Archive (2014)


Autumn 2014 (archive)

Sept. 1, 2014
Labor Day holiday. No classes, university offices closed.

Sept. 8, 2014
Monica Lewandowski, Academic Program Coordinator, and Enrico Bonello, Professor and Graduate Studies Chair, Ohio State
10 Things Every (OSU) Grad Student Should Know

Sept. 15, 2014
Mike Ellis, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State.
35 Years of Fruit Pathology at Ohio State

Sept. 22, 2014
Chris Manion, Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, Ohio State
Helping International Students with Writing

Sept. 29, 2014
Renukaradhya J. Gourapura, Associate Professor, OARDC Food and Animal Health Research Program
Nanotechnology based inactivated virus vaccine to induce mucosal immunity in pigs

Oct. 6, 2014
Brian McSpadden Gardener, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State
Diversity and biogeography of Cryptococcus flavescens, a biocontrol of Fusarium Head Blight

Oct. 13, 2014
John Finer, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State
Soybean promoteromics

Oct. 20, 2014
Matthew Krause, BioWorks, Inc.
Development, marketing, and support to ensure effective use of biopesticides

Oct. 27, 2014
Bryce Falk, Professor, University of California, Davis
RNA interference and hemipteran vectors of plant pathogens

Nov. 3, 2014
J.C. Jang, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State
Tandem zinc finger proteins in plant growth and stress responses

Nov. 10, 2014
Luis Cañas, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Ohio State
What can research tell us about the status of insect management in greenhouses? Research, extension trends, and future needs

Nov. 17, 2014
Spencer Debenport, Ph.D. candidate, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (B. McSpadden Gardener, advisor)
Profiling the Microbiome of Millet Rhizosphere Populations Reveals Populations Associated with Plant Growth Promotion in Senegal. PhD Exit Seminar

Nov. 24, 2014
Seminar, Paal Krokene, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute
The Importance of Plant Defense Priming in Spruce-Pathogen-Insect Interactions

Dec. 1, 2014
Hailing Jin, Professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside
Small RNAs in the battle field of plant-pathogen interaction

Dec. 8, 2014
Grace O'Keefe, PhD student, Penn State. An American perspective of chrystanthemum white rust caused by Puccinia horiana. Part of a Graduate Student Exchange, Seminar Series with Penn State and Cornell.


Spring 2014 (archive)

Jan. 13
Caterina Villari, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, Ohio State (Bonello Lab)
Defense strategies of Scots pine against bark beetle-associated fungi

Jan. 20 - No Seminar, Martin Luther King day, no classes and university offices closed

Jan. 27
Sandra Aya Enimil, Copyright Resources Center, Ohio State
Copyright basics

February 3
Reed Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Ohio State
The Effect of pesticides and pesticide combinations on honey bees

February 10

February 17
Jorge David Salgado, PhD candidate, Plant Pathology, Ohio State
Modelling the effects of Fusarium head blight on wheat grain yield and quality and developing cost-effective strategies for minimizing losses

February 24
Anna Conrad, PhD candidate, Plant Pathology, Ohio State (P. Bonello, advisor)

March 3
Mark Parrish, Bayer CropScience
Preparing for a Career in the Crop Protection Industry

March 10 - No seminar, Spring Break

March 17
Leah McHale, Assistant Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State   

March 24
Kirk Broders, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

March 26
Eric Tedford, Syngenta
Career opportunities in industry for plant pathologists and entomologists
(Joint seminar with Entomology, 3:30 pm in Fisher 121 (Wooster)/Kottman 244 (Columbus)

March 31
Richard Bostock, University of California, Davis
Arachidonate-triggered immunity, predisposing stress, and mixed messages in plant-oomycete interactions

April 7
Hannah Reynolds, Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant Pathology, Ohio State
Saprotrophy of the White-nose Syndrome fungus and implications for bats

April 14
Patrick Sherwood, PhD candidate, Plant Pathology, Ohio State

April 21
Emily Pfeufer, PhD student, Plant Pathology, Penn State (part of a graduate student seminar exchange program)