Archive 2012

Autumn 2012

Aug. 28
Brian McSpadden Gardener, Monica Lewandowski, Mike Ellis; Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State
For Grad Students Only: Deadlines, Forms, Habits and Procedures You Need to Know to Succeed in Grad School

Sept. 4
Terry L. Niblack, Professor and Chair, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State
"Racism" in Nematology: Assessing Variability in Soybean Cyst Nematode

Sept. 11
Lucy Stewart, Research Molecular Biologist, USDA ARS, Wooster
Cracking waikavirus code: Progress on Maize chlorotic dwarf virus

Sept. 18
Cancelled 

Sept. 25
Sungwoo Lee, PhD student, Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State (A. Dorrance and R. Mian, advisors)
Partial resistance QTL to Phytophthora sojae in two populations derived from plant introductions originating in South Korea

Oct. 2
Jerald Pataky, Monsanto
Common Smut: Trying to Breed for Resistance and Production of Cuitlacoche

Oct. 9
Leona Horst, Horticulturist, USDA ARS
IR4 Program: Responding to grower needs

Oct. 16
American Phytopathological Society, Council (society officers)

Oct. 23
Dave Mackey, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State
Collaborative targeting of the plant defense network by bacterial virulence factors

Oct. 30
Parwinder Grewal, Professor, Department of Entomology, Ohio State
(Topic: Bacterial genomics and biocontrol)

Nov. 6
Donald Nuss, Professor and Director, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, University of Maryland
Mycoviruses at the fungal-plant interface:  New insights into RNA silencing, viral RNA recombination and the genetics of fungal non-self recognition

Nov. 13
Anna Conrad, PhD student, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (P. Bonello, advisor)
The role of tannins in plant defense against pests and pathogens

Nov. 20
Andika Gunadi, MS student, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (A. Dorrance, advisor)
Elucidating the Genetic Basis of Rps3- and Rps8-Mediated Resistance to Phythophthora sojae in Soybean Mapping Populations

Nov. 27
David Francis, Associate Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State
Breeding for resistance to bacterial diseases of tomato

Dec. 4
Graduate Student Exchange - Anna Testen, Penn State


Spring 2012

March 27
Thomas Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Strategies to improve soybean oil quality through biotechnology

April 3
Lisa Jones, PhD candidate, Plant Pathology, Cornell University (part of a graduate student exchange between Cornell, Penn State and Ohio State) Host: Plant Pathology Graduate Students Association
Pathogens in New York surface irrigation water

April 10
Mary Beth Mudgett, Associate Professor, Biology, Stanford University.  Host: Plant Pathology Graduate Students Association.
Insight to the mechanism by which Xanthomonas represses plant transcription during infection

April 17
Jasleen Singh, MS student, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (Feng Qu, advisor)

April 24
Wojciech Janisiewicz, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research
Station, Kearneysville, WV.  Host: Brian McSpadden-Gardener


Note date change: Monday, May 1, 9-10 am, Kottman 244/Columbus and Fisher 121/Wooster videolink
Youliang Peng, Professor, China Agricultural University
Molecular analysis of key pathogenesis in Magnaporthe oryzae

May 8
Christopher Taylor, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, OARDC - Ohio State

May 15
John Hammond, Research Plant Pathologist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit
USDA-ARS, United States National Arboretum, Beltsville, MD
Broad spectrum methods for plant virus detection and identification from ELISA to a Universal Plant Virus MicroarrayMay 22

Donald Nuss, Director and Professor, Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Maryland
Mycoviruses at the fungal-plant interface: New insights into RNA silencing, viral RNA recombination and the genetics of fungal non-self recognition

May 29
Stephen Opiyo, Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center, Columbus
Bioinformatics-driven search for proteins similar to AvrE proteins from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis genome


Winter 2012

Jan. 10
Bryan Cassone, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, USDA-ARS
Transcriptional stress response of insect vectors

Jan. 17
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Professor, Plant Pathology, Ohio State
Understanding interactions between trees and invasive, exotic pests
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Jan. 24
Esther van der Knaap, Associate Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science, OARDC, Ohio State
Diversity in the morphology of the tomato fruit

Pattavipha Songkumarn, PhD candidate, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (G-L Wang, advisor)
Isolation and functional analysis of carbohydrate binding module (CBM)-containing effectors in Magnaporthe oryzae (Research update)

Feb. 7
Bin Tian, PhD student, Penn State University (hosted by the Plant Pathology Graduate Students).  Part of a graduate student exchange between Cornell, Penn St. and Ohio State.
Understanding the mechanisms and evolution of vector transmission, and host specificity for Soybean Dwarf Virus

Feb. 14
Youliang Peng, Professor, China Agriculture University (Invited by Dr. Guo-Liang Wang)
Molecular analysis of key pathogenesis genes in Magnaporthe oryzae

Feb. 21
Katrina Cornish, Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science
Introduction of alternate rubber crops: Success, challenges and needs

Feb. 28
Yebo Li, Assistant Professor, Ag Engineering, OARDC, Ohio State
Innovative technologies for conversion of organic waste to energy and products


March 6
Chenxi Chen, PhD candidate, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (T. K. Mitchell, advisor)
Genome-wide Transcriptome Analysis of Two Histoplasma capsulatum strains by RNA-sequencing
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