Fall 2021 Seminars

Date Presenter Title Contact Info
September 14 Zac Freedman, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison  Bringing marginal lands to the center of bioenergy crop production by harnessing the power of the microbiome
September 21 Scott Harper, Assistant Professor, Director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest, Washington State University Two viruses and a phytoplasma – the parallel outbreak of Little cherry and X-disease in the Pacific Northwest
September 28 Adriana Romero-Olivares, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, New Mexico State University Fungal responses to climate change: how tiny fungal genes affect large ecosystems 

October 5 Alejandra Huerta, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NCSU Rhs toxin diversity and function in strain os the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex
October 12 Edel Perez Lopez , Assistant Professor of Phytopathology, Département de Phytologie, Université Laval Redefining clubroot pathotyping in response to canola growers needs
October 19 Afona Irabor, Graduate Student, Gevens Lab Enhancing soil health in potato production systems
October 26 Cara Haney, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia  Unearthing mechanisms in plant-microbiome interactions
November 2 Adam Biggott, Graduate Student, Lankau and Allen Labs
November 9 Shane Hansen, Graduate Student, Gevens Lab
November 16 Yulin Du, Graduate Student, Bent Lab
November 23 (day before Thanksgiving break) Mohammad Arif, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii
November 30 Alison Robertson, Professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University Seedling disease risk associated with planting corn into a green winter cereal rye cover crop”
December 7 Mark Gleason, Professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University Do mesotunnels make sense for organic cucurbit production?
December 14 Undergrad presentations

Questions? Contact the seminar chair, Prof. Erin Silva.

Last update: 9/7/2021

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Spring 2021 Seminars

Seminars are held Tuesdays at 3:30 in 150 Russell Labs, unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker/Institution Title of Seminar
Feb. 2 Led by Dr. Valerie Young Rethinking Impostor Syndrome:  An interactive program
Feb. 9  
Feb. 16 Sanju Kunwar
UW-Madison Plant Pathology, Allen Lab
Ralstonia solanacearum effector RipBN breaks EFR-mediated resistance by suppressing PTI
Feb. 23 Tiffany Lowe-Power
UW-Madison Plant Pathology, Allen Lab
Using high-throughput genetics (RB-TnSeq) to map the fitness landscape of plant pathogenic Ralstonia
Mar. 2 Luna Sanchez-Reyes
University of California-Merced
Mar. 9 Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Associate Prof and Director of Graduate Studies
UW-Madison Dept. of Afro-American Studies
Black on the Wisconsin Frontier from Slavery to Suffrage
Mar. 16 Dr. Markus Brauer  
Mar. 23 David Wheeler  
Apr. 6 Nandhitha Venkatesh  
Apr. 13 Tina Wu  
Apr. 15
Christina Zambrana-Echevarria  
Apr. 20 Breanne Krissalstein
From Good to Grape (Great): the progression of metagenomic research on the obligate biotroph, Erysiphe necator, and how these studies can influence our ability to manage the disease more effectively
Apr. 27 Brian Schafer  
Apr. 29 Wade Webster  
May 4