Fall semester seminars are held on Wednesdays in the Stephen's Room (3503 Thomas Hall) from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
||Welcome to the New Semester & Introduction of New Graduate Student
followed by an Ice Cream Social
Rick Davis & David Ritchie
||"Controlling Plant Diseases and Insect Pests by RNA Interference (RNAi)"
Chuck Niblett, President of Venganza, Inc.
||“Detection of Human Pathogens in Fresh Produce: Challenges and Opportunities in Light of New Regulatory Mandates”
Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Scientific Director, USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative (NoroCORE) , Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, NCSU
‘Integrating Contemporary Modeling Tools in Botanical Epidemiology: A Case Study’
||“Long hot summers: Understanding the basis of corn disease resistance”
Peter Balint-Kurti, USDA-ARS Plant Research Geneticist/Pathologist, USDA Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, NCSU
||"Fungal Schizophrenia: the genomics of biotrophy in Colletotrichum graminicola"
Lisa J. Vaillancourt, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky
||"Monsanto Automated Greenhouse & Plant Physiology Laboratory"
Suzanne Kjemtrup, Research Scientist, Monsanto
||"How to use a fungus to fight malaria"
Raymond J. St.Leger, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
||"A Plant Pathologist View of Global Food Security"
Jean Beagle Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Jefferson Fellow, USAID, Bureau of Food Security, Department of Plant Pathology, NCSU
||"The Birth, Life and Death of Metabolic Pathways in Fungi"
Antonis Rokas, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
|November 13 *POSTPONED*
||"Overcoming Bacterial Resistance"
John Cavanagh, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development, NCSU
"How Fusarium verticillioides utilizes the denitrification pathway to detoxify Nitric Oxide “with NO F. vert”
Tom Baldwin, UGA/NCSU Exchange Student, University of Georgia