Plant Pathology Seminar Series

Seminars are presented over Zoom or in a hybrid format. Please contact Katelin Hermanson ([email protected]) or [email protected] with questions. 

Join the Seminar on Zoom, or Borlaug 365, at 2:30 Central on the dates below. 

Seminars and titles are subject to change.  

View past seminars here.

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Seminar Schedule


Date Speaker Affiliation Title Modality
September 19, 2022 Katie Murphy Donald Danforth Plant Science Center The Heat is On: Understanding a future biofuel crop and heat stress Zoom
September 26, 2022 Nevin Young UMN Department of Plant Pathology Retirement Celebration for Nevin Young In-person (335 Borlaug Hall)
October 3, 2022 Alex Wieker UMN Libraries What the Libraries can do for you! Zoom
October 10, 2022 Virology Candidate   TBA Hybrid
October 17, 2022 Borlaug Memorial Lecture  Howarth Bouis Annual Borlaug Memorial Lecture In-person (335 Borlaug Hall)
October 24, 2022 Barney Geddes North Dakota State University Understanding and engineering rhizobium- legume symbiosis by genome manipulation Hybrid
October 31, 2022 Devanshi Khokhani UMN Department of Plant Pathology Role of plant associated microbes in plant health and nutrient uptake In-person (335 Borlaug Hall)
November 7 Christopher Fernandez Syracuse University How resilient are mycorrhizal fungal networks to climate change? Zoom
November 14 Alisha Hershman PLPA graduate student Utilization of Resistance Genes from Crop Wild Relatives Hybrid
November 21 Molly Veregge PLPA graduate student Advances in Genome Engineering: Tools and Applications in Plant Pathology Hybrid
November 28 Nick Talmo PLPA graduate student Wheat stem rust: A cautionary tale of re-emergence Hybrid
December 5 No Seminar No Seminar No Seminar No Seminar
December 12 Pranaya Kaki PLPA graduate student TBA Hybrid


More seminars to be announced soon, check back for updates