Spring 2015

Unless noted otherwise, Spring seminars are held on Wednesdays in Room 2104 Toxicology Building, Centennial Campus from 10:30 to 11:30 am.


January 21
“Genetics of the maize defense response: Impact of lesion mimics on plant immunity”
Bode Olukolu (NC State University)

January 28
“The Pseudomonas syringae effector HopBB1 modulates hormone balance in plant defense”.
Li Yang (UNC-Chapel Hill)

February 11
“Root-knot nematodes: Molecular host-parasite interactions, resistance, and variability”
Axel Elling (Bayer CropScience)

February 25
“Sweetpotato: Harnessing the genetic diversity of a poor-man’s crop for local and global crop improvement”.
Craig Yencho (NC State University)

March 18
Matthew Tancos (Cornell University)
“Fruit colonization and in planta movement of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis

March 25
“A smorgasbord of vegetable diseases is on today’s menu”
Mary Hausbeck (Michigan State University) – Rosie Perez Memorial Seminar

April 1
“Molecular insights into spore biology and metabolism of Phytophthora infestans, the potato late blight pathogen”
Howard Judelson (University of California – Riverside)

April 8
Joey Spatafora (Oregon State University)
“Phylogenomics of Fungal Secondary Metabolism”

April 15
Inga Meadows (Clemson Univerity) – Vegetable Pathologist Interview Seminar
Title and Location TBA

April 22
Stephanie Szostek (Colorado State University) – Vegetable Pathologist Interview Seminar
Title and Location TBA

April 29
Diane Ducharme (NC State University) – Vegetable Pathologist Interview Seminar
Title and Location TBA

May 6
Asimina Mila – Comprehensive Review Seminar
Title and Location TBA

May 13
Ralph Dean – Comprehensive Review Seminar
Title and Location TBA




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
“Big Data Analytics, Landscape Epidemiology, and the Trip to Paris”
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 Diagnosis of Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) By The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services”
Weimin Ye (NCDA, Raleigh)

October 15
“The Ins and Outs of Carrot Genetics and Disease Resistance”
Valérie Le Clerc (NCSU)

October 22
“Dr M’s Haiku: Gene Discovery, Plant-Pathogen Imaging, Holistic Outlook”
Randall Wisser (University Of Delaware)

October 29
“Modeling the Epidemiology of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus: Understanding the Virus Inoculum Sources and Thrips Population Dynamics”
George Kennedy

November 5
NCSU Libraries
“Managing Personal and Research Data, and Writing Data Management Plans”
Mohan Ramaswamy and Bob Sotak

November 12
“Transmission and Interactions of Viruses and Fungi Infecting Wild Plants”
Charles Mitchell (UNC)

December 3
“Current R&D Trends in Industry Regarding Plant Health and Disease Control”
Tyler Harp (Syngenta)