Plant Biology Seminars

"Plant Biology Seminars" provide Plant Biology post docs, grad students, faculty, techs, MS students with the opportunity to show what they have done and where they are going with their research. Two 25 minute talks + 5 min discussion for each month.

To be added to the schedule, please contact Alyona Bobkova at ebobkova@ucsd.edu.

We welcome talks by graduate students, post-docs, or any visiting scientist. We encourage work at all levels of development, including work still in progress! Newly arrived scientists to UCSD are encouraged to volunteer to present talks from their previous institutes.


Upcoming

Mar

24

Adam Steinbrenner
Schmelz Lac, UC San Diego
“Toward Receptor-Ligand Level Understanding of Plant-Herbivore Interactions"

Sebastian Schulze
Schroeder Lab, UC San Diego
“Plant-Produced Antimicrobials"

WHEN: 9:30 AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

2017

Mar

20

Dave Berger
Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa
“Systems genetics and targeted metabolite profiling in the corn-gray leaf spot pathosystem"

WHEN: 11:00 AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

Jan

13

Stefan Rensing
Professor, Plant Cell Biology, University of Marburg, Germany
“Comparative genomics of algae and land plants: about the evolution of transcriptional regulation and complexity"

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

Jan

12

Gloria Muday
Director, Center for Molecular Signaling, Wake Forest University
“Kinetic analyses of auxin and ethylene-regulated transcriptomes that modulate root development"

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

2016

Dec

7

Susanne Kjemtrup-Lovelace
Adj. Professor North Carolina State University
“Phenomics: an industry perspective to identify promising germplasm "

WHEN: 1:30PM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

Nov

18

Jiyoung Park
(Schroeder Lab)
“Chemical genetics screening identifies a Lectin Receptor Kinase involved in biotic-to-abiotic interference signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana"

Prateek Tripathi
(Kay Lab, TSRI)
“Novel circadian players in photoperiodic flowering

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

OCT

21

Wan Shi
(Estelle/Yanofsky Labs)
“Functional Characterization of Putative Rab geranylgeranyltransferase Subunits in Arabidopsis thaliana

Yezhang Ding
(Schmelz Lab)
“Biochemical and Genetic Dissection of the Maize Defense Metabolome

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

OCT

5

Joseph Piechura
Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University
“Responses to natural light fluctuations interact with circadian systems to regulate gene expression in cyanobacteria

WHEN: 10:00AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

SEP

30

Professor Wolf B. Frommer
Director, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, Stanford University
“Sugar Allocation: From The Field To Atomic Structures and Back

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

AUG

24

Professor Dan Voytas
Center of Genome Engineering, University of Minnesota
“Precise Engineering of Plant Genomes”

WHEN: 10:00AM

WHERE: Muir Biology Bldg

JUN

14

Professor Eliot Herman
School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Remodeling the Soybean Seed Proteome -its Biology and Biotechnology

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

MAY

20

Paula Doblas Ibanez
(Smith Lab)
Characterization of increased Pantoea stewartii resistance in maize pan1 mutants

Alexandre de Saint Germain
(Chory Lab)
The characterization of Strigolactone perception

Hosted by Aaron Stephan and Julian Schroeder

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

FEB

26

Tom Brutnell
Danforth Center
“A genetic dissection of C4 photosynthesis through comparative genomics and emerging model systems”

WHEN: 9:30AM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

FEB

8

Ted Turlings
Université de Neuchâtel
“Tri-trophic interactions in the rhizosphere”

WHEN: 3PM

WHERE: 1103 Muir Biology Bldg

JAN

15

Keini Dressano 
Huffaker & Zhao Labs
“BAK1 mediates the AtRALF1-induced inhibition of root cell expansion”

Po-Kai Hsu 
Schroeder Lab
“The role of NRT1.11/NRT1.12 in nitrate transport”

WHEN:9:30AM

WHERE:1103 Muir Biology

2015

DEC

11

Renhou Wang
(Estelle lab)
HSP90 Regulates Temperature-Dependent Seedling Growth by Stabilizing the Auxin Receptor F-box Protein TIR1

Jesse Woodson
(Chory lab)
Ubiquitin Facilitates a Quality Control Pathway That Removes Damaged Chloroplasts

WHEN:9:30AM

WHERE:1103 Muir Biology

NOV

13

Adrienne Roeder
Cornell University
Department of Plant Biology “The importance of variability in generating regular plant organs”

One of the biggest mysteries in developmental biology is how growing organs can sense their size and know when to stop growing. Within a species, the size of an organ is generally highly reproducible, yet the growth of the cells making up that organ is often highly variable. The Arabidopsis sepal, the outermost green leaf-like floral organ, is a great system for examining this apparent paradox because each flower has four consistently sized sepals, but those sepals are formed by cells with a huge variability in size. Prof. Roeder will focus on two questions, how cell size variability generated and how organ size is uniformity maintained?

JUN

19

Tamar Shemer (Schroeder lab)
Guard Cell Photosynthesis and Leaf Starch Biosynthesis: Their Roles in Turgor Production and in CO2- and ABA-Induced Stomatal Closing

Philipp Weckwerth (Huffaker lab)
ZmCPK1, a Calcium-Independent Protein Kinase, is Involved in Cold Stress Signaling

APR

17

Ana Marie Palanca (Law lab)
Methyl-Binding Domain Proteins and Alpha-crystallin Domain Proteins Regulate Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana

Brian Crawford (Yanofsky lab)
Genetic Control of Embryo Patterning

FEB

20

Ronan O’Malley (Ecker lab)
Toward Comprehensive Annotation of Plant Gene Regulatory Space

Ben Rubin (Golden lab)
Exploring Cyanobacteria’s Essential Gene Set

2014

Nov

21

Aaron Stephan (Schroeder Lab)
Potentiation of osmo-sensory responses in Arabidopsis

Liang Song (Ecker Lab)
An Integrative understanding of the dynamic transcriptional responses to ABA in Arabidopsis thaliana

Jun

13

Yangbin Gao (Zhao Lab)
Ribosome-based CRISPR System and its Applications in Plants

Youngxia Guo (Estelle Lab)
Mechanistic Basis of Plant Specialized Enzyme Evolution

May

9

Zuyu Zheng (Chory lab)
Metabolic regulation of hormone homeostasis

Chongyuan Luo (Ecker lab)
Resolving the complexity of genomic and epigenomic variations in Arabidopsis

Apr

11

Cawas Engineer (Schroeder Lab)
Roles for EPF2 and CRSP in CO2 Control of Stomatal Development

Dior Kelley (Estelle Lab)
Protein Dynamics During Auxin Signaling

Mar

7

Henning Kunz (Schroeder Lab)
New Insights into the Ion Homeostasis of the Plant Chloroplast

Charles Stewart (Noel Lab)
Evolution and Exploitation of Plant Polyketide Synthases for Biorenewable Future

Feb

14

Michelle Facette (Smith lab)
Putative SCAR/WAVE complex subunits promote asymmetric cell division and polarization of Pan1 and PAN2 receptor-like kinases

Benjamin Brandt (Schroeder lab)
Calcium specificity mechanism
within ABA-dependent signal transduction

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