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Please join us for our Genetics and Biochemistry Department Seminars - For seminar information contact the seminar Host listed below, or Seminar Coordinator Dr. Rajandeep Sekhon,

Fall 2021 Schedule


August 20, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom: Shelley Elvington, Genentech “Breaking Biotech” — A journey from academia to industry David Clayton

August 27, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom TBD

September 3, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom: Avindra Nath, NIH “The role of endogenous retroviruses in neurodegeneration.”

 Robert Anholt

September 10, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom: Mariusz Dylag, University of Wroclaw “Averting the Host Immune Attack by Cell Enlargement: Is It a Unique Feature of Human Fungal Pathogens Cryptococcus Neoformans/Gattii?” Lukasz Kozubowski

September 17, 2021 2:30-3:30

Via Zoom: Robb Dunn, NC State “A natural history of the future: What the rules of life tell us about tomorrow and beyond.” Robert Anholt

September 24, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

No Seminar Scheduled

October 1, 2021 2:30-3:30pm


October 8, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom: Harmit Siingh Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center “Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes.” Robert Anholt

October 15, 2021    *11:00am-12:00pm

Via Zoom Florian Frugier, Paris Saclay University Integration of systemic signaling pathways regulating symbiotic nodulation Julia Frugoli

October 22, 2021   2:30-3:30pm

N/A NO SEMINAR (CBEP Meeting) (EPIC/Kerry Smith)

October 29, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom Kan Wang, Iowa State “Agrobacterium Tumefaciens: How to Benefit From a Pathogen?” Hong Luo

November 5, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom: Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania “Genomic evolution and adaptation in Africa: Implications for health and disease.” Robert Anholt

November 12, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

Via Zoom Françios Chaumont, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium “Multifaceted Function and Regulation of Plasma Membrane Aquaporins in Maize” Hong Luo

November 19, 2021
RESCHEDULED to Feb. 18, 2022

Via Zoom: Leif Anderson, Uppsala University “Darwin’s finches — an adaptive radiation constructed from ancestral genetic modules.” Robert Anholt

December 3, 2021  2:30-3:30pm

N/A NO SEMINAR (Undergraduate Honors Presentations) (Kerry Smith)

December 10, 2021 2:30-3:30pm

N/A NO SEMINAR (Graduate Research in Progress Presentations) Cheryl Ingram-Smith