Fall 2014

Fall seminars are held on Wednesdays in 3503 Thomas Hall (Stephens Room) from 10:30 to 11:30 am. 

August 27
Introduction of new students and ice cream social
Eric Davis & David Ritchie

September 3
“Under the appressorium: examining early response to host attack by Manaporthe oryzae, the rice blast fungus”
Nicole Donofrio (University of Delaware)

September 10
“Biology and Management of Turf Grass Diseases: An Adventure in Keeping Grass Green”
Jim Kerns

September 17
“A population genomic framework for understanding microbial biology and evolution”
Ignazio Carbone

September 24
Asimina Mila

October 1
“Pesticde Registration, Ecotoxicology, and How to Avoid Being Featured on the 6 O’Clock News”
Spencer Mortensen (BASF RTP)

October 8
“Molecular characterization of root-knot nematodes and development of real-time PCR assay on major species in North Carolina” or “NCDA Nematode Advisory Services: Challenges and Opportunities”
Weimin Ye (NCDA, Raleigh)

October 16

October 22
Randall Wisser (University Of Delaware)

October 29
George Kennedy

November 5
NCSU Libraries
Mohan Ramaswamy and Bob Sotak

November 12
Charles Mitchell (UNC)