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


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 Gillaspie, Dept. of Biochemistry, Virginia Technology Institute

host: Dr. Imara Perara

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