Seminars & Events

Molecular Plant Science Seminars

Visiting scientists discuss timely topics. While at MSU, the scientists visit our laboratories to speak with the students, postdocs, and faculty in an informal setting.

Time: Mondays at 4:10p (Cookies and coffee at 4p)
Location: Room 101 Biochemistry Building
*Download 2018-2019 schedule*

January 14, 2019
Kende Award Seminar

Monday Seminar Series

The student awardee will be announced during the seminar.

January 28, 2019
Hong Qiao

Monday Seminar Series


February 11, 2019
Aman Husbands

Monday Seminar Series

Do ligand-binding transcription factors drive morphological complexity?

February 18, 2019
Michael Phillips

Monday Seminar Series

Isotopic labeling studies & the control of plant isoprenoid metabolism

February 25, 2019
Jose Pruneda-Paz

Monday Seminar Series

Identifying novel mechanisms that regulate circadian clock and defense responses in Arabidopsis

March 11, 2019
Olga Zabotina

Monday Seminar Series

Elucidation of the xyloglycan-synthesizing multiprotein complexes in Golgi and how they can determine the polysaccharide native patterns

March 25, 2019
Christine Queitsch

Monday Seminar Series

Exploring the complex relationships between chromatin accessibility, sequence variation, and gene expression with new technology

April 1, 2019
Joyce Van Eck

Monday Seminar Series

Application of gene editing to accelerate improvement of underutilized crops

April 8, 2019
Christian Hardtke

Monday Seminar Series

The phloem nexus of the plexus

April 12, 2019
Corby Kistler

Monday Seminar Series

A toxic arrangement - subcellular compartmentalization of sesquiterpene mycotoxin synthesis

April 22, 2019
Anton Lang Award

Monday Seminar Series

Anton Lang Awards & Lecture

Tuesday Noon Seminars

This series features a weekly student or postdoc presentation.

Time: Tuesdays at 12p
Location: Room 168 Plant Biology Building

January 15, 2019
Bethany Huot (He lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

A Community of mnds approach to exploring the leaf endoBIOME

January 22, 2019
Cheng Chen (Osteryoung lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

ARC3 activation by PARC6 promotes FtsZ-Ring remodeling at the chloroplast division site

January 29, 2019
Donghee Hoh (Kramer/Froehlich labs)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Redox regulation in chloroplast in the response to cold stress

February 5, 2019
Fan Mingzhu (Wilkerson lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Trihelix family transcription factors are associated with key genes in mixed-linkage glucan accumulation

February 12, 2019
Aiko Turmo (Kerfield lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Engineering a bacterial microcompartment for isoprene production in an industrially significant microbe

February 19, 2019
Jingcheng Huang ( Ducat Lab )

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Structurally-defined platforms for studying and engineering biological long-distance electron transport

February 26, 2019
Cheng Yu Ti (He lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Identification and characterization of a dysbiosis mutant in Arabidopsis

March 12, 2019
Bibin Paulose (Schnell lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

A mitochondrial component of the algal carbon concentrating mechanism improves plant resilience

March 19, 2019
Hussien Alameldin (Montgomery lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Investigating the phytochrome-dependent graded gene control of sigma factor 6 (Sig6) that regulate the chlorophyll biosynthesis in Arabidopsis Thaliana

March 26, 2019
Yi-Ju Lu (Day lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Calcium-dependent protein kinase 3 links cytoskeleton organization, pattern-triggered immunity and effector-triggered immunity

April 2, 2019
Stefanie Rhodes (Hu lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Uncovering mechanistic links between photorespiration and photosynthesis under stress conditions

April 9, 2019
Dae Kwan Ko (Brandizzi lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

A systems-level approach to discover architecture and dynamics of ER stress gene networks

April 16, 2019
Longley Reid (Bonito Lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Soybean associated microbial communities under different agricultural treatments

April 23, 2019
Noelia Pastor (Brandizzi lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

>Using a QTL mapping strategy to identify new mechanism involved in the unfolded protein response

April 30, 2019
Leah Johnson (Howe lab)

Tuesday Noon Seminar Series

Characterizing unique roles of JAZ repressors in the regulation of defense responses and production of specialized metabolites in A. thaliana

Social Events & More

Coffee hours, PRL social events, additional research seminars and more.

April 12, 2019
Jonathan Walton Memorial Service

Social Event

Jonathan Walton: 1953-2018

April 18, 2019
Sarathi Weraduwage

Special seminar

New insights into the control of isoprene emission, and the physiological effects and mode of action of isoprene

May 3, 2019
First Friday Coffee

Social Event

It’s the monthly Plant Biology Building Coffee Break: Come and get acquainted!

May 17, 2019
Bowling Extravaganza

Social Event

The 25th Gutter Ball Bowling Extravaganza at City Limits East

May 18, 2019
Fascination of Plants Day 2019

Public event

Hosted by MSU plant scientists; family-friendly activities; educating the general public about plants

External Seminar Series

Links to seminars at our affiliated departments.