Previous Seminars

Speaker Affiliation Date Location
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Transforming a quarter petabyte of field phenomics data into functional traits and beyond Emmanuel Gonzalez - Graduate Student University of Arizona 11/22/2022 - 4:00pm Live, in-person Marley 230 or online broadcast Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Ovule siRNAs methylate protein-coding genes in trans Cecilia Chow School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Student 11/15/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 or Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Promotion Talk Dr. Eric Lyons The University of Arizona, School of Plant Sciences 11/8/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 or Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Non-canonical RNA Polymerases in Plants: Origins and Functions Tania Chakraborty, Graduate Student The University of Arizona, School of Plant Sciences 11/1/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 or Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Bananas, a major global food crop in crisis - Panama disease & biotechnological innovations James Dale, Distinguished Professor Queensland University of Technology 10/25/2022 - 4:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 password: spls2022 A live broadcast will be available in Marley 230
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Stakeholder-driven research to mitigate aflatoxin contamination in diverse cropping systems Dr. Hillary L. Mehl, Research Plant Pathologist USDA-ARS Pest Management and Biocontrol Research Unit 10/18/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 or Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 password: spls2022
PLS/PLP 592 Rotation Talks Yong Zhang, Clay Christenson, Sallu Nepal School of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences 10/14/2022 - 10:00am Zoom Meeting https://arizona.zoom.us/j/87192694239
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Ancient viral epidemics through the lens of adaptation in host genomes Assistant Professor David Enard Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona 10/4/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 and Zoom - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - A new paradigm for bacterial nectrotrophs: chemical warfare Associate Professor Brian Kvitko Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia 9/27/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 or Zoom - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - RNA-directed DNA Methylation: a Maternal Influence during Seed Development Associate Professor Rebecca Mosher School of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 9/20/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 and Zoom - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Understanding respiration by plant mitochondria: from what they consume during metabolism to how their ATP is used to drive the homeostasis of proteins. Harvey Millar, School of Molecular Sciences The University of Western Australia 9/13/2022 - 4:00pm Dr. Millar will be presenting in Marley 230 Zoom broadcast - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
SPLS Tuesday Seminar - Indispensable: Helping Growers to Manage the Onslaught of Invasive and Intractable Fungal Diseases of Cotton and Watermelon Thomas Isakeit, Professor and Extension Specialist Department of Plant Pathology, Texas A&M Microbiology, College Station 9/6/2022 - 4:00pm Professor Isakeit will be presenting in Marley 230 Zoom broadcast - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
Tuesday SPLS Seminar - Exploring the functional and chemical diversity of ecologically diverse Xylariales fungi using comparative genomics and metabolomics Assistant Professor Jana U'Ren Ecosystem Genomics in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and BIO5 Institute at UArizona 8/30/2022 - 4:00pm Live presentation in Marley 230, Zoom broadcast - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
Rotation talks Sallu Nepal & MD Nafis Ul Alam School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Students 8/26/2022 - 9:00am Join Zoom Meeting https://arizona.zoom.us/j/81021178017
Pollen tube growth: a critical link in heat stress tolerance and evolution of angiosperm reproduction? Associate Professor Ravi Palanivelu School of Plant Sciences - Faculty 8/23/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 or Zoom Link: - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83941552191 Password: spls2022
Doctoral Defense - Plant-Fungal Symbioses: Climate Change, Applications for Plant Production, and Farmer Education Nicole Colon-Carrion School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Student 5/10/2022 - 10:00am https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89261131496 password: Fungi
SPLS Special Seminar - Explorations of indeterminate growth: cultivating continual growth in plants and people Dr. Carly Sjogren - PoP candidate 5/2/2022 - 12:00pm Marley 230 and https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88394429970
Grad Rotation Talks Zachary Williamson & MD Nafis Alam School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Student 5/2/2022 - 10:00am Join Zoom Meeting https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89966648516
SPLS Friday Seminar - "RNA-binding proteins mediate regulation of cell wall integrity during growth and development of Neurospora crassa Dr. Oded Yarden Hebrew University of Jerusalem 4/29/2022 - 3:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84776927298 and Marley 230
SPLS Special Seminar - Empowering diverse students through inclusion: a lesson from the microbial genetics laboratory Dr. Amritha Wickramage, PoP candidate 4/27/2022 - 12:00pm Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82546831234 Password: spls
SPLS Tuesday Seminar Series - Getting to the edge of plant-pathogen interactions network Shahid Mukhtar, Associate Professor Department of Biology at University of Alabama at Birmingham 4/26/2022 - 4:00pm Marley 230 and Zoom Link - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82546831234 Password: spls
SPLS Special Seminar - Cassava viruses, education and food security: Strengthening human rights through food security Dr. Sally Mallowa 4/26/2022 - 12:00pm Marley 230 & Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82546831234 Password: spls
Pollen:pistil interaction: a long and winding road Dr. Alice Cheung Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - University of Massachusetts Amherst 3/29/2022 - 4:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86531632716 password: spls2022
PLS 592 Spring 2022 Presentations Steyn, Obih, Williamson, Buell, and Alam School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Students 3/3/2022 - 1:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82346025757
Flavonoid antioxidants module reactive oxygen species signaling to control development and stress response in roots, guard cells, and pollen Gloria Muday Wake Forest University 3/1/2022 - 4:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86531632716 Password: spls2022 And in-person: Marley 230
Getting to the root of plant-microbiome interactions Cara Haney University of British Columbia 2/22/2022 - 4:00pm Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86531632716 Password: spls2022
February 8 SPLS Seminar - A Forward Genetic Screen to Identify Genes Involved in 1O2-induced Cell Death and Selective Chloroplast Degradation in the Arabidopsis Thaliana Plastid Ferrochelatase Two Mutant. Matthew Lemke MCB PhD Student 2/8/2022 - 4:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/81040445536 Password: spls2022
SPLS Special Seminar - Genomic innovation to understand durable disease resistance in wheat Simon Krattinger King Abdullah University of Science and Technology 1/14/2022 - 11:00am Zoom - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86531632716 Password: spls2022
1st Year Grad Student Research Seminar Zach Williamson, Moshe Steyn, Mariam Marand, Chosen Obih, Dakota Salyer, Hailey Buell, Ally Dalaya, & Hayden Payne School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Students 12/8/2021 - 1:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/89142619788
The Contribution of ER stress signaling pathways to antiviral resistance Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot Texas A&M University 12/7/2021 - 4:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021
Developing novel virus-like agents to combat viral, bacterial, and other pathogens of trees to prevent a future without citrus, chocolate, grapes and olives Dr. Anne Simon University of Maryland 11/30/2021 - 4:00pm https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021
Mathematical modeling to deepen our understanding of complex biological systems Dr. Renee Dale Danforth Plant Science Center 11/9/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021
Discovering Agriculturally Relevant Natural Products from Fungi Dr. Yi Tang University of California, Los Angeles 10/26/2021 - 4:00pm Marley 230 - Dr. Tang will be presenting in-person.
Functional Characterization of Non-canonical RNA polymerase subunits in Rice Tania Chakraborty School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Student 10/19/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021
SPLS 1st Year Graduate Students Seminar Moshe Steyn, Miriam Marand, Chosen Obih, Zach Williamson, and Dakota Salyer School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Student 10/8/2021 - 1:00pm zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84772037502
The genetic basis of fungal adaptation Dr. Sara Branco Department of Integrative Biology, University of Colorado Denver 10/5/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021
SPLS 1st Year Graduate Students Seminar Hailey Buell, Ally Dalaya, and Hayden Payne School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Students 10/1/2021 - 1:00pm zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84772037502
Mucoromycota fungi and their Burkholderia related intracellular endosymbionts, insights into the fungal microbiome Jessie K Uehling, PhD Oregon State University 9/28/2021 - 4:00pm Dr. Uehling will be presenting via Zoom - https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021 Live broadcast is available in Marley 230 – refreshments will be provided
Mechanisms and Applications of Plant Smells in Modulating Innate Plant Immunity Dr. Christopher Frost University of Arizona - BIO5 Institute 9/14/2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021 There will also be a live broadcast in Marley 230 for those who would like to mingle and enjoy some refreshments. In-person attendees are REQUIRED to wear masks while Marley 230.
The role of plastid heat shock proteins during singlet oxygen induced chloroplast stress Marta Kozlowska School of Plant Sciences - Graduate Student 9/7/2021 - 4:00pm THIS SEMINAR IS A HYBRID EVENT Marta Kozlowska will be presenting via Zoom https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88431130345 Password: spls2021 Live broadcast is available in Marley 230 – refreshments will be provided