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James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series

Seminars are held in room 110 Jeffords Hall at 4:00 pm every Thursday (note the change from room 112 Jeffords last semester). Refreshments are available starting at 3:30 pm in room 107 Jeffords Hall.

The current seminar schedule is posted below. Schedules for the previous academic year can be accessed at www.uvm.edu/~plantbio/marvinarchive.php

Spring 2015 Marvin Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Jan 15 Dr. David S. Hibbett, Clark University
Host: Dr. Terry Delaney
The roots of rot: phylogenomics of wood-decaying Fungi, and the “end of the Carboniferous"
Jan 22 Open Open
Jan 29 Dr. Don Ross, UVM Plant & Soil Sciences Department Rock-eating mycorrhizae, hydropedology and a new hypothesis for mineral weathering in upland catchments
Feb 5 Dr. Vikram Chhatre, Postdoc, Keller Lab Understanding Climate Adaptation through Genome-Wide Patterns of Differentiation and Local Selection in Populus balsamifera. How Important Are Peripheral Populations?
Feb 12 Dr. Michael Sundue, Postdoc, Barrington Lab Collections-based research at the University of Vermont's Pringle Herbarium
Feb 19 Dr. Rob McClung, Dartmouth College
Host: Dr. Terry Delaney and Prince Zogli
As easy as ABC: Arabidopsis and Brassica clocks
Feb 26 Dr. Nathalie Isabel, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre
Host: Dr. Stephen Keller
What is going on 200 miles away from the University of Vermont? Forest tree genomics!
Mar 5 Spring Break No Seminar
Mar 12 Dr. Gabriela Bucini, Postdoc, Beckage Lab Unexpected direction: Moving from savanna ecology to climate modeling
Mar 19 Dr. Jinshun Zhong, Postdoc, Preston Lab NAC-domain transcription factors are implicated in the development and evolution of corolla shapes (sympetaly) in Petunia x hybrida (Solanaceae)
Mar 26 Dr. Ingi Agnarsson, UVM Biology Department Title TBA
Apr 2 Meghan McKeown, Grad Student, Preston Lab
Nikisha Patel, Grad Student, Barrington Lab
Title TBA
Title TBA
Apr 9 Beck Powers, Grad Student, Preston Lab
Kattia Palacio-Lopez, Grad Student, Molofsky Lab
Title TBA
Title TBA
Apr 16 Gianna Sassi, Grad Student, Harris Lab
Field Naturalist Student
Title TBA
Title TBA
Apr 23 Elliot Meyerowitz, California Tech
Host: Dr. Phil Lintilhac
Chemical and Physical Signals Control Pattern Formation at the Arabidopsis Shoot Apex
Apr 30 Field Naturalist Students Titles TBA
May 7 Cintia Gomes de Freitas, Postdoc, Barrington Lab Title TBA
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