College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Fall 2019 Plant Science Seminar Series

Fall 2019

Except where otherwise indicated, seminars will be held Thursdays at 4 pm in PLS 1140. If you are interested in meeting with any of the speakers, please notify the host faculty member. 


Guest Speaker:

Presentation Title



September 12Sally AssmanRNA Structurome Control of Gene Expression during Plant Abiotic Stress ResponsePennsylvania State UniversityWendy Peer and Angus Murphy
September 19Ying GuRegulation of Cellulose Synthesis through Endocytosis and ExocytosisPennsylvania State UniversityYiping Qi
September 26Patrick ShihDissecting and Reconstructing Plant Metabolism with Synthetic Biology
UC-DavisYiping Qi

October 3

Wayne Jurick Refereeing the postharvest food fight between Penicillium spp. and apple fruit via multi-omic approaches USDA Beltsville Mengjun Hu
October 10TBA   
October 17Joseph KieberAnother Brick in the Wall:  Regulating Cell Wall Synthesis in Plants U North Carolina Wendy Peer and Angus Murphy
October 24William GrayRegulation of Plant Cell Expansion by SAUR-PPC.D Control ModulesU MinnosotaWendy Peer and Angus Murphy
October 31Jason ReedCell Expansion Control in Plant Growth and ReproductionU North CarolinaWendy Peer and Angus Murphy
November 7Mizuho NitaToward the better management of grape ripe rotVirginia TechMengjun Hu
November 14Eric SchallerFunctions of the type-B cytokinin response regulators in plant growth and developmentDartmouthWendy Peer and Angus Murphy
November 21Neal StewartPlant Synthetic Biology will Revolutionize Agricultural Capabilities and Sustainability
U of TennesseeYiping Qi
November 28  No lecture series Thanksgiving Break  

To nominate or invite a speaker, please contact Dr.Mengjun Hu at or call 301-405-5586.

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