MSU Plant Biology Department

Monday Seminar Series


Plant Biology sponsors a weekly seminar series. Every Monday a visiting scientist presents a research seminar on a topic of their choice. The faculty, post docs and students have an opportunity to meet with the speaker on an individual basis. The seminar series is provided as a service to the department and to all others interested.





September 8 

(PRL Grad Students)

Mark Estelle
University of California- San Diego

Auxin perception by the TIR1/AFB- Aux/IAA co-receptor system

September 15

(PLB Grad Students)

Maureen Stanton
University of California-Davis

Beyond a Single Host Tree: consequences of Ant Colony demography and genetic structure for an ant-myrmecophyte symbiosis

September 22

(PRL - Thomashow)

James Golden
University of California- San Diego

Cyanobacterial heterocysts, nitrogen fixation and biotechnology

September 29

(PLB Grad Students)

Katherine Suding
University of California-Berkeley

Managing for resilience: abstraction, distraction, or a critical future direction

October 6

(PRL - Wolk)

Donald Ort
University of Illinois

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Improved Yield: Are Crop Plants Too Green?

October 13

(PRL- Montgomery)

Carole Dabney-Smith
Miami University, Ohio

Mapping contacts in the transient translocase of the chloroplast Twin Arginine Translocation (cpTat) pathway

October 20

(PRL - Brandizzi)

Ram Dixit
Washington University, Missouri

Understanding how the Arabidopsis FRA1 kinesin guides cell wall assembly

October 27


John Withers
Duke University, North Carolina

KENDE AWARD – Salicylic acid: perception and immune signaling through NPR proteins

November 3

(PLB - Malmstrom)

Carla D'Antonio
University of California-Santa Barbara

Alternative states and long term impacts of plant invaders

November 10

(PLB - Brudvig)

Nathan Kraft
University of Maryland

Functional trait differences and the mechanisms of coexistence in plant communities

November 17

(PRL - He)

Hailing Jin
University of California- Riverside

Small RNAs- the secret agent for fungal attacks

November 24/25

(PLB - Buell)

Douglas and Pamela Soltis University of Florida

Genome doubling and angiosperm diversification (11/24), Biodiversity studies on the Tree of Life (11/25)

December 1

(PLB - Shachar-Hill)

Chris Klausmeier Kellogg Biological Center/MSU

Trait-Based Approaches to Plankton Ecology


     Plant Biology Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2014

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Plant Biology and the Plant Research Laboratory.

Room 101 Biochemistry

Mondays at 4:10 P.M.


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