Fall 2020 Seminar Series 

Thursdays 4:00 pm | Live Zoom broadcast

Coordinator: Dr. Jessie Uehling (jessie.uehling@oregonstate.edu)

Ya Yang

OCT 15

Laila P. Partida-Martínez

OCT 22

Venkatesan Sundaresan

OCT 29

Lisa Ellsworth


Wellington Muchero

NOV 12

Anna-Lisa Paul

NOV 19

Jill Wegrzyn


October 1
Meet the Department!

Hosted by Dr. Joey Spatafora, BPP Department Head

October 8
Fungal diversity as a basis for ecological and conservation studies

Dr. Camille Truong, Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

October 15
Bonnie Templeton Seminar Speaker
Functional phylogenomics of the Caryophyllales: gene and genome duplication, evolution of betalain pigmentations, and beyond

Dr. Ya Yang, Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

October 22
The Rhizopus microsporus holobiont: 15 years of discoveries

Dr. Laila P. Partida-Martínez, Genetic Engineering, Cinvestav, Irapuato Unit

October 29
Underground connections: Host-microbiome interactions in rice roots

Dr. Venkatesan Sundaresan, Plant Biology, University of California at Davis

November 5
Resilience in western fire-prone communities

Dr. Lisa Ellsworth, Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University

November 12
Generalizable concepts in immune signaling across plant and human cells

Dr. Wellington Muchero, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

November 19
Exploration science – going boldly in plant space biology

Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul, Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida

December 3
Cyberinfrastructure for forest health and conservation

Dr. Jill Wegrzyn, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut