

October 6, 2008 - 12:10pm

Lei Zhao

(Penn State University)

Functional study of pollen-expressed expansin genes in Arabidopsis

September 29, 2008 - 12:10pm

Blake Meyers

(Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware)

Deep sequencing of plant small RNAs and their targets

September 22, 2008 - 12:10pm

Frederick Meinzer

(USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station)

Consequences of being tall: height-related trends in tree growth and hydraulic architecture

September 15, 2008 - 1:30pm

Annette Dathe

(Penn State)

Colloid movement through soils fundamentals, experiments and implications for the environment

September 15, 2008 - 12:10pm

Ming Tien

(Penn State University)

Assembly and disassembly (mostly disassembly) of the plant cell wall

September 8, 2008 - 12:10pm

Barbara Bliss

(Penn State University)

Aristolochia fimbriata: a proposed experimental model for basal angiosperms

August 12, 2008 - 4:00pm

Nick Talbot

(University of Exeter, Exeter, UK)

Investigating the Biology of Plant Infection by the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe grisea using Functional Genomics

July 7, 2008 - 2:00pm

Jiaxu Li

(Mississippi State University)

Role of histone H3 lysine 36 methylation in plant growth and development

June 11, 2008 - 3:00pm

Jean Finnegan

(CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia)

seminar on epigenetic mechanisms in plants

April 28, 2008 - 3:30pm

Marty B. Dickman

(Texas A&M University)

Death be not proud: Modulation of programmed cell death for disease/stress tolerance in plants

April 28, 2008 - 12:10pm

Rebecca Boston

(North Carolina State University)

Coordination of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) signaling during maize seed development

April 21, 2008 - 12:10pm

William Goldner


Plant biology and problem-solving to create public benefit: from university to industry to government

April 14, 2008 - 12:10pm

Xianting Wu

(Graduate Student, Penn State)

The role of Sos in meristem determinacy in maize

April 7, 2008 - 12:10pm

R. Malcolm Brown Jr.

(University of Texas at Austin)

Our sustainable energy future with cellulose and saccharides

March 31, 2008 - 12:10pm

Erik Vollbrecht

(Iowa State University)

Inflorescence architecture in the grasses: Development, domestication and evolution

March 24, 2008 - 12:10pm

Yong Bum Park

(Graduate Student, Penn State)

Role of Arabidopsis ?-EXPANSINS in auxin and acidic pH-mediated hypocotyl growth and elongation

March 17, 2008 - 12:10pm

Amelia Henry

(Graduate student, Penn State)

Root traits for sustainable low-input agro-ecosystems

March 3, 2008 - 12:10pm

Fang Shen

(Graduate student, Penn State)

Purification and kinetic characterization of protochlorophyllide a reductase in green sulfur bacteria

February 25, 2008 - 12:10pm

Zhenguo Lin

(Graduate student, Penn State)

Evolution of DNA mismatch repair and recombination genes

February 18, 2008 - 12:10pm

Song Li

(Graduate Student, Penn State)

Large scale analyses of cell-specific gene regulatory mechanisms

February 11, 2008 - 12:10pm

David Huff

(Penn State)

Parasitic castration by a stinking smut

February 4, 2008 - 12:10pm

Gloria Muday

(Wake Forest University)

Auxin and ethylene cross-talk in regulation of root architecture in Arabidopsis and tomato

January 28, 2008 - 12:10pm

Antonio Vargas de Oliveira Figueira

(University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Pumping ethanol production up in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.): serial analysis of gene expression associated with increasing sugar content

December 10, 2007 - 12:10pm

Baomin Feng

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

Proteomic analysis of the Arabidopsis flower

December 3, 2007 - 12:10pm

Solmaz Barazesh

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

Barren inflorescence1 plays a key role in axillary meristem development in the maize inflorescence

November 26, 2007 - 12:10pm

Michael Robbins

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

Tissue-specific patterning specified by a multicopy pericarp color 1 allele in maize

November 12, 2007 - 12:10pm

Sergei Savikhin

(Purdue University)

Why are antennae important in photosynthesis and why do I study them?

November 5, 2007 - 12:10pm

Heng Zhu

(Johns Hopkins University)

Application and improvement of the protein chip technology

October 29, 2007 - 12:10pm

Jori Nerissa Sharda

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

P-mediated root anatomical changes that may influence mycorrhizal colonization

October 22, 2007 - 12:10pm

Farag Ibraheem

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

A MYB transcription factor encoded by yellow seed1 is required for synthesis of antifungal compounds in sorghum.

October 15, 2007 - 12:10pm

Scott Poethig

(University of Pennsylvania)

Turning over a new leaf: genetic regulation of vegetative phase change in Arabidopsis and maize

October 1, 2007 - 12:10pm

Li Quan

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

Functional conservation and divergence of two recently duplicated kinesin genes

September 24, 2007 - 12:10pm

Zhihua Hua

(Plant Biology Graduate Student, Penn State)

Biochemical and functional studies of S-RNase-based self-incompatibility in Petunia inflata

September 17, 2007 - 12:10pm

Todd Mockler

(Oregon State University)

Diurnal and circadian regulation of gene expression in plants

September 10, 2007 - 12:10pm

Robert Turgeon

(Cornell University)

Exporting sugar and signals from leaves: mechanisms, evolution and ecology

Monday, December 11, 2006

HYL1 and miRNA processing inArabidopsis

Liang Song, Plant Biology Graduate Student in Fedoroff Lab

Monday, December 4, 2006

Proteomic study of Arabidopsisguard cells

Zhixin Zhao, Plant Biology Graduate Student in Assmann Lab

Monday, November 27, 2006

Gene amplification and origin of novel chromosomes

Dr Manoj Dhar, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, India

Monday, November 20, 2006

Genetic and molecular dissection of defense signaling pathways in rice

Dr Yinong Yang, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Penn State University

Monday, November 13, 2006

Using recombinant inbred lines ofArabidopsis to study the ecology of plastic traits

Dr Hilary Callahan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Barnard College, Columbia University

Monday, November 6, 2006

Plant cell walls as a resource for biofuels: Valuable insights through wall mutants

Dr Markus Pauly, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Monday, October 30, 2006

Overcoming biomass recalcitrance: Enabling DOE's 2030 goals

Dr Mike Himmel, Principal Scientist, National Renewal Energy Laboratory

Monday, October 23, 2006

Mechanisms of large-scale uniparental gene silencing in hybrids: the epigenetics of nucleolar dominance

Dr Craig S. Pikaard, Professor, Biology Department, Washington University

Monday, October 16, 2006

A conserved trigger for siRNA biogenesis in plants

Dr Michael Axtell, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Penn State University

Monday, October 9, 2006

Protein domains in the kinesin superfamily

Jennelle Heyer, Plant Biology Graduate Student in Cyr Lab

Monday, October 2, 2006

Plant cell wall synthesis from an industrial perspective

Dr Kanwarpal Dhugga, Senior Scientist, Pioneer Hi-Bred International

Monday, September 25, 2006

Essential microscopy for plant sciences

Dr Richard J. Howard, Research Fellow, DuPont Crop Genetics

Monday, September 18, 2006

Connections between theArabidopsis BON1/CPN1 gene and plant defense

Jianxin Liu, Plant Biology Graduate Student in McNellis Lab

Monday, September 11, 2006

Root engineering: a strategy for agriculture in marginal areas of cultivation

Dr Roberto A. Gaxiola, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Connecticut

Monday, April 24, 2006

Characterization of BON1/CPN1: a gene encoding a calcium-dependent phospholipid binding protein in Arabidopsis

Tzuu-fen Lee, Graduate Student, Penn State University

Monday, April 17, 2006

Pollination-induced inhibition of maize silk growth

Nuwan Sella Kapu, Graduate Student, Penn State University

Monday, April 10, 2006

G-protein signaling in Arabidopsis

Dr Sona Pandey, Research Associate, Penn State University

Monday, April 3, 2006

Biochemical Study of the Role of the S-Locus F-Box Protein in S-RNase-Mediated Self-Incompatibility

Zhihua Hua, Graduate Student, Penn State University

Monday, March 27, 2006

Understanding gene regulatory networks required for female gametophyte development and function

Dr Ramin Yadegari, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Monday, March 20, 2006

The BAM1 and BAM2 receptor protein kinases are required for specification of the early anther cell fate in Arabidopsis

Carey Hendrix, EMPP Graduate Student, Penn State University

Monday, March 13, 2006

Phylogenomic investigations of gene and genome evolution in the angiosperms

Dr Jim Leebens-Mack, Research Assistant, Professor, Biology Dept, Penn State University

Monday, February 27, 2006

Transient protein expression in plant cell suspension culture

Dr Wayne Curtis, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University

Monday, January 23, 2006

Reverse breeding and other applications in connection with aberrant meiosis

Dr Robert Dirks, Rijk Zwaan Breeding BV in the Netherlands

Monday, December 5, 2005

Arabidopsis as entomologist: Inset-response transcriptomes and metabolomes are species-specific

Dr. Jack Schultz, Professor of Entomology, Penn State

Monday, November 28, 2005

Plagiogravitropic growth of basal roots regulated by ethylene

Paramitra Basu, Grad student in Brown Lab

Monday, November 21, 2005

The development of the phylloxera leaf gall on grape leaves

Sarah Melissa Witiak, EMPP graduate student in Schultz Lab

Monday, November 14, 2005

Calcium regulation of pH changes and ROS generation – a common mechanism for tip growth and stress responses in roots

Dr. Gabriele Monshausen, Postdoctoral Scholar in Gilroy Lab

Monday, November 7, 2005

Towards more digestible grasses: manipulating cell wall phenolic acid composition by targeted expression of fungal enzymes

Dr. Marcia Buanafina, Research Scientist, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Wales, UK

Monday, October 31, 2005

Agriculture in the developing world: challenges and opportunities

Dr. Deborah Delmer, Associate Director for Food Security, Rockefeller Foundation

Monday, October 24, 2005

The role of phosphatidyl inositol-3-kinase in the GA response of rice aleurone

Phillip Day, Plant Physiology graduate student in Gilroy Lab

Monday, October 17, 2005

Functional characterization of extra-large G proteins (XLGs) in Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr. Lei Ding, Postdoctoral Scholar in Assmann Lab

Monday, October 10, 2005

Learning from seeds: stress tolerance and control of send germination

Dr. Tuan-hua David Ho, Professor of Biology, Washington University; Director, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Monday, October 3, 2005

The gift that keeps on giving: siRNA-initiated heritable silencing of a transposon caused by a naturally occurring inverted repeat

Dr. Damon Lisch, Research Professional, UC Berkeley

Monday, September 26, 2005

New genomic technologies used for profiling changes in the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome of Arabidopsis

Dr. Michael Sussman, Professor and Director of Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin

Monday, September 19, 2005

Identifying a natural suppressor of cell death in maize: implications in gene discovery by mutagenesis and diversity mining

Dr. Gurmukh Johal, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Monday, September 12, 2005

Root-root and root-object interactions: close encounters of the second and the third kinds

Dr. Omer Falik, Postdoctoral Fellow, Eissenstat and Koide Labs

Monday, April 25, 2005

Maize phytochromes: targets of selection, targets for manipulation?

Dr Tom Brutnell, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Scientist, Cornell University and Boyce Thompson Institute

Monday, April 18, 2005

Plus-end tracking of a minus-end motor; a paradox and its contribution to microtubule organization

Chris Ambrose, EMPP graduate student in Cyr Lab

Monday, April 11, 2005

Integrated analysis and genetic manipulation of leaf senescence: from bench to bank

Dr Susheng Gan, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

Monday, April 4, 2005

Homologue recombination during meiotic prophase I in Arabidopsis thaliana requires a novel plant specific protein encoded by the PARTING DANCERS gene

Asela Asela Wijeratne, Plant Physiology graduate student in Ma Lab

Monday, March 28, 2005

Chemically mediated ecological interactions among plants, herbivores, and parasitoids

Dr Consuelo M. De Moraes, Assistant Professor of Entomology, Penn State

Monday, March 21, 2005

The polarity express: regulation of pollen tube growth by calcium-dependent protein kinases

Dr Andrew McCubbin, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

Monday, March 14, 2005

Gibberellin signaling in Arabidopsis

Dr Tai-ping Sun, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University

Monday, February 28, 2005

Chitinase gene expression in Theobroma cacao L. during leaf development and evaluation of transgenic Cacao plants over-expressing endochitinase

Dr Siela Maximova, Research Associate, Horticulture Department, Penn State

Monday, February 21, 2005

Ion channels conducting metal nutrients and signals in roots

Dr Edgar Spalding, Professor of Botany, University of Wisconsin

Monday, February 14, 2005

Regulation of plant development by carbon and nitrogen balance

Dr Zhenbiao Yang, Professor of Plant Biology, UC Riverside

Monday, February 7, 2005

Genomics and biochemistry of insect defenses in Spruce and Poplars

Dr Jorg Bohlman, Associate Professor, Departments of Forest Sciences and Botany, University of British Columbia

Monday, January 31, 2005

Will that be allelic cache or Mendelian credit? Evidence for the inheritance of ancestral sequences in plants”

Dr Susan Lolle, National Science Foundation

Monday, January 24, 2005

Characterization of an Arabidopsis meiotic cyclin in yeast

Guanfang Wang, Plant Physiology graduate student in Ma Lab

Monday, January 17, 2005

Interplant communication by means of selective activation of octadecanoid signaling

Dr Jürgen Engelberth, Postdoctoral Scholar in Tumlinson Lab

Monday, December 6, 2004

Role of xyloglucan and xyloglucan endotransglycosylase in plant cell growth

Dr Takumi Takeda, Post-doc in Cosgrove lab

Monday, November 29, 2004

Genetic engineering of trees for fungal pathogen resistance

Dr Haiying Liang, Post-doc in Carlson lab

Monday, November 15, 2004

Regulation and action of the plant growth hormone auxin

Dr Bonnie Bartel, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University

Monday, November 8, 2004

Developmentally and cell-cycle regulated nuclear-envelope targeting in plants

Dr Iris Meier, Associate Professor, Plant Biotechnology and Plant Biology, Ohio State University

Monday, November 1, 2004

Extracellular protease inhibitors ofPhytophthora infestans determine a novel counterdefense mechanism

Dr Sophien Kamoun, Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, Ohio State University

Monday, October 25, 2004

The S-RNase-mediated self-incompatibility mechanism in flowering plants

Paja Sijacic, EMPP Graduate Student in Kao lab

Monday, October 18, 2004

The control of apical cell growth and morphogenesis: facts and models

Dr José A. Feijó, Professor, Plant Biology, University of Lisbon and Gulbenkian Institute, Portugal

Monday, October 18, 2004

Sex, parental conflict, and infanticide: an epigenetic tragedy

Dr Ueli Grossniklaus, Professor, Plant Developmental Biology, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Monday, October 11, 2004

Shape shifting in plants: gravitropism and plant form

Dr Roger Hangarter, Professor, Biology, Indiana University

Monday, October 4, 2004

Regulation of floral organ identity inArabidopsis by the SCFUFO ubiquitin protein ligase

Dr Weimin Ni, Post-doc in Ma lab

Monday, September 27, 2004

Expansin expansion: radiation of the expansin gene family in rice andArabidopsis and inferences about the evolution of gene function

Dr Javier Sampedro Jimenez, Post-doc in Cosgrove lab

Monday, September 20, 2004

Arabidopsis homologs of the RAD51 recombinational protein are required for normal meiosis but not mitosis

Wuxing Li, Plant Physiology Graduate Student in Ma lab

Monday, September 13, 2004

Getting to the root of tropisms: integrating touch and gravity signaling in Arabidopsis

Dr Simon Gilroy, Associate Professor of Biology, Penn State University

Monday, April 26, 2004

Development and evolution of leaves

Dr Neelima Sinha, Professor, Plant Biology, University of California, Davis

Monday, April 19, 2004

Genomics of maturation and flowering in trees.

Dr Amy Brunner, Professor, Forest Science, Oregon State University

Monday, April 12, 2004

Regulatory specificity of plant MYB transcription factors

Eric Grotewald, Professor, Plant Biology, Ohio State University

Monday, April 5, 2004

PRPs: proteins important for cell function that are differentially localized within the plant cell wall

Dr Mary Tierney, Professor, Biology, University of Vermont

Monday, March 29, 2004

The involvement of calmodulin in root gravitropism.

Victoria Kramer, Plant Physiology Graduate Student in Gilroy lab

Monday, March 22, 2004

Bringing functional genomics to chemical ecology: Arabidopsisresponses to sucking and chewing insects

Jack Schultz, Professor, Entomology Department, Penn State University

Monday, March 15, 2004

Tradeoffs and limitations of root architecture plasticity

Melissa Ho, Plant Physiology Graduate Student in Lynch lab

Monday, March 1, 2004

Hormonal regulation of inflorescence development

Dr Paula McSteen, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Penn State University

Monday, February 23, 2004

From the soil to the seed: Metal transport in Arabidopsis

Dr Mary Lou Guerinot, Professor, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

Monday, February 16, 2004

How cells organize metabolism: developing a three-dimensional model of flavonoid biosynthesis

Dr Brenda Winkel-Shirley, Professor, Biology, Virginia Tech

Monday, February 9, 2004

Corn versus caterpillar: the biology of native host plant resistance in maize

Dr Dawn Luthe, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mississippi State University and sabbatical visitor with Gary Felton

Monday, February 2, 2004

Global expression profiling inArabidopsis: gene activities in early flower development

Dr Xiaohong Zhang, Post-doc in Ma lab

Monday, January 26, 2004

Mechanism of heat-induced loss of Photosystem II activity

Dr David Becker, Professor, Botany and Biology, Pomona College and sabbatical visitor with Goldbeck

Monday, January 19, 2004

Functional analyses of SDS, a gene required for normalArabidopsis meiosis

Guanfang Wang, Plant Physiology Graduate Student in Ma lab

Monday, December 8, 2003

Evolution of floral morphology in Brassicaceae

Dr John Bowman, Assoicate Professor of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis

Monday, December 1, 2003

Auxin metabolism: more complicated than you think

Dr Jerry Cohen, Gordon & Margaret Baily Professor of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota

Monday, November 24, 2003

The role of two Arabidopsis kinesins in mitosis

Chris Ambrose, EMPP Graduate Student, Cyr lab, PSU

Monday, November 17, 2003

The exophysiology of tropical dry-forest trees

Dr Marco Gutierrez, University of Costa Rica

Monday, November 10, 2003

The plant extracellular matrix

Dr Maureen McCann, Associate Provessor of Bioligical Sciences, Purdue University

Monday, November 3, 2003

Biological consequences of dosage dependent gene regulation in multicellular eukaryotes with special reference to hybrid vigor

Dr James Birchler, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri

Monday, October 27, 2003

The function of knotted 1-like homeobox genes in plants

Dr Sarah Hake, Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley, Center Director at the USDA Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, GA

Monday, October 20, 2003

Tie-dye1 promotes sink-to-source transition in leaves

Dr David Braun, Assistant Professor of Biology, PSU

Monday, October 13, 2003

The role of ADP-ribosylation factor protein in hormone regulated secretion in barley

Scott MacCleery, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Gilroy lab, PSU

Monday, October 6, 2003

sufR, a transcription repressor of the suf operon in cyanobacteria

Tao Wang, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Golbeck & Bryant labs, PSU

Monday, September 29, 2003

Arabidopsis Capping Factor: A regulator of actin filament dynamics and potential sensor of stress signals

Dr Chris Staiger, Professor of Bioligical Sciences, Purdue University

Monday, September 22, 2003

Expression and functional studies of theArabidopsis ASK genes encoding putative subunits of the SCF ubiquitin ligases

Dr Weimin Ni, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ma Lab, PSU

Monday, September 15, 2003

Nutritional Genomics: The next frontier in the post-genomic era

Dr Raymond L. Rodriquez, Professor of Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC, Davis

Monday, September 8, 2003

Patterning in plants through plasmodesmata and phyllotaxy

Dr David Jackson, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Chromatin organization and dynamics in livingArabidopsis plants

Dr Eric Lam, The University of Hong Kong and Rutgers University

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

New wall loosening enzymes from plants

Dr Lian-Chao Li, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cosgrove lab

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Receptor Kinases

Dr Ramesh Raina, Assistant Porfessor of Biology, PSU

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

The overexpression of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase in Arabidopsis protects against oxidative stress

Hernan Mauricio Romero, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Tien / Pell labs

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Cell-type patterning in plants: How the Arabidopsisroot gets its stripes

Dr John Schiefelbein, University of Michigan

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Photosynthetic responses of sugar maple and red maple seedlings to excess manganese at different light intensities: implications for forest decline

Samuel St. Clair, EMPP Graduate Student, PSU

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Dissecting pollen development with genetics and cell biology

Dr Sheila McCormick, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center and UC Berkeley

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Basal root gravitropism in Phaseolus vulgaris

Tom Walk, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Lynch lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Integrated approaches to study host-pathogen interactions

Dr Dinesh-Kumar, Yale University

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Tip growth in pollen tubes: a dynamic process regulated by multiple actin-binding proteins

Dr Chris Steiger, Purdue University

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Regulation of auxin transport during development and gravity response

Dr Gloria Muday, Associate Professor, Biology, Wake Forest University

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

GFP Imaging: techniques and pitfalls

Dr Richard Cyr, Professor of Biology, PSU

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Causes and consequences of a breakdown in reproductive self incompatibility in Campanula andSolanum

Dr Andrew Stephenson, Professor of Biology, PSU

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Stress signaling in Arabidopsis

Dr Nina Fedoroff, Willaman Professor of Life Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor, PSU

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Role of the pollen allergen and beta-expansin Zea m1 in pollen development and fertilization

Elene Valdivia, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Stephenson & Cosgrove labs, PSU

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Cacao defense responses

Gabriela Antunez de Mayolo, EMPP Graduate Student, Guiltinan Lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Are induced defenses constrained by supply or controlled by demand? A comparison of model herbaceous and woody plants

Toni Schaeffer, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Schultz lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Ethylene biosynthesis and signaling networks

Dr Joe Ecker, Principal Investigator, Salk Institute

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

sll0088, an ORF involved in photosystem one assembly in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

Tao Wang, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Golbeck lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Purification and identification of one abscisic acid binding protein

Zhixin Zhao, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Assmann lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Regulation of auxin transport during development and gravity response

Dr Gloria Muday, Associate Professor, Biology, Wake Forest University

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Molecular, genetic and physiological investigations of aluminum tolerance mechanisms in plants

Dr Leon Kochian, Professor, Plant Biology, Cornell University and USDA

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Global ghange & plant nitrogen

Dr Arnold Bloom, Professor, Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediated signaling inArabidopsis guard cells

Dr Sylvie Coursol, Postdoctoral Scholar, Assmann Lab

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Uses of S-Rnase and SFB genes for the molecular typing of S-haplotypes in Prunusspecies

Dr Hidenori Sassa, Kihara Inst. for Biological Research, Yokohama City University, Japan

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Identification of SFB, and F-box protein gene, as a candidate for the male determinant in gametophytic self-incompatibility in Prunus

Dr Ryutaro Tao, Laboratory of Pomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

AtXYL1: an Arabidopsis -xylosidase active against xyloglucan oligosaccharides

Dr Javier Sampedro Jimenez, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cosgrove Lab, PSU

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

The Arabidopsis ATK1 gene is required for normal spindle morphogenesis in male meiosis

Wuxing Li, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Ma lab, PSU

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Functional genomics in the green sulfur bacterium Chloroium tepidum: the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophlls and carotenoids

Dr Donald A. Bryant, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PSU

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Expansins know when and how the root hair starts to grow: Hormonal and environmental modulation of root hair formation and expansis genes in Arabidopsis

Dr Hyung Taeg Cho, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cosgrove Lab, PSU

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Molecular evolution of virulence inxanthomonas-pepper interactions

Dr Brian Staskawitz, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Role of methionine sulfoxide reductase in Arabidopsis

Hernan Mauricio Romero, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Tien lab, PSU

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Sugar and hormonal signaling in plants

Dr Jen Sheen, Professor, Mass. General Hospital / Harvard University

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

The Arabidopsis EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES (EMS) gene is required for anther cell differentiation and encodes a leucine-rich repeat (LLR)-type receptor-linked protein kinase

Dr Dazhong Zhao, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ma Lab, PSU

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Maize starch branching enzyme isoforms - Functional analysis using transposon mediated mutagenesis

Dr Yuan Yao, Postdoctoral Scholar, Guiltinan Lab

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Under the dimpled balls: a story of root growth on golf greens

Eric Lyons, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Knievel / Huff lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Molecular and genetic analyses of the host plant during compatible plant pathogen interactions

Rachel Pilloff, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Raina lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Haptogravitropism: the interaction of touch and gravity in plant roots

Gioia Massa, Biology Graduate Student, Gilroy lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Molecular genetic analysis of the self-incompatibility (S-) locus ofPetunia inflata

Yan Wang, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Kao lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

The Arabidopsis protein, KATA is a kinesin that functions in spindle assembly

Adam Marcus, Biology Graduate Student, Cyr lab, PSU

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Genetics of and breeding for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in tomato

Dr Majid Foolad, Associate Professor, Plant Genetics, PSU

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Induced sink strength as a prerequisite for localized defense production

Dr Jack Schultz, Professor, Entomology, PSU

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Supply-side economics of phenolic induction in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum): Do DAHPS and PAL coordinate the production pipeline?

Toni Scheaffer, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Schultz lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Mixed messages in caterpillar saliva

Dr Gary Felton, Professor, Entomology, PSU

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Are expansisns involved in aerenchyma formation?

S. K. Nuwan Umantha, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Brown lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Proteomics of Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr Klass van Wijk, Associate Professor, Plant Biology, Cornell University

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Kinetic aspects of redox signaling

Dr Avihai Danon, Weizmann Insittute, Rehovoth, Israel

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Early signaling in root gravitropism

Victoria Kramer, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Gilroy lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Fibers: a model for studying cell differentiation and cell wall formation

Dr Zheng-hua Ye, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, University of Georgia. Host: Hong Ma

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

TnpA, the Spm-transpon encoded protein, promotes demethylation of the Spm sequence through an active mechanism

Hongchang Cui, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Fedoroff lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Molecular processes in cynipid galls – a window into plant development

Dr Karsten Schonrogge, Center of Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset, United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Analysis of male sterile Arabidopsis mutants to investigate early events in meiosis

Dr Christopher Makaroff, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University of Ohio. Host: Hong Ma

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Phylogenetic incongruence: window into genome history and speciation mechanisms

Dr Jonathan Wendel, Professor of Botany, Iowa State University. Host: Claude dePamphilis

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Genetics of plant resistance to phytopathogenic bacteria

Dr Timothy McNellis, Assistant Professor , Plant Pathology, PSU

Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Relationship between the preprophase band, Golgi stacks and the nuclear envelope

Dr Ram Dixit, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cyr lab, PSU

Friday, April 27, 2001

The chloroplast protein import apparatus and its role in plastid development

Dr Danny Schnell, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

The cellulase from potato ring rot bacterium, Clavibacter michiganesis subsp. sepedonicus, is necessary for virulence and contains an expansin-like domain

Dr Mary Metzler, Group Leader, Division of General Microbiology, University of Helsinki Host: Daniel Cosgrove

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Plasticity of resource allocation it induced defense metabolism

Anne Walton, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Schultz Lab, PSU

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Expression analysis of oxidative stress in Arabidopsis

Phillip Day, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Fedoroff lab, PSU

Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Glucanase inhibitor proteins: a new weapon in the arms race between plants and their pathogens

Dr Joss Rose, Assistant Professor, Plant Biology, Cornell University Host: Daniel Cosgrove

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Cacao Biotechnology

Gabriela Antunez-de-Mayolo, EMPP Graduate Student, Guiltinan Lab, PSU

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Molecular analysis of regulation of maize flavonoid biosynthesis

Dr Surinder Chopra, Assistant Professor, Agronomy, PSU

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Function of the Arabidopsis ASK1 gene in flower development and meiosis

Dr Dazhong Zhao, Postdoctoral scholar, Ma lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Analysis of the maize group — 1 pollen allergen

Elene Valdivia, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Stephenson / Cosgrove lab PSU

Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Fine root traits of fast- and slow-growing NE US trees relevant to ecosystem level processes

Louise Comas, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Eissenstat lab, PSU

Wednesday, February 14, 2001

The complete genome sequence of the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum: what we have learned so far…

Dr Donald A. Bryant, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PSU

Wednesday, February 7, 2001

The floral genome project

Dr Claude dePamphilis, Associate Professor, Biology, PSU

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Comparative analysis of the mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis using Arabidopsis as a host

Dr Seogchan Kang, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, PSU

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

G protiens and guard cell signaling

Dr Sally Assmann, Professor of Biology, PSU

Wednesday, January 17, 2001

The role of pH in root graviperception

Jeremiah Fasano, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Gilroy lab, PSU

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Sick to death — Genetic analysis of dll1, an Arabidopsisdisease cell death mutant

Rachel Pilloff, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Raina lab, PSU

Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Supply-side economics of phenolic induction in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum): Do DAHPS and PAL coordinate the production pipeline?

Toni Scheaffer, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Schultz lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Molecular characterization of the self-incompatibility (S-) locus in Petunia inflata

Yan Wang, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Kao lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Phylogenetic distribution of pollen expansins and their effect on monocot cell walls (MS Thesis Defense)

Mara Guttman, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Cosgrove lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Root aerenchyma: formation and function

S. K. Nuwan Umantha, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Brown lab, PSU

Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Molecular genetic analysis of plant disease resistance

Niranjani Jambunathan, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, McNellis lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Bioactive proteins of an Andean crop — Tropaeolum tuberosum (PhD Thesis Defense)

Rejane Guimaraes, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Flores lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Do brassinosteroids have a role in guard cell function?

Laura Haubrick, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Assmann lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Update on the role of potato tuber lipoxygenase in fungal disease resistance (PhD Thesis Defense)

Steve Pechous, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Pell lab, PSU

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Microtubules: new functionsfor ancient structures

Dr. Richard Cyr, Professor of Biology, PSU

Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Stylar S-Rnase binding protiens

Dr. Bruce McClure, Associate Professor, University of Missouri. Host: Andrew Stephenson

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Mechanistic studies of the epigenetic regulation of the maize Spm transponson

Hongchang Cui, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Fedoroff lab, PSU

Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Use of an inducible system to study AGAMOUS, a floral regulatory gene in Arabidopsis

Dr. Hong Ma, Professor of Biology, PSU

Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Signal recognition and transduction during the self-incompatibility response of Brassica

Dr. Ram Dixit, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cyr lab, PSU

Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Genetic engineering of wood properties — Recipes for growing custom-made fibers in forests

Dr. Madoka Gray-Mitsumune, University of British Columbia and SLU. Hosts: Daniel Cosgrove and John Carlson

Wednesday, April 26, 2000

HYL1, a novel dsRNA binding protein, is a negative regulator of ABA signaling

Cheng Lu, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Fedoroff Lab, PSU

Monday, April 17, 2000

Epistatic analysis of hrl1: insights into multiple defense pathways inArabidopsis

Sendil Devadas, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Raina Lab, PSU

Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Subterranean plant-plant interactions

Dr John Yoder, Professor, Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis

Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Function and evolution of group-1 grass pollen allergens

Mara Guttman, Plant Physiology Graduate Student, Cosgrove lab, PSU

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

The Chocolate Box: Biotechnology and the Cacao Tree

Dr Mark Guiltinan, Associate Professor of Horticulture, PSU

Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Regulation of mutator transponsons in maize

Dr Virginia Walbot, Professor, Genetics and Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Biosynthesis of aromatic plant secondary metabolites

Dr Klaus Herrmann, Professor, Biochemistry, Perdue University

Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Signaling pathways in floral induction

Dr Detlef Weigel, Principal Investigator, Salk Institute

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Structural basis of two-component signal transduction

Dr B. Tracey Nixon, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PSU

Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Evolution of phenotypic plasticity to light availability: a tale of constraints and adaptation

Dr Massimo Pigliuci, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of Tennessee

Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Rhizobium genes and genomes: Beyond early nodulation

Dr Sharon Long, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Methionine sulfoxide reductase of plants

Dr Ming Tien, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PSU

Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Aspects of auxin transport inArabidopsis

Dr Philip J. Jensen, Postdoctoral Scholar, Tien Lab, PSU

Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Studies of Arabidopsis phytochrome signaling

Dr Jason Reed, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill