2009 Orientation


August 18-23, 2009

Incoming Students:

Igor Libourel (PBS faculty) Moumita Chakravarty, You Lu, Steve Eichten, Zhou Fang, Amander (Cece) Martin, Alicia Knudson and Alyson Center

We would like to thank the following faculty and students for making the 2009 orientation a great success!
David Biesboer (Director of the Itasca Research Station), Jerry Cohen (Director of Graduate Studies, Bill Gray (faculty), Georgiana May (faculty), Min Ni (faculty), Neil Olszewski (faculty), Nevin Young (faculty), and Gail Kalli (coordinator).


Jessica Biever, Carrie Eberle, Roseanne Healy, and Xing Liu

Plant Biological Sciences Graduate Program Orientation Events

Lab Modules and Research Talks:

Dr. Imke Schmitt- "Fungus Among Us"
Dr. Adrian Hegeman- "Plant Metabolomics"
Dr. Jerry Cohen- "The biochemistry of auxin conjugation"
Dr. Kate VandenBosch- "How comparative genomics lead to the identification of a large gene family related to anti-microbial proteins"
Dr. Alan Smith- "In vitro pollen tube growth"
Dr. Sue Gibson- "How can we use molecular genetics to better understand and improve plant productivity"
Dr. Fumiaki Katagiri- "Bioinformatics"
Jessica Biever- "The Role of DNA Damage and Repair in the UV-B Response of Etiolated Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings"
Xing Liu- "Experimental regulation of auxin metabolism"


Land Bog Field Trip
Floating Bog Field Trip