Spring 2014

Spring seminars are held on Wednesdays in the Toxicology Auditorium (rm 2104) on Centennial Campus from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

January 22

"Overcoming Bacterial Resistance"
John Cavanagh, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development, NCSU

January 29 *postponed*

"Under the appressorium: examining early responses to host attack by Magnaporthe oryzae, the rice blast fungus"
Nicole Donofrio, Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

February 5
"Towards a model for root-knot nematode feeding-site formation"
David Bird, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Bioinformatics Research Center, NCSU

February 12

"Polyketide toxins involved in Cercospora and Mycosphaerella diseases" 
Margo DaubProfessor and Department Head, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

February 19
"Using Science, Technology and Diplomacy to Manage Late Blight: A Threat to Global Food Security"
Jean Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Jefferson Fellow, USAID, Bureau of Food Security, Department of Plant Pathology, NCSU
February 26
"The role of secreted metabolites in mediating interactions between soil microbes"
Elizabeth Shank, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
March 5
"Risk-based modeling for plant diseases: Citrus Greening as a Case Study"
Weiqi Luo, Visiting Scientist, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research, USDA ARS

March 19
"Disease distribution and prevalence in a multi-host / multi-pathogen system"
Michael Hood, Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Amherst College
April 2
"Explanations for failure: Investigations into mechanisms of fungicide resistance in the apple scab pathogen Venturia inaequalis"
Sara Villani, PhD student, Plant Pathology, Cornell University
April 16
"Investigating Strategies for Managing Angular Leaf Spot in Strawberry Nursery Production"
Bill Turechek, Research Plant Pathologist, U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research, USDA ARS
April 23

“Changing soybean oil fatty acid composition: A pathology perspective”
Greg Upchurch, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and USDA/ARS Plant Pathologist