Spring Seminars, 2014

January 7, 2014 
PMB Faculty Seminars*

Profs. Sederoff, Grunden and Xie

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

January 14, 2014 

Evolving Solutions in Production: Microbial Physiology and Genomics

Prof. José M. Bruno-Bárcena, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Host: Dr. Deyu Xie

January 21, 2014 

Rhizosphere interactions under elevated CO2: Impact on soil organic carbon dynamics

Prof. Shuijing Hu, Department of Plant Pathology, NCSU

Host: Dr. Eric Miller

January 28, 2014  ***Canceled***

Developing Protein Complex Purification and Genome Engineering Tools for Studying Plant Disease Resistance

Prof. Yiping Qi, Department of Biology, East Carolina University

Host: Dr. Deyu Xie

February 4, 2014 

PMB Faculty Seminars*

Profs. Ross Sozzani, Bob Franks and Tom Wentworth

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

February 11, 2014 

Regulation of Plant Vacuole Fusion by SNARES and Phosphoinositides

Prof. Marcela Rojas-Pierce, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NCSU

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

February 18, 2014

Systems Paleobiology

Prof. Andrew Knoll, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard Univeristy

Host: Dr. Jim Mickle

February 25, 2014

Looking Into The Light: Spatiotemporal Regulation of Plant Photomorphogenesis

Prof. Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University

Host: Dr. Terri Long

March 4

Eastern Asian - Eastern North American Plant Disjunctions, a History from the time of Linnaeus

Dr. David Boufford, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

Host: Drs. Jenny Xiang and Tom Wentworth

March 11, 2014

Spring Break

March 18, 2014

PMB Faculty Seminars*

Profs. Jose Alonso, Margo Daub and Niki Robertson

March 25, 2014

The Lignin Wars:1997 to 2014. What determines the composition of lignin, precursors or templates?

Prof. Ron Sederoff, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NCSU

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

April 1, 2014

Neutrons, Croutons, Peptides and Phage

Prof. Paul Hamilton, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NCSU

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

April 8, 2014

Agricultural Genomics of Hops for Beer and Medicine

Dr. Paul Matthews, Hopsteiner, S.S. Steiner, Inc.

Host: Dr. Jillian De Gezelle

April 15, 2014

Gene Regulatory Network Dynamics in Response to Extreme Stress

Prof. Amy Schmid, Biology Department, Duke University

Host: Dr. Ross Sozzani

**April 22, 2014**

B.W. Wells Invited Speaker

Sexual Selection and Plant Speciation

Prof. Loren Rieseberg, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia

Host: PMB Graduate Students

April 29, 2014

Ribosome Footprinting Uncovers Translational Regulation in Plant Hormonal Responses

Dr. Karen Merchante, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NCSU

Host: Dr. Anna Stepanova

May 6, 2014 


* Three PMB professors briefly describe their research program(s).