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James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series

Seminars are held in room 110 Jeffords Hall at 4:15 pm every Thursday (note the change in room from last semester). Refreshments are available starting at 3:45 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 2016 Marvin Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Jan 21 Dr. Rachael Oldinski, UVM Engineering
Host: Dr. Phil Lintilhac
Smart Alginate-Based Hydrogels: Bio-Inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine
Jan 28 Dr. Terry Bradshaw, UVM Plant & Soil Science
Host: Dr. Laura Hill
Management of rusts and other diseases in organically-grown scab-resistant apple cultivars with biopesticides and copper
Feb 4 Dr. Tom Kinraide, USDA
Host: Dr. Bud Etherton
Surface electrical potentials of plant plasma membranes: implications for ion interactions, phytotoxicity, and uptake
Feb 5
Dr. Tom Kinraide, USDA
Host: Dr. Bud Etherton
Electrophysiology Workshop in room Jeffords 326
Feb 11 Dr. Melissa Pespeni, UVM Biology Evolutionary genomics in a diverse and changing world: Studies in sea urchins and horned beetles
Feb 18 Dr. Jinshun Zhong, Postdoc, Preston Lab Plant adaptations to temperate climate - insights from temperate grasses
Mar 3 Dr. Ed Weinberger, Clark University
Host: Dr. Brian Beckage
Pragmatic Information and its applications to evolutionary theory, economics, and finance
Mar 10 Spring Break No Seminar
Mar 17 Dr. Christine Palmer, Castleton State
Host: Dr. Jeanne Harris
The genetics of shade avoidance in plants
Mar 24 Vikram Chhatre, Postdoc, Keller Lab Genome-Wide Patterns of Local Adaptation and Introgressive Hybridization in Populus
Mar 31 Beck Powers, Grad Student, Preston Lab Candidate genes in the evolution of sympetaly
Apr 7 Art Gilman, Author of New Flora of Vermont
Hosts: Dr. Cathy Paris and Susan Fawcett
Incidents in the Development of the New Flora of Vermont
Apr 14 Sanhita Chakraborty, Grad Student, Harris Lab
Meghan McKeown, Grad Student, Preston Lab
Dissecting salt regulation of nodulation

Evolution of the miR5200-FLOWRING LOCUS T flowering time regulon in the temperate grass subfamily Pooideae
Apr 21 Emma Stuhl, Field Naturalist Grad Student
Nikisha Patel, Grad Student, Barrington Lab
Connecting People to Place: The New Haven, Vermont, PLACE Program

The evolution of apomixis in Polystichum section Xiphopolystichum: A systematics approach to understanding speciation in asexual ferns
Apr 28 Ben Lemmond, Field Naturalist Grad Student
Shelby Perry, Field Naturalist Grad Student
Hurricane Island, Maine: A Field Naturalist's Account

Big Woods: A Coarse Filter Approach to Conserving Vermont Landscapes
May 5 Kattia Palacio Lopez, Grad Student, Molofsky Lab
Gianna Sassi, Grad Student, Harris Lab
Genomic admixture between locally adapted populations of Arabidopsis thaliana: Evidence of transgressive segregation and phenotypic novelty

Evolutionary history of the plant LATD/NIP gene family: losses, duplications, implications for root development and symbioses.
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