Fall Seminars, 2014

August 26, 2014 

Arabidopsis thaliana G-protein (GPA1) effectors: impact on small molecules in the young seedling

 Prof. Kate Warpeha, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago

Host: Dr. Terri Long

September 2, 2014 

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

September 9, 2014 

Innovation in Plant Metabolic Engineering

Dr. Richard Trethewey, Vice President of BASF Plant Sciences, Research Triangle Park

Host: Dr. Heike Sederoff

September 16, 2014 



September 23, 2014 

The immunomodulatory effects of Echinacea purpurea and its alkylamides

Prof. Scott Laster, Department of Biological Sciences, NCSU

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

September 30, 2014 

That which lurks within dirt and hive - NC State Phage Hunters integrate education, research and outreach

Prof. Eric Miller, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NCSU

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

October 7, 2014

Divergence of gene body DNA methylation and evolution of plant duplicate genes

Prof. Chuanzhu Fan, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State Univeristy

Host: Dr. Jenny Xiang

October 8, 2014 *** Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Stephens Rm ***

Viburnum diversification: temperate radiations and dying embers of a tropical past

Prof. Michael Donoghue, Sterling Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Host: Dr. Jenny Xiang

October 14, 2014

Faculty Seminars*

Profs. Bill Hoffmann, Alexander Krings, and Jim Mickle, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

October 21, 2014

Integration of cytoskeletal and cell wall systems during cell morphogenesis

Prof. Dan Szymanski, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

Host: Dr. Candace Haigler

October 28, 2014

Microbiology Graduate Program

**The Dobrogosz/BioGaia Graduate Lecture**

You are what you eat (sort of)

Prof. Susan Erdman, Assistant Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusettes Institute of Technology

Host: Dr. José Bruno-Bárcena

November 4, 2014

Faculty Seminars*

Profs. Anna Stepanova and Bill Thompson

Host: Dr. Margo Daub

November 11, 2014

Harnessing Carbon Concentrating Mechanisms from Microbes to Increase Carbon Capture and Redistribution in Crop Plants

Prof. Danny Schnell, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusettes, Amherst

Host: Dr. Heike Sederoff

November 18, 2014


November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving break


December 2, 2014


Professor Glenda Gillaspy, Dept. of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

host: Dr. Imara Perara

* Three faculty from Plant & Microbial Biology will present a brief overview of their research.