College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Plant Science Lecture Series

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

March 7

March 14Tesfaye MengistePlant Responses to Fungi: Pathology, Mechanisms, and Applications Purdue UniversityDr. Nidhi Rawat
March 21
Spring Break 

No Lecture Series

March 28Nicole Donofrio



University of DelawarePlant Sciences Graduate Students
April 4
Kerik Cox


 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 18TBD   
April 25Matthew Elmore TBA Rutgers University Dr. Joseph Roberts
May 2Christopher TaylorTBA Ohio State University Dr. Mengjun Hu

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

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