Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

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. Edward McGawley at EMcgawley@agcenter.lsu.edu

 Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

Date Presenter Topic
January 9

Dr. Edward McGawley
PPCP Seminar Coordinator

Organizational seminar meeting (Only for students registered in PLHL 7052)
January 23 Dr. Thanos Gentimis, Asst. Professor
LSU Dept. Expt. Statistics
“Statistics: a path you might want to follow.”
January 30 Dr. Mary Palm
USDA-APHIS, Washington, DC
"WEBINAR: "The role of USDA APHIS in protecting U.S. agriculture"
February 6 Mr. Tiago Lelis
Graduate Student, LSU PPCP
"Characterization of the integrated signaling network of Burkholderia glumae for the regulation of virulence-related function in the bacterial pathogenesis of rice plants."
February 13 Ms. Nike Omolehin
Graduate Student, LSU PPCP
"New insight into the genetic basis of haploid induction in maize."
February 20 Dr. Lee Simmons
Technical Director, AgBiome
"A career as a plant pathologist/nematologist in the crop production industry"
February 27 Dr. Linda Kinkel, Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Minnesota
“Managing the microbiome: competition, coevolution, and pathogen suppression.”
March 13 Dr. Singh Raghuwinder
Associate Professor, LSU PPCP
“The role of plant diagnostic centers in safeguarding agriculture.”
March 20

Mr. Ateet Maharian
Graduate Student, LSU PPCP

“Development of biological tools to promote rice health and growth.”
March 25
(Special Date)

Mr. Jhonson Leonard
Graduate Student, LSU PPCP

"Evaluating the effect of silica combined with antagonistic bacteria as a sheath blight suppressing agent."
March 27 Dr. Ashok Chanda, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Minnesota
“Finding better ways to beat the beet root rots.”
April 3

Dr. Larry Duncan, Professor
Dept. of Nematology, Univ. of Florida

“Plant PR-10 proteins and their functions.”