The School of Plant Sciences is a vigorous, cutting-edge, and comprehensive academic unit of the University of Arizona, whose scientists are devoted to the study of plants, the organisms that underpin the survival of terrestrial life. Research programs within the School examine how plants grow, how they respond to their environment, how they evolved, how they can be manipulated, and their fungal, bacterial, and viral interactions. more...

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Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:00pm
No Seminar
Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:00pm
Mark Beilstein (Seminar)
Brassicaceae Genome Evolution
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:00pm
Eric Lyons (Seminar)
Cyberinfrastructure for Life Science Research (and beyond)
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:00pm
Rebecca Mosher (Seminar)
RNA-directed DNA Methylation: Mother Knows Best!

More than 220 scientists from 26 countries gathered in Tucson to review the state of art in the plant reproduction research and to identify ways to translate the key findings from model plants to crops. Read more at CyVerse.org

Dr. Mohammad Pessarakli has been selected as a 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient by the Asian American Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) for his exemplary professional accomplishments and noteworthy contributions to the University and community at large. The award will be presented on November 7, 2015. Congratulations, Dr. Pessarakli!

Dr. Mark Beilstein is the winner of the 2014 Undergraduate Biology Research Program Outstanding Mentor award. He was nominated by his students Poorva Rajguru, Jordan Brock, and Ari Meldrum. The award was presented in the 26th Annual UBRP Conference in January 2015. Congratulations, Dr. Beilstein!

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez, a recent graduate of the School of Plant Sciences, started his own enterprise and his company recently won a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to further innovations in planting, growing and harvesting food crops. Read more at UA News.

Dr. Monica Schmidt and Dr. Eliot Hermon use soybean to both combat worries over GMO and reduce allergens. Read more at Arizona Daily Star and at UA News.