Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

The Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology is pleased to present the Departmental Seminar series for the Spring 2020 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. Sara Thomas-Sharma at sthomassharma@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Date Seminar Speaker Topic
1/13/2021 Organizational meeting (for students registered for PLHL 7052)  
1/20/2021 Dr. Cristina Sabliov, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, LSU Nano delivery systems for agriculture
1/27/2021 Dr. Jenny Koebernick, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University Addressing Cotton Blue Disease in the Southeastern US
2/3/2021 Dr. Courtney Gallup, Corteva Agriscience How industry identifies talent in recruiting and hiring
2/10/2021 Chenie Zamora, PPCP, LSU Characterization of the Sugarcane mosaic virus and Sorghum mosaic virus in Louisiana’s sugarcane breeding program
2/17/2021 Gabriel Munoz Herrera, PPCP, LSU Induced defense mechanisms against plant pathogens: Lignification and callose deposition


Dr. Raj Singh, PPCP, LSU Miracle medicinal plant with many health problems
3/3/2021 Hamilton Crockett, PPCP, LSU Soil microbiota, plant-soil feedbacks, and plant health
3/10/2021 Dr. Hailing Jin, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, UC Riverside TBA


Turner Graham, PPCP, LSU Using UAV technology to assess crown rust epidemics in oats


Jose Solorzano, PPCP, LSU Understanding the etiology of taproot decline of soybean caused by Xylaria sp.
3/31/2021 David Galo, PPCP, LSU Diversity of endophytic fungi isolated from Roseau cane foliage: pathogenic or non-pathogenic?
4/7/2021 Max Miller, PPCP, LSU Characterization of ZmPR10 from maize in abiotic stress tolerance and phytohormone signaling


Heather Cizek, PPCP, LSU Effects of the mealy plum aphids (Hyalopterus pruni) on multiple Roseau Cane lineages
4/21/2021 John Ontoy, PPCP, LSU Genetic characterization of resistance to bacterial panicle blight and sheath blight in rice using a recombinant inbred line population