Fall 2018 Plant Pathology Seminar Series

The Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology is pleased to present the Departmental Seminar series for the Fall 2016 semester. Seminars feature a series of speakers presenting topics related to the plant and crop sciences.

Seminars take place every Wednesday at 3:30 PM in Room A465 Life Science Annex and is open to the everyone who would like to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Rodrigo Valverde at RValverde@agcenter.lsu.edu. 

 Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

August 22 Dr. Rodrigo Valverde “Organizational seminar meeting” (Only for students registered in  PLHL 7052)
August 29

Emily P. Frank, Coordinator of Scholarship
and Open  Access, LSU Libraries.

“Open access and scholarly publishing ”
September 5

Dr. Keerthy Mandyam, Assistant Professor, 
Dept. of Agriculture, Alcorn State University

"Getting to the grassroots of dark septate endophyte symbiosis.”
September 12

Natasha Soares, LSU Ph.D. Candidate, 
PPCP and  Biological Sciences

“Analysis of 4 Streptomyces ipomoeae genomes using comparative genomics”
 September 19

Dr. Sead Sabanadzovic, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, MSU

“Virosphere: The wonder world of viruses on planet Earth "
 September 26

Dr. Jong Hyun Ham, Associate Professor, PPCP

“A brief overview of the systems biology studies in the phytobacteriology laboratory on bacterial panicle blight of rice.”
 October 3

Rosalie Calderon, LSU Ph.D. candidate, PPCP

“Insights into soil microbiome using network analysis”
 October 10

Dr. Amer Fayad, Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management 
Virginia Tech University

“At the Nexus of Science, Policy, and Capacity Building: The IPM Innovation Lab increases food security for smallholder farmers in developing countries.”
 October 17

Jhonson Leonard, MS candidate, PPCP

“Metabarcoding: A tool for establishing disease-pathogen association and pathogen-biocontrol interaction.”
 October 24

Dr. Rodrigo Diaz, Assistant Professor, 
Dept. Of Entomology, LSU

“Understanding the recent Roseau cane die-offs in Louisiana: A multidisciplinary approach.”
 October 31

Myra Purvis, MS candidate, PPCP

“Tap root decline in soybean”
 November 7

Rebecca Sweany, Ph.D. candidate, PPCP

 "Discovery of touch-independent aflatoxin inhibition by atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus biocontrol strains."
 November 14

Jancee Rice, MS candidate, PPCP

“Distribution and incidence of mosaic and evaluation of resistance in Louisiana’s current sugarcane germplasm”
 November 21 Thanksgiving Holiday  
November 28 

Dr. Charles Overstreet, Professor, PPCP

“Changes in nematology-pathogens, technologies, and perspectives.”