Ethan Thibault

Seminars for the Spring 2021 semester are being held remotely via Microsoft Teams on Thursdays 4:15-5:15. If you would like to attend, please email plantbio@uvm.edu to request a link to the live-streaming seminar.

The current seminar schedule is posted below. Marvin Seminar schedules for previous academic years can be accessed here.

Spring 2021 Marvin Seminar Schedule

DateSpeakerSeminar Title
Feb 4Dr. Tanisha Williams, Bucknell UniversityConserving Biodiversity from South Africa to Australia
Feb 11OpenOpen
Feb 18Dr. Allyson MacLean, University of OttawaPlant-based vaccines: how bacteria, lettuce, and a relative of tobacco help combat COVID-19
Feb 25Julie Raiguel, UVM Plant Biology Graduate StudentThe Mystery of NPF1B: Does this LATD cousin also play a role in the legume-rhizobium symbiosis?
Mar 4Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Botanical Research Institute of TexasSimple and divided leaves in ferns: Exploring the evolution and genetic basis for leaf morphology differences in the genus Elaphoglossum
Mar 11Dr. Robbin Moran, New York Botanical GardenDarwin’s Passion for Plants
Mar 18Dr. Laura Hill, UVM Plant BiologyContemplative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
Mar 25No SeminarUVM Blackboard Jungle Symposium
Apr 1Matt Grasso, UVM Plant Biology Graduate StudentDeveloping a protocol for the encapsulation of living plant protoplasts in hydrogel microspheres: motivations and methods
Apr 8Morgan Southgate, UVM Plant Biology Graduate StudentEcological dynamics of allopolyploidy in the Adiantum pedatum complex across micro- and macro- habitat scales
Apr 15Dr. Catalina Pislariu, Texas Women's UniversityBelowground peace talks: Decoding symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the model legume Medicago truncatula
Apr 22Berke Tinaz, UVM Plant Biology Graduate StudentFunctional evolution of LATD/NIP prior to symbiotic nitrogen fixation evolution
Apr 29Baxter Worthing and Brittany Verrico, UVM Plant Biology Graduate StudentsTitles TBA
May 6Aayudh Das and Charlotte Uden, UVM Plant Biology Graduate Students

Titles TBA

May 13Zoe Portlas and Meredith Naughton (Field Naturalist), UVM Plant Biology Graduate Students

Titles TBA