Plant Science Lecture Series

January 16, 2014

Spring 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



February 7Dr. Ravi SinghWheat Breeding to Enhance Productivity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America CIMMYT Dr. Vijay Tiwari
February 14Dr. Stephen BaenzigerThe Evolving Story of TriticaleUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Vijay Tiwari

February 21Dr. Andy BaldwinEcosystem development in restored tidal freshwater wetlands: Lessons fromt he Anacostia and Patuxent EstuariesUniversity of Maryland-College ParkDr.Nidhi Rawat
February 28Dr. Amit Dhingra (canceled)Physiogenomic Characterization of Ripening Anomaly in Pyrus Communis-Discovery and ApplicationWashington State UniversityDr. Christopher Walsh

March 7

  No lecture series  
March 14Tesfaye MengistePlant Responses to Fungi: Pathology, Mechanisms, and Applications Purdue UniversityDr. Nidhi Rawat
March 21
Spring Break 

No Lecture Series

March 28Nicole Donofrio

ROS in the time of infection: Understanding the role of reactive oxygen species in two different host-fungal interactions

University of DelawarePlant Sciences Graduate Students
April 4
Kerik Cox

Integrating the Management of Fire Blight and Apple Production Practices

 Cornell UniversityDr. Angus Murphy
April 11Joyce Van Eck

Improvement of Groundcherry and Goldenberry by CRISPR: Ripening the Potential of Underutilized Fruit Crops

 BTI and Cornell UniversityDr. Yiping Qi
April 18  No lecture series  
April 25Matthew ElmoreNew Insight into the Biology and Management of Warm-Season Weeds of Cool-Season Turfgrass Rutgers University Dr. Joseph Roberts
May 2 No lecture series  

To nominate or invite a speaker, please contact Dr.Vijay Tiwari at or call 301-405-1730.